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Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter

by Linda Grant

“You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes...


Gods and Goddesses in Love: Making the Myth a Reality for You

by Agapi Stassinopoulos

In ancient times, the Greeks created the gods and goddesses to represent the various personalities of human nature. In Gods and Goddesses in Love, Agapi Stassinopoulos tells the stories of the primary goddesses...


The King of Ireland's Son

by Padraic Colum

Favorite tales from the Emerald Isle: "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion," "The Town of the Red Castle," 5 more. 9 full-page illustrations, numerous decorations.


The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

by Lord Raglan

Heroic figures, all with the human desire for idealization in common, are the focus of this study — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood.


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


The Myths of the North American Indians

by Lewis SPENCE

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

by George Catlin

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.


Taos Tales

by Elsie Clews Parsons

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.


The Irish Fairy Book

by Alfred Perceval Graves & George Denham

43 enchanting poems and tales by William Butler Yeats, Joseph Campbell, Lady Jane Wilde, Jeremiah Curtin, Douglas Hyde, and other distinguished writers.


Native American Creation Myths

by Jeremiah Curtin

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions,...


Lost Continents

by L. Sprague de Camp

Leading authority examines facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include Plato, Thomas More, K. T. Frost, and many other citations, both famous and lesser-known....


Bulfinch's Medieval Mythology: The Age of Chivalry

by Thomas Bulfinch

Bulfinch encompasses tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble warriors of English history. Young readers can find no better introduction to medieval myths and legends....


Scottish Fairy Tales: Unabridged In Easy-To-Read Type

by Donald A. Mackenzie & John Green

Charming collection of ancient and modern Scottish stories includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," and many more. 34 illustrations....


Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O'Bryan

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.


Vampires and Vampirism

by Montague Summers

Study examines vampire lore in fantastic detail, addressing such issues as how vampires came into existence, vampirish behavior, vampire-like ancient myths, and vampires in modern literature.


The Vampire in Lore and Legend

by Montague Summers

Riveting study of vampirism in Europe — from vampires in Greek and Roman lore to their presence in Saxon England, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and even modern Greece.


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.