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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Mythology 101by Kathleen Sears

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.11

    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...

  • 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. áMargot Adler writes, "Vampires let us play with death and the issue... more...

  • 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...

  • Carlow Folk Talesby Aideen McBride; Jack Sheehan

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    County Carlow has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find the lore of the Balckstairs Mountains, tales of how the rivers got their names, and the ancient history of Dinn Righ, the seat of the kings, along with stories of Beauchamp Bagenal, handsomest... more...

  • Orkney Folk Talesby Tom Muir

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Tom Muir takes you on a magical journey through the mysterious Orkney Islands, where the past and the present meet. Using the ancient stories that were told by the firesides of the Picts and Vikings, we hear how the islands were created from the teeth of a monster; how a giant created lochs and hills in his greed for fertile land; and how the waves... 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...

  • 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 ápresents the pantheon ? that immortal collection of rogues and heroes, misfits and tyrants - and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...