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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...

  • 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...

  • The Welsh Fairy Bookby W. Jenkyn Thomas

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Definitive treasury of more than 80 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr?s Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "A Strange Otter," "Nansi Llwyd and the Dog of Darkness," "The Bride from the Red Lake," "Lowri Dafydd Earns a Purse of Gold," and many more. more...

  • Norse Mythologyby Hamilton Wright Mabie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Imaginative retellings of 17 ancient Norse tales, ranging from the creation of the world to the death of the gods. Included are Odin's trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf. more...

  • Taos Talesby Elsie Clews Parsons

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Nearly 100 authentic tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs and culture of the Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "Magpie and the Corn Mothers," "Turquoise Boy Races the Deer Boys," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," "Escape Up the Tree," and 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...

  • 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...

  • Myths and Folk Tales of Irelandby Jeremiah Curtin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Twenty folk tales representing hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination transport readers to a world where everything is alive and anything can happen! Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, dead men who come back to life, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more. more...

  • The Forest in Folklore and Mythologyby Alexander Porteous

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, and much more. more...