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Underworld & Archetypes Fully Illustrated

by James Bennett & David Kidd

<p>Haven’t we all once cried out I’m “going through Hell”? James Bennett examines that feeling more closely: If heaven and hell represent an intellect and body that have become polarized and destructively antagonistic, what does that suggest for

ISBN: 9780990703150

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UNESCO on the Ground

Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage

by Michael Dylan Foster & Lisa Gilman

<p>For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of

ISBN: 9780253019530

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Unnatural Encounters: Only in Trinidad and Tobago

by Amber Drappier

<p>Step into a world of Trinbagonian folklore and fantasy, where supernatural characters come to life.</p><p>This collection of stories highlights the rich and diverse culture of Trinidad and Tobago, bringing to life some of our local customs ...

ISBN: 9781311273475

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Vampires & Zombies Along the Silk Road...and Beyond

by Eilis Flynn & Jacquie Rogers

<p>Myths and legends about the undead can be found, no matter where you are in the world. Are they all alike? Nope. Many of them have traits in common, but many do not, whether you’re looking at vampire myths or zombie myths.</p> <p>Vampires ...

ISBN: 9780463148624

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Vampires and Zombies

Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung & Monika Mueller

<p>The undead are very much alive in contemporary entertainment and lore. Indeed, vampires and zombies have garnered attention in print media, cinema, and on television. The vampire, with roots in medieval European folklore, and the zombie, with

ISBN: 9781496804754

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Vanished Without Trace

Ten Unsolved Mysteries

by Albert Jack

<p><strong>From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Books - Red Herrings &amp; White Elephants, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, Pop Goes the Weasel, They Laughed at Galileo:</strong></p> <p>We all love a good mystery don’t ...

ISBN: 1230002179186

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Venus and Adonis (Annotated)

by William Shakespeare

<p>*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author).&nbsp;<br> *An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience.&nbsp;<br> *This book has been checked and corrected for ...

ISBN: 1230001609387

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Viking Myths & Sagas

retold from ancient Norse texts

by Rosalind Kerven

An accessible, meticulously researched introduction to Viking Age oral literature – 34 stories based on the oldest texts, authentically interpreted and retold by a highly acclaimed storyteller.The ONLY book to feature little known Viking Age ...

ISBN: 9781783016334

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Virginia Myths and Legends

The True Stories behind History’s Mysteries

by Emilee Hines

<p>Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Virginia's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the ...

ISBN: 9781493015931

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Vishnu’s Mount

Birds In Indian Mythology And Folklore

by Capt. Praveen Chopra

<p>Do you know how the mythical bird Garuda became Vishnu’s Mount?<br /> What does a serpent coiled around a peacock signify?<br /> Which bird in the hands of Mohini represents carnal love?<br /> Have you ever wondered about the significance ...

ISBN: 9781948352697

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Vodou in Haitian Memory

The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination

by Wiebke Beushausen, Anne Brüske, Brandon R. Byrd & others

<p>Throughout Haitian history—from 17th century colonial Saint-Domingue to 21st century postcolonial Haiti—arguably, the Afro-Haitian religion of Vodou has been represented as an “unsettling faith” and a “cultural paradox,” as expressed in ...

ISBN: 9781498508353

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Vodou in the Haitian Experience

A Black Atlantic Perspective

by Patrick Delices, Patricia Marie-Emmanuelle Donatien, Charlotte Hammond & others

<p>One glaring lacuna in studies of Haitian Vodou is the scarcity of works exploring the connection between the religion and its main roots, traditional Yoruba religion. Discussions of Vodou very often seem to present the religion in ...

ISBN: 9781498508322

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Walking With Spirits Volume 6 Native American Myths, Legends, And Folklore

by G.W. Mullins

<p>Author G.W. Mullins continues his highly successful Walking With Spirits Book Series with a sixth volume. This new installment in the series features new stories of the Native American Indians with new original art by award winning artist and

ISBN: 1230002103785

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Warriors and Wilderness in Medieval Britain

From Arthur and Beowulf to Sir Gawain and Robin Hood

by Robin Melrose

<p>Tracing the development of the King Arthur story in the late Middle Ages, this book explores Arthur’s depiction as a wilderness figure, the descendant of the northern Romano-British hunter/warrior god. The earliest Arthur was a warrior but in

ISBN: 9781476627588

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Welsh Traditions and Superstitions - A Historical Article on the Mythology 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

ISBN: 9781473356405

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Werewolves: Lycanthropy and Legend

by Sabine Baring-gould

<p>IN Norway and Iceland certain men were said to be eigi einhamir, not of one skin, an idea which had its roots in paganism. The full form of this strange superstition was, that men could take upon them other bodies, and the natures of those ...

ISBN: 9786050379891

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Why We Left

Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

by Joanna Brooks

<DIV><P><BR>Joanna Brooks’s ancestors were among the earliest waves of emigrants to leave England for North America. They lived hardscrabble lives for generations, eking out subsistence in one place after another as they moved forever westward ...

ISBN: 9780816684090

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Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

by Adinkrah, Mensah

<p> Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including ...

ISBN: 9781782385615

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Without Bounds

The Life and Death of Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana

by Yoram Bilu

<p><em>Without Bounds</em> illuminates the life of the mysterious Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana, a Jewish healer who worked in the Western High Atlas region in southern Morocco and died there in the early 1950s. Impressed by his healing powers and ...

ISBN: 9780814343258

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Women Who Run With the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

<p>"Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature ...

ISBN: 1230001528602

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