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Australian Legendary Tales Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs As Told To The Piccaninnies

By: K. Langloh Parker

A Collection of Australian Aboriginal Legendary Folk-Lore Tales, legends of the Narran tribe, known among themselves as Noongahburrahs.

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Старопланински легенди (Staroplaninski legendi)

By: Yordan Yovkov ; Йордан Йовков

Цикълът разкази Старопланински легенди съдържа десет творби, в чийто сюжетен център стоят любовта, истината, добротата, нравствеността и красотата. Легендите ни пренасят в стари, хайдушки времена, под величествените върхари на Стара Планина. Ten classical short stories about love, truth, goodness, morality and beauty, taking us back to the days of yore in the bosom of the Old Mountain Balkan, written in 1926-1927 by the Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov. (Summary by Euthymius)...

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Old Indian Legends

By: Zitkala-Sa

Fourteen Old Indian Legends by Native American ( Dakota ) Author Zitkala-sa. These Legends feature the exploits of Iktomi the Native American Trickster god. (summary by Robert Scott)...

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Old Greek Stories

By: James Baldwin

A retelling of old Greek stories involving mythological heroes and their adventures. Tales include those of Prometheus, Io, Perseus and Theseus. (Introduction by Iris McLeod)...

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Book of Werewolves, The

By: Sabine Baring-Gould

A survey of the myths and legends concerning lycanthropy from ancient times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by A. Gramour)

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Myths of the New World, The

By: Daniel G. Brinton

The Myths of the New World's full title describes it as.. a treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America, an attempt to analyse and correlate scientifically, the mythology of the American Indians. Note: Brinton advocated theories of scientific racism that were pervasive at that time. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)...

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Myths and Legends: Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

By: Donald Alexander Mackenzie

Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 – March 2, 1936) was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. His works included Indian Myth and Legend, Celtic Folklore and Myths of China and Japan. As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also broadcast talks on Celtic mythology. This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they developed, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires. Over thirty centuries of human progress are thus passed under review. (Summary extracted from Wikipedia and the Preface of this book)...

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Age of Chivalry, The

By: Thomas Bulfinch

Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) explains the his work is an attempt tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according to the ancient authorities, so that when the reader finds them referred to he may not be at a loss to recognize the reference. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education. The Bulfinch version of myth, presents the myths in their literary versions, without unnecessary violence, sex, psychology or ethnographic information. The Bulfinch myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the American 19th century. (Summary from Wikipedia)...

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Legends of Charlemagne, The

By: Thomas Bulfinch

Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) explains the his work is an attempt tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according to the ancient authorities, so that when the reader finds them referred to he may not be at a loss to recognize the reference. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education. The Bulfinch version of myth presents the myths in their literary versions, without unnecessary violence, sex, psychology or ethnographic information. The Bulfinch myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the American 19th century. (Summary from Wikipedia) This is the third of Bulfinch's series of three mythologies. recordings of the first two books are at: /bulfinch-age-of-fable/ The Age of Fable /age-of-chivalry-by-bulfinch/ The Age of Chivalry...

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Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales

By: Joseph Jacobs

A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle.

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Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes, The

By: Charles Godfrey Leland

This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to say, of the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots of Maine, and of the Micmacs of New Brunswick. All of this material was gathered directly from Indian narrators, the greater part by myself, the rest by a few friends; in fact, I can give the name of the aboriginal authority for every tale except one. (Summary by Charles Godfrey Leland)...

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Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, The

By: Padraic Colum

This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)...

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Myths and Legends of All Nations

By: Logan Marshall

This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages.

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Canadian Wonder Tales

By: Cyrus Macmillan

This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as fables though many are without obvious moral. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan)...

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Odyssee

By: Homer

Odyssee von Homer (vermutlich gegen Ende des 8. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.) Translated by: Johann Heinrich Voß (1751-1826) Language: German (Deutsch) Ein Meisterwerk. Gilt als eines der ältesteten erhaltenen Werke der abendländischen Literatur. Voß übersetzte das die Erlebnisse des Odysseus und seiner Gefährten auf der Heimfahrt nach dem Trojanischen Krieg erzählende Epos aus dem Altgriechischen ins Deutsche (erschienen 1781). Aufgrund dieses Werkes bezeichnet man im Deutschen mit Odyssee, wie mit dem entsprechenden Wort in vielen anderen Sprachen, eine Irrfahrt. (Zusammenfassung von redaer)...

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Yvain, or the Knight with the Lion

By: Chrétien de Troyes

Yvain, the Knight of the Lion is a romance by Chrétien de Troyes. It was probably written in the 1170s simultaneously with Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, and includes several references to the action in that poem. In the poem, Yvain seeks to avenge his cousin Calogrenant who had been defeated by an otherworldly knight beside a magical storm-making fountain in the forest of Broceliande. (Summary from Wikipedia)...

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Stories of King Arthur and His Knights

By: U. Waldo Cutler

Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Retold from Malory's Morte dArthur

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Legend Land V 1 & 2

By: Various ; LYONESSE

Being a collection of some of the OLD TALES told in those Western Parts of Britain served by the GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, now retold by LYONESSE

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Gargantua and Pantagruel

By: François Rabelais

The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel) and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. There is much crudity and scatological humor as well as a large amount of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters.(Summary by Wikipedia)...

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Blackfeet Indian Stories

By: George Bird Grinnell

The Blackfeet were hunters, travelling from place to place on foot. They used implements of stone, wood, or bone, wore clothing made of skins, and lived in tents covered by hides. Dogs, their only tame animals, were used as beasts of burden to carry small packs and drag light loads. The stories here told come down to us from very ancient times. Grandfathers have told them to their grandchildren, and these again to their grandchildren, and so from mouth to mouth, through many generations, they have reached our time....

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