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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...

Celtic Mythology

by John Arnott MacCulloch

Illustrations from rare sources enhance this treasury detailing the strife and mythic powers of the gods, their loves and aid to mortals, and of famed heroes, pagans, and Christians.

Celtic Myth and Legend

by Charles Squire

Splendid compilation of tales ranges from Arthurian myth to less-familiar adventures, such as Finn and his Fenians, plus many other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon.

From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrow: Unusual Kentucky Place Names

by Robert M. Rennick

" Of course you'll find Paradise in Kentucky, but it's only one of the many unusual place names in the Commonwealth. Meeting these names for the first time, visitors and residents alike assume that some clever...

Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas

by Hamilton Wright Mabie

Fantastic sagas of Norse mythology, these 17 imaginative retellings include Odin's search for knowledge, origins of Thor's hammer, loss of Idun's wondrous apples, securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf, and much more....

Native American Myths

by Lewis SPENCE

Drawn from the legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Sioux, Pawnee, and Northern and Northwestern Indians, these enchanting tales offer rich insights into tribal character and beliefs.