05--Death in Folklore

Cátedra Tomás, María.  This world, other worlds:  sickness, suicide, death, and the afterlife among the vaqueiros de alzada of Spain.  Translated Muerte y otros mundos by William A. Christian, Jr.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1992.  389p.  Funeral rites, folklore in Spain.

Gerstein, Mordicai.  The shadow of a flying bird:  a legend of the Kurdistani Jews.  New York:  Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.  Moses’ death who refuses to give up soul to God—for youth.

Hastings, Selina.  The man who wanted to live forever.  Illustrated by Reg Cartwright.  New York:  H. Holt, 1988.  25p.  But Death eventually tricks him into going away with him.

Kerven, Rosalind.  Kintu's mistake.  Illustrated by Matilda Harrison.  Crystal Lake, IL:  Rigby Interactive Library, 1996.  24p.  Kintu, the first man on earth, passes the tests required to marry the first woman but fails to heed her warning and consequently brings death into the world.  Ganda (African people) folklore.

Lysaght, Patricia.  The banshee:  the Irish supernatural death-messenger.  Dublin:  Glendale Press, 1986.  433p.  Ph.D. thesis, University College Dublin, 1982.