Category: Mythology Folk Tales

  • Download Arturius: Quest for Camelot by David Carroll PDF

    By David Carroll

    The secret surrounding the legend of King Arthur has eventually been solved and the query "did he quite exist?" answered.

    'Arturius - A Quest for Camelot', is the results of six years' learn, and the e-book explains and proves past average doubt the truth and id of King Arthur.

    Using formerly neglected proof from the seventh and eighth centuries advert, writer D. F. Carroll believes he has succeeded in ultimately fixing the mystery.

    Most importantly, the booklet is predicated on ancient facts. The identify Arthur in its sixth Century advert shape is Artur, and because the priests who recorded the earliest historical past wrote in Latin, they recorded the identify as Arturius.

    Any files the place the identify Arthur is spelled with an 'h' are not going to have originated from sooner than the twelfth Century advert, and are accordingly unreliable as facts of sixth Century history.

    A universal criticism through readers of books with reference to King Arthur, is that regardless of how lengthy the publication, or how jam-packed with info it can be, on the finish, the reader remains to be left asking the query, "but who used to be Arthur?"

    The explanation for this can be that almost all writers with regards to King Arthur cram their books choked with details, derived mostly from legends, myths, and poems that are traditionally of no worth, and be ready to create the appearance of getting defined to you who Arthur quite used to be, the place in truth you continue to have no idea the reply to the query, "but who was once Arthur?"

    In this ebook, i've got used no legends or poems or myths, or the unreliable 'Annals of Wales'. in its place i've got used the extra trustworthy 'Annals of Ulster' and 'Annals of Tigernach', including Adomnan's 'Life of Columba'.

    The e-book is predicated now not on legends, yet really the simplest on hand ancient evidence.

    Therefore, on the finish of this booklet, you won't be left to ask yourself "who rather used to be Arthur?", simply because this e-book will offer a transparent and unequivocal resolution to that query.
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  • Download Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republic (Studies in by Claudia Baracchi PDF

    By Claudia Baracchi

    "Baracchi has pointed out pivotal issues round which the Republic operates; this enables a interpreting of the complete textual content to unfold.... a really superbly written book." -- Walter Brogan"... a piece that opens new and well timed vistas in the Republic.... Her approach... is thorough and rigorous." -- John SallisAlthough Plato's Republic might be the main influential textual content within the heritage of Western philosophy, Claudia Baracchi reveals that the paintings continues to be imprecise and enigmatic. to totally comprehend and take pleasure in its that means, she argues, we needs to attend to what its unique language discloses. via a detailed analyzing of the Greek textual content, aware of the pervasiveness of tale and fantasy, Baracchi investigates the dialogue's significant issues. the 1st a part of the booklet addresses problems with new release, copy, and rot as they practice to the founding of Socrates' simply urban. the second one half takes up the relationship among warfare and the cycle of lifestyles, making use of a radical research of Plato's rendition of the fable of Er. Baracchi exhibits that the Republic is worried all through with the complicated yet intertwined problems with existence and conflict, finding the location of this tangled internet of progress and destruction within the legendary size of the Platonic urban.
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  • Download Celebrating the earth: stories, experiences, and activities by Norma J. Livo PDF

    By Norma J. Livo

    Invite younger readers to watch, discover, and get pleasure from the wildlife via attractive actions. Livo indicates you the way to take advantage of people tales, own narrative, and a number of studying tasks to coach scholars approximately amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, constellations, vegetation, aquatic creatures, and different ordinary phenomena. Designed to construct a Naturalist Intelligence in younger beginners and provides them an appreciation of and recognize for the flora and fauna, those tales and actions are full of medical info.
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  • Download Dragon Games by P. W. Catanese PDF

    By P. W. Catanese

    A shock customer to the Aerie presents devastating information approximately Happenstance’s past—but it’s the long run that Hap and Umber have to deal with. Their trips take them on a dicy journey to the Inferno to retrieve key pages of Umber’s study, after which to the corrupt state of Sarnica, the place Umber’s nemesis has bought a few dragon eggs. Umber desires to learn a brand new magical species, yet what begins as a quest for wisdom becomes a perilous rescue operation. The deft plotting of this action-packed, heart-stopping experience will pique the mind's eye and depart readers frightened for the ultimate installment, which releases in February 2011.
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  • Download The Knickerbocker... by Anonymous PDF

    By Anonymous

    It is a replica of a booklet released ahead of 1923. This booklet can have occasional imperfections
    comparable to lacking or blurred pages, negative images, errant marks, and so on. that have been both a part of the unique artifact,
    or have been brought via the scanning strategy. We think this paintings is culturally very important, and regardless of the imperfections,
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    The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York per 30 days journal, quantity 44<br /><br />
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  • Download Vampires: A Field Guide To The Creatures That Stalk The by Bob Curran PDF

    By Bob Curran

    :"Vampire!" The very note evokes visions of ruined castles, of enigmatic, pale-skinned noblemen shrouded in darkish cloaks, of sleeping beauties being bloodily ravished by means of supernatural, nocturnal creatures. yet simply how exact is that photograph? How a lot will we particularly learn about those mysterious entities? unusually, might be, virtually each tradition can boast of its personal vampire beings, few of which correspond to the inventory Hollywood image-some should not even human in shape, a few don't drink blood, a few seem in sunlight. Are you prepared for such horrors because the Penangal, the screaming blood-soaked lead that drifts throughout the Malayan jungle looking sufferers; the Jaracacca, the Brazilian stalker that hides within the outfits of its sufferers to drink their blood or physically fluids; or the Aswang, the scaly demon of the Philippines, who lies one of the leafy roofs of huts and beverages via its tongue? and the way will we get rid of vampires? Is the easy stake during the heart-much cherished of Hollywood directors-really adequate, or is there anything extra? And does the sight of the crucifix repel all vampires-what if the vampire is Jewish (a dibbyuk)? Vampires is a distinct, lavishly illustrated paintings that explores the wealthy variety of vampire trust and lore, starting from international locations as varied as Japan, Sweden and eire, their ancient origins, and environment them of their cultural context. Dr. Bob Curran is a local of Northern eire, born and raised within the Mourne Mountains sector of County Down, a zone steeped in folklore and legend. all through a diversified existence, he has labored in lots of fields-as a gravedigger, expert musician, journalist, and civil servant. he's now a background instructor and popular all through eire and past as a author and broadcaster. He has written greatly, in English and several languages, on a number of elements of historical past and folklore and acted as consultant to the Cultural Committee of the Northern eire Legislative meeting. Bob has authored quite a few titles together with: Bloody Irish: nice Irish Vampire tales and Banshees, Beasts & Brides from the ocean.
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  • Download The Shadow at the Gate (The Tormay Trilogy #2) by Christopher Bunn PDF

    By Christopher Bunn

    The second one quantity of the epic delusion saga that all started with The Hawk and His Boy takes us again to the tale of the thief Jute. The emissaries of the Darkness have infiltrated town of Hearne looking for him. eager to break out, the boy flees the town and heads into the desolate tract of the north. however the ghosts of the prior produce other plans for him and, quickly, Jute and his pals needs to choose from their very own deaths or the destruction of the total land. all of the whereas, the mysterious girl Levoreth races opposed to time to be able to become aware of who's at the back of the schemes of the Darkness.
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  • Download The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead PDF

    By Ross Lawhead

    Historical legend tells of a military of knights that might stay dozing until eventually the final days. The knights are waking up. A homeless guy is stalked via a light, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp tooth. Maimed animals and a number of suicides cluster round a mountain in Scotland. And deep underneath the cobbled streets of Oxford, a malicious hoard besieges a hidden urban. Freya Reynolds is a school pupil with a marginally of OCD and an obsession with fable and folklore. Daniel Tully resides tough at the streets of Oxford, waging a mystery warfare opposed to an enemy in basic terms he can establish. Years in the past, they discovered themselves in an international few recognize is actual. they've got due to the fact that long past their separate methods and attempted to place that experience in the back of them. however the legendary international is now bleeding into our reality-a darkish non secular evil that's manifesting itself in forgotten corners of the British Isles. Alex Simpson is a Scottish police officer who focuses on looking legendary creatures. jointly, they have to confront the prior, the current, and issues past to defeat the final word possibility to humanity. not anything they have obvious to this point prepares them for what awaits . . . within the nation-states Thereunder.
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