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  • Armagh Folk Talesby Frances Quinn

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    County Armagh, the Orchard County, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by local storyteller Frances Quinn. Discover the places where the Craobh Rua (the Red Branch Knights) once roamed and the haunts of the powerful Queen Macha along with tales of fairy mischief, heroic deeds and murderous... 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...

  • Tumbuka Folktalesby Brian Shawa; Jaston Soko

    Mzuni Press 2014; US$ 20.90

    Tumbuka folktales are on the verge of extinction. If not recorded now, the loss would not only be the amusement they provide but chiefly lessons inherent. On the surface, they are simple narratives, however, subtly they evoke serious moral lessons that are very applicable to our everyday life today. This folklore collection is based on field research... more...

  • Kilkenny Folk Talesby Anne Farrell

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Closer to the earth and ancient beliefs than many, the people who inhabit County Kildare have stories to tell of hidden places, heroic deeds and strange encounters. Some are based in traceable historical fact, while others are mythical or from a long established bardic tradition. The pathways through County Kilkenny have born the weight of many feet,... more...

  • The Handy Mythology Answer Bookby David A. Leeming

    Visible Ink Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and... more...

  • Celtic Mythologyby J.A MacCulloch

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Few surviving Celtic myths bear any resemblance to their originals. In the course of time they have been infused with romance, pseudohistory and Christian theory. Stories of Ireland and Wales have been combined with tales of love, war and slaughterdeeds both noble and ignoble. In this classic study, MacCulloch proves that Celtic legend borrowed from... more...

  • Field Guide to Luckby Alys R. Yablon

    Quirk Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Take Control of Your Destiny!   From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits?s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.   Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize... more...

  • Science, Bread, and Circusesby Gregory Schrempp

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 22.00

    In Science, Bread, and Circuses , Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic viewpoint to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which... more...