Fiction - Mythology & Folklore

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  • 100 Characters from Classical Mythology: Discover the Fascinating Stories of the Greek and Roman Deities

    By Malcolm Day

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764160066
    • Publisher: BARRON'S
    • Published: January 2007
    Mind-expanding and entertaining, this intriguing book charts 100 of the most important characters from Greco-Roman mythology, from the primordial deities to the great gods of Olympus and the shadowy inhabitants of Hades. Addressing universal themes such as love, jealousy, anger, ambition, deceit, and beauty, their stories are as relevant today as they were in ancient times. This enlightening volume includes beautifully decorated family trees that place the charactersin context and clearly show the development of each generation of gods, a family tree that summarizes each character legendary acts, and much more.
  • 13: The Story of the World's Most Popular Superstition

    By Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781568583068
    • Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
    • Published: October 2004
    Lachenmeyer uncovers the history, psychology, and evolution of unlucky 13, both in the United States and around the world. 13 is also a book about superstitions and mythmaking in general - why we believe what we believe, and why we stop believing. Lachenmeyer is the author of he award-winning memoir 'The Outsider' and the children's book 'Broken Beaks.'
  • 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date In History

    By John Major Jenkins

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781585427666
    • Publisher: TARCHER/PENGUIN
    • Published: October 2009
    With more than two decades of research on Mayan history, culture, and traditions under his belt it can easily be stated that author and scholar John Major Jenkins is the most authoritative source on the monumental 12-21-2012. Now, in 'The 2012 Story' he provides the definitive work on the significance of the this date, and why it may very well signal cataclysmic change in the world as we know it. Throughout this erudite and meticulously researched book readers will gain a close understanding of the Mayan prophecies behind 2012 and, moreover, the observations which validated their claims and created this nascent century's most anticipated date.
  • Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America: The Lost Kingdoms of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippians, and Anasazi

    By Frank Joseph

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591431077
    • Publisher: Bear & Company
    • Published: 2010
    "The examination of four great civilizations that existed before Columbus's arrival in North America offers evidence of sustained contact between the Old and New Worlds"--Provided by publisher.
  • Aesop's Fables

    By Aesop.

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593080624
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: November 2003
    Aesop's Fables, by Aesop, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. As legend has it, the storyteller Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece during the sixth century B.C. His memorable, recountable fables have brought amusing characters to life and driven home thought-provoking morals for generations of listeners and modern-day readers. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, Aesop's fables never tarnish despite being told again and again. This collection presents nearly 300 of Aesop's most entertaining and enduring stories—from “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” to “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs” and “The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.” Populated by a colorful array of animal characters who personify every imaginable human type—from fiddling grasshoppers and diligent ants to sly foxes, wicked wolves, brave mice, and grateful lions—these timeless tales are as fresh and relevant today as when they were first created. Full of humor, insight, and wit, the tales in Aesop's Fables champion the value of hard work and perseverance, compassion for others, and honesty. They are age-old wisdom in a delicious form, for the consumption of adults and children alike.D. L. Ashliman is emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught folklore, mythology, German, and comparative literature at that institution for thirty-one years. He has also served as guest professor at the University of Augsburg in Germany.
  • Aesop's Fables (Word Cloud Classics)

    By Aesop

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781607109471
    • Publisher: Canterbury Classics
    • Published: October 2013
  • African Folktales in the New World (Folkloristics)

    By William W. Bascom

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253207364
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: November 1992
  • African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa

    By Leo Frobenius

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486409115
    • Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS
    • Published: September 1999
    Presents a collection of African folk tales and myths.
  • African Mythology

    By Geoffrey Parrinder

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780600000426
    • Publisher: Paul Hamlyn
    • Published: December 1967
  • African Myths of Origin

    By Stephen Belcher

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140449457
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 2006
    Spanning centuries and the entire continent of Africa, a panoramic collection of traditional African myths, fables, and folklore captures the rich and diverse cultures of Africa, from ancient Egypt and Ethiopia to the desert Sahara and sub-Saharan region, in tales of great heroes, monsters, migration, and world creation.
  • African Temples of the Anunnaki

    By Michael Tellinger

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591431503
    • Publisher: Inner Traditions
    • Published: May 2013
    "Archaeological proof of the advanced civilization on the southern tip of Africa that preceded Sumer and Egypt by 200,000 years"--Provided by publisher.
  • The Age of Chivalry: The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology

    By Thomas Bulfinch

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780028614786
    • Publisher: Macmillan
    • Published: October 1997
    The thrilling classic heroes and heroines - Merlin, Robin Hood, the Lady of the Lake and the Lady of Shalott, Sir Galahad, Tristram & Isoude, and dozens more, come to life as never before. Index. Color illustrations. 224p. (All ages).
  • Alabama, One Big Front Porch

    By Kathryn Tucker Windham

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781588382191
    • Publisher: NewSouth Books
    • Published: August 2007
  • All About King Arthur

    By Geoffrey Ashe

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780491004626
    • Publisher: W.H. Allen
    • Published: June 1969

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