Books in category Social Science – Folklore & Mythology

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    Большой словарь русских пословиц
    Мокиенко Валерий Михайлович

    Пословицы и поговорки – жемчужины народного творчества, в которых отразился опыт, граненый веками и передаваемый из уст в уста, из …

  • When Night Falls Kric Krac

    When Night Falls, Kric! Krac!
    Liliane Nérette Louis, Frederick J. Hay

    Tales by the master Haitian storyteller reflect the ethnic values, traditions, and history of the island

  • Folk Nation

    Folk Nation
    Simon J. Bronner

    Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the meaning and mystique of their country.

  • The Children of Athena

    The Children of Athena
    Nicole Loraux

    In these essays, the renowned French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of this and other Greek origin myths as she explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

  • Magickal Mystical Creatures

    Magickal, Mystical Creatures
    D. J. Conway

    Here is an occult encyclopedia of over two hundred magickal creatures, from pookas and green men to gorgons and gargoyles.

  • The Evil Eye

    The Evil Eye
    Frederick Thomas Elworthy

    Descriptions of gestures, charms, incantations, and other protective acts used to ward off power of the "evil eye." 199 illustrations.

  • Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece

    Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece
    Corinne Ondine Pache

    She argues that the stories, songs, and sanctuaries honoring these heroes express parental fears and guilt about children's death."–BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

  • Natural Magic

    Natural Magic
    Doreen Valiente

    There are chapters on the secrets of sex magic, and on the use of traditional spells. If you want to learn to charm warts, to cast a love spell, or to plant a magical garden, this book will tell you how.

  • Hesiod

    Hesiod
    Hesiod, Apostolos N. Athanassakis

    Introducing his celebrated translations of these two poems and of the Shield, Apostolos Athanassakis positions Hesiod simultaneously as a philosopher-poet, a bard with deep roots in the culture of his native Boeotia, and the heir to a long …

  • Stories of Change

    Stories of Change
    Joseph E. Davis

    Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.

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