Download E-books Myths & Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings PDF

By Philip Wilkinson

Myths & Legends retells the tales valuable to each tradition which have been handed down from iteration to new release for hundreds of thousands of years. assurance extends from the well known stories of the traditional Greeks, which carry the major to the starting place of such words as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, yet richly colourful, myths of the Americas and the East. subject spreads discover characters and tales by way of their cultural, mental, and spiritual meanings and express their energy, function, and impression either of their personal time and in contemporary international. characteristic spreads stopover at the sacred websites that may nonetheless be noticeable this day, and underline the significance of issues that seem throughout cultures and during the centuries. In such common issues as production, heroic trials, tricksters' classes, and loss of life and the afterlife, Myths & Legends investigates how diversified cultures have addressed questions reminiscent of How used to be the realm created? How did guy discover ways to use fireplace? and Why can we get older?

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Download E-books Hebrew Myths: The Book Of Genesis PDF

By Robert Graves

This exhaustive exploration of the Hebrew myths and the booklet of Genesis resulted from a extraordinary collaboration among one pupil raised as a strict Protestant and one raised as a strict Jew. It is going past Christian biblical and Judaic delusion and accommodates midrashes, folks stories, apocryphal texts, and different imprecise assets to increase and whole the tales. An exciting view of the suppressed and censored pre-biblical debts is the end result, in addition to a wealthy feel of a tradition which includes oral and literary traditions, the place the religious is deeply rooted in panorama and history.

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Download E-books Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology, and Astrology of the Re-Emerging Feminine PDF

By Douglas Bloch

This ebook exhibits how the invention of the asteroids Ceres, Pallas Athena, Juno, and Vesta coincided with the shift of a lady. The growing, assisting, nurturing element held through the goddess Ceres, the common mom, brings us to how we consider nurtured and the way we functionality with our roles of mother-child. She embodies the primary of unconditional love. Pallas Athena is our Warrior Goddess, a lady in a man's global, wearing the main of inventive intelligence. Vesta, our goddess of concentration and dedication, is our excessive Priestess. Juno, the Queen of Heaven and Divine Consort, is our ability for significant relationships. realizing the topics that every goddess holds enriches our figuring out of that functionality and expression in our lives.

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Download E-books The Mythology of Eden PDF

By Arthur George, Elena George

The biblical tale of Adam and Eve within the backyard of Eden is a cornerstone of Western civilization, but there are nonetheless many mysteries bearing on its origins and which means. In The Mythology of Eden, Arthur and Elena George make the most of new old and archaeological discoveries to bare how the story’s writer makes use of veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to exhibit his message in regards to the so much profound questions of human life concerning the divine, existence, dying, and immortality. This leading edge booklet bargains an interdisciplinary interpretation of the Eden tale that delves into flawed assumptions and brings to mild info that experience formerly long past left out. The Mythology of Eden presents a brand new knowing of the tale of Adam and Eve and illuminates the story’s position and that means in our sleek global.

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Download E-books Bestiaire fantastique des voyageurs PDF

By Dominique Lanni

Créatures mythiques, monstres légendaires, animaux improbables… Depuis los angeles nuit des temps, les voyageurs ont peuplé les mondes lointains d’êtres aussi fascinants qu’effrayants.

Basilic ou invunche au corps hideux, Niam Niam ou Lestrygon aux moeurs étranges, Fiura ou sirène aux pouvoirs envoûtants, satyre ou homme-singe entre humanité et bestialité, nasique, orang-outang, baleine, éléphant et autres animaux exotiques élevés par les récits au rang de légendes…Ce bestiaire illustré, véritable cupboard de curiosités des voyageurs, nous transporte aux frontières du réel et des imaginaires.

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Download E-books Handbook of Norse Mythology (World Mythology) PDF

By John Lindow

Authoritative, accomplished reference incorporating the most recent study on stories, literary and oral resources, and the broad-reaching cultural legacy of Norse mythology.

• offers a dialogue of literary and oral assets and cultural that means and surveys such issues because the mythic previous, current, and destiny; cyclical time; time and area; and fantasy, narrative, and language

• contains an A–Z consultant to key mythological figures, innovations, and occasions, plus an entire topic index and an intensive bibliography of print, net, video, and CD-ROM resources

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Download E-books The Brides of Rollrock Island PDF

By Margo Lanagan

On distant Rollrock Island, males visit sea to make their livings—and to capture their wives.

The witch Misskaella is aware the way in which of drawing a woman from the center of a seal, of luring the sweetness out of the beast. And for a value a guy could purchase himself a stunning sea-wife. He can have and carry and retain her. And he will inform himself that he's her grasp. yet from his first check out these huge, wondering, liquid eyes, he'll be simply as remodeled as she. he'll be both ensnared. And the witch can have her precise payment.

Margo Lanagan weaves a unprecedented story of hope, depression, and transformation. With devastatingly attractive prose, she unearths characters in a position to unspeakable cruelty, but in addition unstated love.

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Download E-books The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) PDF

By Rick Riordan

After a summer season spent attempting to hinder a catastrophic struggle one of the Greek gods, Percy Jackson reveals his seventh-grade tuition yr unnervingly quiet. His greatest challenge is facing his new buddy, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless child who follows Percy in all places, making it difficult for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

But issues do not stay quiet for lengthy. Percy quickly discovers there's difficulty at Camp Half-Blood: the mystical borders which safeguard Half-Blood Hill were poisoned through a mysterious enemy, and the one shelter for demigods is at the verge of being overrun through mythological monsters. to avoid wasting the camp, Percy wishes assistance from his ally, Grover, who has been taken prisoner via the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island someplace within the Sea of Monsters, the damaging waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only at the present time, the ocean of Monsters is going via a brand new identify the Bermuda Triangle.

Now Percy and his friends-Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson-must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes via the tip of the summer season or Camp Half-Blood can be destroyed. yet first, Percy will study a beautiful new mystery approximately his family-one that makes him query no matter if being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or just a merciless comic story.

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Download E-books Zombies: A Cultural History PDF

Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging toes and a odor of deterioration and what do you get? higher now not discover. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed threat from its beginnings in imprecise folklore and superstition to international prestige at the present time, the big name of movies such as 28 Days LaterWorld warfare Z, and the outrageously winning comedian publication, television sequence, and video game—The strolling Dead. during this brain-gripping historical past, Roger Luckhurst strains the diversifications of the zombie via our tradition and imaginations, reading the undead’s skill to stay defiantly alive.
Luckhurst follows a path that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, via American pulp fiction of the Twenties, to the center of the 20 th century, while zombies swarmed comedian books and picture displays. From there he follows the zombie all over the world, tracing the vectors of its infectious international unfold from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. sewing jointly fabrics from anthropology, folklore, commute writings, colonial histories, renowned literature and cinema, clinical historical past, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive brief creation to these restless pulp monsters. 

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