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Folklore & Mythology

  • The Story of Santa Clausby Joseph McCullough

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    The perfect Christmas gift, this beautiful book explains how the bearded, red clad, big bellied, reindeer driving jovial gent came to be the face of Christmas, and reveals the origins of Saint Nicholas - over seventeen hundred years ago in the Eastern Roman Empire. In a winding, magical tale filled with mystery and good will towards all men,... more...

  • The Amazonsby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Amazons?fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world?were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general... more...

  • Nart Sagas from the Caucasusby John Colarusso

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters and exploits,... more...

  • Artemisby Jean Shinoda Bolen

    Red Wheel Weiser 2014; US$ 22.95

    From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen?s bestselling classic  Goddesses in Everywoman  has been widely read and soundly praised. Now comes a new book written in the same spirit and with the same vitality. In  Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman , Bolen invites women and girls to discover... more...

  • The Handy Mythology Answer Bookby David A. Leeming

    Visible Ink Press 2014;

    Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and... more...

  • Metzler Lexikon moderner Mythenby Stephanie Wodianka; Juliane Ebert

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 43.15

    ?Mythen des Alltags?. Was haben Hamlet, Marilyn Monroe, 9/11, das Bermuda-Dreieck, Mercedes und der Urknall gemeinsam? Sie alle gehören zu den modernen Mythen. Moderne Mythen unterscheiden sich in vielem nicht von den klassischen: Sie sind zugleich stetig und wandelbar, sie schaffen kollektive Identität, stiften Sinn, deuten die Welt und verwandeln... more...

  • Mysterious New Mexicoby Benjamin Radford

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science?as well as good old-fashioned detective work?Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico?s greatest mysteries. more...

  • Kildare Folk Talesby Steve Lally

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    County Kildare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by professional storyteller Steve Lally. Included in this collection are the exploits of the Wizard Earl of Kildare who lived at Maynooth Castle, the legend of the loney 'Puca Horse' who dwells amongst the ruins of Rathcoffey Castle, and... more...

  • First World War Folk Talesby Taffy Thomas; Helen Watts

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    From 2014 to 2018, people all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. They will not only be honouring those who lost their lives on the battlefield between 1914 and 1918, they will also be remembering everyone who played a part in, or lived through, those troubled times. First World War Folk... more...

  • Reading Vampire Gothic Through Bloodby Aspasia Stephanou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in various texts and contexts. It seeks to connect, through blood, fictional to real-life vampires to trace similarities, differences and discontinuities. These movements will be seen to parallel changing notions about embodiment and identity in culture. more...