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Folklore & Mythology

  • The E.T. Chroniclesby Rita Louise; Wayne Laliberte; Barbara Hand Clow

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The E.T. Chronicles is a startling and comprehensive examination of ancient myths and legends that describe extraterrestrial visitors and their encounters with humanity since the dawn of time.  Organized into a chronology that starts with ?in the beginning? and ends with the advent of civilization, it brings together myths from many cultures (including... more...

  • The Mythology of Grimmby Nathan Robert Brown

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    GET INSIDE GRIMM . NBC?s hit television series Grimm pits modern detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police against a cast of terrifying villains?lifted directly from the pages of classic fairytales. In the world of the show, the classic stories are actually a document of real events, and Nick himself is descended from a long line of... more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • 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...

  • Metzler Lexikon moderner Mythenby Stephanie Wodianka; Juliane Ebert

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 42.71

    ?Mythen des Alltags?. Was haben Marilyn Monroe, Asterix, die Alpen und Ewige Jugend 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 Widersprüchliches in scheinbar... 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...