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  • The E.T. Chroniclesby Rita Louise; Wayne Laliberte; Barbara Hand Clow

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The E.T. Chronicles is a startling and comprehensive examination of ancient myths and legends that describe extraterrestrial visitors and their encounters with humanity since the dawn of time. áOrganized into a chronology that starts with ?in the beginning? and ends with the advent of civilization, it brings together myths from many cultures (including... more...

  • The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jack Zipes; Andrea Dezs÷

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children?s and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as ?Rapunzel,? ?Hansel and Gretel,? and ?Cinderella? would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since... more...

  • Gone to the Graveby Abby Burnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry more...

  • Unsettling Assumptionsby Pauline Greenhill; Diane Tye

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.00

    In Unsettling Assumptions , editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems by challenging... more...

  • New England Legends and Folk Loreby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, New England Legends and Folk Lore is Samuel Adams Drake?s extraordinary collection of legends and folk tales. Stories include dozens of classics of New England lore that describe the times of witches and seafarers, strange nighttime occurrences and mysterious places. A classic and creative compilation... more...

  • Crystal Legendsby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2006; US$ 5.99

    Stories drawn from world mythology retold with commentaries to show the significance of crystals and precious stones as symbolic icons in a variety of traditions. more...

  • Mythologyby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    Third revised edition, previously published in 1973 by Harper Collins, of a collection of texts stressing the universal themes of mythology. They range from the Bible to English literature, to C Jung and others, to illustrate the archetypal aspects of the universal hero. This edition includes heroine myths and an updated bibliography. more...

  • Beowulfby Gummere

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster... more...

  • The Iliadby Homer; Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by many to be the earliest extant piece of European literature. The poem deals with the exploits of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles, Ajax and their... more...

  • The Tale of Cupid & Psychesby Lucius Apuleius; William Adlington

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    The first known record of the the poignant tale of Psyche's labors to reclaim the love of Cupid is recorded by Lucius Apuleius in the second century AD. When the beautiful Psyche attracts the jealous wrath of Venus, Venus sends her son Cupid to bewitch the girl and cause her to fall in love with a monster, but Cupid himself falls in love with his... more...