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The Dance of Death

by Francis Douce

<p>The manner in which the poets and artists of antiquity have symbolized or personified Death, has excited considerable discussion; and the various opinions of Lessing, Herder, Klotz, and other controversialists have only tended to demonstrate ...

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The Echo of Odin

Norse Mythology and Human Consciousness

by Edward W.L. Smith

<p>? The pagan mythology of the Vikings offers a rich metaphor for consciousness. This book presents the cosmography of Norse mythology as a landscape of human inner life. Each of the nine worlds of this cosmography is viewed as a symbol of a ...

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The Evolution of the Dragon

by Sir Grafton Elliot Smith

<p>An adequate account of the development of the dragon-legend would represent the history of the expression of mankind's aspirations and fears during the past fifty centuries and more. For the dragon was evolved along with civilization itself. ...

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The Evolution of Tolkien’s Mythology

A Study of the History of Middle-earth

by Elizabeth A. Whittingham

<p><em>The History of Middle-earth</em> traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published ...

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The Explorer Race Books I & II

by Robert Shapiro

<p>While the original print editions of&nbsp;The Explorer Race&nbsp;and&nbsp;ETs and the Explorer Race&nbsp;were arranged according to subject, this digital edition combines and rearranges the channeled material into chronological order to ...

ISBN: 9781622337163

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The Expressive Lives of Elders

Folklore, Art, and Aging

by Jon Kay

<p>Can traditional arts improve an older adult’s quality of life? Are arts interventions more effective when they align with an elder’s cultural identity? In <em>The Expressive Lives of Elders</em>, Jon Kay and contributors from a diverse range ...

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The Faerie Handbook

An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects

by The Editors of Faerie Magazine

<p>In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of <em>Faerie Magazine</em> welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and

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The Feminine in Fairy Tales

Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

<p>In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as ...

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The Folklore and Ghost Stories of Wales - A Historical Article on the Myths and Legends of Wales

by Marie Trevelyan

<p>This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a

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The Folkloresque

by Michael Dylan Foster & Jeffrey A. Tolbert

<p>"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 ...

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The Folkloresque

Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World

by Michael Dylan Foster & Jeffrey A. Tolbert

<p>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

ISBN: 9781607324188

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The Ghosts of the Garfagnana

Seven Strange Stories from Haunted Tuscany

by Paul Salsini

<p>Strange things are known to happen in the rugged Garfagnana region of Tuscany. A friendly ghost in a monastery. A visit from a soldier from the other side. A village that sleeps for a hundred years. The legend of ghosts in the theater. All ...

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The Golden Bough

A Study of Magic and Religion

by Sir James George Frazer

<p>Before Joseph Campbell became the world's most famous practitioner of comparative mythology, there was Sir James George Frazer. The Golden Bough was originally published in two volumes in 1890, but Frazer became so enamored of his topic that ...

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The Grace of Four Moons

Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India

by Pravina Shukla

<p>Because clothing, food, and shelter are basic human needs, they provide excellent entries to cultural values and individual aesthetics. Everyone gets dressed every day, but body art has not received the attention it deserves as the most ...

ISBN: 9780253021212

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The Handy Mythology Answer Book

by Leeming, David

Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They ...

ISBN: 9781578595211

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The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties

by Mindie Burgoyne

There is an otherworldly quality to the Mid-Shore--ghosts seem to rise up from the Chesapeake, and quaint towns hold the spirits of their historic pasts. Oxford's Robert Morris Inn is still home to its colonial namesake, while the Kemp House in ...

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The Headless Horseman of Booger Holler and Other Dover Tales

by Mindy Campbell Hudson

<p>Collected through firsthand interviews, author Mindy Campbell Hudson brings local lore to life in The Headless Horseman of Booger Holler and Other Dover Tales with stories of Dover, Arkansas's own legends, history, and supernatural tales. ...

ISBN: 9781945003011

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The Hero's Quest and the Cycles of Nature

An Ecological Interpretation of World Mythology

by Rachel S. McCoppin

<p>This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature—a “botanical hero” one might say—who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant ...

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The Irish Vampire

From Folklore to the Imaginations of Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker

by Sharon M. Gallagher

<p>? The origins of the vampire can be traced through oral traditions, ancient texts and archaeological discoveries, its nature varying from one culture to the next up until the 20th century. Three 19th century Irish writers—Charles Robert ...

ISBN: 9781476627960

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The Lost Atlantis and Other Ethnographic Studies

by Sir Daniel Wilson

<p>The story of the Lost Atlantis is recorded in the Timæus and, with many fanciful amplifications, in the Critias of Plato. According to the dialogues, as reproduced there, Critias repeats to Socrates a story told him by his grandfather, then ...

ISBN: 9786050432664

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