Mythologie für Dummies by Amy Hackney Blackwell, Christopher W. Blackwell

By Amy Hackney Blackwell, Christopher W. Blackwell

Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman!

Wie hieß er doch noch gleich, der Meeresgott bei den Griechen? used to be waren bloß die zehn Aufgaben des Herkules? Antworten auf solch typische Fragen nach dem Motto "Wie struggle das nochmal?" finden Sie in diesem wunderbaren Nachschlagewerk, das zum Schmökern einlädt.

Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf der griechischen und römischen Mythologie, aber auch nordeuropäische Gestalten wie König Artus und Beowulf, weniger bekannte Sagen aus Ägypten und Asien und die Mythen lateinamerikanischer Völker wie den Maya, Azteken und Inkas kommen nicht zu kurz.

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Mythology 101: From Gods and Goddesses to Monsters and by Kathleen Sears

By Kathleen Sears

Discover the attention-grabbing myths of Greek and Roman civilizations

The stories of gods and heroes are usually changed into tedious discourse that even Ovid might reject. This easy-to-read advisor cuts out the uninteresting info, and as an alternative, offers you an exciting lesson in vintage mythology.

From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, this publication takes you on an unforgettable trip via the entire significant myths born in historic Greece and Rome, comparable to Achilles's involvement within the Trojan conflict; Pluto's kidnapping of the gorgeous Proserpina; and the slaying of Medusa by means of Perseus, the heroic demi-god. You'll additionally study all in regards to the wonders of the realm in addition to the best creatures ever recorded in history.

Like Charon navigating the River of Wailing, Mythology 101 will consultant you thru the main wonderful (and thoroughly terrifying) stories the traditional global has to provide.

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The Age of Odin (Pantheon Triptych, Book 3) by James Lovegrove

By James Lovegrove

Gideon Coxall used to be an exceptional soldier yet undesirable at every little thing else, until eventually a roadside explosive machine leaves him with one deaf ear and a British military half-pension. So while he hears in regards to the Valhalla undertaking, it's like a dream come precise. They're recruiting former provider body of workers for great pay, no questions requested, to participate in unspecified wrestle operations.

the very last thing Gid expects is to discover himself battling along historical Viking gods. the realm is within the grip of 1 of the worst winters it has ever recognized, and Ragnarok—the fabled ultimate clash of the Sagas—is looming.

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Merlin's Booke: Stories of the Great Wizard by Jane Yolen

By Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen breathes new existence into the undying Camelot legend with a made over background of King Arthur’s strong mentor: the nice magician Merlin

There could be not more loved and enduring fantasy within the Western canon than the tale of King Arthur, his knights, Queen Guinevere, and naturally, his mysterious instruct and magical consultant, Merlin. A sorcerer, sage, prophet, and instructor, Merlin’s mysterious lifestyles has encouraged an unlimited array of vintage works whereas giving upward push to varied conflicting legends. the following, award-winning writer Jane Yolen, some of the most acclaimed myth writers of our time, retells Merlin’s stories as by no means before.

Through a chain of news and poems ranging throughout centuries—from the times of Merlin’s formative years as a feral boy to the prospective discovery of his bones in a far later era—Yolen reimagines either the respect and grimness of Camelot, recalling characters and occasions from Arthurian legend, whereas ingeniously inventing new myths and darkish fables. Merlin’s Booke is a superb patchwork, made from stories that discover the mysteries of King Arthur’s global and the bad magic that pervaded it.

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The Age of Zeus by James Lovegrove

By James Lovegrove

The Pantheon Trilogy, ebook 2

The Olympians seemed a decade in the past, residing incarnations of the traditional Greek gods on a challenge to convey everlasting order and balance to the realm. Resistance has proved futile, and now humankind is lower than the jackboot of divine oppression. till former London police officer Sam Akehurst gets a call for participation too tempting to show down: the opportunity to affix a small band of guerrilla rebels armed with high-tech guns and battlesuits. Calling themselves the Titans, they sq. off opposed to the Olympians and their ferocious mythological monsters in a battle of attrition which a few won't live on.

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Natural History: A Selection by Pliny the Elder

By Pliny the Elder

Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly bold paintings that levels from astronomy to artwork and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute commentary with usually wild hypothesis, it bargains a desirable view of the area because it used to be understood within the first century advert, no matter if describing the risk of diving for sponges, the 1st water-clock, or using asses’ milk to take away wrinkles. Pliny himself died whereas investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in advert seventy nine, and the ordinary interest that led to his loss of life can also be a great deal obvious within the traditional heritage — a publication that proved hugely influential correct up till the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the more youthful, defined ‘as packed with style as nature itself’.
John F. Healy has made a desirable and sundry choice from the Natural History for this transparent, glossy translation. In his creation, he discusses the ebook and its resources subject via subject. This version additionally incorporates a complete index and notes.

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Native American Mythology by Hartley Burr Alexander

By Hartley Burr Alexander


This attention-grabbing and informative compendium of local American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, providing quite a lot of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and production myths, end-time prophecies, and different conventional tales.

Legends contain tales of solar worship, trickster pranks, the ghost international, and mystery societies.

Bibliographical Note

This Dover version, first released in 2005, is an unabridged (slightly altered) republication of Volume X, North American, from The Mythology of All Races (in 13 volumes), initially released in 1916 by means of the Archaeological Institute of the USA, Marshall Jones corporation, Boston.

The in simple terms major alteration is composed in relocating all thirty-three of the plates from their unique positions to a piece additional behind the e-book. All 16 colour illustrations are reproduced there in black and white, whereas a few of them additionally seem in complete colour in a bit of diminished shape at the inside of back and front covers.

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The Mystery of the Seven Vowels: In Theory and Practice by Joscelyn Godwin

By Joscelyn Godwin

The seven vowels which we use on a daily basis in speech rely on the phenomenon of harmonics that is on the very foundation of track. after we pay attention vowels we're listening to the legislation of concord that are finally the legislation of quantity which are acknowledged to manipulate the universe. this can be the 1st ebook at the topic to seem in English and brings jointly the fields of linguistics concord, mythology, background of religions, and occult philosophy. Scholarly, but useful, this booklet offers directions for getting to know one's personal therapeutic, centering, and uplifting tones.

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Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles by Almut-Barbara Renger

By Almut-Barbara Renger

While Oedipus met the Sphinx at the highway to Thebes, he did greater than solution a riddle—he spawned a fable that, informed and retold, may turn into certainly one of Western culture’s critical narratives approximately self-understanding. deciding upon the tale as a threshold myth—in which the hero crosses over into an unknown and unsafe realm the place ideas and bounds are usually not known—Oedipus and the Sphinx offers a clean account of this mythic come upon and the way it offers with the innovations of liminality and otherness. 

Almut-Barbara Renger assesses the story’s meanings and features in classical antiquity—from its presence in historical vase portray to its absence in Sophocles’s tragedy—before arriving at of its significant reworkings in eu modernity: the psychoanalytic conception of Sigmund Freud and the poetics of Jean Cocteau. via her readings, she highlights the ambiguous prestige of the Sphinx and divulges Oedipus himself to be a liminal creature, delivering key insights into Sophocles’s portrayal and developing a theoretical framework that organizes reviews of the myth’s reception within the 20th century.

Revealing the narrative of Oedipus and the Sphinx to be the very paradigm of a key transition skilled by way of all of humankind, Renger situates delusion among the competing claims of technology and paintings in an engagement that has vital implications for present debates in literary stories, psychoanalytic conception, cultural heritage, and aesthetics.

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