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Folklore & Mythology

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  • 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...

  • Folklore of Kentby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    'Kent, sir - everybody knows Kent - apples, cherries, hops and women' - Mr Jingle in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers more...

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

    The History Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    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 and Ireland. more...

  • Mythology 101by Kathleen Sears

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99 US$ 14.39

    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...

  • Famous Texas Folklorists and Their Storiesby Jim Gramon

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2000; US$ 9.99

    Travel Texas with the Calendar of Events occurring all over this great state. more...

  • Vampires Are Usby Margot Adler

    Red Wheel Weiser 2014; US$ 18.95

    "Vampires. Why do we care? In these pages you will find what is very simply, the most literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating answer to that question ever written." - Whitley Strieber In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality.  Margot Adler writes, "Vampires let us play with death and the issue... more...

  • Orkney Folk Talesby Tom Muir

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    The Orkney Islands are a place of mystery and magic, where the past and the present meet, ancient standing stones walk and burial mounds are the home of the trows. Orkney Folk Tales walks the reader across invisible islands that are home to fin folk and mermaids, and seals that are often far more than they appear to be. Here Orkney witches raise storms... more...

  • Greek Mythology For Beginnersby Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    Would there be a Western civilization without the Greek myths? Would we be able to define our civilization and ourselves without some reference to the grand, violent, and venal doings of those denizens of Mount Olympus? Greek Mythology For Beginners  presents the pantheon ? that immortal collection of rogues and heroes, misfits and tyrants - and... more...

  • Greek Mythsby Shoshanna Kirk; Tinou Le Joly Senoville

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99

    Here is the stuff legends are made of in 25 of the most beloved tales from Greek mythology, complemented with gorgeous illustrations by artist Tinou Le Joly Senoville. These classic, timeless stories have been crafted into a concise, intriguing, and very readable romp through the human condition. Arranged by emotional theme?cunning, vanity, vengeance,... more...

  • Mysterious New Mexicoby Benjamin Radford

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science?as well as good old-fashioned detective work?Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico?s greatest mysteries. more...