Download E-books Myth: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

The place do myths come from? what's their functionality and what do they suggest?

In this Very brief Introduction Robert Segal introduces the array of techniques used to appreciate the research of delusion. those methods hail from disciplines as various as anthropology, sociology, psychology, literary feedback, philosophy, technology, and non secular stories. together with principles from theorists as various as Sigmund Freud, Claude Levi-Strauss, Albert Camus, and Roland Barthes, Segal makes use of the well-known historical delusion of Adonis to examine their person techniques and theories.

In this new version, he not just considers the long run learn of delusion, but additionally considers the interactions of fantasy conception with cognitive technological know-how, the results of the parable of Gaia, and the variations among story-telling and myth.

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Download E-books Aegypt PDF

By John Crowley

There's a couple of background of the world.

ahead of technology outlined the trendy age, different powers, wondrous and magical, as soon as ruled the universe, their lore perfected inside a misplaced capital of hieroglyphs, wizard-kings, and great monuments, no longer Egypt -- yet Ægypt.

What if it have been particularly so?

within the Nineteen Seventies, a historian named Pierce Moffett strikes to the hot England geographical region to jot down a e-book approximately Ægypt, pushed by means of an idea he dare no longer think -- that the actual legislation of the universe as soon as replaced and should switch back. but the thought isn't really his by myself. whatever waits on the locked property of Fellowes Kraft, writer of romances approximately Will Shakespeare and Giordano Bruno and Dr. John Dee, whatever for which Pierce and people close to him have lengthy sought with out realizing it, a key, possibly, to Ægypt.

ElectricStory.com proudly provides the definitive textual content of John Crowley's Ægypt, newly edited and corrected in session with the author.

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Download E-books Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations (Gods and Goddesses of Mythology) PDF

Sharing many universal ideals, deities, and rituals, the faith of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca used to be rooted in either the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the hobbies of the solar, moon, and stars. Readers will meet rain and sunlight gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth moms who're either creators and destroyers, or even a feathered serpent. Lavish primary-source photographs of arts and artifacts are paired with textual content that's either information-packed and mesmerizing. Readers who input this pantheon are in for an awe-inspiring cultural trip throughout the divine mysteries of time and area.

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Download E-books The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Of all Greek and Latin poets Catullus may be the main obtainable to the fashionable reader. Dealing candidly with the elemental human feelings of affection and hate, his virile, own tone exerts a strong allure on all types of readers. The 116 poems accrued during this new translation contain the recognized Lesbia poems and demonstrate the entire variety of Catullus's mastery of lyric meter, mythological issues, and epigrammatic invective and wit.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by way of major gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses more.

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Download E-books Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) PDF

This functional novice astronomer’s advisor contains the mythology referring to our sun procedure – the sunlight, the planets and their moons – into astronomy and explores astronomical, etymological, philosophical, and semiotic connections with astromythology.

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Download E-books Götter und Helden der Griechen PDF

By Apollodoros, Kai Brodersen

In dieser faszinierenden Zusammenschau der griechischen
Mythologie stellt Apollodor den griechischen Mythos von der
Schöpfung der Welt bis hin zu den Taten der Heroen in einen
erzählerischen Zusammenhang und reichert ihn durch Varianten
an, die aus zahllosen und für uns heute verlorenen Werken der
Poesie und Prosa stammen. Die Übersetzung beruht auf der 2010
publizierten kritischen Neuausgabe des Textes.
Kai Brodersen ist Professor für Antike Kultur an der Universität
Erfurt und deren Präsident.

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Download E-books Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments PDF

By Andrei Codrescu

"I worry every one passing evening that i cannot obtain my upkeep dose of suspense, after which i'll stop to exist."--Whatever will get you thru the Night

Whatever will get you thru the Night is an irreverent and deeply humorous retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly encouraged exploration of the undying artwork of storytelling. Award-winning author Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade kept Baghdad's virgins and her personal lifestyles via a heroic feat of storytelling--one that stored the Persian king Sharyar placing in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the tip of both suspense or interest capacity loss of life, yet Codrescu retains either alive during this interesting story of ways she discovered to carry a king in thrall, atmosphere along with her unending invention an unsurpassable instance for all storytellers around the a while. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as fascinating as she is shrewd--and so is the tale Codrescu tells.

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By Hilari Bell

Makenna is a tender hedge witch, pressured to escape her village the day her mom is murdered for training magic.

within the wilds of the wooded area, she kinds an unforeseen alliance with the mysterious goblins, and jointly they get to the bottom of to struggle again opposed to the people and the tough Decree of brilliant Magic.

yet as Makenna grows extra winning and her goblin military turns into enhanced, her lifestyles threatens the ruling Hierarchy's plans for the rustic. She evades each capture they set, till a tender knight named Tobin involves the Goblin wooden hoping to regain his misplaced honour. and every of them unearths whatever else instead...

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Download E-books The Friendly Guide to Mythology: A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddesses Monsters Heroes PDF

By Nancy Hathaway

How used to be the realm as we all know it created? What does it suggest to be a hero? the place will we pass once we die? Why are flood myths so ubiquitous? somebody who has reflected those and different questions on humanity's historical ideals could be serious about The pleasant advisor to Mythology. concentrating on Greek and Roman mythology yet together with myths from Africa, Asia, Australia, northern Europe, and the Americas, The pleasant consultant to Mythology is stuffed with compelling tales of gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters. superbly ornamented with images, line drawings, and costs, this unique advisor additionally contains an A-to-Z directory of the world's such a lot appealing goddesses; profiles of recognized writers, creditors, and interpreters of myths; and fascinating sidebars. that includes myths of affection, knowledge, and event in addition to these of violence, jealousy, and natural folly, this obtainable assortment deals attention-grabbing perception into the human psyche and brings our wealthy mythological background delightfully into concentration.

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Download E-books Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation PDF

This quantity is designed as a better half to the normal undergraduate mythology textbooks or, whilst assigned along the significant Greek and Roman works, as a source-based substitute to these textbooks.

In addition to the full texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment presents beneficiant decisions from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. old interpretation of fantasy is represented the following in decisions from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with proof from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B capsules and comprise a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate advent helps scholars operating with the first assets and the opposite assets provided right here; an intensive be aware to teachers deals feedback on the best way to comprise this ebook into their courses.

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