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Folklore, myths & legends books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Folklore, myths & legends category. Presented with a red border are the Folklore, myths & legends books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland by W. B. Yeats Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Faerie Handbook An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects by The Editors of Faerie Magazine The Faerie Handbook An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects

In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections-Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty, Arts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

Where There's a Will There's a Way Japanese Proverbs and Their English Equivalents by Primrose Arnander, Ritsuko Yamada Nishimae Where There's a Will There's a Way Japanese Proverbs and Their English Equivalents
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This latest title in the hugely popular series of proverbs from around the world focuses on the richness of Japanese culture and language and highlights the uncanny similarity of inherited wisdom between the East and West.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Myths in Minutes by Neil Philip Myths in Minutes

The world's great fables, sagas and legends dramatically retold
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Riddle in the Tale Riddles and Riddle Folk Tales by Taffy Thomas The Riddle in the Tale Riddles and Riddle Folk Tales

This book includes both magical riddle tales and simple riddle challenges, with clues and answers hidden in intricate illustrations. Discover how the farmer saved his daughter by solving the fairies' riddles or how the old hen wife helped the two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Folksongs from the Mountains of Iran Culture, Poetics and Everyday Philosophies by Erika Friedl Folksongs from the Mountains of Iran Culture, Poetics and Everyday Philosophies

An ethnographic study of the folksongs and local people from the Boir Ahmad in the Zagros Mountains of West Iran
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan by Zack Davisson Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan

Woodblock prints, essays, and translations scratch to light the secret lives of Japan's mythological felines.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Coming Soon

Occult London by Merlin Coverley Occult London


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017

Legends and Life in Texas Folklore from the Lone Star State, in Stories and Song by Kenneth L. Untiedt Legends and Life in Texas Folklore from the Lone Star State, in Stories and Song

There is sometimes a fine line between history and folklore. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society tells stories about real-life characters from Texas's history, as well as personal reflections about life from diverse perspectives throughout the last century. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

In Search of the Argonauts The Remarkable History of Jason and the Golden Fleece by Helen Lovatt In Search of the Argonauts The Remarkable History of Jason and the Golden Fleece

Tells of a quest to the ends of the earth, of the villainous usurper King Pelias, of dragons' teeth, of the doom of Hylas, ravished to his end by nymphs who greatly desired him for his beauty, and of Jason's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, from the host of the hit podcast Lore
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Public Performances Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque by Jack Santino Public Performances Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque


Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

County Durham Folk Tales by Adam Bushnell County Durham Folk Tales

Storyteller Adam Bushnell brings together stories from the rugged coastlines, limestone cliffs, remote moorland, pastoral dales and settled coalfields of County Durham.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Iliad (Wisehouse Classics Edition) by Homer The Iliad (Wisehouse Classics Edition)


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Odyssey (Wisehouse Classics Edition) by Homer The Odyssey (Wisehouse Classics Edition)


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Story of World Mythologies by Terri-Ann White The Story of World Mythologies


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Animal Tales from the Caribbean by George List Animal Tales from the Caribbean

These twenty-one animal tales from the Colombian Caribbean coast represent a sampling of the traditional stories that are told during all-night funerary wakes. The tales are told in the semi-sacred space of the patio (backyard) of homes as part of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Animal Tales from the Caribbean by George List Animal Tales from the Caribbean

These twenty-one animal tales from the Colombian Caribbean coast represent a sampling of the traditional stories that are told during all-night funerary wakes. The tales are told in the semi-sacred space of the patio (backyard) of homes as part of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2017

Monsters by Derrick Jensen Monsters


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Peterborough Folklore by Francis Young Peterborough Folklore


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Behold the Proverbs of a People Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics by Wolfgang Mieder Behold the Proverbs of a People Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom's international currency. Wolfgang Mieder shows that proverbs matter in culture, literature,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Pagan's Progress: A Ge-ography Primer by Michael Dames Pagan's Progress: A Ge-ography Primer

In an age of ecological turbulence, our understanding of the hills, rivers and fields we live amongst is more critical than ever. But what strange mysteries might the academic study of geography conceal from us, and what relationships to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

The Caribbean Story Finder A Guide to 438 Tales from 24 Nations and Territories, Listing Subjects and Sources by Sharon Barcan Elswit The Caribbean Story Finder A Guide to 438 Tales from 24 Nations and Territories, Listing Subjects and Sources

The Caribbean islands have a vibrant oral folklore. In Jamaica, the clever spider Anansi, who outsmarts stronger animals, is a symbol of triumph by the weak over the powerful. The fables of the foolish Juan Bobo, who tries to bring...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Dark Side of Japan Ancient Black Magic, Folklore, Ritual by Antony, MA Cummins The Dark Side of Japan Ancient Black Magic, Folklore, Ritual
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A fascinating collection of folktales, ritual black magic, protection spells, monsters and other dark interpretations of life and death from Japanese folklore.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

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