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Folklore & Mythology

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  • A Gift of Japanese Flowersby Alfred Koehn

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    This timeless guide to Japanese flower arranging and appreciation is a must have for Japanese garden enthusiasts. Enjoyed by young and old, rich and poor, hanami, or flower-viewing, is an integral part of the Japanese people's appreciation of beauty in nature, and plays an important role in their social life as well. The love of all flowers, particularly... more...

  • Folklore of Essexby Sylvia Kent

    The History Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Essex, the witch hunting county, is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories. This book explores the origins and meanings of its traditions to create a sense of the influence of the customs of the past. It is aimed at those who wish to revel in the delights of times past. more...

  • Folklore of Northamptonshireby Peter Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions. more...

  • Memoirs of an Unsung Legend, Nemesoby Munyaradzi Mawere; M. Mukombe

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 16.15

    Nemeso ñ a four eyed manñlived in southeastern Zimbabwe in the mid-17th century. Stories about him are widely known by the Duma in southeastern Zimbabwe as he left a legacy, a delicious dish ñ of edible stinkbugs locally named harurwa. These insects, believed to be a gift to Nemeso by the ancestors, thrive in a grove (jiri) where no... more...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • Antrim Folk Talesby Billy Teare; Kathleen O'Sullivan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among the residents of Antrim, their customs and superstitions, alongside stories of legendary heroes, faeries, witches and ghostly goings-on. In... more...

  • Folklore of Kentby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    "Kent, sir - everybody knows Kent - apples, cherries, hops and women" - Mr Jingle in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers. Kent boasts a plethora of characterising traditions which include hop-growing, smuggling and saints. All this reflects the curious history and geography of the area. It is bounded by sea on three sides, has the longest coastline of... more...

  • The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britainby Marc Alexander

    The History Press 2005; US$ 21.86

    <div>Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales... more...

  • Folklore Rulesby Lynne S. McNeill

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00

    Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...

  • Mythology 101by Kathleen Sears

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld,... more...