Category: Mythology

  • Download Qu’est-ce que la mythologie grecque? by Claude Calame PDF

    By Claude Calame

    Déméter, Bellérophon, Oreste, Io, Thésée, Héraclès, Prométhée, Tirésias, Hippolyte, los angeles belle Hélène de Troie...

    Tous, nous croyons connaître l. a. mythologie grecque automobile nous en gardons le memento de personnages dont les characteristics et gestes seraient fixés pour l'éternité. Or, montre Claude Calame, rien n'est plus instable et variable que le mythe, sans cesse récrit selon des époques précises, des auteurs singuliers, des fins spécifiques – morales, culturelles ou politiques.

    Au graduation, il y a toujours un récit intriqué dans sa forme d'énonciation qui lui donne tout son sens. On ne saurait donc dissocier dans le mythe le récit de los angeles resource qui le narre : los angeles structure indigène d'une mythologie (Homère, Hésiode, Orphée) ; les usages qu'en font l. a. poésie chantée (Pindare), l. a. pédagogie (sophistes, rhéteurs), los angeles dramatisation théâtrale (poètes tragiques), voire l'historiographie (Hérodote, Thucydide) et l'iconographie. Claude Calame nous invite, à partir des formes choisies par les poètes, les artistes ou les philosophes, à comprendre ce qu'est l'art du mythe, ses contraintes et ses règles.
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  • Download The World of Myth by David Adams Leeming PDF

    By David Adams Leeming

    Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that bounce to brain after we contemplate fable. yet to David Leeming, myths are greater than tales of deities and great beings from non-Christian cultures. fantasy is immediately the main specific and the main common characteristic of civilization, representing universal issues that every society voices in its personal idiom. even if an Egyptian tale of construction or the big-bang thought of recent physics, fantasy is metaphor, mirroring our private experience of ourselves on the subject of life itself.
    Now, on the planet of delusion, Leeming offers a sweeping anthology of myths, starting from historical Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and smooth technological know-how. We learn tales of significant floods from the traditional Babylonians, Hebrews, chinese language, and Mayans; stories of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and smooth technological know-how; myths of the mummy goddess from local American Hopi tradition and James Lovelock's Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Aboriginal, jap, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, chinese language, and Persian cultures, delivering the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls the collective goals of humanity.
    More vital, he has equipped those myths in line with a couple of topics, evaluating and contrasting how numerous societies have addressed comparable issues, or have informed comparable tales. within the part on death gods, for instance, either Odin and Jesus sacrifice themselves to resume the area, every one loss of life on a tree. Such traditions, he proposes, can have their roots in societies of the far-off previous, which might ritually sacrifice their kings to resume the tribe.
    In the realm of fable, David Leeming takes us on a trip "not via a maze of falsehood yet via a marvellous global of metaphor," metaphor for "the tale of the connection among the identified and the unknown, either round us and inside us." superb, tragic, extraordinary, occasionally humorous, the myths he offers communicate of the main primary human adventure, part of what Joseph Campbell known as "the extraordinary tune of the soul's excessive adventure."
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    In Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero (Harper, 1980), Leeming accrued over a hundred hero myths for a comparative research. In his new quantity the myths of varied varieties are divided into 4 sections: of the cosmos, of the gods, of the hero, and of areas and gadgets, in which subdivisions care for "The Trickster," "The God as Archetype," "The Tree," and so on. His creation and pre-chapter commentaries are concise and a little bit probing. This paintings doesn't and isn't intended to rival that of Joseph Campbell, however it might be necessary to normal readers or as a highschool or university introductory textual content. very good short bankruptcy bibliographies; index and illustrations no longer obvious. -Terry McMaster, Utica Coll. of Syracuse Univ. Lib., N.Y.
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  • Download Handbook of Egyptian Mythology by Geraldine Pinch PDF

    By Geraldine Pinch

    Scholars on the high-school point and above who're doing learn on Egyptian mythology will locate this quantity fascinating and useful. the 1st bankruptcy discusses the character of myths and the heritage of Egypt from the predynastic to the postpharaonic interval. the second one is going via a number of delusion complexes and cycles and their adaptations. The 3rd bankruptcy, "Deities, topics, and ideas, " is an alphabetical directory of good over a hundred themes and is the beef of the ebook. Articles variety in size from a unmarried line to a number of pages. All have see additionally references, and so much cite either secondary and first assets. Entries are readable and be aware the place specific deities absorbed features of others in the course of ancient classes. The inconsistencies of Egyptian mythology are famous, as within the diversifications of the Osiris tales. The frankly sexual nature of lots of Egypt's production myths isn't glossed over, nor are the coupling behavior of the gods.
    A ultimate bankruptcy is an annotated record of print and nonprint assets on Egyptian fantasy, a few of that could be present in many greater public and educational libraries. a number of novels stimulated by means of Egyptian fable also are indexed and annotated, together with Norman Mailer's historic Evenings and Elizabeth Peters' The Snake, the Crocodile, and the puppy. a couple of video clips are reviewed, and several other websites and CD-ROMs are indexed. Pinch's annotations are transparent and informative and never with out a sure dry humor.

    A very necessary word list defines Egyptian phrases and different phrases which are usual in Egyptology. The appendix directory basic assets will be of so much use to school scholars commencing to learn Egyptian mythology or Egyptology. This quantity is suggested for medium-sized and big public libraries and educational libraries with lower-division mythology and Egyptology sessions. It joins others of the publisher's Handbooks of global Mythology, together with guide of Mesoamerican Mythology (2002) and guide of Norse Mythology (2001). RBB
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  • Download Exploring Greek Myth by Matthew Clark PDF

    By Matthew Clark

    Exploring Greek Myth deals an in depth dialogue of version kinds of myths and lesser-known tales, together with vital neighborhood myths and native models of PanHellenic myths. Clark additionally discusses methods to realizing myths, permitting scholars to achieve an appreciation of the range in a single volume.

    Guides scholars from an introductory knowing of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of present scholarly techniques on mythology as a social perform and as an expression of thought

    Written in a casual conversational type attractive to scholars by means of an skilled lecturer within the field

    Offers broad dialogue of version different types of myths and lots of lesser identified, yet deserving, stories

    Investigates various methods to the learn of delusion together with: the assets of our wisdom of Greek delusion, delusion and formality in historic Greek society, comparative fantasy, delusion and gender, hero cult, mental interpretation of fable, and fantasy and philosophy

    Includes feedback in every one bankruptcy for essays and learn initiatives, in addition to vast lists of books and articles for additional reading

    The writer attracts at the paintings of many best students within the box in his exploration of themes through the textual content
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  • Download Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World by Cory O'Brien PDF

    By Cory O'Brien

    All our lives, we've been fed watered-down, workstation types of the vintage myths. in fact, mythology is extra screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, all of it is smart now. In Zeus provides silly needs, Cory O'Brien, writer of Myths RETOLD!, units the tales instantly. those are impolite, crude, completely sacred texts advised the best way they have been intended to be informed: loudly, and with plenty of four-letter phrases. Skeptical? listed below are quite a few gemstones to consider:

    • Zeus as soon as filled an unborn fetus inside of his thigh to avoid wasting its lifestyles after he exploded its mom through being too sturdy in bed.

    • the complete Egyptian universe used to be kept simply because Sekhmet simply acquired too hammered to maintain murdering everyone.

    • The Hindu universe is administered via a married couple who in simple terms cease murdering with a purpose to throw candy dance parties…on the corpses in their enemies.

    • The Norse goddess Freyja as soon as consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in trade for one glossy necklace.

    And there's extra dysfunctional goodness the place that got here from.
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  • Download Crow (Animal) by Boria Sax PDF

    By Boria Sax

    Even though humans regularly don't give some thought to them in such phrases, crows are remarkably sleek: from the end of a crow’s beak to the tip of its tail is a unmarried curve, which adjustments rhythmically because the crow turns its head or bends towards the floor. Foraging on their lengthy, strong legs, crows seem to float over the earth; they take flight virtually with out attempt, flapping their wings simply, ascending into the air like spirits.

    Nevertheless, the whiskers round their beaks and an obvious smile make crows, in a scruffy type of approach, endearingly "human". In an unlimited diversity of cultures from the chinese language to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. due to their courtship dances and monogamous unions, the Greeks invoked crows at weddings as symbols of conjugal love. Crows are one of the such a lot ubiquitous of birds, but, with out being the least bit unique, they continue to be mysterious.

    This publication is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their family in fantasy, literature and existence. It levels from the raven despatched out by means of Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and modern motion pictures. it will likely be of curiosity to every body who've ever been intrigued, wondered, frustrated or charmed by way of those splendidly clever birds.
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  • Download Scylla: Myth, Metaphor, Paradox by Marianne Govers Hopman PDF

    By Marianne Govers Hopman

    What's in a reputation? utilizing the instance of a recognized monster from Greek fantasy, this booklet demanding situations the dominant view legendary image denotes a unmarried, straight forward 'figure' and proposes as a substitute to outline the identify 'Scylla' as a mixture of 3 thoughts – sea, puppy and girl – whose articulation alterations through the years. whereas archaic and classical Greek types often emphasize the metaphorical coherence of Scylla's elements, the identify is more and more taken care of as a well-defined but additionally paradoxical build from the overdue fourth century BCE onward. continuing via precise analyses of Greek and Roman texts and photographs, Professor Hopman exhibits how an analogous identify can variously convey anxieties concerning the sea, canines, competitive ladies and shy maidens, therefore providing an empirical reaction to the semiotic puzzle raised via non-referential right names.
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  • Download The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test #2.5) by Aimee Carter PDF

    By Aimee Carter

    For millennia we've stuck merely glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls again the curtain on how they grew to become the robust, petty, loving and hazardous immortals that Kate Winters knows.
    Calliope/Hera represented fidelity and but had a husband who by no means matched her faithfulness….
    Ava/Aphrodite used to be the goddess of affection and but dedication used to be a wholly varied deal….
    Persephone used to be advised to marry one guy, but longed for another….
    James/Hermes enjoyed to make hassle for others#151;but by no means knew real loss before….
    Henry/Hades's solitary lifestyles had grown too wearisome to proceed. yet assembly Kate Winters gave him a brand new hope….
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  • Download The Folklore of Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, by Edward A. Armstrong PDF

    By Edward A. Armstrong

    Tracing the magico-religious ideals surrounding birds as some distance again in time as is feasible, to the cultures during which those ideals arose. This version is unique to

    Edward A Armstrong is already identified to readers of the recent Naturalist because the writer of the outstanding learn at the wren. His extensive scholarship and abilities have geared up him outstandingly for this ebook, that may simply were written by means of a guy along with his deep figuring out, not just of ornithology, yet of social anthropology, psychology and comparative religion.

    Mr Amstrong has chosen a couple of common birds - corresponding to the swan, the raven, the owl, the robin and the wren - and has traced magico-religious ideals touching on them way back to attainable to the cultures during which those ideals arose. With the scientist's eye and techniques of research he has tested the advance of fable and formality with originality and ingenuity.

    Many ordinary and engaging proof are stated, and motives are given, for instance of the customs of breaking the wish-bone, and of fables bearing on weather-prophet birds and the new release of the Barnacle Goose from shell-fish.

    This booklet is the 1st therapy of a gaggle of folklore ideals as a sequence of artefacts are taken care of via an archaeologist, classifying them so as in keeping with epochs. Archaeological info, in addition to oral and literary traditions, were used to demonstrate the origins and importance of the present folklore.

    The illustrations are of remarkable caliber and encompass over one hundred forty rigorously selected images and line drawings from around the world resources.
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  • Download Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine by C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi PDF

    By C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi

    One other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. besides the entire works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.

    Essays on a technology of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been known as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable advent and end. Jung contributes a mental remark on every one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the learn of mythology to the prestige of a science.

    In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as an everlasting and critical determine in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine baby and the Maiden as dwelling mental realities that supply carrying on with which means in people's lives.

    The investigations of C. Kerényi are endured in a later examine, Eleusis: Archetypal photograph of mom and Daughter (Princeton).


    "There is an abundance of attention-grabbing and sometimes suggestive aspect . . . and past all this there's the indisputable value and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places earlier than us."--Sewanee overview
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