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This collection of folktales draws from both the Mexican and Mexican-American traditions, revealing the humor and enchantment in these stories. Includes: The Flea; The Story of the Sun and the Moon; The Tailor Who Sold His Soul to the Devil; The Hog; Pedro the Trickster; The Shadow; Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet; The Seven Oxen; The Mule Drivers Who Lost Their Feet; The Two Marias; The Priest Who Had a Glimpse of Glory; TheBrave Widow; The Endless Tale; Cinder Juan; and The Storyteller's Parting Words. Also includes notes and a bibliography.
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Originally told to explain the mysteries of the world-such as creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love-myths are a major part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its own myths. Organized by geographic region, each myth is placed within the civilization's history and context. The key elements of world mythology, such as the hero, his divine connection, the labyrinth, the initiation, and the transformation, are explored in boxes and features throughout the book. AUTHOR BIO: Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of mythology, history, and the arts, including DK's Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions. Neil Philip is the author of many books on folklore and mythology, including The Illustrated Book of Myths and Myths and Legends Explained.
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The world's most enduring myths and legends explored and explained.
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A celebration of English verse, includes poems by William Blake, Christopher Smart, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, and many others
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Explores the long history of the Native American tribes of North America, discussing their culture, their struggles against white immigrants, and the recent resurgence of their customs.
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Presents a collection of Native American mythology from various tribes including their different perspectives on how the earth was started and how it will end.
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