Category: Mythology

  • Download The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. by Robin Hard PDF

    By Robin Hard

    This new version is a totally rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including a tremendous volume of latest fabric, Robin tough comprises the result of the most recent learn into his authoritative debts of the entire gods and heroes.

    The narrative framework of the booklet comprises important signposting in order that the booklet can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it contains complete documentation of the traditional assets, maps, and genealogical tables.

    Illustrated all through with various pictures and line drawings, it's going to stay the definitive account of historic Greek mythology for generations to come.
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  • Download Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring by Mark Collins Jenkins PDF

    By Mark Collins Jenkins

    Mark Jenkins’s engrossing heritage attracts at the most up-to-date technology, anthropological and archaeological learn to discover the origins of vampire tales, supplying gripping historical and folkloric context for the idea that of immortal beings who defy demise via feeding at the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of everlasting evil in historic Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, vampire stories flourished in the course of the centuries and worldwide, fueled through superstition, sexual secret, worry of sickness and dying, and the nagging anxiousness that demons lurk everywhere.

    In Vampire Forensics, Mark Jenkins probes vampire legend to tease out the ancient truths enshrined within the stories of terror: sherds of Persian pottery depicting blood-sucking demons; the superb fresh discovery through nationwide Geographic archaeologist Matteo Borrini of a 16th-century Venetian grave of a deadly disease sufferer and suspected vampire; and the Transylvanian fort of "Vlad the Impaler," whose bloodthirsty cruelty is still unsurpassed.

    Jenkins navigates centuries of lore and legend, including new chapters to the chronicle and weaving an irresistibly seductive mixture of superstition, psychology, and technology guaranteed to engross all people from Anne Rice’s numerous readers to critical scholars of archaeology and mythology.
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  • Download The Iliad by Homer PDF

    By Homer

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    One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a undying epic poem of significant warriors trapped among their very own heroic satisfaction and the arbitrary, frequently vicious judgements of destiny and the gods. well known pupil and acclaimed translator Peter eco-friendly captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a brand new new release of readers.

    Featuring an enticingly own advent, an in depth synopsis of every ebook, a wide-ranging thesaurus, and explanatory notes for the few perplexing in-text goods, the publication additionally features a decide on bibliography should you are looking to study extra approximately Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation—specifically designed, just like the oral unique, to be learn aloud—will quickly be required examining for each scholar of Greek antiquity, and the good traditions of heritage and literature to which it gave beginning.
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  • Download Creatures of Light and Darkness by Roger Zelazny PDF

    By Roger Zelazny

    gods, homes, one quest, and the everlasting conflict among lifestyles and loss of life

    to avoid wasting his country, Anubis, Lord of the lifeless, sends forth his servant on a challenge of vengeance. even as, from the home of existence, Osiris sends forth his son, Horus, at the related venture to damage totally and ceaselessly The Prince Who used to be one thousand.

    yet neither of those superhuman warriors is ready for the unusual and harrowing global of mortal lifestyles, and the article That Cries within the evening could break not just their worlds, yet all mankind.

    As Zelazny did with the Hindu pantheon within the mythical, groundbreaking vintage Lord of Light, the grasp storyteller right here breathes new existence into the Egyptian gods with one other fabulous story of mythology and mind's eye.
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  • Download The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber PDF

    By H. A. Guerber

    H. A. Guerber's The tale of the Greeks presents a uncomplicated yet thorough historical past of Greece.

    Beginning with Greek delusion and legend, Guerber strikes via significant figures, the Trojan battle, the city-states of of Sparta and Athens, the Persian battle, the adventures of Alexander the good, sooner than finishing with Greece's absorption into the Roman Empire.

    Although prompt for teens, the tale of the Greeks is a smart advent to somebody with an curiosity in classical Greek literature, philosophy, or historical past.
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  • Download American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale & by Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz PDF

    By Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz

    This very good assortment gathers one hundred sixty stories from eighty tribal gathers to provide a wealthy and energetic landscape of the local American mythic historical past. From all around the continent come stories of production and love, of heroes and struggle, of animals, tricksters, and the top of the area. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and grasp storyteller, Indian voices within the top folkloric resources of the 19th century to make this the main entire and real quantity of yank Indian myths on hand anywhere.
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  • Download Simple Kabbalah by Kim Zetter PDF

    By Kim Zetter

    In Simple Kabbalah, journalist and Jewish pupil Kim Zetter outlines the background of this mystic culture, the most tenets of its trust process, and explains its significant image, the Tree of lifestyles. She then exhibits how one can perform the knowledge of Kabbalah in lifestyle via meditation and routines for calming the brain and polishing knowledge. As we progressively take up this historical type of wisdom, we see the way it impacts each element of our lives, from attitudes approximately paintings and the surroundings to our social and private interactions.

    Despite its attractiveness at cocktail events and within the media, few humans surely comprehend what Kabbalah is. in contrast to conventional Judaism, Kabbalah perspectives God as a divine resource of sunshine, power, and love, ever found in the actual international, instead of a patriarchal diety.

    Kabbalah practitioners glance past a literal interpretation of the Hebrew Bible for info concerning the soul; the character of God, production, and the religious global; and humans' dating to God and to one another.
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  • Download The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) by Rick Riordan PDF

    By Rick Riordan

    Whilst the goddess Artemis is going lacking, she is thought to were abducted. And now it’s as much as Percy and his neighbors to determine what occurred. who's strong adequate to kidnap a goddess?  they need to locate Artemis prior to the iciness solstice, whilst her impression at the Olympian Council may well swing a huge vote at the battle with the titans. not just that, yet first Percy must clear up the secret of an extraordinary monster that Artemis was once looking whilst she disappeared—a monster rumored to be so strong it might probably spoil Olympus forever.
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  • Download History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3: From Muhammad to the by Mircea Eliade, Alf Hiltebeitel, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona PDF

    By Mircea Eliade, Alf Hiltebeitel, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

    This quantity completes the immensely discovered three-volume A historical past of non secular rules. Eliade examines the stream of Jewish idea out of historical Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean region and Europe, and the increase and diffusion of Islam from nearly the 6th during the 17th centuries. Eliade's massive wisdom of prior and current scholarship presents a synthesis that's extraordinary. as well as reviewing fresh interpretations of the person traditions, he explores the interactions of the 3 religions and exhibits their carrying on with mutual effect to be sophisticated yet unmistakable.

    As in his past paintings, Eliade can pay specific awareness to heresies, people ideals, and cults of mystery knowledge, akin to alchemy and sorcery, and maintains the dialogue, started in prior volumes, of pre-Christian shamanistic practices in northern Europe and the syncretistic culture of Tibetan Buddhism. those subcultures, he keeps, are as vital because the better-known orthodoxies to a whole realizing of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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  • Download The Centaur by John Updike PDF

    By John Updike

    The Centaur is a latest retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded but not able to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. within the retelling, Olympus turns into small-town Olinger highschool; Chiron is George Caldwell, a technological know-how instructor there; and Prometheus is Caldwell's fifteen-year-old son, Peter. Brilliantly conflating the author's remembered earlier with stories from Greek mythology, John Updike interprets Chiron's agonized look for aid into the incidents and injuries of 3 iciness days spent in rural Pennsylvania in 1947. the outcome, stated the judges of the nationwide publication Award, is "a brave and fantastic account of a clash in presents among an inarticulate American father and his hugely articulate son."
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