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Truth of a Hopi

by Edmund Nequatewa

In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could....

The Feminine in Fairy Tales: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar...

Creation Myths: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst...

The Complete King Arthur: Many Faces, One Hero

by John Matthews & Caitlin Matthews

A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur

• Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed...

Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America

by Stacy I. Morgan

Originating in a homicide in St. Louis in 1899, the ballad of "Frankie and Johnny" became one of America's most familiar songs during the first half of the twentieth century. It crossed lines of race, class,...

The Last Word

by Julia Cooper

The Last Word investigates the debased art of eulogy. Through insightful, surprisingly playful readings of famous eulogies (from a scene in Love Actually to Jacques Derrida’s heart-rending essays on the deaths...

The Ring of Truth

by Wendy Doniger

Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is...

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

by Natalie Frank & Jack Zipes

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales—in which a young person...

LIFE Beauty & The Beast: The Story of a Fairy Tale

by The Editors of Life

Celebrating the release of Walt Disney's much-anticipated live-action version of the beloved 1991 animated feature, LIFE delivers the fascinating story behind the fairy tale itself-from its hidden origins as...

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Beauty and the Beast

by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly & Bill Condon

With interviews, behind the scenes details, and the history of the original Disney animated movie, Entertainment Weekly presents an in-depth guide to the live-action remake of Beauty and The Beast.

The Mythic Journey: Use Myths, Fairy Tales, and Folklore to Explain Life's Mysteries

by Liz Greene & Juliet Sharman-Burke

Greek gods, Norse heroes, Polynesian tricksters, and Native American warriors—they all have lessons to teach us.

Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales, and fables to explain...


by Plato

'Critias,' one of Plato's late dialogues, contains the story of the mighty island kingdom Atlantis and its attempt to conquer Athens. 'Critias' is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, preceded by...

The Old Belief | Children's Norse Folktales

by Baby Professor

The past is in the past but why do children have to learn them? That’s because the past has helped molded the future and it will shape the future too. Old belief systems carry with them reflections from years...

Medusa and Her Curse-Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor

Here’s another myth that has survived the tests of time. It has been passed on from one generation to the next, thereby preserving the lessons it brings. If you would notice, most of the Greek and Roman myths...

Wizards and Witches, Princes and Princesses | Children's European Folktales

by Baby Professor

Folktales are used by elders to teach the young generation about good and bad. Using stories of wizards and witches, princes and princesses, folktales will never fail to capture the attention. Such stories are...

Magical Gods | Children's Norse Folktales

by Baby Professor

Gods are beings that possess great power and magic. They are at the heart of folktales. If you read folktales, you would notice patterns in the stories as if they've been by just one author. The patterns you...

Magic Kingdoms, Mystic Forest | Children's European Folktales

by Baby Professor

If you are familiar with European folktales, you will notice that almost all the settings are in magical forests and/or in faraway kingdoms. The geography and society during the early European times could play...

Minerva and Arachne and the Weaving Contest- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor

A woman’s envy is very much alive even in the olden times! Case and point, you have the story of Minerva and Arachne. The tale has a disturbing ending so you might want to read this one with your child, just...

Magic Beans and Wicked Spells | Children's European Folktales

by Baby Professor

Discover the fairy tales of Old Europe! This is a collection of the best stories that have been handed down from one generation to the next and even translated to different languages. Folktales showcase the...

Elves, Gods, and Spirits | Children's Norse Folktales

by Baby Professor

Folktales should be preserved because they are considered as part of the national culture and heritage. They are stories of how the Norse people lived. They include the language of the era that they were first...