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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...

  • The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Livedby Allan Lazar; Dan Karlan; Jeremy Salter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.39

    From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here is a compelling, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who have helped shape our culture and our lives. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived offers fascinating histories of our most beloved, hated, feared,... 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...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    The acclaimed metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the resurgence of psychedelic drugs, to support the contention of the Mayan calendar that the year 2012 portends a global shift-in consciousness, culture, and way of living-of unprecedented consequence. Read Daniel... more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 15.97

    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...

  • The 2012 Storyby John Major Jenkins

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    On December 21, 2012, the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, a 5,125-year cycle calendar system pioneered by the Maya, will come to an end. At the same time, the earth, the sun, and the center of the galaxy will come together in an extremely rare cosmic alignment. More and more people believe that the world as we know it will experience a transformation... more...

  • AKBAR AND BIRBALby Amita Sarin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 10.18

    The friendship between Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal created history?and some delightful stories! The tales of Akbar and Birbal have been passed on from generation to generation; enthralling young and old listeners alike. This book brings together a selection of these stories; along with fascinating historical details about the Mughal court;... more...