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  • Uncle Bud Longby Kenneth Clarke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    According to the scant historical records available, Uncle Bud Long, his daughter Janey, and her son Frankie lived near Clark's Landing, Kentucky, for about twenty years early in this century. Mr. Clarke has collected the tales of the Longs' strange ways from old-time residents of the community, both those who knew the Longs and those who inherited... more...

  • Green Hills of Magicby Ruth Ann Musick; Archie L. Musick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the early years of this century, miners from nearly every country in Europe and Asia Minor migrated to West Virginia to seek employment in its great collieries. With them they brought many folktales and legends of then homelands. Ruth Ann Musick has collected some of the best and most representative of these stories -- never before published in... more...

  • Oral Literature and Moral Education among the Lakeside Tonga of Northern Malawiby David Mphande

    Mzuni Press 2014; US$ 32.30

    This is a book about the Tonga of Northern Malawi, sometimes called the Lakeshore Tonga to distinguish them from other ethnic groups with the same name further west in Central Africa. The Lakeshore Tonga were the first ethnic group to identify themselves with the Christian faith. The purpose of the research was to investigate the use of Tonga myths,... more...

  • Dictionary of American Folkloreby Marjorie Tallman

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Discover the delightful tales, characters, and themes of classic American storytelling in this comprehensive Dictionary of American Folklore . Ever wonder the origins of the fairy tales, myths, and legends passed down from generation to generation throughout America?s long history? From Paul Bunyan to Johnny Appleseed, Marjorie Tallman covers it... more...

  • Celebrate the Solsticeby Richard Heinberg

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Werewolf in Lore and Legendby Montague Summers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    The first definitive work on werewolfery incorporates an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Written in a Gothic style by a venerable author of occult studies, it's rich in fascinating examples and anecdotes and offers compelling fare for lovers of the esoteric. 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...