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Spence, Lewis 1874-1955

Overview
Works: 321 works in 1,674 publications in 3 languages and 18,345 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Dictionaries  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Folk literature  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Myths  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Printer, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by Lewis Spence
Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence( Book )

133 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth is the ivy that binds all historical experience and makes it picturesque. Included here are l50 myths, ranging from pranksters to a letter by John Smith about Pocahontas
An encyclopaedia of occultism; a compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, magic, demonology, spiritism, mysticism, and metaphysics by Lewis Spence( Book )

58 editions published between 1920 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference book contains a compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, magic, demonology, spiritism and mysticism
The history of Atlantis by Lewis Spence( Book )

51 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the mystery of the lost continent of Atlantis, reconstructing their lifestyle, government, language, style of dress, and religion
Ancient Egyptian myths and legends by Lewis Spence( Book )

80 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the earliest attempts to review the religious history of ancient Egypt, from an in-depth survey of the gods and goddesses to the cults, beliefs, and history of the Egyptian people
A dictionary of medieval romance and romance writers by Lewis Spence( Book )

37 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of Mexico and Peru by Lewis Spence( Book )

58 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Spence (1874-1955), one of the world's great mythologists, specialized in the myths of Latin America. In this classic volume, he not only recounts a rich selection of the myths themselves, but discusses their meaning and significance for the cultures that produced them. Among the Mexican myths included are those of Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca; Tlaloc, the Rain-God; creation legends of the ancient Mexicans, the Mixteca and Zapoteca; the Mexican Noah; and more. Among the Peruvian myths considered are the Inca legends of The Vision of Yupanqui, The Bride Bird and Thonapa. First published in 1913, the book is enhanced by more than 60 photos and illustrations
Myths & legends of Babylonia & Assyria by Lewis Spence( Book )

59 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented to Lincoln Training College in memory of Mary Humphreys-Edwards
Hero tales and legends of the Rhine by Lewis Spence( )

21 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to mythology by Lewis Spence( Book )

43 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and ritual in dance, game, and rhyme by Lewis Spence( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of non-classical mythology by Marian Edwardes( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic arts in Celtic Britain by Lewis Spence( Book )

33 editions published between 1945 and 1999 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minor traditions of British mythology by Lewis Spence( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain by Lewis Spence( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends & romances of Brittany by Lewis Spence( Book )

23 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted folklorist's rich compilation of stories includes fairies, sprites and demons, tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, stories of the saints of Brittany and more. Also, background on the land, people, costumes, and customs. 36 atmospheric illustrations by W. Otway Cannell. Glossary
Egypt by Lewis Spence( Book )

24 editions published between 1915 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a guide to Egypt's ancient myths, beliefs, legends, and rituals
Mexico and Peru by Lewis Spence( Book )

33 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient cultures of Mexico and Peru are renowned for their imposing architecture and the cruelty of their religious practices. Lewis well-known, but equally intriguing, are the myths on which their beliefs were based, the tales of the feathered god Quetzalcoatl and his enemy Tecatlipoca, Lord of the Night winds, and of Pachacamac, Peruvian spirit of the Earth. This detailed exploration looks at the Toltec and Aztec peoples of central Mexico, the Mayans of the Yucatan and the Incas of Peru. The eminent anthropologist and mythologist Lewis Spence describes their social organization and intellectual achievements as well as their major myths. With over sixty black-and-white illustrations this book presents a fascinating introduction to the civilizations that flourished in South and Central America before the arrival of the European conquerors
The History and origins of Druidism by Lewis Spence( Book )

32 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysteries of Britain: or, The secret rites and traditions of ancient Britain restored by Lewis Spence( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mythologies of ancient Mexico and Peru by Lewis Spence( Book )

25 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Myths of the North American Indians
Alternative Names
Lewis Spence British academic

Lewis Spence Brits journalist

Lewis Spence poeta e giornalista scozzese

Lewis Spence schottischer Publizist

Spence J. L. T. C.

Spence J. L. T. C. 1874-1955

Spence James Lewis Thomas Chalmers

Spence, James Lewis Thomas Chalmers 1874-1955

Spence L.

Spence L. 1874-1955

Spence, Lewis

Спенс Д. Л. Т

Спенс Д. Л. Т. 1874-1955

Спенс Л

Спенс Л. 1874-1955

Спенс, Льюис 1874-1955

Спенс С

Спенс С. 1874-1955

スペンス, ルイス

Languages
English (799)

Spanish (28)

Russian (2)

Covers
An encyclopaedia of occultism; a compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, magic, demonology, spiritism, mysticism, and metaphysicsThe history of AtlantisAncient Egyptian myths and legendsA dictionary of medieval romance and romance writersThe myths of Mexico and PeruMyths & legends of Babylonia & AssyriaHero tales and legends of the RhineAn introduction to mythology