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From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

by Mayako Murai

As in the United States, fairy-tale characters, motifs, and patterns (many from the Western canon) have pervaded recent Japanese culture. Like their Western counterparts, these contemporary adaptations tend to have a more female-oriented ...

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From Olympus to Camelot

The World of European Mythology

by David Leeming

<p>From the stories suggested by the great cave paintings of the Paleolithic period to the thought experiments of modern scientists, <em>From Olympus to Camelot</em> provides a sweeping history of the development of the rich and varied European ...

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From Ritual to Romance

by Jessie L. Weston

<p>The main difficulty of our research lies in the fact that the Grail legend consists of a congeries of widely differing elements—elements which at first sight appear hopelessly incongruous, if not completely contradictory, yet at the same time

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Georgian Folk Tales

by Marjory Wardrop

<p>Georgian Folk Tales<br> by Marjory Wardrop</p> <p>This is a short collection of folk tales from the nation of Georgia by Marjorie Wardrop. Wardrop also translated the Georgian author Rusthaveli's The Man in the Panther's Skin. Although many

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Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans

by deLavigne, Jeanne

<P>"He struck a match to look at his watch. In the flare of the light they saw a young woman just at Pitot's elbow -- a young woman dressed all in black, with pale gold hair, and a baby sleeping on her shoulder. She glided to the edge of the ...

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Ghosts

A Haunted History

by Lisa Morton

<p>From that cheerful puff of smoke known as Casper to the hunkiest potter living or dead, Sam Wheat, there is probably no more iconic entity in supernatural history than the ghost. And these are just recent examples. From the earliest writings ...

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Ghosts Along the Silk Road...and Beyond

by Eilis Flynn & Jacquie Rogers

<p>An overview of ghost myths and legends around the world, based on the series of workshops. Includes how the ghost concept has shifted and changed through the ages, and how the ghost is viewed from region to region.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780463055113

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Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers

by Jason Medina

<p><strong>Former NYPD officer and current ghost hunter Jason Medina travels up the Hudson River to a hotbed of paranormal activity.</strong><br />  <br /> The quiet New York suburb of Yonkers hides a history of hauntings. Now converted into ...

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Ghosts of Chestertown and Kent County

by D.S. Daniels

Strange encounters and ghostly presences haunt the historic streets of Chestertown and the backcountry roads of Kent County. The centuries-old Kent County Courthouse may be home to the ghost of Esther Anderson, who was sentenced to burn at the ...

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Ghosts of Galveston

by Kathleen Shanahan Maca

<p><strong>Discover the haunting history of this town on the Texas coast—includes photos.</strong></p> <p>One of the oldest cities in Texas, Galveston has witnessed more than its share of tragedies. Devastating hurricanes, yellow fever ...

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Ghosts of Goldfield and Tonopah

by Janice Oberding

<p><strong>Meet the prospectors, forlorn widows, and other spirits who haunt the historic remnants of Nevada's former boomtowns—includes photos!</strong><br />  <br /> In the throes of early financial disaster, the Silver State had little to ...

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Ghosts of Groton Bank

by Hali Keeler

A hair-raising number of historic haunts—from sea captains who never returned home to servicemen who never left—exist in the half square mile of Groton Bank. Ghostly soldiers of the Revolutionary War roam the Mother Bailey House and march ...

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Ghosts of Mississippi's Golden Triangle

by Alan Brown

<p><strong>Discover the spine-chilling stories and local legends of this corner of the American South . . . Includes photos!</strong><br />  <br /> Mississippi’s Golden Triangle is a major modern hub—but restless spirits of Native Americans, ...

ISBN: 9781439657591

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Ghosts of Santa Barbara and the Ojai Valley

by Evie Ybarra

<p>From the Chumash legends of the Dolphins and the Whispering Tree to the ghostly sightings at Sedgwick Reserve, hauntings abound here. In beautiful La Conchita, nightfall reveals dark secrets to anyone who will listen. Sightings of mysterious ...

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Ghosts of the Boothbay Region

by Greg Latimer

<p>The pine-forested rocky coast from Boothbay to Southport hides dark mysteries and eerie haunts. Meet the ghosts of Mainers past who just could not leave this picturesque shore life, even in death. The soul of a lighthouse keeper's wife seems ...

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Ghosts of the Last Best Place

by Ellen Baumler

Montana’s past embodied the rough, unforgiving and often vicious nature of the old Wild West. Unscrupulous gold camps and railroad expansion attracted the good, bad and ugly from all across the Union and as far as China. Many a soul shed blood ...

ISBN: 9781439658215

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Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley

by David Bowles

<p><strong>Discover the darker side of Texas history in this collection of chilling local lore—includes photos!</strong></p> <p>Hidden in the dense brush and around oxbow lakes of the Rio Grande Valley wait sinister secrets, unnerving vestiges ...

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Global Tarantella

Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

by Incoronata Inserra

<p>Tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance, is an international phenomenon--seen and heard in popular festivals, performed across the Italian diaspora, even adapted for New Age spiritual practices. The boom in popularity has

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Goddess and Grail

The Battle for King Arthur's Promised Land

by Jeffrey John Dixon

<p>The early chroniclers of Britain presented the island as the promised land of the Roman goddess Diana. Later, when the story of Arthur was transformed by Christian mythology, a new literary concept of the island was promoted: the promised ...

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Goddesses of Kathmandu Valley

Grace, Rage, Knowledge

by Arun Gupto

<p>In South Asia goddesses are conceptualized and worshipped in a fascinating range of forms — from cosmic beings to bacterial manifestations, from human-like appearances to creatures with animal and insect semblances. This book maps the diverse

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