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How to grab the coffee cup. The statistical reasoning in everyday life

by Simone Di Zio

In today’s society, we are inundated by data, but the lack of familiarity with the statistical reasoning is widespread and produces an infinite number of wrong choices. Sometimes with minor impact, sometimes...


The Metamorphoses Vol. I

by Ovid

The Metamorphoses of Ovid are a compendium of the Mythological narratives of ancient Greece and Rome, so ingeniously framed, as to embrace a large amount of information upon almost every subject connected with...


The story of the Tuatha de Danaan

by Lady I. A. Gregory

It was in a mist the Tuatha de Danaan, the people of the gods of Dana, or as some called them, the Men of Dea, came through the air and the high air to Ireland. It was from the north they came; and in the place...


Heroes and Hero-Worship in History

by Thomas Carlyle

We have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's business, how they have shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what...


Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

by Toru Dutt

Savitri was the only child Of Madra's wise and mighty king; Stern warriors, when they saw her, smiled, As mountains smile to see the spring. Fair as a lotus when the moon Kisses its opening petals red, After...


The Dance of Death

by Francis Douce

The manner in which the poets and artists of antiquity have symbolized or personified Death, has excited considerable discussion; and the various opinions of Lessing, Herder, Klotz, and other controversialists...


The Raven and the Totem:: Alaska Native Myths and Legends

by John Smelcer, Alan Dundes & Larry Vienneau

This is a collection of Alaska Native folklore and mythology. All the various regions and tribal groups are represented in this collection. The collector is John Smelcer who is a writer, poet, and folklorist...


Song and Legend from the Middle Ages

by Macclintock

The aim of this little book is to give general readers some idea of the subject and spirit of European Continental literature in the later and culminating period of the Middle Ages—the eleventh, twelfth, and...


Social Origins and Primal Law

by James Jasper Atkinson Andrew Lang

The Family is the most ancient and the most sacred of human institutions; the least likely to be overthrown by revolutionary attacks. In epochs of change the Family naturally invites the attentions of impetuous...


Legends of Babylon and Egypt in Relation to Hebrew Tradition

by L. W. King

In these lectures an attempt is made, not so much to restate familiar facts, as to accommodate them to new and supplementary evidence which has been published in America since the outbreak of the war. But even...


A Celtic Psaltery

by Alfred Perceval Graves

I have called this volume of verse a Celtic Psaltery because it mainly consists of close and free translations from Irish, Scotch Gaelic, and Welsh Poetry of a religious or serious character. The first half...


Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts

by Roberta Simpson Brown & Lonnie E. Brown

With its tales of benevolent and malicious specters, terrifying monsters, and unexplained phenomena, Halloween is the holiday most people associate with spooky stories. But do spirits remain hidden the rest...


Norse popular tales

by G. W. Dasent

The most careless reader can hardly fail to see that many of the Tales in this volume have the same groundwork as those with which he has been familiar from his earliest youth. They are Nursery Tales, in fact,...


Yurei: The Japanese Ghost

by Zack Davisson

An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei, or Japanese ghosts, both past and present.


The Fairy Mythology

by Thomas Keightley

We find in most countries a popular belief in different classes of beings distinct from men, and from the higher orders of divinities. These beings are usually believed to inhabit, in the caverns of earth, or...


Muslim Civilization: The Causes of Decline and the Need for Reform

by M. Umer Chapra

What were the reasons for the decline in Muslim civilisation and can that change be reversed?


Aithihyamaala

by Kottaaraththil Sankunni

Yakshis, gandharvas, gods and demi-gods. Famous poets and learned Ayurvedic doctors. Magicians, conceited kings and Kalari gurus. Faithful, intelligent elephants and their fatherly mahouts. A vibrant and diverse...


The Magic of the Middle Ages

by Viktor Rydberg

It was the belief of Europe during the Middle Ages, that our globe was the centre of the universe. The earth, itself fixed and immovable, was encompassed by ten heavens successively encircling one another, and...


Practically Joking

by Moira Marsh

In Practically Joking, the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression.Though...


Identity, Hybridity and Cultural Home: Chinese Migrants and Diaspora in Multicultural Societies

by Shuang Liu

Explores identity formation and cultural home for generations of Chinese immigrants living in multicultural societies across the world.