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Folklore & Mythology

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  • A Brief History of the Holy Grailby Giles Morgan

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    A Brief History of the Holy Grail charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades and in particular the rise and dramatic fall of the Knight Templars, who it is said were the guardians... more...

  • Legends! Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 10.90

    Including King Arthur, The Minotaur, Inca legends and more! ? In a time of war, of death and destruction, the world needs heroes. Arthur. Theseus. Geriguiaguiatugo. Their names are whispered on the wind - tales of epic quests, of furious battles, beasts slain and the glory of victory . . . more...

  • Mountain Homespunby Frances Louisa Goodrich; Jan Davidson

    University of Tennessee Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    “Mountain Homespun will be of special interest to those studying southern Appalachian handicrafts, the 1890s handicraft revival, and northern Protestant missionary work in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.” —North Carolina Historical Review “Mountain Homespun is much more than a memoir. It offers unrivaled specific information... more...

  • L.A. Exposedby Paul Young

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that. L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to... more...

  • Talismanby Graham Hancock; Robert Bauval

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    A roller coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. more...

  • Sagas of Warrior-poetsby Leifur Eiricksson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available

    Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes,... more...

  • Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Mythby William Yeats; Robert Welch

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; Not Available

    This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats?s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • The Myth of the Goddessby Anne Baring; Jules Cashford

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; Not Available

    A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the... more...

  • Mythologyby Philip Wilkinson; Neil Philip

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places revealed " Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Undertake a quest of discovery ? and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever... more...