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Folklore & Mythology

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  • 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, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations. 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...

  • The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folkloreby Hilda M. Ransome

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Hilda Ransome's well-documented and copiously illustrated study of bees points out that no creature has provided man with so much wholesome food; nor has any inspired so many beliefs and superstitions. Illustrations depict bees, hives, and beekeepers as they appear in paintings and sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs; and carved into African... more...

  • The Werewolf in Lore and Legendby Montague Summers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    The first definitive work on werewolfery, this book was written by a venerable author of occult studies. Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, it employs a theological and philosophical approach, incorporating an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Summers examines the supernatural practice of shapeshifting, notes the finer... more...

  • Celtic Myth and Legendby Charles Squire

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Splendid compilation of tales ranges from Arthurian myth to less-familiar adventures, such as Finn and his Fenians, plus many other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon. more...

  • Celtic Mythologyby John Arnott MacCulloch

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Illustrations from rare sources enhance this treasury detailing the strife and mythic powers of the gods, their loves and aid to mortals, and of famed heroes, pagans, and Christians. more...

  • Myths and Legends of Japanby F. Hadland Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.00

    This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths. more...

  • The Horse in Magic and Mythby M. Oldfield Howey

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Rich compilation of legend and lore from mythology, Bible, folklore, literature, other sources. Tales of headless horses, fairy horses, seahorses, plus associations with gods and patron saints, metempsychosis, creation myths. more...