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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Unsettling Assumptionsby Pauline Greenhill; Diane Tye

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    In Unsettling Assumptions , editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye examine how tradition and gender come together to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems to question, investigate, or upset concepts like family, ethics, and authenticity.... 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...