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Folklore & Mythology

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  • A Gift of Japanese Flowersby Alfred Koehn

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Enjoyed by young and old, rich and poor, hanami, or flower-viewing, is an integral part of the Japanese people's appreciation of beauty in nature, and plays an important role in their social life as well. more...

  • Among the Mermaidsby Varla Ventura

    Red Wheel Weiser 2013; US$ 15.95

    From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean , Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature. Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and... more...

  • Folklore of Essexby Sylvia Kent

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Essex, the witch hunting county, is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories. This book explores the origins and meanings of its traditions to create a sense of the influence of the customs of the past. It is aimed at those who wish to revel in the delights of times past. more...

  • Folklore of Northamptonshireby Peter Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions. more...

  • The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A?Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magicby John Matthews; Caitlin Matthews

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this comprehensive guide is the key to discovering every magical creature from myth, folklore and legend around the world. more...

  • London Urban Legendsby Scott Wood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess on VE Day? And did Hitler actually want to live in Balham? Urban legends are the funny, frightened and fierce folklore people share. Just... more...

  • Memoirs of an Unsung Legend, Nemesoby Munyaradzi Mawere; Cosmas M. Mukombe

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 17.95

    Nemeso ñ a four eyed manñlived in southeastern Zimbabwe in the mid-17th century. Stories about him are widely known by the Duma in southeastern Zimbabwe as he left a legacy, a delicious dish ñ of edible stinkbugs locally named harurwa. These insects, believed to be a gift to Nemeso by the ancestors, thrive in a grove (jiri) where no... more...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • The Maya End Timesby Patricia Mercier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    According to the Maya Prophecies, the 5,000-year"Fourth Age" will come to it end in 2012. In a remarkable adventure which takes her all over Central South America and involves strange ceremonies at sacred pyramids, scaling an active volcano and chases with drug runners, Patricia Mercier attempts to discover whether 2012 will be the end of the world... more...

  • Antrim Folk Talesby Billy Teare; Kathleen O'Sullivan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among the residents of Antrim, their customs and superstitions, alongside stories of legendary heroes, faeries, witches and ghostly goings-on. In... more...