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Folklore & Mythology

  • Faroe-Islander Sagaby Robert K. Painter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 55.00

    This new English translation of the Faroe-Islander Saga (Faereyinga saga)--one of the great medieval Icelandic sagas--tells the story of the first settlers on these wind-swept islands at the edge of the Scandinavian world. Written by an anonymous 13th-century Icelander, the saga centers on the enduring animosity between Sigmundur Brestirsson and Thrandur... more...

  • Monster Trekby Joe Gisondi

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 18.95

    Bigfoot sightings have been reported in every state except Hawaii. Interest in this creature, which many believe to be as mythical as a leprechaun, is as strong today as ever, with the wildly popular show Finding Bigfoot persisting on the Animal Planet network and references to bigfoot appearing throughout popular culture. What is it about bigfoot... more...

  • Qui a peur des chats noirs ?by Marie-Agnès Moller

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Les origines des superstitions les plus répandues Elles font partie intégrante de notre quotidien, marquant de leur empreinte mystique certains gestes finalement très banals. Même les esprits les plus cartésiens peuvent contourner une échelle, toucher du bois ou chercher un trèfle à quatre feuilles ! La question est : pourquoi ? Lorsque l?on cherche... more...

  • 101 Scottish Songs: The wee red bookby Norman Buchan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.83

    A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book ?101 Scottish Songs? published by Collins in 1962. Popularized as ?the wee red songbook? in Scottish folk circles, this publication was in print for 26 years. more...

  • Derry Folk Talesby Madeline McCully

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    County Derry still abounds in folk tales, myths and legends and a selection of the best, drawn from historical sources and newly recorded local reminiscences, have been brought to life here by local storyteller Madeline McCully. Included here are stories of the great St Columba, founder of Doire Cholmcille, the Leap of the Dog, Leim na Mhadai, after... more...

  • Dancing on the Color Lineby Gretchen Martin

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    A vivid canvas of how the black trickster affected the white canon more...

  • Tudor Talesby Dave Tonge

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    People long ago were no different to us: they laughed at the same things we do today, a fact that can be seen in Tudor folk tales. These were the stories that were told in alehouses and market places in days gone by and later collected in 'chapbooks', the cheap print of the period. This is not a book about Kings and Queens, but rather the 'common sort',... more...

  • The Big Book of World Mythologyby Reeja Radhakrishnan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.58

    The stories in The Big Book of World Mythology will take you on a magical journey across the rainbow, chasing fairies, fighting serpents, riding dragons and reaching for the sun. These tales from the Americas, Asia, Europe, Egypt, Africa and Oceania will introduce you to Great Spirits, shape-shifting trickster heroes, monsters, giants and wicked witches... more...

  • The Folkloresqueby Michael Dylan Foster; Jeffrey A. Tolbert

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 21.95

    "This volume introduces a new concept to explore the dynamic relationship between folklore and popular culture: the ?folkloresque.? With ?folkloresque,? Foster and Tolbert name the product created when popular culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric themes, characters, and images. Such manufactured tropes are traditionally considered outside the... more...

  • Virginia Myths and Legendsby Emilee Hines

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Virginia's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Virginia history.... more...