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The Edda

by Winifred Faraday

The term Edda (Old Norse Edda, plural Eddur) applies to the Old Norse Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, both of which were written down in Iceland during the 13th century in Icelandic, although they contain material...


Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscript

by Paul Schellhas

The three manuscripts which we possess of the ancient Maya peoples of Central America, the Dresden (Dr.), the Madrid (Tro.-Cort.) and the Paris (Per.) manuscripts, all contain a series of pictorial representations...


The Babylonian Legends of the Creation

by Anonymous

The Babylonian Legends of the Creation and the Fight Between Bel and the Dragon as Told by Assyrian Tablets From Nineveh contianing the following:

"The Discovery of the Tablets"

"Publication of the Creation Tablets"...


The Legends of the Jews

by Louis Ginzberg

To this day Legends of the Jews remains a most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash,...


Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

by Candi K. Cann

For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media...


Selected Folktales/Ausgewahlte Marchen: A Dual-Language Book

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Stanley Appelbaum

Treasury of 27 world-famous tales, among them "Hänsel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood," as well as less familiar tales such as "The Danced-Out Shoes," "The Golden Bird," and "The Six...


An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Disease

by John D. Lee

In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes,...


The World Shared

by Dariusz Sosnicki, Piotr Florczyk & Boris Dralyuk

First full-length U.S. collection by an influential, award-winning Polish poet, translated by two of America's premier Slavic translators.


Mircea Eliade: Myth, Religion, and History

by Nicolae Babuts

Mircea Eliade was one of the twentieth century’s foremost scholars of religion and cultural environments. This book examines the emergence, function, and value of religion and myth in Eliade’s work. Each...


Custom: An Essay on Social Codes

by Ferdinand Tonnies & Mathieu Deflem

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tönnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic sense...


The Dragon of Wantley - His Rise, His Voracity and His Downfall - A Romance

by Owen Wister

This wonderfully humourous tale for all ages is the legend of a dragon-slaying by a knight on Wharncliffe Crags in South Yorkshire. This novel adaptation is based on a comic broadside ballad written in 1685....


Myths and Legends of Greece and Rome

by William Byron Forbush

This early work by William Byron Forbush is on the subject of Greek and Roman myths and legends. It is a fascinating work that details the stories of magic and wonder that captivated the ancient world.


Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet Black Branch of Language

by Martin Shaw & Coleman Barks

In Snowy Tower, Dr. Martin Shaw continues his trilogy of works on the relationship between myth, wilderness, and a culture of wildness. In this second book, he gives a telling of the Grail epic Parzival. Claiming...


Food and Everyday Life

by Thomas M. Conroy, J. Nikol Beckham & Hui-tun Chuang

This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular...


Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

by PhD Patricia Monaghan

Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her vibrant and accessible encyclopedia...


Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas

by David Kelman

In Counterfeit Politics, David Kelman reassesses the political significance of conspiracy theory.


The Four Ancient Books of Wales

by William F. Skene

THE dissolution of the religious houses in Wales during the reign of Henry VIII, and the dispersion of their libraries, led to many Welsh manuscripts passing into the hands of private individuals. Collections...


The Second Book of Fairy Tales - Raising Funds for BBC Children in Need

by John Halsted

This book has been especially re-published to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. The stories herein were originally published over a century ago. Some will be familiar and others less so, but all...


The Laxdaela Saga

by Muriel Press

The Laxdœla saga is an Icelandic saga (story) of the men and women of the Salmon River valley involving the clan of Laxárdalur. It is one of the most important Icelandic sagas, originally written in Old Icelandic;...


The Phynodderree (and Other Tales from the Isle of Man)

by Edward Callow & W. J. Watson

This book has especially been republished to raise funds for charities. IN no part of the British Isles has the belief in the existence of Fairies retained a stronger hold upon the people than in the Isle of...