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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Myths and Folk Tales of Irelandby Jeremiah Curtin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, 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...

  • The Welsh Fairy Bookby W. Jenkyn Thomas

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Treasury of 83 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr's Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia," and many more. more...

  • Taos Talesby Elsie Clews Parsons

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," 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...

  • Norse Mythologyby Hamilton Wright Mabie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Fantastic sagas of Norse mythology, these 17 imaginative retellings include Odin's search for knowledge, origins of Thor's hammer, loss of Idun's wondrous apples, securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf, and much more. 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...

  • Scottish Fairy Talesby Donald A. Mackenzie; John Green

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.50

    Charming collection of ancient and modern Scottish stories includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," and many more. 34 illustrations. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Well-documented study of bees, hives, and beekeepers, along with rare illustrations as they appear in ancient paintings, sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs. more...