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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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5 Tales of India

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

by Aaron Shepard

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

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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 Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers & Spirituals

by Tony Kail

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 American ...

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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 Short Introduction to Classical Mythology

by John Lord

Religion among the lively and imaginative Greeks took a different form from that of the Aryan race in India or Persia. However the ideas of their divinities originated in their relations to the thought and life of the people, their gods were ...

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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 ...

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Aeneid

by Virgil

<p>The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story ...

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Aesop's Fables: With a Life of Aesop

by Keller, John E.

<P>In 1489 Johan Hurus printed the first collection of fables in Spain, <I> Lavida del Ysopetconsusfabulas hystoriadas</I>. Illustrated with nearly 200 woodcuts, this work quickly became the most-read book in Spain, beloved of both children and ...

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African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students

An Encyclopedia for Students

by Anand Prahlad

<p>African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including ...

ISBN: 9781610699303

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African Folk Tales

by Yoti Lane

A delight for readers and listeners of all ages, these 25 traditional tales from West Africa were originally accompanied by music and dance. The stories' drama and folk wisdom shine through in these captivating retellings, which are illustrated ...

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American Folklife

by Don Yoder

Knowledge of folk custom and folk belief can help to explain ways of thought and behavior in modern America. American Folklife, a unique collection of essays dedicated to the presentation of American tradition, broadens our understanding of the ...

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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

by Christopher R. Fee & Jeffrey B. Webb

<p>A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary ...

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American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth ...

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An Anthology of American Folktales and Legends

by Caro, Frank de

For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore - everything from Appalachian Jack ...

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An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts

by David Petersen

<p>This book provides a rare glimpse into the exotic pageantry of kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating even noh drama. Based on the author&apos;s 4-year stay in Hiroshima, this concise yet meticulously researched ...

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Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

by Toru Dutt

<p>Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by the Indian poet, Toru Dutt.This book will show you the ancient ballads of India,and legend of it.</p> ...

ISBN: 1230001157260

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Ancient Fire, Modern Fire: Understanding and Living With Our Friend and Foe

by Einar Jensen

<p>Creating fire is easy, yet understanding and learning to live with this friend and foe has never been easy; stopping fire is a dangerous—and often deadly—pursuit. Drawing on his experiences as an environmental historian, firefighter and life ...

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Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism

by Thomas Inman and John Newton

House doctor and amateur mythologist Thomas Inman published this text on the origins of commonly used symbols, both medical and otherwise, in 1869. In it, he traces the history of these symbols from their ancient roots to their adoption by ...

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