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Who's Who in Classical Mythology
Who's Who in Classical Mythology
by Adrian Room
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Who's Who in Classical Mythology is a comprehensive dictionary of classical names that contains more than 1,200 entries detailing the origins of Greek and Roman mythological themes. This excellent compilation is a valuable resource for students studying... (read more)

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Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales
Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales
by Max Luthi
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This first paperback edition of the seminal work by the Swiss scholar Max Luthi will be welcomed by folklorists for its informative survey of the various ways in which fairytales and related genres (local legends and saints' lives) may be read. "Luthi's... (read more)

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An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms
An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms
by Joseph Campbell
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In the tradition of The Power of Myth, a conversation with Joseph Campbell that distills the mature wisdom and eclectic spiritual thinking of the world-renowned scholar and mythologist.... (read more)

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Legends of Texas V.1: Lost Mines and Buried Treasure
Legends of Texas V.1: Lost Mines and Buried Treasure
by J. Frank Dobie
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Legends of Texas is as sizable and varied as the state itself, and J Frank Dobie, perhaps the West's greatest historian, devoted years of his life to collecting and cataloguing its many stories. The stories in this first volume of the Pelican series are... (read more)

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Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo
Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo
by Harrington
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Noted linguist Harrington collected stories, songs, and folkways accounts of birth, death, and hunting customs from Rosendo Vargas of Picuris Pueblo. Story characters include Giants, Elf, Fish Maiden, Shell Hat, Butterflies, Magpietail Boy, Old Coyote... (read more)

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1001 Symbols
1001 Symbols
by Jack Tresidder
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Pleasingly chunky and vibrantly colorful, this pocket-sized compendium covers iconography from around the world and is perfect for travel and museum outings. Author Jack Tresidder examines common imagery in art, religion, and literature, revealing hidden... (read more)

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The Rhythm of Jewish Time: An Introduction to Holidays and Life-Cycle Events
The Rhythm of Jewish Time: An Introduction to Holidays and Life-Cycle Events
by Vicki L Weber
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Here, at last, is the ultimate one-volume how-to handbook for living a Jewish life. The Rhythm of Jewish Time is a must-have for every Jewish home. With its comprehensive walk through the Jewish calendar and life-cycle, enriched by dozens of explanatory... (read more)

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Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes
Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes
by Wendy Doniger
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Other People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables, Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and soap operas, Wendy Doniger O... (read more)

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Storytellers Goddess
Storytellers Goddess
by Carolyn Mcv Edwards
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The Storyteller's Goddess is a collection of more than 30 stories from 20 cultures that celebrate the goddess. They are organized around seven healing goddess principles and are inspired by traditional goddess lore and ancient artifacts. Each one is... (read more)

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Selected Tales (Brothers Grimm) (Penguin Classics)
Selected Tales (Brothers Grimm) (Penguin Classics)
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
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#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one... (read more)

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American Indian Stories
American Indian Stories
by Zitkala Sa
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American Indian Stories, first published in 1921, is a collection of childhood stories, allegorical fiction, and an essay. One of the most famous Sioux writers and activists of the modern era, Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) recalled legends and tales from... (read more)

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Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real
Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real
by Nigel Spivey
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A vivid, uninhibited retelling of the classic Greek stories Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths, which, in a multicultural society, are recognized... (read more)

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The Celts (Sacred Symbols)
The Celts (Sacred Symbols)
by Thames & Hudson
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The last significant tribal culture in Europe, the Celts are today associated with a particularly rich body of symbolism and mystery. Rituals, omens and signs were central to their religious beliefs, and these were expressed in a variety of beautiful... (read more)

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Old Indian Legends
Old Indian Legends
by Zitkala Sa
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Early in the twentieth century, a Sioux woman named Zitkala-Ša published these fourteen Native legends that she had learned during her own childhood on the Yankton Reservation. Her writing talent, developed during her education back east, was put... (read more)

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Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)
Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)
by Joseph Jacobs
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For young and old alike — 8 captivating tales filled with whimsy, charm, and magic: "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "The Shepherd of Middvai," "Beth Gellert," "The Tale of Ivan," "Morraha," "The Story of Deirdre," "The Llanfabon Changeling," and "... (read more)

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Wisdom of Many: Essays on the Proverb
Wisdom of Many: Essays on the Proverb
by Wolfgang Mieder
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The Wisdom of Many explores research on proverbs of many cultures. More than twenty essays written by scholars of such diverse disciplines as folklore, literature, psychology, linguistics, and anthropology illustrate the significance of traditional... (read more)

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Some Chinese Ghosts
Some Chinese Ghosts
by Lafcadio Hearn
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Richly atmospheric, this collection features supernatural tales rooted in ancient Chinese legends. The author, an expert in Oriental lore, was praised by The New York Times for his "rare skill" and "gorgeousness of description." The originality, power... (read more)

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The Myths of the North American Indians
The Myths of the North American Indians
by Lewis Spence
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Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are... (read more)

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The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween: Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year
The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween: Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year
by Jean Markale
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A comprehensive examination of the rituals and philosophies of the Celtic holiday of Samhain, the inspiration for Halloween. • Presents the true meaning of this ancient holiday and shows how contemporary observances still faithfully reflect the... (read more)

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The Power of Myth
The Power of Myth
by Joseph Campbell
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Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the... (read more)

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