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The Worry Bead Book: A Guide to the World's Oldest and Simplest Way to Beat Stress

By Larsen, Michael

U.S.A.: St Martins Press, 1989. A kit consisting of a pastic wallet containing a small softcover book about Worry Beads and how to use them together with a string of Komboloi. 85p.illlus.]. The plastic wallet shows a little scuffing, but contents are unused.. 1st US Edition. Plastic Folder. As New/Very Good. Illus. by Chan, Cindy.

$75.00

A Traveller's Companion to the Legends and Traditions of Cyprus

By Argyris, George

Cyprus: En Tipis Publications/ Lionheart Books, 2006. "Cyprus has a long and winding history and as one would expect, this is interwoven with a plethora of legends and traditions" 119p, illus [col] bibliography. New book sealed in original plastic.. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$25.00

Haunted Greece : Nymphs, Vampires and Other Exotica

By Tomkinson, John L

Athens: Anagnosis Books, 2003. (NEW : Book will be sent direct from the publisher in Greece) "The landscape of Greece is full of ghosts. Like the broken fragments of marble or the shards of pottery which turn up in the soil almost everywhere, the shades of the past have lingered long in this enchanted land. Almost every well, spring, cave, ravine, or mountain-top has its own story to tell. Many concern the strange creatures known in Greek as exotika.In Haunted Greece John L. Tomkinson takes a journey into the dark regions of the Hellenic folk memory. Here you will meet the fearful stringles who murder infants in their cots; beautiful nymphs who entice young men into insanity; the dead who climb out of their graves to prey upon friends and relatives; the mischievous demons who emerge from the Underworld during the twelve nights of Christmas; ox-headed serpents which haunt churches and foretell death; the rainbow-plumaged bird whose flight signals imminent catastrophe; and many even more terrible creatures. Some of them may have haunted the imagination of this most inventive people for more than three millennia. " 176p. illus. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Ta tragoudia Mas : Anthologia Scholikon Demotikon Kai Laikon Tragoudion.

By Ntsouphras, Thanases [Dsoufras]

Athens: Ekdoseis Kapsaski , 1996. A collection of songs in Greek for use in schools. [Does NOT include any of the recordings of the songs also issued by the publisher.] 240p. illus ,Previous owner's inscription in Greek on ffep, else near fine.. 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$15.00

Greece Untrodden

By Wace, Alan John Bayard

Athens: Mrs Alan Wace, 1964. "These stories are not merely the diversions of an archaeologist. Of the nine the two last are actual folk tales told to me in Northern Greece. They are retold from memory and have been given a suitable setting of the circumstances in which such tales may be recited. The other seven are fiction grouped round the personality of the mythical George Evesham. Six of them were composed and told by request for the entertainment of my companions during the excavations at Mycenae. One was even first told over the camp fire on the summit of Mount Hagios Elias and incorporates a local legend about that mountain." ( Alan John Bayard Wace, 1879-1957, Former Director of the British School at Athens) 116p. illus.. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Illus. by Elektra Megaw.

$35.00

Catalogue Raisonne Des Contes Grecs: Types Et Versions AT 700-749

By Angelopoulou, Anna;Brouskou, Aigle;Epitrope Historikou Archeiou Hellenikes Neolaias

Athens: Centre de recherches Neohelleniques / Fondation nationale de la recherche Scientifique, 1995. Archives Georges A.Megas Catalogue du Contes Grec - 2 . Epitrope Historikou Archeiou Hellenikes Neolaias. 286p. . 1st Greek Ed.. French Wraps. Fine.

$95.00

A Guide To Greek Traditions and Customs In America

By Rouvelas, M

New York: Nea Attiki Press, 2002. This book is a treasury of lore and practical information that will be indispensable to anyone marrying into a Greek family as well as to Greek Americans eager to learn more about their heritage.(New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher). 2nd.ed.. Hard Cover. New/New. 185x260 mm .

$50.00

A Guide To Greek Traditions and Customs In America

By Rouvelas, M

New York: Nea Attiki Press, 2002. This book is a treasury of lore and practical information that will be indispensable to anyone marrying into a Greek family as well as to Greek Americans eager to learn more about their heritage.(New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher). 2nd.ed.. Hard Cover. New/New. 185x260 mm .

$50.00

Folktales of Greece (Trans. Helen Colaclides) (Intro.Richard M.Dorson)

By Megas,Georgios A

Chicago: University of Chicago Pr., 1970. Lovely collection of stories of folk lore and wisdom - worthy of the decendants of Aesop. Pbk. 287p. notes.bibliography.index. Clean crisp tight copy, minor signs of library ownership, endpapers missing , Dj laminated . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

$27.50

A Guide To Greek Traditions and Customs In America

By Rouvelas, M

New York: Nea Attiki Press, 2002. This book is a treasury of lore and practical information that will be indispensable to anyone marrying into a Greek family as well as to Greek Americans eager to learn more about their heritage.(New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher). 2nd.ed.. Hard Cover. New/New. 185x260 mm .

$50.00

Eternal Easter in a Greek Village(IN) National Geographic (Vol.164# 6) December 1983 Pp.769-777.

By Nicolaidis-Karanikolas,Maria (National Geographic)

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1983. Issue of National Geographic containing an illustrated article on a very traditiional Easter Celebration in the village of Olimbos on the island of Karpathos.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Eternal Easter in a Greek Village(IN) National Geographic (Vol.164# 6) December 1983 Pp.769-777.

By Nicolaidis-Karanikolas,Maria (National Geographic)

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1983. Issue of National Geographic containing an illustrated article on a very traditiional Easter Celebration in the village of Olimbos on the island of Karpathos.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Eternal Easter in a Greek Village(IN) National Geographic (Vol.164# 6) December 1983 Pp.769-777.

By Nicolaidis-Karanikolas,Maria (National Geographic)

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1983. Issue of National Geographic containing an illustrated article on a very traditiional Easter Celebration in the village of Olimbos on the island of Karpathos.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

The Dangerous Hour : The Lore and Culture of Crisis and Mystery in Rural Greece

By Blum, Richard and Eva

New York: Charles Scribner, 1970. "The crisis of sickness and pain, the wonders of healing and of birth, the mysteries of supernatural danger and death - for the Greeks these are the moments of the bad or dangerous hour " A comprehensive survey of village beliefs and attitudes based on meticulous field work. Assissted by Anna Ammeera and Sophie Kallifatidou. 410p. bibliography.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$40.00

Health and Healing in Rural Greece

By Blum, Richard and Eva

Stanford CA: Stanford U.Press, 1965. A comprehensive survey of village beliefs and attitudes about health and healing, and the folklore associated with sickness and recovery, based on meticulous field work. Assissted by Anna Ammeera and Sophie Kallifatidou. 269p. bibliography.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$35.00

Demons and the Devil : Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture
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Demons and the Devil : Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture

By Stewart, Charles

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991. Challenging the conventional notion that these often malevolent demons belong exclusively to a realm of folklore or superstition separate from Christianity, the author looks at beliefs about the exotica and the Orthodox Devil to demonstrate the interdependency of doctrinal and local religion.. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$40.00