Category: Mythology Folk Tales

  • Download Mythology of the Romans by Evelyn Wolfson PDF

    By Evelyn Wolfson

    Discover the tales of a few of the main sought after Roman figures, reminiscent of Romulus and Remus, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Apollo. Roman mythology is predicated seriously at the Greek myths, and the 2 cultures percentage a few of the related gods and goddesses, less than diversified names. in spite of the fact that, Roman myths additionally contain various references to actual, old figures. This booklet highlights tales from the complicated tradition that used to be historic Rome. every one bankruptcy is by means of a question and solution part which covers topics, symbols, and characters; and professional observation which makes for nice dialogue. to permit republication of the unique textual content into booklet, paperback, and alternate versions, this booklet is built from ROMAN MYTHOLOGY.
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  • Download The Atlantis Encyclopedia by Frank Joseph PDF

    By Frank Joseph

    A instruction manual of Atlantean details for basic readers and experts alike!This is a useful, special reference. in contrast to so much different books at the topic, The Atlantis Encyclopedia deals fewer theories and extra evidence. even though it doesn't got down to end up the sunken capital truly existed, The Atlantis Encyclopedia musters lots facts on its behalf, even skeptics could finish that there needs to be at the least whatever real in the back of such a permanent, certainly worldwide legend. you are going to learn:* What used to be Atlantis? * the place was once it situated? * How in the past did it flourish? * How used to be it destroyed? * What turned of its survivors? * Have any is still of Atlantis ever been chanced on? * Will Atlantis ever be chanced on? * Did Atlantis have any impression on the United States?
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  • Download Blood and Iron: A Novel of the Promethean Age by Elizabeth Bear PDF

    By Elizabeth Bear

    She is called Seeker. Spellbound via the Faerie Queen, she has kidnapped human youngsters for her mistress’s excitement for what feels like an eternity, not able to loose herself from servitude and reclaim her personal humanity. Seeker’s newest prey is a Merlin. Named after the mythical wizard of Camelot, Merlins usually are not easily those that wield magic––they are magic. Now, with the Prometheus Club’s brokers and opponents from Faerie either vying for the desire of this being of unlimited magic to tip the stability of strength, Seeker needs to convince the Merlin to affix her cause—or else hazard wasting anything much more useful and extra very important to her than the destiny of humankind.…
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  • Download Women’s Voices in A Man’s World: Women and the Pastoral by Lidwien Kapteijns PDF

    By Lidwien Kapteijns

    Two questions dominate this ethnographic, literary, and historic learn of Somali society via its orature. First, in what methods do Somali oral texts offer information regarding girls and gender family in Somalisociety? moment, how do those oral texts current the strategies of "tradition" and an genuine cultural history and id, quite as those ideas impact ladies and gender relatives? In trying to solution those questions, Kapteijns has accrued a number of Somali oral texts and well known songs. The firstpart of the e-book specializes in the texts from the colonial interval and develops a severe ethnography of ladies and gender family members whereas the second one half considers modern love songs as vital cultural websites for debate approximately girls and "tradition." Kapteijns' booklet will enlighten readers unusual with the wit and spirit of Somali tradition. Somali readers will locate the publication crucial for significantly attractive the got notions in their prior and traditions.

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  • Download Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children: Essays on by Barbara Tepa Lupack PDF

    By Barbara Tepa Lupack

    Asserting a brand new SeriesThe tales and legends of King Arthur, the around desk, and the Grail were with us for hundreds of years, in an never-ending number of kinds. From medieval texts to renowned movies, modernist literature to feminist myth, from the 6th during the twenty first centuries, few literary matters have encouraged such fertile flooring for cultural elaboration.This dynamic box is the topic for a brand new booklet sequence, Worlds of King Arthur. The sequence will discover quite a lot of subject matters on the topic of the tales and legends of Arthur, and the nice number of literary and cultural texts which they've got encouraged. together with worlds of literary feedback, cultural reports, and historical past, the sequence presents a venue for the booklet of the main major new works in Arthurian Studies.Series Editor:Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist UniversityEditorial Board:James Carley , York collage Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, American collage Virginie Greene, Harvard collage Si?n Echard, college of British Columbia Sharon Kinoshita, collage of California, Santa Cruz Alan Lupack ,University of Rochester Andrew Lynch, college of Western Australia for hundreds of years, the Arthurian legends have involved and encouraged numerous writers, artists, and readers, lots of whom first grew to become conversant in the tale as kids. From the various retellings of Malory and types of Tennyson for teenagers to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave upward thrust, from the Arthurian adolescence teams for boys (and ultimately for women) run by means of faculties and church buildings to the varsity operas, theater items, and different leisure for more youthful audiences, from the Arthurian juvenile fiction sequences and sequence to the movies and tv indicates that includes Arthurian characters, young children have discovered in regards to the international of King Arthur and his Knights of the around desk.
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  • Download Myth by Laurence Coupe PDF

    By Laurence Coupe

    Laurence Coupe deals scholars a very important assessment of the evolution of 'myth', from the traditional Greek definitions to these of a number of modern thinkers. This introductory quantity * presents an advent to either the speculation of delusion and the making of fantasy * explores the makes use of made from the time period 'myth' in the fields of literary feedback, anthropology, cultural reports, feminism, Marxism and psychoanalysis * discusses the organization among modernism, postmodernism, delusion and historical past * familiarises the reader with topics reminiscent of the demise god, the hunt for the grail, the relation among 'chaos' and 'cosmos', and the imaginative and prescient of the tip of time * illustrates the relation among fantasy, tradition and literature with discussions of poetry, fiction, movie and well known tune.
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  • Download The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America (Penguin by Anonymous, Magnus Magnusson, Hermann Palsson PDF

    By Anonymous, Magnus Magnusson, Hermann Palsson

    Essentially the most arresting tales within the heritage of exploration, those Icelandic sagas inform of the invention of the US by means of Norsemen 5 centuries earlier than Christopher Columbus. jointly, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the extra polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written a few hundred years later, recount how Eirik the crimson based an Icelandic colony in Greenland and the way his son, Leif the fortunate, later sailed south to discover - and if attainable take advantage of - the opportunity discovery by means of Bjarni Herjolfsson of an unknown land. In spare and lively prose they list Europe's first shock glimpse of the japanese seashores of the North American continent and the natives who inhabited them.
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  • Download Folklore of the Winnebago tribe by David Lee Smith PDF

    By David Lee Smith

    The oral culture of the Winnebago, or Ho-Chunk, humans levels from production myths to Trickster tales and histories of the tribe. it's rather robust in animal stories, as storyteller and tribal historian David Lee Smith vividly demonstrates in Folklore of the Winnebago Tribe, a set drawn from the Smithsonian establishment and different assets, together with the paintings of contemporaries. Smith himself contributes fourteen tales.In the ebook we meet quite fresh characters corresponding to Ho-poe-kaw (Glory-of-the-Morning), the famed and bold girl leader who battled many different tribes in addition to whites, threw historical alliances into disarray, and - even supposing she usually discomfited the French - married a Frenchman. We additionally stumble upon conventional figures, Trickster, speaking canine, Eagle, Owl, and Rabbit, relocating during the chronicles of those forest those who stemmed from the nice Lakes sector. The stories include either the visionary and the down-to-earth. a few are deeply relocating. a few, reflecting previous goods, are filled with violence.
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