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  • Green Hills of Magicby Ruth Ann Musick; Archie L. Musick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the early years of this century, miners from nearly every country in Europe and Asia Minor migrated to West Virginia to seek employment in its great collieries. With them they brought many folktales and legends of then homelands. Ruth Ann Musick has collected some of the best and most representative of these stories -- never before published in... more...

  • Putting Folklore To Useby Michael Owen Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Essays by thirteen folklorists explore applications in such areas as museums, aiding the homeless, environmental planning, art therapy, designing public spaces, organizing development, tourism, the public sector, aging, and creating an occupation's image." more...

  • Oral Literature and Moral Education among the Lakeside Tonga of Northern Malawiby David Mphande

    Mzuni Press 2014; US$ 32.30

    This is a book about the Tonga of Northern Malawi, sometimes called the Lakeshore Tonga to distinguish them from other ethnic groups with the same name further west in Central Africa. The Lakeshore Tonga were the first ethnic group to identify themselves with the Christian faith. The purpose of the research was to investigate the use of Tonga myths,... more...

  • 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 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...

  • Taos Talesby Elsie Clews Parsons

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more. more...

  • Native American Creation Mythsby Jeremiah Curtin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    In retelling Native American creation myths, Harvard-educated linguist and ethnographer Jeremiah Curtin (1835?1906) provides readers with compelling narratives of the origin of the earth and its creatures. Accounts of conflicts, happenings, and methods by which an earlier world of man changed into the now-existing one, these tribal tales largely describe... more...

  • Lost Continentsby L. Sprague de Camp

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Leading authority examines facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include Plato, Thomas More, K. T. Frost, and many other citations, both famous and lesser-known. Related legends are also recounted and refuted, and reports document attempts to prove the continent's existence, including accounts of... more...