Category: Mythology

  • Download Osiris: Death and Afterlife of a God by Bojana Mojsov PDF

    By Bojana Mojsov

    Bojana Mojsov tells the tale of the cult of Osiris from starting to finish, sketching its improvement all through 3,000 years of Egyptian history.
    Draws jointly the varied documents approximately Osiris from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
    Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was once the preferred and enduring of the traditional religions.
    Shows how the cult supplied direct antecedents for plenty of principles, qualities and customs in Christianity, together with the concept that of the trinity, baptism within the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
    Reveals the cult’s effect on different western mystical traditions and teams, comparable to the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
    Written for a common, in addition to a scholarly audience.
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  • Download Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore by Josepha Sherman PDF

    By Josepha Sherman

    Storytelling is an historical perform recognized in all civilizations all through historical past. Characters, stories, recommendations, oral traditions, motifs, and story forms go beyond person cultures - components and names swap, however the tales are remarkably comparable with each one rendition, highlighting the values and matters of the host tradition. interpreting the tales and the oral traditions linked to diverse cultures deals a special view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings previous and current cultures of the area to lifestyles via their tales, oral traditions, and function kinds. It combines folklore and mythology, conventional arts, historical past, literature, and gala's to give an summary of worldwide cultures via their liveliest and such a lot attention-grabbing mode of expression. This attractive source comprises particular storytelling recommendations in addition to retellings of reports from quite a few cultures and traditions.
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  • Download Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess PDF

    By Melvin Burgess

    Half I
    London is in ruins, a as soon as hugely complex urban now a gated barren region. inside of its partitions, a bloody conflict rages among clans. wish is sparse, however the humans think the gods have risen from the lifeless.
    Odin himself has come to play an element within the lives of 2 twins, a brother and sister from the Volson extended family. Siggy and Signy needs to come to grips with their future as London's destiny teeters at the fringe of a knife....
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  • Download After Alice: A Novel by Gregory Maguire PDF

    By Gregory Maguire

    From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a mystical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's loved classic.

    When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole one hundred fifty years in the past, she came upon a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left at the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

    In this awesome paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his superb mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings outdated and new, supplying a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice's pointed out in short in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her good friend, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

    Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impression as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and notice her accurately domestic from this surreal international under the realm. If Eurydice can ever be back to the hands of Orpheus, or Lazarus should be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice will be back to lifestyles. both means, every thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."
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  • Download The Embroidered Armour by Roberto Peregalli PDF

    By Roberto Peregalli

    In investigating historic Greek recommendations in regards to the courting among seeing and figuring out, Roberto Peregalli offers an eloquent demonstration of the modernity of historical Greek wisdom.

    The Embroidered Armour examines the Greek Mysteries, mythology and legends that heralded a revolution in considering among the days of Homer and Plato, which gave beginning to the Western cultural culture.
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  • Download Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill by Otfried Preussler PDF

    By Otfried Preussler

    New Year's has handed. 12th evening is nearly the following. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of many 3 Kings, is touring from village to village making a song carols. One evening he has a wierd dream during which he's summoned via a remote voice to visit a mysterious mill--and whilst he wakes he's irresistibly drawn there. on the mill he reveals 11 different boys, them all, like him, the apprentices of its grasp, a robust sorcerer, as Krabat quickly discovers. through the week the lads paintings eternally grinding grain, yet on Friday nights the grasp initiates them into the mysteries of the traditional artwork of Arts. someday, despite the fact that, the sound of church bells and of a passing lady making a song an Easter hymn penetrates the boys' legal: eventually a plan is determined in movement that may win them their freedom and positioned an finish to the Master's darkish designs.

    Krabat & the Sorcerer's Mill was once considered one of Cornelia Funke's such a lot cherished books as a toddler, and you may see why. it's a wondrous tale of magic, black and white; of braveness and crafty; and of excessive event.
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  • Download A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3: From Muhammad to the by Mircea Eliade PDF

    By Mircea Eliade

    Publish 12 months note: initially released in French lower than the name Histoire des croyances et des idées religieuses Vol3. De Mahomet à l'âge des Réformes Payot, Paris, 1978. First released in english in 1985
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    This quantity completes the immensely realized three-volume A heritage of spiritual Ideas. Eliade examines the move of Jewish concept out of historical Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean zone and Europe, and the increase and diffusion of Islam from nearly the 6th in the course of the 17th centuries. Eliade's massive wisdom of prior and current scholarship presents a synthesis that's unprecedented. as well as reviewing fresh interpretations of the person traditions, he explores the interactions of the 3 religions and indicates their carrying on with mutual effect to be sophisticated yet unmistakable.

    As in his earlier paintings, Eliade can pay specific awareness to heresies, people ideals, and cults of mystery knowledge, akin to alchemy and sorcery, and keeps the dialogue, all started in prior volumes, of pre-Christian shamanistic practices in northern Europe and the syncretistic culture of Tibetan Buddhism. those subcultures, he continues, are as vital because the better-known orthodoxies to a whole knowing of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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  • Download Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip PDF

    By Patricia A. McKillip

    Stylistically rooted in fairy story and mythology, imperceptible landscapes are explored in those opulent tales from a liked delusion icon. There are princesses dancing with lifeless suitors, a knight in love with an respectable of unique lineage, and fortune’s idiot stealing into the current rather than the longer term. in a single captivating story, a time-traveling angel is forbidden to intrude in Cotton Mather’s non secular ravings, whereas one other narrative unearths a wizard seduced in his adolescence via the Faerie Queen and returning the treasure that's rightfully hers. Bewitching, bittersweet, and deeply intoxicating, this assortment attracts parts from the fables of historical past and re-creates them in startlingly magical methods.
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