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Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and writer on folklore and early religions. He is the author of a series of popular books comparing legends and beliefs around the world published by Algora Publishers as well as other publishing companies. His approach incorporates details from ancient cultures and from Native American, UK and European, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore.
Varner has traveled extensively to research his projects, most notably to England, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and the American West,Southwest and most recently to the Southeastern parts of the United States.He is a member of various sections of the American Folklore Society. Varner's focus centers around ancient traditions and how those traditions, along with their folklore and mythology, continue to play an important part in contemporary society. He is listed in successive editions of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World reference works. He has recently appeared on various television shows discussing architectural symbolism and will be featured in up coming History Channel broadcasts. He also has research papers featured on academia.edu.
Varner lives in northern California. His website is popular with those interested in pre-Christian religions, traditional beliefs, myths, legends and superstitions.