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Related booklists: Mythology, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Legends, Goddesses & Women's Mythology, Celtic Mythology, Spirituality and History, World Spirituality, Spirituality Throughout History, Storytelling and Reading Aloud, Scottish Folklore and Mythology, Welsh Spirituality, Folklore and Mythology, Irish Folklore and Mythology, Myths, Folktales & Fairy Tales for Children & Young Adults,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 18 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Queer Villains of Myth and Legend by Dan Jones
    Queer Villains of Myth and Legend - by Dan Jones

    £16.99   hardback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781804191354 | ISBN 10: 1804191353

    Every good hero needs a villain! Explore the hidden world of magnetic and mysterious villains, often cast aside and misunderstood in tales of mythology and folklore. Through the pages of Queer Villains of Myth and Legend, discover a diverse community ... more

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  • Cover image of book Serpent, Siren, Maelstrom & Myth: Sea Stories and Folktales from Around the World by Gerry Smyth
    Serpent, Siren, Maelstrom & Myth: Sea Stories and Folktales from Around the World - by Gerry Smyth

    £30.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780712354196 | ISBN 10: 0712354190

    The sea is beautiful and alluring, but it is also dangerous and deadly. Above all, it is unknowable and untameable. Storytelling offered our ancestors a means to understand and interact with the natural world, and in time these stories coalesced into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies by Willow Winsham, illustrated by Joe McLaren
    Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies - by Willow Winsham, illustrated by Joe McLaren

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781849947749 | ISBN 10: 1849947740

    Following on from the hugely popular Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers and Woodlands and Forests comes Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies, an exploration of the mysteries of the stars, skies and heavens above.  People have gazed up at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness... by Dan Jones
    Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness... - by Dan Jones

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781804190463 | ISBN 10: 1804190462

    Hidden in the margins of history books, classical literature, and thousands of years of stories, myths and legends, through to contemporary literature, TV and film, there is a diverse and other-worldly super community of queer heroes to discover, lea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard
    Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... - by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard

    £12.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781507219416 | ISBN 10: 1507219415

    Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures.  Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Medusa by Jessie Burton
    Medusa - by Jessie Burton

    £8.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526662408 | ISBN 10: 152666240x

    'A beautiful and profound retelling' - Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe 'Gives the serpent-headed monster of myth a powerful and haunting humanity' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra   If I told you tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celtic Weird: Tales of Wicked Folklore and Dark Mythology by Johnny Mains (Editor)
    Celtic Weird: Tales of Wicked Folklore and Dark Mythology - by Johnny Mains (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780712354325 | ISBN 10: 0712354328

    Once I thought I glimpsed her high up in a bush, like dirty rags in a gale. Not that so far there has been any gale, or even any wind. The total silent stillness is one of the worst things.   Yes, it is a battle with strong and unknown forces ... more

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  • Cover image of book Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests - Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham
    Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests - Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves - by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham

    £12.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781849946872 | ISBN 10: 1849946876

    An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world.   From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett
    Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571360185 | ISBN 10: 0571360181

    Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland by Liz Berg
    Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland - by Liz Berg

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780750991438 | ISBN 10: 0750991437

    In this book of folk tales, Liz Berg shares Jewish memories: authentic tales, songs and jokes told by Jews in Britain and Ireland. Some stories moved from place to place, changing and adapting to new landscapes and taking on different textures, but t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror - by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472154125 | ISBN 10: 1472154126

    A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk by David Thomson
    The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk - by David Thomson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786892461 | ISBN 10: 1786892464

    Introduced by Seamus Heaney, The People of the Sea brings to life the legend of the mythical selchies, in beautiful, poetic prose.   When David Thomson took a journey to the sea coasts of Scotland and Ireland to seek out the legend of the selchies ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry
    Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781405934138 | ISBN 10: 1405934131

    The Greek Myths retold...   No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.   In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
    Norse Mythology - by Neil Gaiman

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408891957 | ISBN 10: 1408891956

    The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welsh Folk Tales by Peter Stevenson
    Welsh Folk Tales - by Peter Stevenson

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780750966047 | ISBN 10: 0750966041

    This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories.  Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dragon Prince: Stories and Legends from Vietnam by Thich Nhat Hanh
    The Dragon Prince: Stories and Legends from Vietnam - by Thich Nhat Hanh

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781888375749 | ISBN 10: 1888375744

    Thich Nhat Hanh's retelling of traditional stories provides an introduction to the rich mythology of Vietnamese culture. From creation myths to tales of war, food, and customs myth, all of these stories address the notion of "mindfulness", becoming a ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little History of Dragons by Joyce Hargreaves
    A Little History of Dragons - by Joyce Hargreaves

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263487 | ISBN 10: 1904263488

    Why are dragons recognised in almost all cultures on Earth? What is the mysterious geomantic gold they secretly guard? Could dragons be a folk memory of something which once hunted us?  In this beautiful little book Joyce Hargreaves tells the ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    American Gods - by Neil Gaiman

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780755322817 | ISBN 10: 0755322819

    This is the book that broke the mould, won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX and Locus awards and showed the world that Gaiman is a storytelling genius.Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbl ... more

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