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<B>Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends and Myths </B><I> </I>, HANSEN, WILLIAM
1 Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends and Myths
0691170150 / 9780691170152 
Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh--these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology--from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling.  

Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known--for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare--to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them.  

Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

William Hansen, Professor Emeritus of classical studies and folklore at Indiana University, Bloomington, is one of the world's leading authorities on classical folklore. His books include Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans, Ariadne's Thread: A Guide to International Tales Found in Classical Literature, and Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature. He lives in Bloomington.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14688] 
Price: 78.00 AUD
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1620553198 / 9781620553190 
Drawing on the original Sanskrit words of the great poet Valmiki, enhanced with tales from the oral tradition, Vanamali retells the complete Ramayana, the ancient Indian tale of love, duty, and sacrifice, for a modern audience. Detailing the life and dharma of the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, Lord Ramachandra, she explains how Rama became divine through strict adherence to dharma, the law of cosmic righteousness. Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, the Ramayana most famously recounts Rama’s heroic journey, with the help of his loyal friend the monkey god Hanuman and his devoted brother Lakshmana, to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Rama’s battle with the forces of evil provides powerful examples of heroic strength and loyalty, the dangers of spiritual delusion and false attachment, and the power of love, both human and divine. Capturing the mystical spirit and transcendental wisdom of this immortal story, Vanamali explains how the character of Rama has captivated devotees through the millennia because his story depicts eternal truths that appeal to the best in human nature. She reveals how even though Rama is an avatar of Vishnu, he still possesses many human weaknesses, such as attachments, desires, and anger. His greatness lies in the fact that he rose above these traits, put his spiritual duty above all personal considerations, and perfected himself to become a super human capable of saving those he loved most. Rama’s life shows that however weak we may be, each of us is capable of amazing feats through devotion, loyalty, perseverance, and love.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 15077] 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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<B>Guilds of Tir Na Nog, The </B><I> A collection of Celtic dream tales</I>, DE FRANCESCA, SIEGLINDE
3 Guilds of Tir Na Nog, The A collection of Celtic dream tales
1483418774 / 9781483418773 
In this collection of seductive and lyrically haunting stories of life and loss and redemption, you will find golden threads of lore and superstition, of magic, myth and serendipity. In the midst of their everyday lives, the
characters encounter the unexpected and the supernatural.
Visit nineteenth century Ireland to travel across mist-veiled moors, ride the surly sea, enter poor stone cottages, walk the sooty, cobbled streets of Dublin and even make your way across the sea to the Grand Promise that was America.
“In this singular gem of a book the master story-teller’s long perfected craft reaches a glory and grace that utterly ‘charms’, in all senses of that word.”
...Ann Cowart Lutzky, award winning author of “Those Beautiful Eyes”
“In this collection, Sieglinde de Francesca weaves the ordinary and the magical into a tapestry of lovely and enchanting stories. These tales carry the cadence of the oral tradition - sit by the fire, read them aloud, and be transported to realms of enchantment.”
...Mary Gomes, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology/Mythology
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13787] 
Price: 11.45 AUD
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<B>Myths of the World </B><I> </I>, COLUM, PADRAIC,  ARTZYBASHEFF, BORIS
4 Myths of the World
0863153658 / 9780863153655 2002 Paperback 
b/w illustrations
A treasure-house of stories from ancient myth and legend told by one of Ireland's greatest storytellers. In this classical collection of tales from the ancient world are found all the legendary heroic and tragic figures of the time: Isis, Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, and Pandora, to name just a few. These stories, once sacred, even now have a deep human significance, and are written in a language that recalls the rhythm and melody of traditional storytelling. Showing the close relation between their past cultures, Padraic Colum includes stories from ancient Egypt and Babylon, Greece and Rome, Ireland and Iceland, China and Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and Peru.

Padraic Coium was born in Ireland in 1881, and played an important role in the Irish renaissance in the early years of last century. He is best known for his outstanding books for children, written in a language that recalls the rhythm & melody of traditional story-telling. For ages 7-10 years
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 715] 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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<B>Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being </B><I> </I>, UEHLI, ERNST
5 Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being
1888365137 / 9781888365139 
This is a valuable study of a mythology that has as much to do with the future of human evolution as it does with these old stories of the Norse gods. Uehli moves systematically through the major figures in this ancient saga, reflecting on the deeper meaning and showing why they are so valuable for children, especially those in the fourth grade. It will provide insight for teachers, parents, and other adults who hope to answer some of the life questions of today.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 3726] 
Price: 27.50 AUD
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6 Odyssey
0140268863 / 9780140268867 1998 Paperback 
This title presents Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. This is a superb new verse translation, now published in trade paperback, before the standard Penguin Classic B format.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 11524] 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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<B>Revelation of Evolutionary Events, The </B><I> in Myths, Stories and Legends</I>, DEBUSCHERE, EVELYNN B
7 Revelation of Evolutionary Events, The in Myths, Stories and Legends
1888365102 / 9781888365108 
This scholarly and well-documented study brings meaning to myths, legends, and stories and shows how they reflect the development of evolution of humankind based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 3608] 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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8 Iliad
1904633382 / 9781904633389 2004 Hardback 
The Iliad is one of the finest of all the great works that have been handed down to us from Classical Antiquity. Paris, a Trojan prince, having won Helen as his prize for judging a beauty contest between the goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, abducted her from her Greek husband Menelaus and transported her to Troy. The Greeks, enraged by this audacity and devastated by the loss of the most beautiful woman in the world, set sail to Troy and began the long siege of the city. The Iliad narrates the events ten years into the war, describing the anger of Achilles, which results in the death of Patroclus and Achilles's mourning of him and avenging of his murder. It has had a far-reaching impact on Western literature and culture, inspiring writers, artists and classical composers across the ages. Even though it was written more than two thousand years ago, The Iliad remains both powerful and enthralling. 
Price: 16.95 AUD
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