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Werewolves: Lycanthropy and Legend

by Sabine Baring-Gould

IN Norway and Iceland certain men were said to be eigi einhamir, not of one skin, an idea which had its roots in paganism. The full form of this strange superstition was, that men could take upon them other...


Medieval Myths and Legends

by Sabine Baring-Gould

FROM the earliest ages of the Church, the advent of the Man of Sin has been looked forward to with terror, and the passages of Scripture relating to him have been studied with solemn awe, lest that day of wrath...


Tales from Northern Seas

by Jonas Lie

Jonas Lie is sufficiently famous to need but a very few words of introduction. Ever since 1870, when he made his reputation by his first novel, "Den Fremsynte," he has been a prime favourite with the Scandinavian...


The Celtic Religion

by Edward Anwyl

Like other religions, those of the Celtic lands of Europe supplemented the earlier animism by a belief in spirits, who belonged to trees, animals, rocks, mountains, springs, rivers, and other natural phenomena,...


Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend

by Ward Rutherford & John Matthews

This is a lively and absorbing account of the world of Celtic myth and the role it has played in the development of western culture. Included here are:

  1. The world of the Celts, including an historical overview...


Underworld and Archetypes : Chapter Two

by James Bennett & David Kidd

This is Chapter 2 of the full printed book "Underworld and Archetypes Fully Illustrated". Chapter Two examines the myths of descent and reveals how these can be useful tools in encouraging us to positively engage...


The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype: An Analysis of the Archetype

by Erich Neumann, Ralph Manheim & Martin Liebscher

This landmark book explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche. Here the renowned analytical psychologist Erich Neumann draws on ritual, mythology, art, and records of dreams and fantasies...


East Yorkshire Folk Tales

by Ingrid Barton

East Yorkshire is ripe with tales of fairy gold and illusive characters. The county's folklore is engrained in every port, cliff and bridge, passed on through whispered accounts of witches long dead, legends...


Rituals, Myths and Religions

by Andrew Lang

When this book first appeared, the philological school of interpretation of religion and myth, being then still powerful in England, was criticised and opposed by the author. In Science, as on the Turkish throne...


Viking Myths & Sagas: retold from ancient Norse texts

by Rosalind Kerven

An accessible, meticulously researched introduction to Viking Age oral literature - 34 stories based on the oldest texts, authentically interpreted and retold by a highly acclaimed storyteller. The ONLY book...


Amish Confidential

by "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus & Ellis Henican

“Lebanon” Levi Stoltzfus, star of the hit Discovery Channel reality show Amish Mafia, delivers a sizzling tell-all about Amish life today. From the forbidden joyrides to the senseless shunnings to the colorful...


The Physics of Sorrow

by Georgi Gospodinov & Angela Rodel

Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.


The Meaning of Herbs: Myth, Language & Lore

by Ann Field & Gretchen Scoble

"Take borage for courage. Send a bouquet of yarrow to declare war. Hang a sprig of rue at the door to keep witches at bay." Like flowers, herbs are steeped in myth and magic, secrets and lore. For centuries,...


The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae

by Nick Brown

The Athenians have won their battle at Marathon. Now they await the Great King's revenge as he works to assemble a massive army unlike any the world has ever seen. In Athens, a city seething with treachery and...


Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon: Astronomy, Astrology, and Mythology

by Richard Grossinger, Robert Kelly & Richard C. Hoagland

Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, Pluto offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. First observed in 1930 and once defined as the ninth and final planet in our...


Tales from Kentucky Nurses

by William Lynwood Montell

From frontier times to the present day, Kentucky nurses have served with intelligence and energy, always ensuring that their patients received the best available care. Noted folklorist and oral historian William...


Siberian Shamanism

by M. A. Czaplicka

SHAMANISM is understood by some people to be a primitive form of religion or religio-magic practised by the aborigines of northern Asia as well as by all other aborigines in other parts of the world. This opinion...


Tezcatlipoca: Trickster and Supreme Deity

by Elizabeth Baquedano

Tezcatlipoca: Trickster and Supreme Deity brings archaeological evidence into the body of scholarship on “the lord of the smoking mirror,” one of the most important Aztec deities. While iconographic and...


Field Guide to Luck: How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions

by Alys R. Yablon

Take Control of Your Destiny!

 

From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits’s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are...


Culture and International Economic Law

by Valentina Vadi & Bruno De witte

Globalization and international economic governance offer unprecedented opportunities for cultural exchange. Foreign direct investments can promote cultural diversity and provide the funds needed to locate,...