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Encyclopedias, dictionaries

  • A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore, 2008
    A fascinating country-by-country (date) survey of superstitions and folklore, including "spirit worship," good and bad luck, folks tales, mystical characters, burial and the dead, animals, food, marriage, curses, totems, and ancestor spirits.  Sadly neither sources or an index are provided.
  • American Folklore : an encyclopedia, 2006
    A difficult ebook to use, but interesting overviews of American Folklore.  Also available in print for Pick-up in PCL. 
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