Products in Sociology, Anthropology, Mythology
|Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales |
by Ernest Rhys, Herbert Cole
This enthralling illustrated collection of 33 stories features favorite English characters such as Dick Whittington and Jack the Giant Killer, plus Tom Thumb and others from the wider world of folklore.
|Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry |
by William Butler Yeats
Treasury of 64 tales from the world of Celtic myth and legend: "The Soul Cages," "The Kildare Pooka," "King O'Toole and his Goose," more. Introduction, Notes by W. B. Yeats.
|The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries |
by W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Collection of firsthand reports of elfin creatures in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany, classified by country and introduced by leading authorities on anthropology and folklore. Also includes recorded traditions of Celtic literature and mythology.
|Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India |
by Sudhin N. Ghose
16 delightful tradition stories, including "Palwahn the Wrestler," "How Princess Maya got her Deserts," "The Munificent Miser," "The End of the World," and 12 other traditional tales.
|Folkways: A Study of Mores, Manners, Customs and Morals |
by William Graham Sumner
Century-old classic provides incisive look at manners, customs, mores, and morals from ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Japan, China, India, as well as medieval Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and modern Western civilization.
|The Forest in Folklore and Mythology |
by Alexander Porteous
Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, much more.
|Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate |
by Helen Whitney
This compelling range of stories explores why the process and discussion of forgiveness seems to dominate our culture. Whitney writes of the struggle of 1960s radicals to cope with the consequences of violent acts of protest, and more.
|From Ritual to Romance |
by Jessie L. Weston
Landmark of anthropological and mythological scholarship explores the connection between the legend of the Grail and ancient mystery cults. A major source for T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land.
|Games of the North American Indians |
by Stewart Culin
The most complete work ever prepared on the subject — based on museum collections, travel and ethnographic accounts and author’s own research. 1,112 figures.
|The Ghost-Dance Religion and Wounded Knee |
by James Mooney
Classic of American anthropology explores messianic cult behind Indian resistance, from Pontiac to the 1890s. Extremely detailed and thorough. Originally published in 1896 by the Bureau of American Ethnology. 38 plates, 49 other illustrations.
|The Gods of Greece and Rome |
by Talfourd Ely
The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.
|The Golden Bough |
by Sir James George Frazer
Classic 1890 study of cults, rites, and myths of antiquity helped define terms of social anthropology, influencing generations of thinkers. Abridgment omits footnotes, occasionally condenses text; all main principles remain intact.
|Great Myths of the World |
by Padraic Colum
A collection of tales from ancient myth and legend. Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, Quetzalcoatl, and other larger-than-life figures populate these pages in a wonderful treasury for all ages.
|Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legends |
by Wilhelm Wägner
Captivating collection of legends and romances from the Teutonic Middle Ages—Hegeling and Nibelung, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, Lohengrin, more. Inspiring reading, both in and out of the classroom.
|A Handbook of Norse Mythology |
by Karl Mortensen
A fascinating portrait of primitive Scandinavian lore, this book recounts the birth and ascendancy of the gods, with concise profiles of the chief deities and their associated myths.
|Handbook of World Mythology |
by Alexander S. Murray, William H. Klapp
From Apollo to Zeus, and from Vedic and Brahmanic gods to the creation myths, this is one of the most authoritative single-volume narratives on Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Hindu, and Norse/Germanic myths.
|Handbook of the Indians of California |
by A. L. Kroeber
Monumental work includes demographics, linguistic relations, social structures, folkways, religion, material culture, more. Surveys of the Yurok, Pomo, Maidu, Yokuts, and Mohave receiving most attention. 479 illustrations. 40 maps.
|Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine |
by Lewis Spence
Rich collection of tales inspired by the mystery and romance of one of the most storied rivers in Europe. Includes the Niebelungenlied as well as legends of Odin, Brunhild, and many more. 24 illustrations.
|The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama |
by Lord Raglan
Heroic figures, all with the human desire for idealization in common, are the focus of this study — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood.