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Folklore & Mythology

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • "So Wise Were Our Elders"by John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two... more...

  • 101 Amazing Mythical Beastsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam, and how can you spot a Kitsune in human form? Is Slenderman the most frightening mythical creature, or is that honour bestowed on the fearsome... more...

  • 101 Myths of the Bibleby Gary Greenberg

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2002; US$ 14.99

    The truth behind the biblical stories of the Old Testament. more...

  • 101 Scottish Songs: The wee red book (Collins Scottish Archive)by Norman Buchan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.04

    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...

  • 200 ????? ??????? ???? (200 mifov narodov mira)by (????.)?. ((sost.)Ju.) ????????? (Pernat'ev)

    Glagoslav Distribution 2013; US$ 5.79

    ????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ???????! ???? ? ??? ????????? ??????? ????????. ?????????? ? ???? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???????. ???????, ????? ????? ? ?????? ??????????? ??????? ??????, ????????, ?????, ???????, ???????, ??????, ??????, ??????????, ???????, ??????, ?????? ?????????! ???? ? ????? ??????? ?????? : ???????? ??????????,... more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 12.99

    2012 is a literary and metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the worldwide resurgence of shamanism, supporting the Mayan prophecy that the year 2012 will bring an unprecedented global shift. In tracing the meaning of the prophetic Mayan 'end date' of 2012 to our... more...

  • 21st-Century Yokelby Tom Cox

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

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  • Aberdeenshire Folk Talesby Grace Banks; Sheena Blackhall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    The folklore of the North East provides a rich tapestry for the tales within; from Celtic and Pictish origins meet witches, selkies, smugglers, fairies, monsters, despicable rogues, riddles and heroes. Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working... more...

  • Accusedby Willow Winsham

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.18

    The image of the witch - crook-nosed, unpleasant of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is well established in the popular imagination. For hundreds of years the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled against women throughout the British Isles: such women were feared, persecuted, revered and reviled, with many ending their... more...