Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife 2 volumes by Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, Pauline Greenhill

By Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, Pauline Greenhill

From the stone age to the cyber age, men and women have skilled the area in a different way. Out of a cosmos of goddesses and she-devils, earth moms and madonnas, witches and queens, saints and whores, an enormous physique of women's folklore has come into bloom. overseas in scope and drawing on greater than a hundred thirty professional participants, this encyclopedia experiences the myths, traditions, and ideology valuable to women's day-by-day lives. greater than 260 alphabetically prepared entries conceal the lore of ladies throughout time, area, and existence. scholars of historical past, faith and spirituality, therapeutic and standard drugs, literature, and global cultures will worth this encyclopedia as an vital advisor to women's folklore.In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 areas of the realm, resembling the Caribbean, valuable Asia, the center East, and Western Europe. Entries offer cross-references and cite works for extra examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific bibliography of print and digital assets. scholars studying approximately historical past, international cultures, faith and spirituality, therapeutic and standard drugs, and literature will welcome this spouse to the lifestyle of girls throughout time and continents.

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The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits: An Encyclopedia of by Matthew Meyer

By Matthew Meyer

In Japan, it's stated that there are eight million kami. those spirits surround all types of supernatural creature; from malign to titanic, demonic to divine, and every thing in among. so much of them look unusual and scary—even evil—from a human standpoint. they're identified by means of myriad names: bakemono, chimimoryo, mamono, mononoke, obake, oni, and yokai.

Yokai stay in an international that parallels our personal. Their lives resemble ours in lots of methods. they've got societies and rivalries. They consume, sing, dance, play, struggle, compete, or even salary struggle. regularly, we preserve to our global they usually continue to theirs. in spite of the fact that, there are occasions and locations the place the bounds among the worlds skinny, and crossing over is feasible.

The twilight hour—the border among sunlight and darkness—is while the boundary among worlds is at its thinnest. Twilight is the best time for yokai to move into this global, or for people to incidentally pass into theirs. Our international remains to be wide awake and lively, however the international of the supernatural is starting to stir. Superstition tells humans to come to their villages and remain inside of whilst the solar units to be able to stay away from operating into demons. for the reason that in jap the twilight hour is named omagatoki: "the hour of assembly evil spirits."

This encyclopedia comprises over one hundred twenty five illustrated entries detailing the monsters of eastern folklore and the myths and magic surrounding them.

This ebook used to be first funded on Kickstarter in 2013.

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Seafaring lore & legend : a miscellany of maritime myth, by Peter D. Jeans

By Peter D. Jeans

From Noah's Ark to St. Elmo's fireplace, Seafaring Lore and Legend leaves no maritime myth or superstition unturned. writer Peter denims has spent years compiling those sea tales, and his secure writing variety and fervour for nautical stories make for quick, stress-free, and informative examining. The wealth of colourful info includes:

  • Oddities of nautical customized
  • Famous wrecks and mutinies
  • Castaways and survivors, pirates and buccaneers

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English Fairy Tales and More English Fairy Tales: And, More by Joseph Jacobs

By Joseph Jacobs

In those vintage collections, first released in 1890 and 1894, Joseph Jacobs mixed folklore, kid's literature, and the eclectic scholarship of the Victorian period to create a storehouse of stories that inhabited the imaginations of kids and adults for generations. the following readers first met Tom Tit Tot, Molly Whuppie, and Jack the Giant-Killer, and primary learn the tales of the 3 Little Pigs, the 3 Bears, and Henny-Penny.Jacobs' bold collections challenged traditional pondering the which means of "folk," the person artistry at the back of folktales, and the bounds among folklore and literature, awaiting sleek advancements in folklore experiences. His unique variants of those 87 vintage stories, in addition to the unique illustrations, are reprinted during this new quantity, supplying readers an unsurpassed knowing of the advance of the vintage fairy story in overdue Victorian England.

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Elder Tales: Stories of Wisdom and Courage from Around the by Dan Keding

By Dan Keding

Traditional folktales from world wide have a good time the knowledge, braveness, or even the follies of elders, providing them as crones, clever males, sages, magic helpers, and fools. prepared by way of tale kind, those are stories that may be utilized in the study room and library, as a springboard for cultural comparisons and dialogue of ways knowledge is shared among generations, and the way elders give a contribution to and are perceived by way of quite a few societies. it's also an exceptional source for storytellers acting in senior facilities, assisted residing amenities, and nursing homes.

Think folks and fairy stories are all approximately mischievous animals, appealing princesses, and good-looking princes? reconsider. essentially the most well-known topics in folklore is that of the power and position of the elders, a subject that merits revisiting at the present time. This assortment gathers conventional folktales from world wide to have fun the knowledge, braveness, or even the follies of elders.

Arranged by means of tale variety, those are stories that may be utilized in the school room and library, as a springboard for cultural comparisons and dialogue of ways knowledge is shared among generations, and the way elders give a contribution to and are perceived via a number of societies.

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Anting-Anting Stories - And other Strange Tales of the by Sargent Kayme

By Sargent Kayme

The Anting-Anting is either talisman and fetich: it's the Filipino model of excellent drugs. The characters and occasions in those 11 tales are from an past, much less innovative period. those tales comprise event, mystical components, pirates, pearls, man-apes, towering volcanoes, unusual animals and birds, or even stranger males, pythons, bejuco ropes stained with human blood, feathering palm timber at one second fanned by way of tender tropical breezes and the following uprooted and hurled apart via tornadoes. Mr. Kayme tells the 11 tales, and tells them cleverly,from the purpose of a non-Filipino having a look in on Filipino existence and makes no try to imitate Kipling. Kayme's "Anting-Anting" tales supply the local Filipino of unmixed blood a spot in western fiction. within the past due nineteenth C. he was once favourably in comparison to the North American Indian of an identical period. yet that was once over a hundred years in the past and perceptions and attitudes have replaced much considering the fact that 1901. So pickup this fascinating quantity, settle right into a relaxed chair and input into the vibrant global of Filipino lifestyles, people ideals and superstitions of 100 years in the past. And in the event you should still ever stopover at the Philippines, do not be stunned to discover that those superstitions are as typical this day as they have been a century in the past.

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St. George: Knight, Martyr, Patron Saint and Dragonslayer by Giles Morgan

By Giles Morgan

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, full of life, and straightforward to learn. jam-packed with proof in addition to specialist critiques, every one publication has the entire key info you want to find out about such well known themes as movie, tv, cult fiction, background, and extra. on the middle of the myths and legends surrounding the English icon lies the tale of an early Christian martyr persecuted by way of the Roman Empire. yet England is just one kingdom to have followed this soldier saint as their buyer; the cult of St. George is astonishingly frequent. His heroic fight opposed to the dragon will be noticeable because the bravery of a person Christian or because the everlasting conflict among solid and evil. but nearer exam exhibits transparent parallels among his conflict and that of past pre-Christian heroes, resembling Perseus and Beowulf. St. George is usually pointed out with the Islamic hero Al Khidr and has been heavily associated with the fairway guy of pre-Christian fantasy. right here, Giles Morgan seems to be on the many points of St. George as multi-cultural icon and hero.

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