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  • Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...

  • Modern Mythologyby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... 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...

  • Fameby Tom Payne

    Picador 2010; US$ 8.99

    We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...

  • Lion's Honeyby David Grossman

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 17.95

    A consideration of one of the Bible?s most powerful stories from a leading Israeli writer In this fascinating reexamination of the story of Samson, David Grossman goes beyond the surface of the familiar tale to look into what the life of this extraordinary man must have been like. What it felt like to have been ?chosen? to release his people from the... 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...

  • The Lore of Scotlandby Sophia Kingshill; Jennifer Beatrice Westwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions.... more...

  • Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Storiesby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation.  Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries, or strange lights on the mountaintop, these stories will make you--like the people who are sharing them--question what you believe. more...

  • A Brief History of the Holy Grailby Giles Morgan

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    A Brief History of the Holy Grail charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades and in particular the rise and dramatic fall of the Knight Templars, who it is said were the guardians... more...

  • Legends! Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 9.99

    Including King Arthur, The Minotaur, Inca legends and more!   In a time of war, of death and destruction, the world needs heroes. Arthur. Theseus. Geriguiaguiatugo. Their names are whispered on the wind ? tales of epic quests, of furious battles, beasts slain and the glory of victory . . . more...