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Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Girl Who Sang to the Buffaloby Kent Nerburn

    New World Library 2013; US$ 15.95

    A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the ?old ones? still have powers beyond our understanding. more...

  • Folklore of Kentby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2003; US$ 21.86

    "Kent, sir - everybody knows Kent - apples, cherries, hops and women" - Mr Jingle in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers. Kent boasts a plethora of characterising traditions which include hop-growing, smuggling and saints. All this reflects the curious history and geography of the area. It is bounded by sea on three sides, has the longest coastline of... more...

  • The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britainby Marc Alexander

    The History Press 2005; US$ 21.86

    Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. more...

  • Mythology 101by Kathleen Sears

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld,... more...

  • Folklore Rulesby Lynne S. McNeill

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00

    Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...

  • Girls, Goddesses and Giantsby Lari Don

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves. Stories from... more...

  • Triple Jeopardy for the Westby Michael Nazir-Ali

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99

    Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali considers the impact that aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism are having on the Western world, and particularly Britain. He argues that, because of their rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundations which have shaped so much of the national narrative, these three seemingly diverse pressures are a profound... more...

  • How to Kill a Vampireby Liisa Ladouceur

    ECW Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating investigation of what strikes fear in an immortal?s heartVampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect... more...

  • Orkney Folk Talesby Tom Muir

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Tom Muir takes you on a magical journey through the mysterious Orkney Islands, where the past and the present meet. Using the ancient stories that were told by the firesides of the Picts and Vikings, we hear how the islands were created from the teeth of a monster; how a giant created lochs and hills in his greed for fertile land; and how the waves... more...

  • Transylvanian Vampiresby Adriana Groza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...