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The Friendly Guide to Mythology: A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddesses Monsters Heroes

by Nancy Hathaway

How was the world as we know it created? What does it mean to be a hero? Where do we go when we die? Why are flood myths so ubiquitous? Anyone who has pondered these and other questions about humanity's ancient...


Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

by Robert Lake-Thom

"There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover truth." —Bobby Lake-Thom

Much of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine...


Maori Tales And Legends

by Kate McCosh Clark

Preface: THE following tales are an outcome of a long residence in New Zealand, and of many opportunities whilst travelling amongst the Maoris of becoming acquainted with their folk-lore, superstitions, and...


Myths and Folklore of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail...


Jataka Tales

by Ellen C Babbitt

The Jatakas, or birth-stories, form one of Buddhism's sacred books. They relate the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences. Carved railings around the relic shrines of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and...


Roumanian Fairytales and Legends

by Elizabeth B Mawr

Given Romania's long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived...


Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

by Cory O'Brien & Sarah E. Melville

Get this:

Cronus liked to eat babies.

Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate.

Odin got construction discounts with bestiality.

Isis had bad taste in jewelry.

Ganesh was the very definition of an...


South African Folk Tales

by James A Honey

This book was especially republished to raise funds for the Westville Boys High Scholarship fund, where gifted but underprivileged South Africans are given a chance of first class high school education. It is...


When My Name Was Keoko

by Linda Sue Park

Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales...


Tales from Tennessee Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers...


Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

by Hill Gates

When Chinese women bound their daughters' feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child's...


Indian Tales of North America: An Anthology for the Adult Reader

by Tristam P. Coffin

This collection of folktales, originally published in 1961, presents stories from a wide range of North American indigenous peoples. The stories are grouped into three categories: "The Way the World Is," "What...


American Folklife

by Don Yoder

Knowledge of folk custom and folk belief can help to explain ways of thought and behavior in modern America. American Folklife, a unique collection of essays dedicated to the presentation of American tradition,...


CHEEGHA - The Call from Waziristan, the last outpost

by Ghulam Daur Qadir Khan

"A true story of happiness and Romance, of curse and betrayal, from the remotest corner of the world, Waziristan."


The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and...


On Folkways and Mores: William Graham Sumner Then and Now

by Philip D. Manning

William Graham Sumner is primarily remembered as an opponent of government intervention in social and economic issues. He was also a comparative ethnographer who developed classifications and sociological concepts...


Ghosts of St. Augustine

by David Lapham

The unique and often turbulent history of St. Augustine, America's oldest city, has spawned more than four hundred years' worth of ghosts.


The Washer of the Ford: Legendary Moralities and Barbaric Tales

by Fiona MacLeod

This satisfyingly diverse collection of ancient and medieval short stories and fables will please readers with an interest in folklore and mythology. Some have their roots in the Gaelic tradition, while others...


Robyn Lawley Eats

by Robyn Lawley

Robyn Lawley is a self-confessed foodie - in addition to being an international supermodel for the likes of H & M and Ralph Lauren. When she's not gracing the cover of Vogue or modelling swimwear or walking...


A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

by Ian Brodie

The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore