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The Penguin Book of Norse Myths - Gods of the Vikings
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The Penguin Book of Norse Myths - Gods of the Vikings

By Kevin Crossley-Holland

Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1993. Softcover. Good Condition. The Scandinavian myths form a linked chain of stories, creating a mighty, fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, master-smiths and magicians. Battles between gods and giants exist alongside unexpected love matches until the final days of destruction dawn, with their promise of rebirth. Using his talents as poet, translator and author, Kevin Crossley-Holland brings the myths alive. He reveals a dynamic culture in which is reflected the Norseman's spirit and confidence, his ruthlessness and cruelty, arrogance and generosity. 276 pages. Light fading to spine edge. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0140258698. ISBN/EAN: 9780140258691. Inventory No: 247562.. 9780140258691

$14.58

An Introduction to Viking Mythology
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An Introduction to Viking Mythology

By John Grant

Sandstone books, London, 1995. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. This book takes a fresh look at the best-loved and most exciting stories that make up the rich body of Viking mythology. It begins by introducing each of the characters that feature in the stories: the goddesses Freya, Frigga, Iduna, Hela, the gods Odin, Thor, Loki, Balder, Frey and countless other giants, elves, dwarves, Norns and Valkyries, heroes and heroines of the mythical Viking world. It then covers the creation, the tales of the gods and goddesses (which naturally form the major part of the book), ending with the death of the gods and goddesses. 128 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1853488348. ISBN/EAN: 9781853488344. Inventory No: 247601.. 9781853488344

$20.05

Norse Mythology: The Myths and Legends of the Nordic Gods [The Mythology Library]
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Norse Mythology: The Myths and Legends of the Nordic Gods [The Mythology Library]

By Arthur Cotterell

Ultimate Editions, 1997. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. 96 pages. GIFT QUALITY . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1860352626. ISBN/EAN: 9781860352621. Inventory No: 247598.. 9781860352621

$20.05

The Norse Myths [The Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library]
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The Norse Myths [The Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library]

By Kevin Crossley-Holland [Introduced and Retold]

Pantheon Books, New York, 1980. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. 275 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; United States; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0394748468. ISBN/EAN: 9780394748467. Inventory No: 247564.. 9780394748467

$15.68

The Rites of Odin
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The Rites of Odin

By Ed Fitch

LLewelyn Publications, USA, 1997. Trade Paperback. Good Condition. Open the door to the ancient Norse world of magic and spirituality with The Rites of Odin by Ed Fitch. The ancient religion of Northern Europe was one of remarkable strength and power, as well as magic and beauty. Its adherents were themselves a solid and adventurous lot: the Norse, Slavs, Germans, ancient Russians, and of course, the Vikings. The Rites of Odin is a complete sourcebook that brings the ancient values back to these turbulent times. What you read here is poetic and powerful, perfect for groups who have chose to follow the Old Ways, for families who wish to be unified by warm and close ceremonies, and for the solitary seeker. - The history and philosophy of ancient Norse magic made practical for today - Basic ritual preparation and design - Seasonal festivals for groups, families, and individuals - Protection rites - Wedding rites - Norse lore - The Runes: their symbolism and use in divination - A Rune-Talisman rite - Crafting a drinking horn inscription on inside cover. Inside covers discoloured,. 331 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Religion, Theology; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. ISBN: 0875422241. ISBN/EAN: 9780875422244. Inventory No: 245982.. 9780875422244

$15.68

Roman Myths [The Legendary Past]
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Roman Myths [The Legendary Past]

By Jane F. Gardner

British Museum Press, Great Britain, 1993. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The myths of the Romans are stories not about the gods but about the Romans themselves. Writers such as Livy, Virgil and Ovid presented myths as if they were actual histories of the origins and early days of Rome. The stories of Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and the "Seven Kings" give varying accounts of the founding of the city; Rome's destiny - her divinely fore-ordained rise to power - is stressed in all of them. Some myths provided models of virtuous and public-spirited behaviour which all citizens were encouraged to emulate. The myths could add lustre to the reputations of Rome's ruling families and stress their fitness for power, by describing past acts of heroism and civic duty. Roman myths were, in short, propaganda. 80 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History::Ancient History; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. ISBN: 0714117412. ISBN/EAN: 9780714117416. Inventory No: 245372.. 9780714117416

$14.22

Santa: A Life
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Santa: A Life

By Jeremy Seal

Picador, Australia, 2005. Softcover. Good Condition. 292 pages. Tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. ISBN: 0330438441. ISBN/EAN: 9780330438445. Inventory No: 245311.. 9780330438445

$11.67

Vampire: The Encyclopaedia
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Vampire: The Encyclopaedia

By Matthew Bunson

Thames & Hudson, Great Britain, 1993. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The vampire has haunted the mythology of peoples on virtually every continent. It has filled the pages of writers from Homer's age to the medieval chroniclers, from the Gothic works of Lord Byron to modern bestsellers. Today, the vampire is alive and flourishing, kept alive by vampire societies around the world, and forever assuming new incarnations on stage and screen, as well as in novels and even comics. In more than 2,000 entries, from Carpathians to Cushing, garlic to gypsies, fangs to funerals, this encyclopaedia details every aspect of blood-drinking monsters in legend, literature and real life. The history of the vampire myth; methods of finding, identifying and destroying vampires; the origins and significance of the various means of warding off vampires; ways in which one can become a vampire; the importance of blood; the vampire bat; modern psychological-medical viewpoints - all these themes and more are explored in depth. Scholarly research, thorough coverage and intriguing illustrations make this the ideal companion for the horror enthusiast, the would-be vampire hunter and everyone who has been captivated by the macabre, alluring and imperishable vampire. Matthew Bunson is a writer specializing in historical themes, mythology and the occult. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Occult; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. ISBN: 0500277486. ISBN/EAN: 9780500277485. Inventory No: 236113.. 9780500277485

$16.41

The Red Fairy Book
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The Red Fairy Book

By Andrew Lang [Editor]

Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Illustrator: H. J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. The second volume in Lang's fairy tale collection, hosts several of the fairy tales most prominent in modern times, including Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Golden Goose, but also some tales that deserve wider telling, including The Enchanted Pig and Drakestail. Maroon/red leather, gilt lettering to front with owners initials in gilt. Raised Stamped binding to spine 367 pages. Cover edges well rubbed. Illustrator: H. J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. Inventory No: 236105..

$552.37

Heroes & Monsters: Legends of Ancient Greece
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Heroes & Monsters: Legends of Ancient Greece

By James Reeves

Piccolo, Great Britain, 1987. Softcover. Good Condition. Illustrator: Sara Silcock. 220 pages. Pages browned. Cover has a crease. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Illustrator: Sara Silcock. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Childcare. ISBN: 0330297074. ISBN/EAN: 9780330297073. Inventory No: 234237.. 9780330297073

$9.84

Gifts Of Unknown Things
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Gifts Of Unknown Things

By Lyall Watson

Coronet, London, 1983. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Discover the extraordinary island of Nus Tarian, in Indonesia, where everyday reality contains terrifying, inexplicable, and miraculous phenomena. Magical feats, extrasensory perception, and psychic healing are commonplace in this land where the natural and the supernatural coexist and challenge our beliefs about reality. At once a scientific exploration and an imaginative adventure, Dr. Watson's astonishing and life-transforming journey becomes our own, challenging many of our fixed beliefs about the "real world." 247 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Natural History & Resources; ISBN: 0340219742. ISBN/EAN: 9780340219744. Inventory No: 233560.. 9780340219744

$11.30

The Myth of the Hero
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The Myth of the Hero

By Bill Butler

Rider & Company, London, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Various heroes from antiquity to the space age, their origins and characteristics. 208 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; ISBN: 0091387604. ISBN/EAN: 9780091387600. Inventory No: 232547.. 9780091387600

$15.68

King Midas
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King Midas

By Neil Philip

Little Brown and Co, New York, USA, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Isabelle Brent. This retelling of the classic Greek myth teaches the lesson of being careful what one wishes for. Illustrator: Isabelle Brent. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's; Children; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. ISBN: 0316705217. ISBN/EAN: 9780316705219. Inventory No: 229653.. 9780316705219

$11.67

Ancient Cultures: Myths and Legends of the Vikings
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Ancient Cultures: Myths and Legends of the Vikings

By Judith Millidge [Editor]

Sandstone Books, Australia, 1998. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. 64 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1865050334. ISBN/EAN: 9781865050331. Inventory No: 229658.. 9781865050331

$12.03

The Legend of Te Tuna
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The Legend of Te Tuna

By Richard Adams

Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1986. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Ul de Rico. 71 pages. Illustrated in colour. Illustrator: Ul de Rico. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0283993936. ISBN/EAN: 9780283993930. Inventory No: 228493.. 9780283993930

$16.41

THE SILENT PEOPLE
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THE SILENT PEOPLE

By Noonan, Dianna

Ashton Scholastic, Auckland, New Zealand, 1990. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Maxim, Jan. PB, pictorial card covers, VG/--, 97pp, glossary. Minor wear to edges and corners of covers, inside is square clean & tight without markings. A tale of ancient Moa hunters, a young girl and her family who holiday in a remote and beautiful area that is under threat of development. A scarce title. 180g when packed. Illustrator: Maxim, Jan. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Books; Children; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. ISBN: 1869430549. ISBN/EAN: 9781869430542. Inventory No: GHE0020393.. 9781869430542

$11.30