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African Myths

Sub-Saharan Africa has a powerful tradition of storytelling. Despite the diversity of traditions, a number of beliefs and themes are shared by African peoples, from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to the Zulu of South Africa. This book offers a range of tales, from creation stories and trickster adventures to animal fables and moral stories.
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African Myths & Tales

Africa south of the Sahara possesses a rich body of folk tales and legends passed down over hundreds of years, often sharing similar elements. This collectable hardback offers a hefty selection of stories – of the gods, origins, trickster exploits, animal fables and more – from the Yoruba people of west Africa to the San people of southern Africa.

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great died in 336 BCE at just thirty two. His military campaigns had swept across Ancient Greece, Asia Minor, Arabia, Persia, Egypt and India, forging one of the largest empires in recorded history. Latest title in a new series created for the modern reader to introduce the heroes, civilizations, myths and religions of former times.
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Arthurian Myths

This latest addition to our successful series offers a new selection of myths, featuring Arthur’s knights of the round table, his love for Queen Guinevere and, of course, the ultimate betrayal by his friend, and most trusted knight, Sir Launcelot. All awaken the magical and exciting world of King Arthur.
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Astrology

A beautiful, illustrated introduction to the wonders of astrology, covering the history, the Zodiac, star signs, the horoscope chart, houses, planets, aspects, personality, how to read a chart and forecasting. Also included are fascinating facts and helpful tips, example charts of famous people, a guide to retrogrades and further resources.
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Celtic Myths

Populated by gods, High Kings, willful Queens, noble warriors, fairies, goblins and wizards the Celtic myths are unsurpassed in their variety and power. This new book is a dazzling collection of the most gripping Celtic tales, vividly retold, gathering together the legends and sagas of this ancient culture.
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Celtic Myths & Tales

The mythic invasions of Ireland, the mystical kingdoms, warriors, giants, creatures of the underworld and magic, these are the fantastic ingredients of Celtic legend. They told their own stories in the ancient way, by word of mouth; we understand the traditions of these proud people through the records of others, but still they thrive today.

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Central African Folktales

Joining the lively collections of folktales from East, West and Southern Africa are selected tales here from Central Africa. Modern national boundaries complicate the origins of the stories still told in the DRC, the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and more but many can be traced back to the Sao civilization of the 6th Century BCE.
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Chinese Folktales

A new introduction highlights the exquisite stories within this collection of classic Chinese folk and fairy tales, including 'The King of the Ants', 'The Ghost Who Was Foiled', 'A Night on the Battlefield', 'The Lady of the Moon' and 'The Flower Elves'. Stories of gods, heroes and creatures vie with the curious, poetic delights of ancient China.
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Chinese Myths

River Gods, snake spirits, mountain and Immortals, Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions. China’s unique set of tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless internal wars. This brilliant new book introduces the key themes of Chinese legend before plunging into the fascinating stories themselves.
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Chinese Myths & Tales

Great floods and river Gods, snake spirits, and Immortals, China's unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is a rich landscape of humanity, gods and spirits introduced here in this comprehensive book of folk tales and legendary exploits.

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Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great created the first Persian Empire in the 500s BCE. He conquered all major civilizations in his region and his influence reached from the Balkans in the West to the Indus river in the East. Latest title in the new series created for the modern reader to introduce the heroes, cultures, myths and religions of former times.
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Czech Folktales

With a fresh introduction this new collection will acquaint you with classic tales such as 'The Three Roses' and 'The Witch and the Horseshoes'. The lively stories of the Czech people are parables and moral fables – rich with satire they cling to the hope that all will come well in the end, that justice will be well served by truth.
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East African Folktales

The modern nations of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and more inherit the folk and mythic tales of the rift valley region. Here you'll find stories of ogres and tricksters, riddles and poems, and great heroes of history such as Liongo. This new collection is created for the modern reader.
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Egyptian Myths

This new book of classic tales brings the stories of the ancients to life, from the birth of creation by the sun god Ra, the murder of Osiris, and the revenge of Horus, to the underworld and afterlife. The Egyptians explained the effects of famine, harvest, floods and death by creating a pantheon of gods that still holds our fascination today.
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Genghis Khan

The tale of the legendary Mongol General Genghis Khan is as phenomenal as the man himself. Probably the greatest conqueror in history, he ruled vast swathes of land in the early 1200s, vanquishing people across Asia and Europe, so that by the mid-1200s the Mongol Empire covered over 12 million square miles of land.
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Gods & Monsters Myths & Tales

Ancient gods and their foes, monsters and demons, make for great adventures. From the Norse Aesir and the pantheon of mighty Greek deities, to the gods of the earth and the sky in Pacific legends most of the great traditions are featured here with monsters galore, from the great wolf Fenrir to the chaos serpent Apep and the Greek Sphinx.

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Greek & Roman Myths

The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisations of Greece and Rome that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition of fabulous tales that are retold in this new book.
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Heroes & Heroines Myths & Tales

This anthology gathers together the most iconic and entertaining tales of adventure and daring from around the world. From Perseus the Gorgon-Slayer of Greek mythology, and the exploits of Frithiof the Bold of Norse saga fame, to the tragic tale of Irish heroine Deirdre, these stories vibrate with the heart and soul of age-old narrative.
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How to Read Tarot

Accessible and intuitively organized, this must-have guide offers the history and practical application of every card in the Tarot deck. Fully illustrated and clearly designed, How to Read Tarot weaves traditional meanings with contextual readings, and lays out paths for personal interpretation, essential for a deep understanding.
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Hungarian Folktales

Hungarian culture shares elements from West and East, with a rich tradition of folk beliefs and folktales that have been passed down through the generations. This delightful collection gathers together tales of fairy folk, adventure and adversity, fables and lessons, magical creatures and transformations.
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Icelandic Folktales

Icelandic folktales are strong moral fables, and the close cousins of other Scandinavian origin fairy stories. They are a little darker in their tone, but share many of the same themes of innocence and trickery, triumph of good sense over pride, and the resilience of the strong heroine in the rescue of a feeble prince. A delightful collection.
Available from 30 Jul 2024
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Indian Ancient Origins

In the origins of Ancient India lie the seeds of gods and legends that populate the mythologies, philosophies and culture of the continent. From the migrations of the earliest people into the basin of the Indus and the city of Harappan, to the rise of the Ganges civilization, this new book gives an insight into the rich diversity of India today.
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Indian Myths

India, one of the great, ancient civilizations spawned a fascinating canon of myths and legends. With multiple gods, and a riot of colour and character this fantastic new book, explores the themes and landscapes that created the tales, and retells the stories of Krishna, Buddha and Shiva, and some of the many different versions of creation.
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Irish Fairy Tales

Fairy stories, especially from the rich tradition of Ireland where the supernatural grew from the legends of the Celts, are the magic stories of everyday folk seeking solutions to the challenges of the day. This spritely new collection brings together the fables and stories of banshees, kings, trembling farmers, tricksters and beloved princesses.
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Japanese Myths

Japan's mythology is alive with gods, spirits and monsters. The warrior class of the imperial court, and the natural spirits of the countryside represent parallel and interdependent aspects of Japanese society, explored through ancient legend and folklore in this fascinating new book in the Flame Tree Myths and Legend series.
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Japanese Myths & Tales

From the creation myth of Izanagi and Izanami designed to explain the origins of the island of Japan, to the hundreds of kami (gods or spirits) and monsters, Japanese legends tell the story of the land, the nation, the people and the divine heritage of the emperors of Japan. A new hardcover edition in the Flame Tree Epic Tales series.

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Julius Caesar

The epic story of Julius Caesar who was born in 100 BCE, eventually becoming one of the most influential leaders in history. After a bloody civil war, where famously he crossed the Rubicon with his army, he defeated Pompey and the Republicans and was appointed as dictator of Rome, preparing the path for the Imperial might of the Roman Empire.
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Korean Ancient Origins

The origins of Korea in history see the people of this beautiful land fight hard to maintain their independence from their powerful neighbours, particularly from China and Japan. The myths, folk and fairy tales so popular today have grown from this unique sense of individuality and determined identity found throughout the history of Korea.
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Korean Folktales

Packed with delightful tales of love affairs and broken hearts, misadventures and wise-cracking creatures, the everyday stories of Korea bring the warmth of the familiar with a twist of the unusual. Magistrates, woodmen and princes, moles, frogs and fairies abound in this delightful collection, organized by theme.
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Lovecraft Mythos New & Classic Collection

Expanded with new stories from modern authors, written specially for this collection. H.P. Lovecraft created an evolving universe of cosmic horror with the intention that others would develop it further. Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch and Ramsey Campbell were amongst those who did and their work also appears here.
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Myths & Legends

Creation myths, quests, the eternal battle between good and evil, these are some of the classic tales that feed the ravenous beast of modern culture. This new book brings to life the myths and legends of eight intriguing traditions: Native American, Chinese, Celtic, Scottish, Greek, Viking, Indian and African.

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Myths of Babylon

Here we find humankind battling with the elements in the flood myth, a grim creation story and the great Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest recorded literary treasures. Babylon, a powerful city state in 1800 BC was a centre of spiritual, economic and military power, each represented in the fragments and myths of this book of classic tales.
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Native American Myths

Algonquins, Iroquois, Ojibwe – the myriad tribes of North America and their folktales are deeply fascinating because they are unique amongst the mythologies of the world. The retold tales collected for this new book celebrate the diverse tribal vision of a rich and powerful tradition that still resonates today.
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Native American Myths & Tales

The varied myths and folktales of the countless North American native tribes, from the Iroquois to the Cherokee, share a reverence for Nature, trickster creator-deities, heroes, monsters, epic voyages and an affinity with animals. From ‘The First Fire’ to ‘The Legend of Hiawatha’, this collection brings together tales from all over the region.
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Norse Myths

The Viking gods fought a constant battle with nature. Odin, Thor and Loki are just some of the familiar characters that maintain an influence over us today through movies, TV series and comics to great fiction and epic poetry. This fabulous new book offers all the main tales with an introduction to the characters and the land that inspired them.
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Norse Myths & Tales

Lively, stark and formidable, the imagery of Norse mythology storms through this classic collection. The fierce glory of Odin, Thor, Frey, Loki and their fellow gods of Asgard shines here, with all the great adventures, from Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, to Ragnarok. Each Viking legend is riven with a vitality that speaks to us still.
Available from 23 Aug 2024
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One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

With the famous stories of Sinbad, ‘The Merchant and the Genie', ‘The Three Apples’ and hundreds more, this collection offers the storytelling genius of Scheherazade as she tells ever more ingenious stories, to save her life. Stories are selected from the original, medieval Thousand and One Nights and the many expanded tales from around the world.

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Persian Myths

The great works of Persia contain some of the most beautiful, rich and diverse language in the literary world. The Shah Nameh, Masnavi-e Ma’navi, the Anvar-i Suhayli fables and more, rival Dante's Divine Comedy, India's Mahabharata and Sumeria's Epic of Gigamesh in their cultural impact, bringing to life the tales and myths of Ancient Persia.
Available from 19 Jul 2024
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Persian Myths & Tales

The great works of Persia include some of the most beautiful, rich and diverse language in the literary world. The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan and The Gulistan rival Dante's Divine Comedy, India's Mahabharata and Sumeria's Epic of Gilgamesh in their cultural impact, bringing to life the tales and myths of Ancient Persia.

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Pilates

This accessible new book focuses on a series of exercises, body motions and self-disciplines that offer the benefits of pilates to everyone. Features specially commissioned practical photography, step-by-step instruction, and an introduction to the entire scope of the system of pilates, this is perfect for beginners and intermediate participants.
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Polynesian Island Myths

The Polynesian triangle covers Easter Island, Hawaii, New Zealand and the many isles in between. The legends of the region are based on the creation of land, fish, sea, valleys and the volcanic outcrops scattered across the long stretches of the Pacific. The beautiful myths of the ancient Polynesians are brought together in this new collection.
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Queen Cleopatra

Cleopatra was born of an ancient Greek dynasty that stretched back to the time of Alexander the Great, and as the last Pharaoh of Egypt she was the last ruler before the once mighty kingdom became a vassal state under the Roman Empire of the first century BCE. She was an astute leader and sometime lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.
Available from 30 Jul 2024
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Quests & Journeys Myths & Tales

A powerful collection of tales from around the world, you'll find quests and journeys from Norse mythology, Japanese folklore, Maori wisdom, Greek legends and Polynesian gods, with tales of the underworld, great themes of loss, discovery and self-sacrifice, from the search for the Holy Grail, to Jason and the Argonauts.
Available from 25 Jun 2024
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Ramayana

The Ramayana stands tall amongst the greatest works of literature and is a key part of the canon of both Hinduism and Buddhism. Telling the tale of Rama, his ascendency as an avatar of Vishnu and the journey to fight for the return of his beloved Sita, the Ramayana is a timeless classic. Griffith's evocative verse, abridged for the modern reader.

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Ramses the Great

The greatest of all Pharaohs, Ramses reigned at the height of Ancient Egypt's power. He led military campaigns with his father from a young age, married at 15, amassed over 200 wives, 150 children and lived to the age of 95. Through many battles each victory brought wealth which fuelled the vast building of monuments which are still admired today.
Available from 30 Jul 2024
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Roman Folktales

Here you'll find stories and fears of the everyday, often poking fun at those in authority, and laughing at the proud and haughty, including The Enchanted Rose Tree, The Wooing Of Cassandro, The Beggar and the Chick-Pea, The Dark King, The Old Miser and Why Cats and Dogs Always Quarrel, alongside some classical tales such as Cupid and Psyche.
Available from 30 Jul 2024
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Scottish Myths

From the myths it shares with Ireland, to its own evocative fairy tales featuring all manner of spirits, shapeshifters, monsters and ghosts; from benevolent fairies ('The Brownie') to tales of unrequited love, murder and rescue ('A Legend of Invershin'), Scottish folklore is presented here in a uniquely Caledonian collection of stories.
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Serbian Folktales

With a new introduction this powerful collection gathers together classic tales of the proud, poetic South Slavs, such as 'He Who Asks Little Receives Much', 'The Maiden Wiser Than the Tsar, 'The Biter Bit', 'Good Deeds Are Never Lost' 'The Three Suitors' and 'The Ram With the Golden Fleece'.
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Slavic Myths

A new collection of tales from the Slavic peoples of Eastern Europe, from the Polish to the Macedonians, the Czechs and the Serbians, with roots in pagan folklore, and influenced by the Viking traders who settled in Kiev in the mid-ninth century. Stories include 'The King of the Toads', 'Vassilissa the Cunning' and 'The Tsar of the Sea'.
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Southern African Folktales

Southern Africa is a region of impressive diversity of landscape, climate and peoples. From peoples such as the Zulu, Pedi, Venda and San, from Angola and Botswana to South Africa, this lively collection contains tales from across the region, of creation and origins, of trickster animals, and of hardship, greed and love.
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Strange Lands Short Stories

Packed with strange and distant places, from underground cities, undiscovered islands, ancient lands, hidden continents, civilisations on the moon and Mars, this new book brings together the tales of Washington Irving, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, with Homer, Samuel Butler and a generation of modern writers for a thrilling read of speculative fiction.
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The Four Branches of the Mabinogi

The ancient Mabinogi is a great world literature and fascinating Celtic mythology. Here in the much-loved Guest translation and including companion tales telling of the earliest King Arthur. Latest title in the new series created for the modern reader to introduce the heroes, cultures, myths and religions of former times.
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The Tale of Beowulf

An epic poem probably written in the 900s CE, Beowulf tells of events 600 years before, where the hero Beowulf is implored to assist the King of the Danes in defending his halls against the monster Grendel. Latest title in the new series created for the modern reader to introduce the heroes, cultures, myths and religions of former times.
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Titans & Giants Myths & Tales

Titans and giants thread through all the mythologies of the world and capture the imagination still today. In this fabulous new collection you'll find the gigantic creatures of the Greeks, the Titans themselves, the Jötnar giants of the Norse, the Oni ogres of Japan and many more gods, monsters and giants from the Africa, China, the Celts and more.
Available from 25 Jun 2024
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Turkish Folktales

Turkish folk tales are curious and bizarre, beautiful and delightful, combining elements of ancient Anatolian folklore with Slavonic, Scandinavian and Arabian influences. This wonderful collection contains stories ranging from 'How the Devil lost his Wager' and 'Paradise Sold by the Yard' to 'The Horse-Devil and the Witch' and 'The Cinder-Youth'.
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Viking Folktales

Nordic tales take the magic of the natural world and combine it with the common sense of the everyday. Good folk are rewarded for their hard work, the honest and the faithful are valued: 'The Little Match Girl' and 'Katie Woodencloak' (a Norwegian Cinderella) are some of the heartwarming stories in this new selection for the modern reader.
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West African Folktales

West African traditions and folklore delight in tales of animals and tricksters. From Nigeria to Benin, from the cunning spider Anansi to the equally crafty Tortoise, animals teach humans to farm, to love, to survive and thrive, and offer inspiration for moral purpose. This collection gathers these alongside tales of origin, life, death and folly.
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Wicca: Charms, Potions and Lore

Wicca is a beautiful, life-enhancing way of living that venerates the cycles of nature and the seasons and promotes positive and constructive values. Covering everything from the Wiccan deities to getting started with spellwork, natural care and healing, and accompanied by stunning contemporary artwork, this book will bewitch and enlighten you.
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Witches, Wizards, Seers & Healers Myths & Tales

Seers, healers, shamans, sorcerers and witches appear in many traditions of the world, from the Baba Yaga of Eastern Europe to Bokwewa, the humpback magician of the Chippewa, from Merlin to the fox witches of Japan. Druids and wizards appear in many forms, good and diabolical, all explored here in epic tales of legend and myth.

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Yoga

This accessible new book focuses on a series of exercises, body motions and self-disciplines that offer the benefits of yoga to everyone. Featuring specially commissioned practical photography, step-by-step instruction, and an introduction to the entire scope of the system of yoga.
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