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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
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
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
Kappa to Ieba Volume 1 By Sanzaki Kojika
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In the world exists creatures of Legend, which are treated as bounties and hunted down. Suisen (a Legend himself) is one of the many Legend Hunters that exist throughout Japan, though his way of... More > hunting is a bit different than the others. Joined by other creatures of legends, like a Kitsune and a Byakko, he finds these Legends and hears their stories. As they try to save the legends of the world, they might just make a legend all their own!< Less
Genjo o Mamoru digest edition By Archie Williams, Leslie Williams
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Yamano Kichiro is a pleasant but mysteriously quiet student who just transferred to Tokyo along with his flamboyant brother, Hikaru. His secret lies in the scar he bears on his left eye, which he... More > received in an accident years ago. Now a fully fledged priest, Kichiro has been granted special powers by God in order to vanquish vengeful demons and maintain the present peace of the world.< Less
BANJI WA YUME By DURGA TALUKDAR
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Banji wa Yume tells the story of Tsuhgi, and her purpose in the world of Mount Sumeru - the centre of the universe and home to Taishakuten, ruler of the heavens. The real, mythological and imagined... More > characters, and their fates, are based on Buddhist and Hindu folklore, through which the reader is given an insight into a new way of thinking.< Less