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Dictionary of Mysticism

by Frank Gaynor

<p><em>The Dictionay of Mysticism</em> provides concise definitions for over 2,200 terms used in many philosophies, religions, and doctrines which relate to the influence of the superhuman and supernatural on man’s everyday life. Terms relating ...

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Downtown Mardi Gras

New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

by Leslie A. Wade, Robin Roberts & Frank de Caro

<p>After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New Orleans’s recovery certainly has resulted ...

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Dragon Legends

by David Passes

<p>A new edition of a popular classicStunning illustrations from Wayne Anderson, one of the leading fantasy artists of the last 20 yearsStories about dragons from all around the worldPerfect for children (8+) and adults alikeGreat Price! In this

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Dying to Eat

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

by David Oualaalou, Lacy K. Crocker, Gordon Fuller & others

<p>Food has played a major role in funerary and memorial practices since the dawn of the human race. In the ancient Roman world, for example, it was common practice to build channels from the tops of graves into the crypts themselves, and ...

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Earth Tales from around the World

by Michael J. Caduto

<p>Stories come from around the world, but they grow from the very earth upon which they are first told. Michael J. Caduto invites readers to listen while the Earth tells these stories through his lyrical retellings of tales such as &quot;Hare ...

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Earth's Daughters

Stories of Women in Classical Mythology

by Betty Lies

<p>A &quot;Who's Who&quot; of women in classical mythology! The stories in this collection will not only satisfy the mythology lover and feminine scholar but make an outstanding curriculum supplement for humanities or literatures courses in ...

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Echoes of Valhalla

The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas

by Jón Karl Helgason

<p>Tolkien’s wizard Gandalf, Wagner’s Valkyrie Brünnhilde, Marvel’s superhero the Mighty Thor, the warrior heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” and Donald Crisp’s portrayal of Leif Eriksson in the classic film <em>The ...

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Elements of Mythology, or, Classical Fables of the Greeks and the Romans

by Eliza Robbins

<p>&quot;Mythology, or the history of fable, is necessary to be known, because it explains many books, statues, and pictures, and enables us to comprehend the value of our own simple and true faith — the doctrines taught by Moses, the prophets, ...

ISBN: 9791029905070

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Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic

by Claude Lecouteux

<p>A thorough reference to the many deities, magical beings, mythical places, and ancient customs of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe</p> <p>• Explores the legends and origins of well-known gods and figures such as Odin, Thor, Krampus, ...

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Encyclopedia of Superstitions

by Mona A. Radford & Edwin Radford

<p>This classic and thoroughly delightful reference explores the origins of superstitions. You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be

ISBN: 9781504055086

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Epic

Form, Content, and History

by Frederick Turner

<p>Epic does many things. Among others, it defines the nature of the human storyteller; recalls the creation of the world and of the human race; describes the paradoxical role of the hero as both the Everyman and the radical exception; and ...

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Eros

by George Cobelens

<p>Eros, son of Aphrodite and King Arin, ruler of Sparta, has raced ahead of the rest of his soldiers. Eros is faster than any animal or human. He waited at the edge of the cliff, and he sees the battle ships coming into the harbor. They are ...

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Every Tiki has a Spirit

by Mark Ferdinand

<p>An immature account of the works of a tiki carver, and a serious account of the origins of the earth and mankind. The author indulges in his quest for creating bad-ass oceanic art that one can sip a cocktail by. This he alternates with a ...

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Exit Toward Post-Stalinism

by Pavel Compenau

<p>How does a society emerge from Stalinism? This is the question of the day in Eastern Europe. In this final volume of his trilogy on Stalinism, Campeanu examines the main pillars of the Stalinist system - the vacuum of ownership and the ...

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Exploring Agency in the Mahabharata

Ethical and Political Dimensions of Dharma

by Sibesh Chandra Bhattacharya, Vrinda Dalmiya & Gangeya Mukherji

<p>The Mahabharata, one of the major epics of India, is a sourcebook complete by itself as well as an open text constantly under construction. This volume looks at transactions between its modern discourses and ancient vocabulary. Located amid ...

ISBN: 9781351061407

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Faeries, Elves and Goblins

The Old Stories

by Rosalind Kerven

<p>Many people in England have little knowledge of genuine 'English' fairy tales. The stories that many of us grew up with are from overseas: for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French and Aladdin is Arabian.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781909815025

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Fairies, Orion Plain and Simple

by Various

<p><strong>A practical guide on the fairy realm.</strong></p> <p>Fairies abound in the realms of myth and folklore. They have enchanted humans for centuries but are these mischievous, ethereal creatures more than just myth? Ralph Harvey is one ...

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Fairy Tales of Weir

by Anna McClure Sholl

<p>In the land of the Dark Wood dwells the Princess Myrtle, who disguised herself as a beggar to find true love. A magic tree grows in this fantastical kingdom, but only those whose heart is touched by selflessness can see it.  Golden archers ...

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Fairy Tales: Their Origin and Meaning

by John Thackray Bunce

<p>We are going into Fairy Land for a little while, to see what we can find there to amuse and instruct us this Christmas time. Does anybody know the way? There are no maps or guidebooks, and the places we meet with in our workaday world do not ...

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Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney

International Perspectives

by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill & Kendra Magnus-Johnston

<p>The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this ...

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