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Folklore & Mythology

  • Myths of Creationby Philip Freund

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014;

    How are discarded scientific hypotheses different from myths? This is just one of the many surprising questions raised and answered in Myths of Creation, a study of myths, religious beliefs and scientific theories about the origin and the creation of the universe. Philip Freund's pioneering methodology has ensured that Myths of Creation remains today... more...

  • At Play with Krishnaby John Stratton Hawley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as a child. There, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of... more...

  • Eros the Bittersweetby Anne Carson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The insights presented in the volume are many and wide-ranging, recognizably in tune with the subtlest modern discussions of desire (such as triangulation. or loving what others love), yet offering new solutions to old problems, like the proper interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus. On the frequently discussed effect of literacy on Greek civilization,... more...

  • Myth = Mithyaby Devdutt Pattanaik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A decoding of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. They also have 330 million gods: male gods; female gods; personal gods; family gods; household gods; village gods; gods of space and time; gods for specific castes and particular professions; gods who reside in trees; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical patterns and in man-made objects. Then... more...

  • The Iron Castleby Angus Donald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles more...

  • The Iron Castleby Angus Donald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 37.56

    Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles more...

  • Myth in the Modern Worldby David Whitt; John Perlich

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

    Ubiquitous and enduring, myths remain an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th... more...

  • Kilkenny Folk Talesby Anne Farrell

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Closer to the earth and ancient beliefs than many, the people who inhabit County Kildare have stories to tell of hidden places, heroic deeds and strange encounters. Some are based in traceable historical fact, while others are mythical or from a long established bardic tradition. The pathways through County Kilkenny have born the weight of many feet,... 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Placesby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in... more...