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The Horse in Magic and Myth

by M. Oldfield Howey

Rich compilation of legend and lore from mythology, Bible, folklore, literature, other sources. Tales of headless horses, fairy horses, seahorses, plus associations with gods and patron saints, metempsychosis,...


Great Myths of the World

by Padraic Colum

A collection of tales from ancient myth and legend. Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, Quetzalcoatl, and other larger-than-life figures populate these pages in a wonderful treasury for all ages.


Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.


The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

by Alexander Porteous

Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, much more.


Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas

by H. A. Guerber

Reliable versions of age-old Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape Western culture. Creation of world, deeds of gods and heroes such as Odin and Thor, machinations of Loki, more.


Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai

by A. B. Mitford

Grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations.


Maori Tattooing

by H. G. Robley

Maori tattooing (moko) communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko...


The Myths of Greece and Rome

by H. A. Guerber

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.


The Welsh Fairy Book

by W. Jenkyn Thomas

Treasury of 83 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr's Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia," and many more.


Popular Tales from Norse Mythology

by George Webbe Dasent

42 thrilling folktales include "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," "The Werewolf," "Such Women Are," "The Three Dogs," "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son,"...


The Golden Bough

by Sir James George Frazer

Classic 1890 study of cults, rites, and myths of antiquity helped define terms of social anthropology, influencing generations of thinkers. Abridgment omits footnotes, occasionally condenses text; all main principles...


Celtic Myths and Legends

by T. W. Rolleston

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.


Nordic Gods and Heroes

by Padraic Colum & Willy Pogany

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.


Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legends

by Wilhelm Wägner

Captivating collection of legends and romances from the Teutonic Middle Ages—Hegeling and Nibelung, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, Lohengrin, more. Inspiring reading, both in and out of the classroom....


Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

by Lewis SPENCE

Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and...


Myths of the Cherokee

by James Mooney

126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.


The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

by Hilda M. Ransome

Well-documented study of bees, hives, and beekeepers, along with rare illustrations as they appear in ancient paintings, sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs.


Native American Mythology

by Hartley Burr Alexander

This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and...


Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists

by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Sister Nivedita

Great stories of the epics; deeds of Krishna, Shiva, taken from puranas, Vedas, folk tales, more. 32 illustrations.


The Werewolf in Lore and Legend

by Montague Summers

The first definitive work on werewolfery incorporates an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Written in a Gothic style by a venerable author of occult studies, it's rich in fascinating...