Category: Mythology

  • Download The Greek Myths by Robin A. H. Waterfield PDF

    By Robin A. H. Waterfield

    A hugely readable and wonderfully illustrated re-telling of the main well-known tales from Greek mythology.

    The Greek Myths comprises essentially the most exciting, romantic, and unforgettable tales in all human historical past. From Achilles rampant at the fields of Troy, to the gods at game on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too with reference to the sunlight, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, those undying stories exert an everlasting fascination and proposal that experience persisted for millennia and encouraged cultures from historic to modern.

    Beginning on the sunrise of human civilization, whilst the Titan Prometheus stole hearth from Zeus and provided mankind desire, the reader is straight away immersed within the majestic, magical, and legendary international of the Greek gods and heroes. because the stories spread, popular classicist Robin Waterfield, joined by means of his spouse, author Kathryn Waterfield, creates a sweeping landscape of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends.

    The poor curse that plagued the royal homes of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wood horse and the sack of Troy -- those awesome tales have inspired paintings and literature from the Iron Age to the current day. and much from being only a treasure trove of fantastic stories, The Greek Myths is a listing of Greek fantasy in paintings throughout the a long time, and a remarkable paintings of literature in its personal correct.
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  • Download An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology by Choi Won-Oh PDF

    By Choi Won-Oh

    This hugely enticing quantity is through certainly one of Korea's top students of comparative mythology. the 1st research of its sort in English offers a helpful creation to centuries-old ideals, myths and people stories in terms of Cosmology and Flood, delivery and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, illness, success, Love and kinfolk, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty conventional tales, the ebook is absolutely illustrated all through and includes a wide array of Korean artwork, together with infrequent shamanist work, in addition to the paintings of a few modern Korean artists. all of the tales, according to Korean oral culture, were retold by means of the writer based on their major plot and which means as the unique texts' songs by way of shamans, containing many out of date phrases and vague idioms, aren't simply understood at the present time. the unique name and resource, together with textual content notes, are supplied on the finish of every tale. The author's creation units out the historic historical past and importance of the myths that seem the following. He additionally offers complete information of every of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. whereas being a great addition to the literature on Korean tradition for the non-specialist, "An Illustrated consultant to Korean Mythology" additionally offers a useful reference resource for students and researchers within the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, in addition to Korean heritage, faith and Literature.
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  • Download Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action by Wm. Blake Tyrrell, Frieda S. Brown PDF

    By Wm. Blake Tyrrell, Frieda S. Brown

    This e-book analyzes the relationships among Athenian myths and the associations that proficient them. specifically, it examines how myths encode recommendations on ritual, the code of the warrior, marriage, and politics. Combining conventional old and literary feedback with the ways of anthropologists, feminist critics, and cultural historians, the authors learn particular examples of the epic and tragedy, in addition to funeral orations and the Parthenon marbles, to light up the methods mythic media exploited the ideals, techniques, and practices of fifth-century Athens, concurrently exemplifying and shaping that tradition.
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  • Download History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to by Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask PDF

    By Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

    In quantity 2 of this enormous paintings, Mircea Eliade keeps his magisterial development during the background of non secular principles. The religions of old China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman faith, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic interval, the Iranian syntheses, and the beginning of Christianity—all are encompassed during this quantity.
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  • Download Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, by Donna Jo Napoli PDF

    By Donna Jo Napoli

    Contributor note: Illustrated via Christina Balit
    The new nationwide Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a gorgeous tableau of Egyptian myths, together with these of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous solar God Ra, and mythical creatures just like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning writer Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the undying stories of historical Egypt within the yr while Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia megastar. And like the well known nationwide Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the tales during this booklet should be fantastically illustrated to carry historic characters vividly to existence.

    The tales are adorned with sidebars that supply ancient, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping function that provides to the thrill and fascination. source notes and plentiful again subject direct readers to find extra approximately old Egypt. With its beautiful layout and gorgeous narrative, this obtainable treasury stands proud from all different mythology titles available to buy.
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  • Download The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as by Joseph Campbell PDF

    By Joseph Campbell

    Built from a memorable sequence of lectures added in San Francisco, which incorporated a mythical symposium on the Palace of good Arts with astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Joseph Campbell’s final ebook explores the distance age. Campbell posits that the newly chanced on legislation of outer area are literally at paintings inside people to boot and new mythology is implicit during this consciousness. He examines the recent mythology and different questions in those essays which he defined as "a widely shared religious adventure."
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  • Download Everbound (Everneath, Book 2) by Brodi Ashton PDF

    By Brodi Ashton

    In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie acknowledged, "Ashton's gorgeous storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to trip throughout the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.

    Ever given that Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save lots of her, taking her position at midnight Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been residing a borrowed existence. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the single individual least prone to aid. yet his center has been touched through every little thing approximately Nikki, and he concurs to assist within the in basic terms means he can: by means of taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, in simple terms to find that their trip can be tougher than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to forestall at not anything to save lots of Jack--even if it skill making an important sacrifice of her own.

    Inspired through the Persephone fable, the appealing first ebook during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA excellent Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!
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  • Download The Portugal Journal (SUNY Series, Issues in the Study of by Mircea Eliade PDF

    By Mircea Eliade

    The diary of Mircea Eliade, the seminal philosopher on faith, in the course of the interval he served as a diplomat in Portugal.

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    Detailing a desirable, hitherto unknown interval within the lifetime of one of many 20th century's preeminent intellectuals, The Portugal magazine used to be written through Mircea Eliade from 1941-1945, whilst he served as a diplomat in Lisbon. Eliade's paintings as a theorist of faith has been the manager impact on how faith is known and studied in modern occasions and he's additionally more and more renowned as a author of fiction and drama. lengthy awaited by way of readers, The Portugal magazine is the one considered one of Eliade's journals to be released in its entirety, unedited by way of its writer. right here, Eliade writes frankly, every now and then approximately issues that he may well by no means deliver himself to make public, together with his dating with the Iron protect, his issues of hypersexuality, his non secular ideals and activities, his admiration for René Guénon, and his sufferings and bad grief either earlier than and after his wife's death.

    "With WWII because the old context, this magazine is attention-grabbing to learn simply because Eliade invitations the reader into the internal of his brain. The magazine is replete with existential pathos, anxiousness, loss, worry, threat, affliction, sorrow, and chuffed moments. Readers could be rewarded with a few surprises, with out political apologies for being at the mistaken aspect throughout the war." -- Carl Olson, writer of The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A look for the Centre
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  • Download The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret by Christopher C. Doyle PDF

    By Christopher C. Doyle

    334 B.C.
    Alexander the good starts his conquest of the Persian Empire. yet his plansfor eternal glory don't finish there and the younger king marches in the direction of the Ends of the Earth - the lands of the Indus - on a mystery quest. it's going to lead him to an historical mystery. it is going to lead him to an historic mystery hid within the myths of the Mahabharata; a mystery that's robust sufficient to remodel him right into a god..

    In Greece, the traditional tomb of a queen is came upon, a tomb that has been an enigma for over 2000 years.In New Delhi, the Intelligence Bureau discovers unexplained corpses in a hidden lab. Vijay Singh and his associates, now contributors of an elite job strength, are sucked right into a fight with a strong and ruthless enemy. In a perilous race opposed to time, they are going to have to clear up a riddle from antiquity that may cause them to come upon stunning secrets and techniques from the earlier; secrets and techniques that may show mystifying hyperlinks among historical historical past, the Mahabharata and the traditional enemy with diabolical plans for a destiny that would carry the realm to ransom.

    The Quest has simply begun...

    After the Mahabharata mystery, Christopher C Doyle another time explores the technology in the back of the iconic mythology of the Mahabharata and brings it alive in a latest atmosphere. the result's a gripping tale that would retain you hooked correct till the final web page.
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  • Download The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum PDF

    By Padraic Colum

    Go back and forth to old Greece, the place gods and goddesses stroll the earth and a formative years named Jason needs to seize the well-known Golden Fleece. Mythology buffs will love the vintage tales of Greek heroes, from Hercules to Orpheus to Theseus. With an advent by way of Rick Riordan, writer of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians sequence, myth lovers will completely take pleasure in this Newbery award profitable vintage.
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