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  • Dictionary of American Folkloreby Marjorie Tallman

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Discover the delightful tales, characters, and themes of classic American storytelling in this comprehensive Dictionary of American Folklore . Ever wonder the origins of the fairy tales, myths, and legends passed down from generation to generation throughout America?s long history? From Paul Bunyan to Johnny Appleseed, Marjorie Tallman covers it... more...

  • Celebrate the Solsticeby Richard Heinberg

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to... more...

  • Scottish Fairy Talesby Donald A. Mackenzie; John Green

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.50

    Colorful stories from ancient and modern Scottish sources will charm young readers with the deeds of mermaids, giants and other supernatural creatures. Includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," "The Land of Green Mountains," and many more. 34 illustrations. more...

  • The Welsh Fairy Bookby W. Jenkyn Thomas

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Treasury of 83 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr's Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia," and many more. more...

  • The Myths of the North American Indiansby Lewis Spence

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations. more...

  • Native American Mythsby Lewis Spence

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50

    Drawn from the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Sioux, Pawnee, and Northern and Northwestern Indians, these enchanting tales offer insights into tribal character and beliefs. Selected by the distinguished British anthropologist and folklorist Lewis Spence, they range in theme from romantic love to rivalry between warriors to victory... more...

  • Norse Mythologyby Hamilton Wright Mabie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Fantastic sagas of Norse mythology, these 17 imaginative retellings include Odin's search for knowledge, origins of Thor's hammer, loss of Idun's wondrous apples, securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf, and much more. more...

  • The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folkloreby Hilda M. Ransome

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Well-documented study of bees, hives, and beekeepers, along with rare illustrations as they appear in ancient paintings, sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs. more...

  • The Werewolf in Lore and Legendby Montague Summers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    The first definitive work on werewolfery, this book was written by a venerable author of occult studies. Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, it employs a theological and philosophical approach, incorporating an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Summers examines the supernatural practice of shapeshifting, notes the finer... more...

  • Celtic Myth and Legendby Charles Squire

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Splendid compilation of tales ranges from Arthurian myth to less-familiar adventures, such as Finn and his Fenians, plus many other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon. more...