Folklore & Mythology

Folklore & Mythology

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THE MABINOGION, Anonymous
1 Anonymous THE MABINOGION
Dutton Adult 1975 0460010972 / 9780460010979 Paperback Very Good 
An assembly of Welsh stories from two ancient books, the 'Red Book of Herge st' and the earlier 'The White Book of Rhydderch' approx 500 BC. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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2 Armstrong, Karen A SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH
Cannongate 1841958123 / 9781841958125 Paperback (01 Very Good 

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GODS, DEMONS AND SYMBOLS OF ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA: AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, Black, Jeremy
3 Black, Jeremy GODS, DEMONS AND SYMBOLS OF ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA: AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY
University of Texas Press 1992 0292707940 / 9780292707948 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Ancient Mesopotamia was a rich, varied and highly complex culture whose achievements included the invention of writing and the development of sophisticated urban society. This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and customs of the ancient Mesopotamians, as revealed in their art and their writings between about 3000 B.C. and the advent of the Christian era. Gods, goddesses, demons, monsters, magic, myths, religious symbolism, ritual, and the spiritual world are all discussed in alphabetical entries ranging from short accounts to extended essays. Names are given in both their Sumerian and Akkadian forms, and all entries are fully cross-referenced. A useful introduction provides historical and geographical background and describes the sources of our knowledge about the religion, mythology and magic of "the cradle of civilisation" 
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FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN : NARRATIVES (THREE VOLUMES), Briggs, Katharine
4 Briggs, Katharine FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN : NARRATIVES (THREE VOLUMES)
The Folio Society 2011 Hardcover, In Fine/in Fine Slipcase 
Three volumes in suitcase in perfect condition. No sign of wear. Books are decorated in green cloth with black and gold designs. A beautiful collection of hundreds of stories and legends of Britain. 
Price: 15000.00 JPY
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FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS: THE FORBIDDEN LEGACY OF A FALLEN RACE, Collins, Andrew
5 Collins, Andrew FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS: THE FORBIDDEN LEGACY OF A FALLEN RACE
Signet Books 1997 0451189264 / 9780451189264 Paperback Good 
"Tracking down angels both heavenly and fallen, Collins's detective work ta kes him through entire libraries. . . . His conclusion is that we humans ar e not the first race to live on the planet. Reading books like this one can be as much fun as reading Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie." (Barbara Arding er, Whole Life Times, May 2002) "A fascinating and in-depth look at . . . how actual events inevitably evol ve into the stuff of indecipherable legend as centuries pass." (Sandy Moss, The Daily Courier, June 2, 2002) "An exciting and original intellectual quest . . . important new facts conc erning the mysterious origins of human civilization." (Graham Hancock, auth or of Fingerprints of the Gods) "A magnificently researched work; its startling conclusions will undoubtedl y reverberate over the coming decades." (Nigel Jackson, author of The Horne d Piper) "A fascinating piece of research which does much to bring the biblical world of Eden back into the historical spotlight . . . a major contribution to the study of the genesis of civilization." (David Rohl, Egyptologist and author of A Test of Time). 
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6 Doniger, Wendy THE BEDTRICK: TALES OF SEX AND MASQUERADE
University Of Chicago Press 2000 0226156427 / 9780226156422 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known p lots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, f rom the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item in the Weekly World News, to show the hilariously convoluted sexual scrapes that p eople manage to get themselves into and out of. Here you will find wives wh o accidentally commit adultery with their own husbands. You will read Linco ln's truly terrible poem about a bedtrick. You will learn that in Hong Kong the film The Crying Game was retitled Oh No! My Girlfriend Has a Penis. An d that President Clinton was not the first man to be identified by an idios yncratic organ. At the bottom of these wonderful stories, ancient myths, and historical anecdotes lie the dynamics of sex and gender, power and identity. Why can't people tell the difference in the dark? Can love always tell the difference between one lover and another? And what kind of truth does sex tell? Funny, sexy, and engaging, The Bedtrick is a masterful work of energetic storytelling and dazzling scholarship. Give it to your spouse and your lover. 
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THE GREEK MYTHS: VOLUME 2 (PELICAN), Graves, Robert
7 Graves, Robert THE GREEK MYTHS: VOLUME 2 (PELICAN)
Penguin Books 1955 0140205098 / 9780140205091 Paperback Good 

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STONE OF TRUTH AND OTHER IRISH FOLK TALES, Hyde, Douglas
8 Hyde, Douglas STONE OF TRUTH AND OTHER IRISH FOLK TALES
Irish Academic Press Ltd 1979 0716523442 / 9780716523444 Paperback Near Fine 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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9 Kerr, Moira C. MYTH
Copp Clark Pub. Co 1966 0773023054 / 9780773023055 Hardcover Good 

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CASSELL DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY, March, Jennifer R.
10 March, Jennifer R. CASSELL DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Cassell 1999 0304346268 / 9780304346264 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the classical world, covering all the principal myths, gods and goddesses, together with the personalities, places, animals, monsters, heavenly bodies and events of classical mythology. Background historical and archaeological information is provided. The outline accounts are supplemented by extensive quotations from the original sources, to help bring the narrative to life and show how literary traditions shaped the development of classical mythology. 
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11 Murray, Alexander S. WHO'S WHO IN MYTH AND LEGEND
Crw Pub Ltd 2005 190491909X / 9781904919094 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Reset with fresh illustrations together with an extensive index and glossary. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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THE LORE OF THE UNICORN, Shepard, Odell
12 Shepard, Odell THE LORE OF THE UNICORN
Random House Value Publishin 1988 0517371561 / 9780517371565 Hardcover Good/Good 

Price: 700.00 JPY
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13 Sykes, Egerton EVERYMAN'S DICTIONARY OF NON-CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
J M Dent & Sons Ltd 1977 0460030108 / 9780460030106 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

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ARTHURIAN ROMANCES, Troyes, Chretien de
14 Troyes, Chretien de ARTHURIAN ROMANCES
TUTTLE 1997 046087389X / 9780460873895 Paperback Good 
Erec and Enide; Cliges; Lancelot; Yvain; Perceval An idyllically happy marriage in which a husband is so involved that he neg lects his duties as a knight; love endangered by a husband who is more inte rested in athletic chivalry than his wife; timorous young love ; and adulte rous passion -together these stories offer the most complete expression of French chivalry and of courtly love. chretien de Troyes did not invent the Arthurian legend: he gave it sophisti cated literary form, establishing it as major branch of European literature . Without chretien we might today scarcely have heard of King Arthur and hi s brave company. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction , notes and glossary. 
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