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Mythology in the World By Kimberly Garcia
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This book takes a more balanced approach to presenting world mythologies. Kimberly Garcia takes the time to present the lesser-known myths of the Native Americans and the ancient Japanese, for... More > example. Connections are made between the different stories, and descriptions of gods and goddesses are vibrant.< Less
The Esoteric Codex: Japanese Ghosts By Franklin Osterberg
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The Esoteric Codex: Japanese Ghosts collects curated articles regarding Japanese ghosts
Japanese Dragons: Coloring Book By Raia Iotova
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Japanese dragons are diverse legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and folklore. Japanese dragon myths amalgamate native legends with imported stories about dragons from China, Korea and India.... More > The style of the dragon was heavily influenced by the Chinese dragon. Like these other Asian dragons, most Japanese ones are water deities associated with rainfall and bodies of water, and are typically depicted as large, wingless, serpentine creatures with clawed feet. The modern Japanese language has numerous "dragon" words.< Less
Japanese Fairy Tales (Illustrated) By Grace James
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These tales and legends have been collected from many sources. Some of them have been selected from the Ko-ji-ki, or Record of Ancient Matters, which contains the mythology of Japan. Many are told... More > from memory, being relics of childish days, originally heard from the lips of a school-fellow or a nurse. Certain of them, again, form favourite subjects for representation upon the Japanese stage. A number of the stories now gathered together have been translated into English long ere this, and have appeared in this country in one form or another; others are probably new to an English public.< Less
25 Favorite Books of Fairy Tales, Fables, and Mythology By Smashbooks
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This epic collection of over 1200 stories is sure to delight children and adults alike! Contains the following works: * Bulfinch's Mythology * The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, E.... More > M. Berens * The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths, Padraic Colum * Aesop's Fables * Grimms' Fairy Tales, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm * Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen * Arabian Nights, Blue Fairy Book, Brown Fairy Book, Crimson Fairy Book, Green Fairy Book, Grey Fairy Book, Lilac Fairy Book, Olive Fairy Book, Orange Fairy Book, Pink Fairy Book, Red Fairy Book, Violet Fairy Book, Yellow Fairy Book, Andrew Lang * Czechoslovak Fairy Tales, Parker Filmore * Indian Fairy Tales, Joseph Jacobs * Irish Fairy Tales, William Butler Yeats * Japanese Fairy Tales, Yei Theodora Ozaki * Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, Gertrude Landa * Russian Fairy Tales, Robert Nisbet Bain< Less
Tales from Japan - Illustrated Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Mythology By Birgit Amadori
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This book is a collection of fourteen traditional tales that are well known throughout Japan. Gods and goddesses, brave heroes and beautiful princesses are the protagonists in these stories, and they... More > are accompanied by 15 colorful illustrations.< Less
Mythical Thinkings: What Can We Learn from Comparative Mythology? By Kazuo Matsumura
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A collection of papers on comparative mythology in English by Kazuo Matsumura, a well-known professor of Japanese mythology at Wako University, Tokyo, Japan.
Mythical Monsters : Dragons, Unicorns, and Other Animals From Mythology By Charles Gould
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1884. This book was written approximately twenty-five years after Darwin published "Origin of the Species." Gould attempts to examine the connection between animals of various lands, ages... More > and cultures, as well as the actual evidence of their existence. Contents: On some remarkable animal forms; Extinction of species; Antiquity of man; Deluge not a myth; On the translation of myths between the Old and New World; The dragon; Chinese dragon; Japanese dragon; Sea serpent; Unicorn; Chinese phoenix. Illustrated.< Less
Mythologies and National Ethos(神话与民族精神) By Xuanjun Xie
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谢选骏 (Xie Xuanjun) Mythologies and National Ethos──A Comparative Study of the Ten Cultural Zones is a revision and a supplement to its forerunner: Mythology and... More > National Ethos──A Comparative Study of Several Cultural Zones, with the length almost doubled. The book crystalizes the author's continual deliberations over a period of almost 20 years since 1986. The content of the book covers mythologies and national ethos of the Egyptians, the Mesopotamians, the Indians, the Greeks and the Romans, the Jewish, the Persian, the Northern Europeans, the Mayans, the Japanese and the Naxis, and is a comparative study, in penetrating and simple terms, of the above-mentioned mythologies and national ethos and those reflected in the Chinese classics. There are over 600,000 Chinese characters to the book. 《神话与民族精神──十个文化圈的比较》,是在1986年出版的《神话与民族精神──几个文化圈的比较》的基础上,修订补充完成的,篇幅扩充了将近一倍,凝结着作者1986年以后将近二十年间对有关论题的继续思考。内容涉及埃及、美索不达米亚、印度、希腊-罗马、希伯莱、波斯、北欧、玛雅、日本、纳西等处的神话与民族精神,并与中国的汉语典籍所体现的神话与民族精神,作了深入浅出的比较研究。全书六十余万字。< Less
Excerpts from the Nihon Shoki (Nihongi) : Sacred Japanese Shinto and Historical Texts By Translated by W.G. Ashton
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The Nihon Shoki, sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. It includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The... More > Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 and is also called the Nihongi. Like the Kojiki, the Nihon Shoki begins with a series of myths, but continues its account through to events of the 8th century. It is believed to record accurately the latter reigns of Emperor Tenji, Emperor Temmu and Empress Jitō. The Nihon Shoki focuses on the merits of the virtuous rulers as well as the errors of the bad rulers. It describes episodes from mythological eras and diplomatic contacts with other countries. Includes: Book I (The Creation) ; BOOK III. THE EMPEROR KAMI−YAMATO IHARE−BIKO ; Book XXV. THE EMPEROR AME−YORODZU TOYO−HI ; BOOK XXVI. THE EMPRESS AME−TOYO−TAKARA IKASHI−HI TARASHI−HIME< Less