Myths And Legends

African Myths & Tales: Epic Tales

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Africa south of the Sahara is a land of wide-ranging traditions and varying cultures. Despite the diversity and the lack of early written records, the continent possesses a rich body of folk tales and legends that have been passed down through the strong custom of storytelling and which often share similar elements, characters and ideas between peoples. So this collection offers a hefty selection of legends and tales - stories of the gods, creation and origins, trickster exploits, animal fables and stories which entertain and edify - from 'Obatala Creates Mankind', from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to 'The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars', from the San people of southern Africa, all collected in a gorgeous gold-foiled and embossed hardback to treasure.
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Beasts & Creatures Myths & Tales: Epic Tales

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Mythological beasts and creatures come in every shape and size, sometimes good, sometimes evil, but often indifferent to the needs of humankind. A beautiful new collection of tales from many different traditions: Norse to Celtic, Greek to Indian, Japanese to Egyptian.

With their weird combination of animal limbs, or distorted visions of human perception, beasts and creatures can be found in all myths and legends of the world, often used to demonstrate moral or fabulistic stories, and explain extreme natural phenomena. An ideal companion to Gods & Monsters Myths & Tales, this new collection includes more of the most famous and recognizable beasts, with some insight too into the rare and the little known: the Simurgh - the gigantic mythical bird of Persian mythology and literature - mingles with the monstrous Great Head of Iroquois folklore; the Kraken of originally Scandinvavian legend can be found alongside North America's Bigfoot, or Sasquatch if you prefer. Of course, from the Greek and Celtic mythologies come the Phoenix, Scylla and Charybdis, the Unicorn, Satyrs and Fauns, Centaurs and Minotaurs, the Basilisk and the Griffin. And let's not forget the goblins of the Norse, the ogreish monsters of Japanese mythology, the Oni, and the nymphs, fairies and sprites that appear in many different mythological traditions. This truly is a wonderful collection of tales.

The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

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Chinese Myths & Tales: Epic Tales

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Great floods and river Gods, snake spirits, and Immortals, China's unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is a rich landscape of humanity, gods and spirits introduced here in this comprehensive book of folk tales and legendary exploits.

The latest title in Flame Tree's beautiful, comprehensive series of Gothic Fantasy titles, concentrates on the ancient, epic origins of modern fantasy.

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Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age

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A vengeful phantom lurks in a country graveyard.
A whaling crew becomes trapped on a haunted ship.
A human skull is kept locked in a cupboard, but
sometimes at night, it screams. . . .

This collection of tales transports the reader to a time when staircases creaked in old manor houses, and a candle could be blown out by a gust of wind, or by a passing ghost. Penned by some of the greatest Victorian novelists and masters of the ghost story genre, each story is illustrated with exquisitely eerie artwork in this special gift edition featuring an embossed textured case and a ribbon marker.

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Irish Fairy Tales and Folklore

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A classic collection of Irish fairy tales and lore by Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and poet W. B. Yeats

Originally published as two separate volumes in 1800s, this premier collection of Irish stories edited and compiled W. B. Yeats is the perfect gift for any lover of Irish literature and folklore. The lyrical prose and rich cultural heritage of each tale will captivate and enchant readers of all ages and keep them entertained for hours on end.

This volume contains more than seventy classic Irish stories, including timeless characters and mythology passed down for generations such as:

  • The Trooping Fairies
  • Changelings
  • Tir-na-n-óg
  • The Lepracaun
  • The Kildare Pooka
  • How Thomas Connolly met the Banshee
  • And many more!
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    Japanese Myths & Tales: Epic Tales

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    From the creation myth of Izanagi and Izanami designed to explain the origins of the island of Japan, to the hundreds of kami (gods or spirits) and monsters populating the tales, Japanese legends tell the story of the land, the nation, the people and the divine heritage of the emperors of Japan. Often bloody and fantastic, the tales are a powerful, rewarding read, gathered together in the gorgeous, deluxe hardcover binding of the Flame Tree Epic Tales series.

    The latest title in Flame Tree's beautiful, comprehensive series of Gothic Fantasy titles, concentrates on the ancient, epic origins of modern fantasy.

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    Long Path to Wisdom: Tales from Burma

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    From the author of the internationally bestselling The Art of Hearing Heartbeats comes this charming collection of folktales that offer a window into Burma's fascinating history and culture.

    Since 1995 Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) dozens of times, and while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous folktales and fables. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange he couldn't classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths.

    The Long Path to Wisdom's evocative stories run the gamut of human emotions, from the familiar to the shocking, and are sure to delight fans of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats as well as those newly discovering the magic of Sendker's incandescent writing.

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    Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas

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    Batchelder Award Honor Book
    School Library Journal Best of the Year
    Kirkus Best of the Year
    Booklist Editors' Choice
    Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids
    Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
    ABC Group Best Books for Young Readers

    Hypnotizing...Provocative...Disarming--The New York Times

    Evocative and stirring...mesmerizing to read aloud.--The Wall Street Journal

    ★ Visually striking...full of vivid language.--Publishers Weekly (starred)

    ★ A rich anthology to understand and delight in Native traditions.--Booklist (starred)

    ★ Begs to be read aloud.--Kirkus (starred)

    ★ Impressive, handsome, and universally appealing.--Horn Book (starred)

    ★ Breathtaking and simply beautiful.--School Library Journal (starred)

    ★ The language sparkles and the tales beg to be read aloud.--School Library Connection (starred)

    Visually arresting, captivating collection of traditional stories.--Shelf-Awareness

    David Bowles' graceful translation renders this volume an excellent addition to any storytelling collection.--BCCB

    One-of-a-kind...A collection that will appeal to children, but also to any lover and collector of books.--BookRiot

    A collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents-the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it--from the Andes all the way up to Alaska.

    Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast. Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories.

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    Tales of the Sea: Traditional Stories of Magic and Adventure from around the World

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    Let this collection of seafaring folktales sweep you away with gorgeous illustrations and captivating stories.

    A secret path leads across the water to a dragon's kingdom. A mermaid avenges the death of a human girl. A monstrous squid guards the most beautiful pearl in the world. This collection of traditional folktales captures the mysterious and magical power of the ocean. As you sail uncharted waters from Norway to New Zealand and Ghana to Korea, you'll encounter underwater palaces, brave seafarers, and monsters of the deep. Each story is paired with luminous contemporary art. With creamy paper, a ribbon marker, and a cover adorned with shimmering foil, this handsome hardcover is truly a book to treasure.

    POPULAR SERIES: The Tales series gives new life to traditional stories. Celebrating the richness of folklore around the world, and featuring the work of beloved contemporary illustrators, these books are beloved by adults and teens alike.

    GORGEOUS SPECIAL EDITION: A mesmerizing full-page illustration brings each story alive, while creamy paper, a ribbon marker, and a foil-stamped cover offer a deluxe reading experience. This keepsake edition is perfect for gifting and display.

    CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: Featuring stories from around the world, this collection honors the dazzling diversity of different folk traditions--as well as the common threads that weave them all together.

    PERFECT FOR OCEAN LOVERS: From whales to giant squids, and from selkies to mermaids, there's something here for anyone who feels the magic of the sea.

    Perfect for:

    - Fans of fairy tales and folklore
    - Ocean lovers
    - Swimmers, divers, fishers, and beach combers
    - Illustration and art lovers
    - Adults and teens
    - Collectors of illustrated classics
    - Fans of the illustrator Maggie Chiang

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    Troll Magic: Hidden Folk from the Mountains and Forests of Norway

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    A collection of macabre and magical folklore from the "godfather" of the Norwegian troll

    Across the stillness of the sprawling mountain heath, the shadow of the mighty forest falls, its wildness calling to the child in all of us. Here the Hidden Folk assemble: the stalwart little nisse, farmyard spirit and irrepressible prankster; the seductive hulder, with her crown of flowers and cow's tail; the fiddling fossegrim, summoning the music of wind and water; and most fearsome and enchanting of all, the one-eyed troll, head high above the treetops. A veritable bestiary of Nordic folk creatures was conjured by artist Theodor Kittelsen, whose late nineteenth-century paintings and illustrations gave these macabre and magical figures their enduring forms.

    In this book, first published as Troldskab in 1892, Kittelsen spins tales of wonder around creatures rumored to haunt the fields, forests, and waterfalls of Norway. Striding, gamboling, and slithering across these pages are witches and gnomes and sea monsters, fiery dragons waking from their stiff-winged slumber, mermaids rising from the deep, and the sly, shapeshifting nøkk. But first and foremost are the trolls, hapless, horrible, or just plain silly, working their spells and making their mischief to the terror and delight of the presumably human reader.

    Tailoring his whimsical artistic style to each tale, Kittelsen's stories, in Tiina Nunnally's nimble translation, reveal a Nordic world of wonder, myth, and magic as real as the imagination allows.

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