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Folklore & Mythology

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  • L.A. Exposedby Paul Young

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that. L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to... more...

  • Talismanby Graham Hancock; Robert Bauval

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    A roller coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. more...

  • The Myth of the Goddessby Anne Baring; Jules Cashford

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; Not Available

    A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Mythby William Yeats; Robert Welch

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; Not Available

    This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats?s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and... more...

  • Mythologyby Philip Wilkinson; Neil Philip

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places revealed " Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Undertake a quest of discovery ? and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever... more...

  • Dorset Folk Talesby Tim Laycock

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.82

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Tim Laycock. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Dorset reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Dorset has a rich and diverse collection of tales, from the stories... more...

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

    The O'Brien Press 2001; US$ 6.56

    Legends of the adventures of that famous band of warriors the Fianna have captured the imaginations of listeners and readers throught the centuries. Four exciting stories of magic, heroism and love featuring some of the best-known names from Irish myth and legend. Includes the story of Oisín and Tír na nÓg, the humorous Quest for the Giolla Deacair... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Byways of Ghost-Landby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Stories of the supernatural have been around for thousands of years, but what is it in the human mind that compels us to repeat these tales? In this fascinating collection, scholar Elliot O'Donnell takes a detailed look at all kinds of spooky stories and explores possible connections that may help explain their origins. more...