By Nigel Suckling
By William Schneider
In essays approximately groups as various as Alaskan local, East Indian, Palestinian, Mexican, and African American, oral historians, folklorists, and anthropologists examine how conventional and ancient oral narratives pass though re-tellings, gaining which means and importance in repeated performances, from various contexts, via cultural and ancient figuring out, and because of tellers' cognizance in their audiences.
By Bryan Woolley
For Texans and non-Texans alike, Mythic Texas is an interesting trip right into a tradition that's like no different on the planet. should you examine the notice "Texas," vibrant pictures are evoked. The symbols and legends that the majority people go together with Texas all have their foundation within the background, tradition, and geography of the kingdom. in the course of the eyes of the folk of Texas, this publication takes a glance at a few of these symbols--oil wells, the "leather throne" (the saddle), longhorn farm animals, and the recognized Lone famous person of the Texas Rangers--and reviews on their dating to Texas this day.
By Barre Toelken
One of the main complete and greatly praised introductions to folklore ever written. Toelken's dialogue of the background and that means of folklore is added in easy language, simply understood definitions, and a wealth of insightful and enjoyable examples. Toelken emphasizes dynamism and diversity within the great array of folks expressions he examines, from "the biology of folklore," to occupational and ethnic lore, nutrition methods, vacations, own event narratives, ballads, myths, proverbs, jokes, crafts, and others. Chapters are by way of bibliographical essays, and over a hundred photos illustrate the textual content. This new version is out there to all degrees of folklore examine and a necessary textual content for school room instruction.
By Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero
The paranormal pantheons of the area have enriched humanity via internal conversation with the Divine Self and during the heroic, sleek stories of the gods and goddesses. This quantity explores the magickal pantheons of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, in addition to the traditional Hebrew, Celtic and Norse pantheons. evaluate the devotional and magical practices of pagans in historic and glossy occasions.
By Joshua Blu Buhs
Final August, males in rural Georgia introduced they had killed Bigfoot. The declare drew immediate, feverish realization, resulting in greater than 1,000 information tales worldwide—despite the truth that approximately everybody knew it used to be a hoax. notwithstanding Bigfoot would possibly not exist, there’s no denying Bigfoot mania.With Bigfoot, Joshua Blu Buhs strains the wild and wooly tale of America’s favourite homegrown monster. He starts with nineteenth-century debts of wildmen roaming the forests of the US, treks to the Himalayas to reckon with the Abominable Snowman, then takes us to northern California in 1958, while studies of a furry hominid loping via distant woodlands marked Bigfoot’s emergence as a contemporary surprise. Buhs delves deeply into the trove of lore and incorrect information that has sprung up round Bigfoot within the resulting part century. We meet charlatans, pseudo-scientists, and committed hunters of the beast—and with Buhs as our advisor, the focal point is usually much less on comparing their claims than on knowing why Bigfoot has encouraged all this drama and devotion within the first position. What does our fascination with this monster say approximately our glossy dating to wasteland, individuality, classification, consumerism, and the media? Writing with a scientist’s skepticism yet an enthusiast’s deep engagement, Buhs invests the tale of Bigfoot with the element and gear of a singular, delivering the definitive tackle this elusive beast.
By Arthur Cotterell
Книга The Encyclopedia of Mythology The Encyclopedia of MythologyКниги English литература Автор: Arthur Cotterell Год издания: 2006 Формат: pdf Издат.:Hermes residence Размер: 38 Mb Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Ancient mythologies are delivered to existence within the so much finished assurance but produced. comprises 550 pictures, together with illustrations of vintage tales. contains the classical mythology of historical Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the celtic global; and, from Northern Europe, stories of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors, and fearsome giants.