From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption. Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man—now a god—responsible for their deaths. Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost—and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

Author Alexandra Bracken
Isbn 1368002315
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-01-05
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A digital tome that authentically recreates Atreus' journal as seen in God of War, with expanded lore written in collaboration with game director Cory Barlog! The hit game is brought to life in a tangible and exciting new way as readers are invited to plumb the lore of God of War through the eyes of Kratos' son, Atreus. This digital volume chronicles Atreus and Kratos' journey through the fabled Nine Realms, from the Wildwoods of Midgard to the mountains of Jötunheim and beyond. In addition to the record of their mythic journey, this wonderous collection also includes a bestiary that was assembled during those travels, intimate dossiers of the characters that inhabit the masterfully crafted universe, and much more! Dark Horse Books and Santa Monica Studios present God of War: Lore and Legends. This lovingly produced edition is a must own item for any fan of God of War.

Author Sony Studios,Rick Barba
Isbn 1506717241
Genre Art
Year 2020-09-08
Pages 120
Language English
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Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.

Author Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood
Isbn 140906171X
Genre Social Science
Year 2012-08-30
Pages 576
Language English
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This full-color, oversized hardcover art book delves deep into the lore of the tremendously popular competitive first-person shooter Apex Legends. Explore the world of the hit game through the eyes of the lovable robot, Pathfinder, as he chronicles his journey throughout the various environs of the Outlands to interview his fellow Legends--all in the hope of finally locating his mysterious creator. The rich history of Apex Legends is explained by the characters that helped to shape it, as are their unique bonds of competition and camaraderie. This volume chronicles the world of Respawn Entertainment's stunning free-to-play game that has captivated the online gaming scene, attracting over seventy million players and counting. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of Apex Legends history!

Author Respawn Entertainment
Isbn 1506721613
Genre Games & Activities
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 208
Language English
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In Lore of the Fallen, Paradise and Tartarus war over the souls of Earth in the classic "good vs. evil" conflict. The Guardians, Michael and Christopher, must protect their Charges, the humans: Lore and James. The orphaned Heiress and the battle scarred Barron are forced to wed and chaos ensues. Striving to bring peace to their Charges, the Guardians, face intense opposition as they struggle to help their mortals resist temptation and fulfill their respective destinies... ... But the malevolent Traducers of Tartarus have other ideas for these two humans. The lethal Liakime and the lustful Legna manipulate time and space as they toy with Lore and James, in an attempt to thwart destiny. The two Traducers thrive on a constant uproar of conspiracies and intrigues with their fellow Tartaruchans, as they relentlessly pursue the mortal couple. Liakime and Legna will stop at nothing to achieve absolute power and turn Lore and James in to the Fallen.

Author J.M. Eller
Isbn 142515333X
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-12-07
Pages 218
Language English
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As a woman, youve been programmed to act, think, and behave in certain waysand not always to your benefit. Loreas in folklorechallenges women to closely examine the stories that have shaped their lives. Jeanette Schneider, a single mother and the founder of Lore Advocacy, a network of professional women whose goal is to inspire women to change the world, shares love letters women wrote to their younger selves. The lessons in the letters along with the authors own insights will help you: change the trajectory of your storyline; challenge what youve been led to believe about yourself; monitor your thoughts and understand where they come from; and enjoy the benefits that accompany forgiveness. The book includes exercises to assist you through free-writing, visualizations, and reflection points, and as you complete the activities, you may get stuck on specific memories or events. Allow for that, but keep working to find your truth with this guide to smashing self-imposed limitations.

Author Jeanette Schneider
Isbn 198220155X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2018-09-15
Pages 258
Language English
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Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.

Author William Tyler Olcott
Isbn 0486140806
Genre Science
Year 2012-05-11
Pages 544
Language English
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Divided into four parts, Reverand Timothy Harley investigates Moon spots: 'it is mythological and mirthsome', Moon Worship: 'to show that anthropomorphism and sexuality have been the principle factors in that idolatry which in all ages has paid homage to the hosts of heaven', Moon Superstitions: lunar fancies, eclipses and influences, and Moon Inhabitation: a literary essay 'presenting in nuce the present state of the enigma of "the plurality of worlds". With eight line illustrations interspersed throughout the chapters, this ebook provides readers with fascinating lunar lore. The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.

Author Reverand Timothy Harley
Isbn 1446358461
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2012-08-31
Pages 279
Language English
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Hard to find in print, this charming replica edition of a rare 1874 work brings together some familiarand some esoterictales of European folklore as filtered through the culture of Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. Selected and translated into English by ELODIE LAWTON MIJATOVIC (18251908), the stories featured include: [ The Bears Son [ The Snakes Gift [ The Golden-Fleeced Ram [ Who Asks Little, Gets Much [ The Wise Girl [ Good Deeds Are Never Lost [ The Wicked Stepmother [ The Shepherd and the Kings Daughter [ One Good Turn Deserves Another [ The Golden-Haired Twins [ and others.

Author Elodie Lawton Mijatovic
Isbn 1605202940
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 324
Language English
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Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80 birds from many nations, it brings into focus the close – and often ancient – links between humans and these remarkable feathered descendants of dinosaurs. Discover, for instance: Why the cockerel features on many church spires The one sacred bird that symbolises life and peace in most cultures How to dispel bad luck if you see this black-and-white bird The South-American 'devil bird' once thought to be a dragon Birds: lore, myth and legend draws on historical accounts and scientific literature to reveal how colourful tales or superstitions were shaped by human imagination from each bird's behaviour or appearance. It offers an enchanting and different perspective on birds across the world.

Author Rachel Warren Chadd,Marianne Taylor
Isbn 1472922875
Genre Nature
Year 2016-08-25
Pages 304
Language English
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"The Folk-lore of Plants" by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-25
Pages 273
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In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers? Why did 1920s working-class Londoners wear necklaces of blue beads? Who was the original inspiration for the 'pearly king' costume? And did Spring-heeled Jack, scourge of Victorian London, ever really exist? Exploring everything from local superstitions and ghost stories to annual customs, this is an enchanting guide to the ancient legends and deep-rooted beliefs that can be found the length and breadth of the city.

Author Steve Roud
Isbn 1409036197
Genre Social Science
Year 2012-03-31
Pages 464
Language English
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Storyteller Caren Neile, PhD, shares myths, legends and folktales that reflect the diversity of characters and cultures that make Florida such a fascinating place. Florida boasts mysterious tales that stretch back more than twelve thousand years. Dive into the lives of the proud Wakulla Pocahontas and the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge. Meet local lawbreakers like John Ashley, as well as transplants like Ma Barker and Al Capone. Stalk stumpy gators or Hogzilla as they prowl Florida's swamps and suburbs. Discover the quintessential Cracker cowboy and the Barefoot Mailman, plus the origin of names like Boca Raton and Orlando.

Author Caren Schnur Neile
Isbn 1439663521
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-12-04
Pages 176
Language English
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This is guaranteed to be completely unlike any other occult text you've ever read, whether it be some wussified "New Age" book about crystals and guardian angels, or some classic tome of barely decipherable ceremonial evocations. No, this book is really "something different." You will find no references to potions, poppets, or pendulums; nor shall you find illustrations of magic squares, voodoo ververs, or Enochian script. Incantations, folk magic, numerology, and the Seals of Solomon have also been excluded from this work. What, then, remains? Quite simply, a magical philosophy which can be applied, with great success, by students at any level of advancement. Great emphasis has been placed upon self-knowledge and common sense-secrets have also been divulged as to various tried and true methods which will enable a besieged magician to kick the boogyman's ass. Although presented as a work of fiction, this extensively researched text contains within it a great deal of occult Truth-and it is highly entertaining as well! The author is clearly either a genius or a madman-perhaps both.

Author Scribe 27
Isbn 9781469761459
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2002-07-04
Pages 342
Language English
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Street Lore is a book based on children games that were played in the streets of New York around the 50’s. During this period the children didn’t have the games like kids have today nor did they have the money. So, the children of this time would create their own toys from what they had lying around in the streets. An example would be the wooden boxes from the greengrocers on every corner. This would be their main source of building material. In addition to their homemade toys they had games. The game changed with the seasons and the aging process. Some were as traditional as tag, hide and seek, and marbles, while others were local and spontaneous: hot beans and butter, Highest to the moon/lowest to the earth. The neighborhood was poor and the environment was rough but the kids were to busy playing to have ever noticed. This book is based on the belief that these memories are part of a Iore that should not be lost. It is a part of American history; a small part granted, but enough to stimulate a wider perception of an era that its own way of doing things it did.

Author Edward J. Brophy
Isbn 1477171762
Genre Reference
Year 2009-01-21
Pages 98
Language English
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Gin Crawford has enough problems dealing with her empath abilities. Finding out she's the world's newest demon-slayer is the last thing she needs. Unfortunately, when she slips on a mysterious bracelet she is given no other choice. On the plus side, her new gig comes with Tall, Dark and Handsome, a mage who may or may not have her best interests at heart. Thrust into a power-play between good and evil, Gin must choose a side before she becomes the next victim in the ongoing battle.

Author Karilyn Bentley
Isbn 1628306947
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-12-15
Pages 344
Language English
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Lean back into Louisiana lore with an earful of New Orleans jazz and a bellyful of Cajun cuisine. But when the music dies down and the lights flicker out, hushed conversations bleed into the darker mysteries of the Pelican State. Storied outlaws like John Murrell, Eugene Bunch and Leather Britches Smith steal into the room. Voodoo priestesses Marie Laveau and Julia Brown are already there, along with the Phantom Whistler and the Axeman of New Orleans. Folklorist Alan Brown educates and entertains with tales of the unseemly, bizarre and otherworldly, like the legends of the Rougarou, the Lutin and the Honey Island Swamp Monster.

Author Alan Brown
Isbn 1439672059
Genre Social Science
Year 2021-02-08
Pages 160
Language English
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"Lancashire Folk-lore" by Thomas Turner Wilkinson, John Harland. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Thomas Turner Wilkinson,John Harland
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-10
Pages 332
Language English
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Francis George Heath has gathered together a fascinating collection of facts about trees, and arranged them in alphabetical order for the easy reference of readers. From aboriginal trees to Zelcona wood, Heath has covered all you could want to know about trees. Heath believes that the considerable amount of information in this ebook will often be new even to those well-informed readers. The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.

Author Francis George Heath
Isbn 1446358542
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2012-08-31
Pages 315
Language English
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This book is intended to serve as an introduction to the elephant lore of Hindus. It consists primarily of a translation of the "Elephant-Sport" (Matanga-Lila) of Nilakantha, with notes, introduction, and glossary. The Matanga-Lila is, without doubt, the best available Sanskrit work on elephantology. It is a brief and succinct treatise in 263 stanzas, divided into twelve chapters of uneven length. Nothing is known of the Nilakantha who is mentioned as its author. According to the editor, Ganapati Sastri, the three manuscripts he used are about two hundred years old. But the work is probably very much older. For aught, we know it may go back a thousand years or even to a much earlier date. This, however, is purely conjectural; all we can say is that there is no positive trace of modernity in the work. The elephant lore of our text is based on a genuine traditional knowledge that grew up among those whose business it was to deal with elephants, and that this tradition has persisted to modern times.

Author F. Edgerton
Isbn 9390064104
Genre Religion
Year 1985-01-01
Pages 148
Language English
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Chronicles of Dragon Lore is the story of a dragon scribe detailing the history of dragon existence in an ancient world of dragons, faeries and humans. A wonderful fantasy tale, describing intelligent dragons in their established existence, their long-time relationship to faeries and the introduction of humans to their world. Illustrated with original artwork depicting the dragons and other species of the realm, the drawings add character and detail to the story.

Author Julie A. Dickson
Isbn 9781426966958
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-04-29
Pages 88
Language English
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"Old Church Lore" by William Andrews. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author William Andrews
Isbn 5040618921
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-12-02
Pages 1424
Language English
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The adventurous spirit of Texans has led to much travel lore, from stories of how ancestors first came to the state to reflections of how technology has affected the customs, language, and stories of life on the go. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society features articles from beloved storytellers like John O. West, Kenneth W. Davis, and F. E. Abernethy as well as new voices like Janet Simonds. Chapters contain traditional Gone to Texas accounts and articles about people or methods of travel from days gone by. Others are dedicated to trains and cars and the lore associated with two-wheeled machines, machines that fly, and machines that scream across the land at dangerous speeds. The volume concludes with articles that consider how we fuel our machines and ourselves, and the rituals we engage in when were on our way from here to there.

Author Kenneth L. Untiedt
Isbn 1574412388
Genre Fiction
Year 2007
Pages 307
Language English
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Plant cell walls are composed of complex carbohydrates, proteins, phenolic compounds, and inorganic ions, all of which play functional roles. Cellulose (1,4-fO-glucan) and callose (1,3-fO-glucan) are synthesized in the plasma membrane, while other polysaccharides are synthesized in the Golgi. Plant cell growth occurs with the loosening of the walls, which may be caused by several enzymatic actions. Plant development is related to the morphological changes of cells and tissue, which is caused by structural changes of the walls."

Author Takahisa Hayashi
Isbn 1581124457
Genre Nature
Year 2006
Pages 368
Language English
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“The romantic vale of Corriewater, in Annandale, is regarded by the inhabitants, a pastoral and unmingled people, as the last border refuge of those beautiful and capricious beings, the fairies. Many old people yet living imagine they have had intercourse of good words and good deeds with the ‘good folk’; and continue to tell that in the ancient days the fairies danced on the hill, and revelled in the glen, and showed themselves, like the mysterious children of the deity of old, among the sons and daughters of men. Their visits to the earth were periods of joy and mirth to mankind, rather than of sorrow and apprehension. They played on musical instruments of wonderful sweetness and variety of note, spread unexpected feasts, the supernatural flavour of which overpowered on many occasions the religious scruples of the Presbyterian shepherds, performed wonderful deeds of horsemanship, and marched in midnight processions, when the sound of their elfin minstrelsy charmed youths and maidens into love for their persons and pursuits; and more than one family of Corriewater have the fame of augmenting the numbers of the elfin chivalry. Faces of friends and relatives, long since doomed to the battle-trench or the deep sea, have been recognised by those who dared to gaze on the fairy march. The maid has seen her lost lover, and the mother her stolen child; and the courage to plan and achieve their deliverance has been possessed by, at least, one border maiden. In the legends of the people of Corrievale, there is a singular mixture of elfin and human adventure, and the traditional story of the Cupbearer to the Queen of the Fairies appeals alike to our domestic feelings and imagination. “In one of the little green loops or bends on the banks of Corriewater, mouldered walls, and a few stunted wild plum-trees and vagrant roses, still point out the site of a cottage and garden. A well of pure spring-water leaps out from an old tree-root before the door; and here the shepherds, shading themselves in summer from the influence of the sun, tell to their children the wild tale of Elphin Irving and his sister Phemie; and, singular as the story seems, it has gained full credence among the people where the scene is laid.” “I ken the tale and the place weel,” interrupted an old Scottish woman, who, from the predominance of scarlet in her apparel, seemed to have been a follower of the camp,—“I ken them weel, and the tale’s as true as a bullet to its aim and a spark to powder. O bonnie Corriewater, a thousand times have I pulled gowans on its banks wi’ ane that lies stiff and stark on a foreign shore in a bloody grave;” and, sobbing audibly, she drew the remains of a military cloak over her face, and allowed the story to proceed.

Author Anonymous
Isbn 146550009X
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A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “Black Stockings,” “Half-Hanged,” and “The Castle,” as well as rare material. Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood: humans who may look like us, who may walk among us, often unnoticed, occasionally even admired—but whose evil deeds and secret lives, once revealed, mark them as something utterly wicked. In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you’ll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there’s H. H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his “hotel” of horrors . . . never to be seen again. And no rogues’ gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women’s bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history’s most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think. The World of Lore series includes: MONSTROUS CREATURES • WICKED MORTALS • DREADFUL PLACES

Author Aaron Mahnke
Isbn 1524798002
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-05-29
Pages 352
Language English
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At the turn of the twentieth century, an age of booming technology and a rapid reduction of the outdoors, wildlife enthusiast Ernest Thompson Seton called for a renewed interest in outdoor living. If the nation was in need of a dose of nature then, we could certainly benefit from Seton’s expert guidance today. With this book, you’ll learn to: • Build a campfire, dam, or birch basket • Recognize animal tracks, constellations, and all manner of forestry • Spot the differences between poisonous plants and edible berries • Remedy everything from common cuts and wounds to life-threatening snakebites • And much more! Combining scientific knowledge with Native American wisdom and practices, this guide is essential for Boy Scouts, their pack leaders, and any guides leading outdoor treks. It’s also a great read for any outdoors lover who is looking for a fuller experience of nature. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Author Ernest Thompson Seton
Isbn 1510702458
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 624
Language English
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You are Sabin sole survivor of your village and last member of an ancient clan of mages that protect the fabled Spirit Stone. If in the hands of evil the very stone that you were destined to covet could unmake existence, it is up to you the reader to control the direction of the story with the aid of your special abilities to trek the dangerous Azart Forest to reach the Elven kingdom Allendrah and seek the answers you desire to complete your quest.

Author Justin Snyder
Isbn 1456756346
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-03-31
Pages 284
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There was once a farmer who was master of one of the little black dwarfs that are the blacksmiths and armourers, and he got him in a very curious way. On the road leading to this farmer's ground there stood a stone cross, and every morning as he went to his work he used to stop and kneel down before this cross, and pray for some minutes. On one of these occasions he noticed on the cross a pretty, bright insect, of such a brilliant hue that he could not recollect having ever before seen the like in an insect. He wondered greatly at this, but still he did not disturb it. The insect did not remain long quiet, but ran without ceasing backwards and forwards upon the cross, as if it was in pain and wanted to get away. Next morning the farmer again saw the very same insect, and again it was running to and fro in the same state of uneasiness. The farmer began now to have some suspicions about it, and thought to himself Would this now be one of the little black enchanters It runs about just like one that has an evil conscience, as one that would, but cannot, get away. A variety of thoughts and conjectures passed through his mind, and he remembered what he had often heard from his father and other old people, that when any of the underground people chance to touch anything holy they are held fast and cannot quit the spot, and so they are extremely careful to avoid all such things.

Author Anonymous
Isbn 1613106831
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This is a reformatted version of an 1890 book by John Nicholson of Hull. He was a dedicated researcher of the folk traditions of the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was not only very knowledgeable of the local folk beliefs, but also the local dialect. Much of this has now been lost, but he gives many interesting examples of it. He also gives interesting profiles of some local characters, some still celebrated, others now forgotten. Nicholson was a prominent member of the Hull Literary Club and also wrote works about the Beacons, Folk Moots and Folk Speech of East Yorkshire.

Author Mike Thornton
Isbn 1716098777
Genre History
Year 2021-02-09
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In this volume you will find stories about One-eyed, Seven Horned Monsters that double as mothers-in-law, as well as Tricksters, Illusionists, Shape-shifters, Ogres and even the Origin of the Meaning of Fate itself. The Uyghur people have origins that are as ancient as the Han Chinese, if not older. Originating in central China, they were slowly pushed further west until they settled in the Tarim Basin. But the Uyghurs are not just limited to East Turkestan and can also be found inhabiting the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Smaller communities can also be found in Mongolia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia. Because they have travelled so far and have encountered so many different cultures, it is therefore not surprising that Uyghur Folk-Lore is extensive, which when woven together in such a volume, results in a rich tapestry that can only be pleasing for the reader. We invite you to curl up with this volume and indulge yourself in the fifty-nine tales and stories that stretch back in time, almost to the great flood itself. The Uyghurs are an ethnic minority, who like the Tibetans, have been fighting for their independence for generations. A percentage of the sales from this book will be donated to charities, schools and special causes.

Author Various
Isbn 1907256113
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2009
Pages 180
Language English
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Through the centuries, Gypsies all over the world have been misunderstood, maligned, rejected. Outcasts of the countries in which they live, they have wandered for centuries over the face of the earth. They have no homeland, no political unity, no recognition among nations. They have been alone, sundered, shunned, persecuted and banished. Until about a century ago, their original home had been a matter of dispute. Their language had been a source of puzzlement. Yet their conduct and their traditions, their feeling for music, dance and song, have all been acclaimed. Still they were not accepted and were forced to remain apart from conventional society. Here is their epic history, with its folktales and beliefs, its rites and customs. Here is the vast treasury of the Gypsies.

Author Harry E Wedeck
Isbn 1504022742
Genre Reference
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 371
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Provides over 1,000 accessible, informative and authoritative entries that answer any major question about Hinduism, it's mythology, practices, customs and laws India is so vast that each of its regions is a land in its own right, with diverse languages, customs, and cultural traditions. Yet shared social systems, firmly grounded in religious beliefs, provide the cohesive force that unites over a billion people of different backgrounds. Hinduism is the main religion of India, and this new dictionary provides an unrivaled insight to all aspects of Hindu life, past and present. Some thousand illustrated entries elucidate the history of Hinduism, its mythology, art, architecture, religion, laws, and folklore. The development of Hinduism is presented from its ancient manifestations in local cults and epic poems to modern-day festivals and customs worldwide. The complex relationship between the multitude of gods, goddesses, and semi-divine beings is brought to light in the articles on religion and mythology, while its rich imagery is revealed in the entries on architecture, sculpture, painting, dance, and theater, including works of art illustrated here for the first time. Food and etiquette, the caste system, Ayurvedic medicine, love and marriage, and contemporary practices are just a few of the topics explored. Maps and entries on the major cities and places of pilgrimage in India, as well as a concise chronology and a list of principal dynasties, provide a clear overview of the geography, history, languages, and vibrant religious and cultural traditions of Hinduism. This volume will serve as a lively and indispensable guide for those preparing a visit to India, for Indians living in the West, for students, or for anyone interested in the subcontinent. 275 b/w illustrations.

Author Anna L. Dallapiccola
Isbn 0500770670
Genre Religion
Year 2002-11-17
Pages 224
Language English
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Powwow practitioners of York County, the headless ghost of a murdered girl that roams the back roads of Schuylkill County and the Hummelstown Hermit who still lingers in Indian Echo Caverns--these tales are all part of the lore of South Central Pennsylvania. Such legends offer a fuller history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the stories of the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes. Folklorist David J. Puglia reveals this lore to a new audience and explores the region's more recent legends like the "Wizard of Cumberland County" and Milton Hershey's narrow miss with the Titanic. Join Puglia as he tracks through the hills, houses and hollows of South Central Pennsylvania in search of its legends and lore.

Author David J. Puglia
Isbn 1614237336
Genre History
Year 2012-10-09
Pages 160
Language English
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[Color Ebook version.] Heathen Soul Lore Foundations presents a living spiritual landscape, rooted in ancient Germanic languages and understanding, offered for modern Heathens to explore and use in their own spiritual practice. This book also presents an approach for identifying and exploring ancient concepts of ‘what a soul is’ that may be of interest to followers of other branches of historically based modern Paganism, and to scholars of comparative religion. Linguistic analysis, literature, folklore, comparative religion, anthropology, esoteric and philosophical approaches are used to analyze old Germanic-language words relating to 'the soul'. The following souls, identified through this process, are thoroughly reviewed: Ferah, Ahma, Ghost, Hama, Aldr, Mod, Hugr, Sefa, and Saiwalo. Both scholarly and inspirational perspectives are taken, intended to stimulate both intellectual and imaginative exploration of these soul-concepts and the world-view which opens out from them. This book is richly illustrated in order to stimulate engagement of the imagination in comprehending these abstract entities and their metaphysical contexts. // Review by Diana L. Paxson, author of "Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism": “Since she first sent me the article on “Heathen Full-Souls” for Idunna: A Journal of Northern Tradition in 2006, I have been fascinated by Winifred Hodge Rose’s development of the concept of the souls as an interactive system. I am delighted to see the full presentation of so many years of patient research and contemplation becoming available at last. In Winifred’s hands, philology becomes a spiritual adventure, as words from the old Germanic languages reveal new insights into who we are and our place in the spiritual universe.” // Review by John Michael Greer, author of "A World Full of Gods": “Winifred Rose has done an excellent job of gathering and synthesizing material about Heathen soul lore from a wide range of disparate sources. The resulting book is a scholarly, thorough resource that belongs on the bookshelf of every Heathen, and everyone interested in the subject.” // Review by Cat Heath, author of "Elves, Witches & Gods: Spinning Old Heathen Magic in the Modern Day": “There’s a wonderful shaping and hope-bringing quality to the work here that I think will play a key role in helping to move Heathenry towards something deep and infinitely satisfying. It's really hard to overstate the impact this book could have.”

Author Winifred Rose
Isbn 1737932733
Genre Religion
Year 2021-10-27
Pages N.A
Language English
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"The Doctor in History, Literature, Folk-Lore, Etc" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Various
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-03
Pages 783
Language English
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"Folk-Lore and Legends: Scandinavian" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Various
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-25
Pages 186
Language English
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