Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature Provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Includes examination of such motifs as Bewitching, Chance and Fate, Choice of Roads, Death or Departure of the Gods, the Double, Ghosts and Other Revenants, the Hero Cycle, Journey to the Otherworld, Magic Invulnerability, Soothsayer, Transformation, Tricksters, and more.
Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales A collection of thirty-six Jewish fairy tales from virtually every corner of the world, including Morocco and India, Spain, Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt.
Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Volume 1: A-F The encyclopedia's coverage is global and multicultural. It extends beyond Europe and North America to include information about significant individuals, titles, and traditions from regions and cultures throughout the world.
Fairy Lore: a Handbook Customs and beliefs concerning elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many more, all belong to fairy lore.
South Asian Folklore: A Handbook Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.