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Corpus Poeticum Boreale the Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue

From the Earliest Times to the Thirteenth Century Edited Classified and With Introduction, Excursus, and Notes

by Gudbrand Vigfusson & F. York Powell

<p>It is to the credit of the Icelanders as a living people that it is not so. Yet such, if he had formulated his creed, would have been the Editor's belief before he began to look for himself, some twenty years ago, into the state of literature

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Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

by R. Nisbet Bain

<p>Introduction TO the first edition HE favourable reception given to my volume of Russian Fairy Tales has encouraged me to follow it up with a sister volume of stories selected from another Slavonic dialect extraordinarily rich in folk-tales — ...

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County Folklore

by Folklore Society

<p>Fairies, p. 31. Brownies, p. 33. Kelpies, p. 34. Ignis Fatuus, p. 34. Devils, p. 35. Ghosts, p. 36. Visions, Wraiths, pp. 50, 51. Second sight, p. 52.</p> ...

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Crystal Legends

by Moyra Caldecott

<p>Crystals and gemstones have been a source of fascination since Neolithic times; they endure when the bones of those they have adorned have turned to dust. Such was the profundity of crystal lore that ancient peoples incorporated crystals and ...

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Cuchulain Of Muirthemne

by Lady Augusta Gregory

<p>Cuchulain Of Muirthemne<br> By Lady Augusta Gregory</p> <p>This is Lady Gregory's collation of the Cuchulain cycle. Cuchulain was a mighty warrior, 'the Hound of Ulster', the hero of 'the Red Branch', a band of elite fighters of ancient ...

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Culture and Value

Tourism, Heritage, and Property

by Regina F. Bendix

<ol> <li> <p>This book is the first collection of essays by noted folklorist, Regina F. Bendix, that explore how cultures create, give, and maintain value for cultural elements and artifacts.</p> </li> <li> <p>Bendix's work seeks to ...

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Curiosities of Hampton Roads

Ghostly Colonists, Hidden Crypts, the Black Swan of Westover, and More

by Tamy Kay Thompson

<p><strong>Facts and photos highlighting the haunting side of Virginia’s Tidewater . . .</strong></p> <p>The history of Hampton Roads is as deep as the waters that surround it. From some of the first settlers in the New World to the formation ...

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Curiosities of superstition, and sketches of some unrevealed religions

by W.H. Davenport Adams

<p>Curiosities of superstition, and sketches of some unrevealed religions by W.H. Davenport Adams.This book is about the religious rites,beliefs of different cultures around the world.</p> ...

ISBN: 1230001143027

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Curious Creatures in Zoology

by John Ashton

<p><em>Curious Creatures in Zoology</em> is an examination of the world's most interesting creatures, both real and fantastical and is the work of author John Ashton.</p> <p>The book opens with a brief introduction in which the author lays out ...

ISBN: 9780243632107

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Custom and Myth

by Andrew Lang

<p>Since the first publication of Custom and Myth, many other works have appeared, dealing on the same principles with matters of belief, fable and ritual. Were the book to be re-written, numerous fresh pieces of evidence might be adduced in ...

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Cyprus Within the Ancient Greek World

by Panayiotis Georgiou

<p>Cyprus, Aphrodites island, has played a tremendous part in ancient Greek history. This book explores its vast mythology, battles, Greek gods, heroes, and everything in between. Presented in an easy-to-read, simplistic style, including ...

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Dancing on the Color Line

African American Tricksters in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

by Gretchen Martin

<p>The extensive influence of the creative traditions derived from slave culture, particularly black folklore, in the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black authors, such as Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison, has become a hallmark of ...

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Dark Emerald Tales

by Ann Massey O'Regan

<p>In Ireland, we have demi-gods, Fairy Shock Troops riding the wind, spirits of the eternally damned looking for Irish souls to steal, serpents, mermaids and hellhounds. We have the Púca and the Dullahan terrorising the night, ghosts, demons ...

ISBN: 1230002569963

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Deadly Powers

Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination

by Paul A. Trout

<p>In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival strategy for coping with the ...

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Decoding Andean Mythology

by Margarita Marín-Dale

<p><em>Decoding Andean Mythology</em> is a comprehensive analysis of Native Andean oral tradition spanning five centuries. Based on twenty years of research and a wide range of scholarship, this book departs from the Cuzco-centered focus of many

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Defining the Delta

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Lower Mississippi River Delta

by Janelle Collins

<p>Inspired by the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” series of articles, <em>Defining the Delta</em> collects fifteen essays from scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to describe and define this important ...

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Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels

by Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman

<p>&amp; bull; Nearly 200 entries on examples of history, folklore, religious traditions, and pop-culture aspects of demons, fallen angels, devils, mythical creatures, religious evil deities, and other heinous creatures &amp; bull; From ...

ISBN: 9781578596676

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Diagnosing Folklore

Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

by Trevor J. Blank & Andrea Kitta

<p><em>Diagnosing Folklore</em> provides an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and communities beleaguered by medical ...

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Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

by Blank, Trevor J.

How the collision of folk understandings with medical definitions affect disability and stigma ...

ISBN: 9781496804280

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Dictionary of American Folklore

by Marjorie Tallman

<p>Discover the delightful tales, characters, and themes of classic American storytelling in this comprehensive <em>Dictionary of American Folklore</em>. Ever wonder the origins of the fairy tales, myths, and legends passed down from generation ...

ISBN: 9781504055062

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