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Folklore & Mythology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Celtic Fairy Talesby Joseph Jacobs

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    The success of a fairy book, I am convinced, depends on the due admixture of the comic and the romantic: Grimm and Asbjörnsen knew this secret, and they alone. But the Celtic peasant who speaks Gaelic takes the pleasure of telling tales somewhat sadly: so far as he has been printed and translated, I found him, to my surprise, conspicuously lacking... more...

  • Celtic Myth and Legendby Charles Squire

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    This splendid compilation of tales offers a perfect introduction to the colorful pageant of Celtic myth. Its wondrous stories range from the oft-told deeds of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to the less-familiar adventures of mighty Finn and his Fenians, and Ulster's Champions of the Red Branch. 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...

  • Celtic Mythologyby John Arnott MacCulloch

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This classic study of the ancient tales of Ireland and Wales will delight everyone interested in Celtic folklore. Its lively tales of romance and love, of war and carnage, and of deeds both noble and base are accompanied by expert commentary, which places them within a larger cultural context. more...

  • Celtic Tales of Enchantmentby Liam Mac Uistin; Russell Barnett; Shane Johnson

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Four exciting stories of magic, heroism and love featuring some of the best-known names from Irish myth and legend. more...

  • Chinese Folklore Talesby Rev. J. Macgowan

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 5.99

    Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism have been major influences on Chinese folklore tales. Events of legend and history, romance and human nature, explanations of nature and landscape, and themes of the supernatural; these are some of the explorations of Chinese myths, legends and fables. This compilation contains the following eleven stories: The Widow... more...

  • Circus Philosophicusby Graham Harman

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 6.99

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

  • Clare Folk Talesby Ruth Marshall

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.82

    County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in the village that bears her name, the caves where warrior giants are said to sleep and the strange creatures that were said to inhabit the loughs.... more...