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  • Myths of the Ancient Greeksby Richard P. Martin

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 15.00

    From one of today's foremost scholars, a lively retelling of the timeless tales? Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. Such age-old stories as the tragic love of Orpheus and Eurydice or Demeter's loss of her daughter, Persephone, resonate strongly with readers even today. In this book the rousing adventures... more...

  • The Stargate Conspiracyby Lynn Picknett

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    In recent years, alternative historians have gained remarkable insight into the mysteries of ancient Egypt-but according to Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, their discoveries tie into a dangerous conspiracy nearly fifty years in the making. At the center of this conspiracy is a group of respected, powerful individuals who believe that the ancient... more...

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hoodby Howard Pyle; Stephen T. Knight

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 5.95

    The beloved adventures of Robin Hood come vividly to life in this wonderful illustrated version by renowned storyteller Howard Pyle. Deep in Sherwood Forest, the legendary Robin Hood?the brave, good-humored outlaw the whole world loves?proves himself the best in England with his bow. Here are all the exciting tales of how Little John, Will Scarlet,... more...

  • Vampire Forensicsby Mark Collins Jenkins

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 3.99

    Mark Jenkins?s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...

  • Modern Mythologyby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society 1909-2009by Kenneth L. Untiedt

    University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 31.96

    The Texas Folklore Society (TFS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore. It explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it can continue. more...

  • Fameby Tom Payne

    Picador 2010; US$ 8.99

    We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...

  • Lion's Honeyby David Grossman

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 17.95

    A consideration of one of the Bible?s most powerful stories from a leading Israeli writer In this fascinating reexamination of the story of Samson, David Grossman goes beyond the surface of the familiar tale to look into what the life of this extraordinary man must have been like. What it felt like to have been ?chosen? to release his people from the... more...

  • Circus Philosophicusby Graham Harman

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Platonic myth meets American noir in this haunting collection of philosophical images, from gigantic Ferris wheels to offshore drilling rigs. more...