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EYRBYGGJA SAGA

By: Anonymous

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000046168

ISBN: 0140445307

Condition: 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. An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and hist ory with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Icelan d, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Pengui... View more info

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FOLK CULTURE IN A WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY

By: Bausinger, Hermann

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000045599

ISBN: 0253311276

Condition: 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. View more info

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FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN : NARRATIVES (THREE VOLUMES)

By: Briggs, Katharine

Price: ¥15,000.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000037102

Condition: 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. View more info

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THE FLIGHT OF THE WILD GANDER: EXPLORATIONS IN THE MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSION

By: Campbell, Joseph

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Perennial: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044912

ISBN: 0060969814

Condition: 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. Focuses on the nature of myths and the significance of symbolic images to the human psyche, and discusses how the function of myths in everyday life has changed. View more info

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THE BEDTRICK: TALES OF SEX AND MASQUERADE

By: Doniger, Wendy

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000027981

ISBN: 0226156427

Condition: 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 i... View more info

FOLKTALES OF CHINA

By: Eberhard, Wolfram

Price: ¥2,800.00

Publisher: Chicago] University of Chica: 1965

Seller ID: RWARE0000045131

Condition: Good


This edition, 1968 Second Impression. 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. View more info

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TALISMANS AND TROJAN HORSES: GUARDIAN STATUES IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTH AND RIT UAL

By: Faraone, Christopher A.

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000045011

ISBN: 0195064046

Condition: 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. References abound in Greek legends and historical accounts to special statues or images upon whose presence the continued safety or livelihood of a city or house depended. These images include statues of predatory beasts or destructive insects, plague gods, dangerous goddesses, and the like. Faraone describes the variety and range of these images and uses them to provide new interpretations of early Greek myths about Pandora, the Trojan Horse, and the... View more info

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TUNKASHILA: FROM THE BIRTH OF TURTLE ISLAND TO THE BLOOD OF WOUNDED KNEE

By: Hausman, Gerald

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: St Martins Pr: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000043356

ISBN: 0312099282

Condition: Very Good


The saga of native America, from creation through the Battle of Wounded Kne e, is recreated in epic form incorporating dozens of stories and myths, com plemented by illustrations by native American artists. View more info

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STONE OF TRUTH AND OTHER IRISH FOLK TALES

By: Hyde, Douglas

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000024098

ISBN: 0716523442

Condition: Near Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book. View more info

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OJIBWAY HERITAGE

By: Johnston, Basil H.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000043312

ISBN: 0771044410

Condition: Good


"This compilation of the basic beliefs, ideals, values, and ceremonies is a beautiful and sacred document."-Library Journal. View more info

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MYTHS OF THE WORLD: MYTHS OF CHINA & JAPAN

By: Mackenzie, Donald A.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045070

ISBN: 0517101637

Condition: 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. A comprehensive chronicle of Asian mythology features fascinating tales, arranged thematically and including "Chinese Dragon Lore," "The Kingdom under the Sea," "Bird and Serpent Myths," and "Mythical and Legendary Kings." View more info

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CASSELL DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

By: March, Jennifer R.

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Cassell: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000039622

ISBN: 0304346268

Condition: 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 shap... View more info

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OTHER PEOPLE'S MYTHS: THE CAVE OF ECHOES

By: O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000044535

ISBN: 0226618579

Condition: Good


Other People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables , Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and s oap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force o f myth and tradition in our lives, and in the lives of other cultures. She shows how the stories of mythology-whether of Greek gods, Chinese sages, or Polish rabbis-enable all cultures to define themselves. She raises critica l questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the... View more info

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THE LORE OF THE UNICORN

By: Shepard, Odell

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Random House Value Publishin: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000038159

ISBN: 0517371561

Condition: Good/Good


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EVERYMAN'S DICTIONARY OF NON-CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

By: Sykes, Egerton

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000035461

ISBN: 0460030108

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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THE FOLKTALE

By: Thompson, Stith

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: University of California Pre: 1978

Seller ID: RWARE0000044551

ISBN: 0520035372

Condition: 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. "Thompson believed the folktale to be an important and living art, underlyi ng all literary narrative forms. Most of all he wanted to acquaint readers with most of the great folktales of the world, not only for their own inter est as stories, but as elements of culture. He writes about the nature and form of the folktale, gives an account of tales from Ireland to India, devo tes a special section to the North American Indian tales and myths, and a... View more info

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ARTHURIAN ROMANCES

By: Troyes, Chretien de

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: TUTTLE: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000039193

ISBN: 046087389X

Condition: 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... View more info

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THROUGH THE EYE OF THE FEATHER: NATIVE AMERICAN VISIONS

By: Tuchman, Gail

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Gibbs Smith: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000043387

ISBN: 0879055979

Condition: 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 short book is a reflection on the symbolism of feathers and the pervasive nature of their importance in Native American culture. The first-person essays include personal visions about feather symbolism, craft, and use told by men and women from six different tribal backgrounds: Apache (Lipan and Mescalero), Cherokee, Crow, Navajo, Lakota Sioux, and Algonquian. They do not represent officially the views of particular nations. Well-known ceremonia... View more info

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

By: Tyldesley, Joyce A.

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000045829

ISBN: 1846143691

Condition: As New


From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us throu gh 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what the y mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and... View more info