American Indian Myths And Legends

Author: Richard Erdoes
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 080415175X
Size: 10,57 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 683
Download

More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Chinese Fairy Tales And Fantasies

Author: Moss Roberts
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307760421
Size: 14,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 176
Download

This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Irish Folk Tales

Author: Henry Glassie
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307828247
Size: 18,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 982
Download

Robust and funny, sorrowful and heroic, this collection of 125 lively tales tells the story of Ireland. Spanning the centuries from the first wars of the ancient Irish kings through the Celtic Renaissance of Yeats to our own time, they are set in cities, villages, fields and forestsfrom the wild Gaelic western coast to the modern streets of Dublin and Belfast. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library From the Trade Paperback edition.

African American Folktales

Author: Roger Abrahams
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307803184
Size: 19,96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 513
Download

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library

American Indian Trickster Tales

Author: Richard Erdoes
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101174064
Size: 13,62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 181
Download

Of all the characters in myths and legends told around the world, it's the wily trickster who provides the real spark in the action, causing trouble wherever he goes. This figure shows up time and again in Native American folklore, where he takes many forms, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider man of the Lakota tribe. This dazzling collection of American Indian trickster tales, compiled by an eminent anthropologist and a master storyteller, serves as the perfect companion to their previous masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends. American Indian Trickster Tales includes more than one hundred stories from sixty tribes? many recorded from living storytellers?which are illustrated with lively and evocative drawings. These entertaining tales can be read aloud and enjoyed by readers of any age, and will entrance folklorists, anthropologists, lovers of Native American literature, and fans of both Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

Japanese Tales

Author: Royall Tyler
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307784061
Size: 11,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 436
Download

Two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan— tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese worldview during a classic period in Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long vanished culture. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Folktales From India

Author: A. K. Ramanujan
Editor:
ISBN: 9781439507735
Size: 12,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 353
Download

Features seventy tales of horror, comedy, allegory, mystery, gods, beasts, beggars, ogres, and dervishes

Native American Mythology

Author: Hartley Burr Alexander
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122794
Size: 20,27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 941
Download

This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales.

Favorite Folktales From Around The World

Author: Jane Yolen
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0804152861
Size: 13,61 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 610
Download

From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

The Norse Myths

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Editor: London : A. Deutsch
ISBN:
Size: 15,11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 183
Download

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.