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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

Adapted to Private Schools, High Schools

by Edward Sylvester Ellis

<p>This Handy Dictionary of Mythology is intended to supply the everyday reader with concise accounts of the gods and goddesses of the ancients in an acces sible form.</p> ...

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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

by Edward Sylvester Ellis

In this brief work, Edward S. Ellis, best known for his late 19th-century dimestore boys adventures as well as prolific output, here provides short descriptions of mythological figures and places in a reference book format.<br><img ...

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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

by Edward Sylvester Ellis

<p>To the Greeks and Romans, there was a time more remote than history gives us any account of, when there was neither land nor water, and when the earth and all things within and upon it were “without form and void.” Over that misty, nebulous ...

ISBN: 9788827553763

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5 Tales of India

Folktales, Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends of India and Pakistan

by Aaron Shepard

<p>Traditional tales are retold by a master storyteller in this collection of folktales, myths, and legends from India and Pakistan. The stories are: </p> <p>THE GIFTS OF THE GRASSCUTTER </p> <p>Wali Dad, a humble grasscutter, never asked for ...

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A Bibliography of Canadian Folklore in English

by Edith Fowke & Carole Henderson-Carpenter

<P>This book is the only comprehensive bibliography of Canadian folklore in English. The 3877 different items are arranged by genres: folktales; folk music and dance; folk speech and naming; superstitions, popular beliefs, folk medicine, and the

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A Child's Eye View of Vampires

by Alan Leddon

<p>Alan Leddon delights readers with this collection of exhaustively researched vampires and vampire like creatures from around the world. Explore the enormous variety of mythological and real world creatures that have been feared for ...

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A Companion to the Iliad

For English Readers

by Walter Leaf

<p>Obser ver. Miss Harrison is an indefatigable worker, and her volume is a monument of laborious and wary investigation. Her essay on Athenian local cults is perhaps her most valuable contribution to the general science of mythology. It is the ...

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A Glossary of Greek Birds

by D'arcy Wentworth Thompson

<p>This book contains materials for research in greater measure than it presents the results of it; and, accordingly, it is not my purpose to preface it with an extended summary of the many wide generalizations to which the assemblage of fact ...

ISBN: 9780243672004

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A Hand-Book of Mythology

The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

by E. M. Berens

<p>In the preparation of this series the authors have had one object clearly in view - to so develop the study of the English language as to present a complete, progressive course, from the Spelling-Book to the study of English Literature. The ...

ISBN: 9780259611622

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A Handbook of Norse Mythology

by Karl Andreas Mortensen

<p><em>A Handbook of Norse Mythology</em> by Karl Andreas Mortensen is a compendium of Norse myth and mystery. This volume explores how Norse myths have been presented historically. The author also explores how these myths have taken shape in ...

ISBN: 9780243843428

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A Haunted History of Louisiana Plantations

by Cheryl H. White PhD & W. Ryan Smith MA

<p>Louisiana plantations evoke images of grandeur and elegance. Beyond the facade of stately homes are stories of hope and subjugation, tragedy and suffering, shame and perseverance and war and conquest. After sixteen workers axed most of the ...

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A Literary History of Ireland

From Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Douglas Hyde

<p>My object in this volume has been to give a general view of the literature produced by the Irish-speaking Irish, and to reproduce by copious examples some of its more salient, or at least more characteristic features.</p> ...

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A Mission to Heaven

A Great Chinese Epic and Allegory

by Ch'iu Ch'ang Ch'un

<p>Chapters. I. Search for Immortality II. Monkey studies Magic III. Visits Dragons and Judges in Hell IV. Declines being a Stud Master V. Upsets the Peach Banquet VI. The Great Holy One captured VII. Imprisoned for 500 Years.</p> ...

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A New System, or an Analysis of Ancient Mythology

Wherein an Attempt Is Made to Divest Tradition of Fable, and to Reduce the Truth to Its Original Purity

by Jacob Bryant

<p>Deus Lunns Ovatus of Heliopolis in Syria from van-a lant's Coins of the Colonies. Vol. II. P. 331. The Serpent, and Mundane Egg from the' fame author, p. 136. P. 147.</p> ...

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A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers & Spirituals

by Tony Kail

<p>Widely known for its musical influence, Beale Street was also once a hub for Hoodoo culture. Many blues icons, such as Big Memphis Ma Rainey and Sonny Boy Williamson, dabbled in the mysterious tradition. Its popularity in some African ...

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A Short History of Myth

Text Myth Series

by Karen Armstrong

'Human beings have always been mythmakers.' <p>So begins Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. <p>She takes us from the Palaeolithic period and ...

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A Study of Fairy Tales

by Laura F. Kready

<p>In the classification of fairy tales the purpose has been to organize the entire field so that any tale may be studied through the type which emphasizes its distinguishing features. The source material endeav ors to furnish a comprehensive ...

ISBN: 9780243693467

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A Trojan Feast

The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch

by Joshua Cutchin

<p>YOU’VE BEEN WARNED</p> <p>Accept food from faeries, and you’ll never escape their realm, according to European folklore. Accept food from Sasquatch and you will forever be trapped in the spirit world, according to indigenous North American ...

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A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

by Brodie, Ian

The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore ...

ISBN: 9781628461831

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Adonis Attis Osiris, Volume 1

Studies in the History of Oriental Religion

by James G. Frazer

<p>These studies are an expansion of the corresponding sections in my book T fie Golden Doug/z, and they will form part of the third edition of that work, on the preparation of which I have been engaged for some time. By far the greater portion ...

ISBN: 9780243841981

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