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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from ... More
A Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2002
This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods ... More
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

A Dictionary of Asian Mythology   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2002
Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O, the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and ... More
A Dictionary of Creation Myths

A Dictionary of Creation Myths   Reference library

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Current Version:
2009
Covering thousands of years of intricate creation tales, A Dictionary of Creation Myths is the first and most comprehensive work devoted to creation myths from cultures throughout the ... More
A Dictionary of Superstitions

A Dictionary of Superstitions   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
Length:
331,546 words
This is a fascinating dictionary covering the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age. Each superstition is illustrated by quotations tracing its development through ... More
A Dictionary of English Folklore

A Dictionary of English Folklore   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2003
Includes over 1,250 entries An absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore and an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the ... More
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology   Reference library

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Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
304,086 words
Illustration(s):
91
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original author in 2011. Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major ... More
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2015
‘brilliantly arranged … I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and those ... More
The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Religion, Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
Length:
1.02 million words
over 5,000 entries With thousands of entries totalling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It ... More
A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
129,130 words
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Since Plato first coined the term 'mythologia', mythology has come to hold greater significance and power as a crucial element of civilization as a whole. Written by a leading scholar of ... More

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