Mythology

Download E-books Los mitos griegos PDF

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By Friedrich Georg Jünger

En este libro no se explican los mitos griegos desde una perspectiva científica o filosófica ni tampoco simbólica o alegórica. Friedrich Georg Jünger trata de comprenderlos en su expresividad sensorial, en su corporeidad nítidamente definida, asumiendo al pie de l. a. letra y con exactitud lo que nos ha sido transmitido. A través de los angeles interpretación poética surge una imagen del mito que parece tan plástica y tan viva como las esculturas griegas. Allí radica l. a. novedad y originalidad de este fascinante viaje por l. a. Grecia antigua. los angeles obra está estructurada de un modo arquitectónico, como el propio mito. Por tanto, los angeles primera parte es cosmogónica y abarca desde Caos hasta l. a. caída de Prometeo. los angeles segunda, l. a. teogonía, conforma el centro, el mundo de los dioses. Y desde allí, el camino conduce a los héroes, pues éstos surgen sólo donde hay dioses y están, por tanto, impregnados de un halo divino.

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Download E-books The Templars and the Assassins: The Militia of Heaven PDF

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By James Wasserman

• An exam of the interactions of the Christian Knights Templar and their Muslim opposite numbers, the Assassins, and of the profound adjustments in Western society that resulted.

• Restores the popularity of the key Muslim order of the Assassins, disparaged because the world's first terrorist team.

• Dispels many myths in regards to the Knights Templar and gives the main incisive portrait of them so far.

A thousand years in the past Christian battled Muslim for ownership of a strip of land upon which either their religions have been based. those Crusades replaced the process Western historical past, yet much less identified is the truth that additionally they have been the assembly flooring for 2 mythical mystery societies: The Knights Templar and their Muslim opposite numbers, the Assassins.

In The Templars and the Assassins: The military of Heaven, occult pupil and mystery society member James Wasserman presents compelling proof that the interplay of the Knights Templar and the Assassins within the Holy Land reworked the Templars from the Pope's inner most military right into a precise occult society, from which they might sow the seeds of the Renaissance and the Western secret culture. either orders have been destroyed as heretical a few 700 years in the past, yet Templar survivors are believed to have carried the key teachings of the East into an occult underground, from which sprang either Rosicrucianism and Masonry. murderer survivors, often called Nizari Ismailis, flourish to this present day lower than the non secular management of the Aga Khan. Wasserman strips the myths from either teams and penetrates to the center in their enlightened ideals and rigorous practices, providing the main probing photo but of those holy warriors.

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Download E-books One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling PDF

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By Hanan al-Shaykh

Handed down over centuries from India, Persia, and around the Arab global, the captivating tales of One Thousand and One Nights are related by the attractive, younger Shahrazad as she makes an attempt to hold up her execution. Retold in sleek English through the acclaimed Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh, listed below are tales of the genuine and the supernatural, love and marriage, energy and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the never-ending trials and uncertainties of destiny. Bringing jointly nineteen vintage stories, in those pages al-Shaykh weaves an totally intoxicating assortment, wealthy with humor, violence, and romance.

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Download E-books Little Wolves PDF

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By Thomas Maltman

A tragic act of violence echoes via a small Minnesota town

Set at the Minnesota prairie within the overdue Nineteen Eighties in the course of a drought season that’s pushing kinfolk farms to the edge, Little Wolves positive factors the intertwining tales of a father trying to find solutions after his son commits a heinous homicide, and a pastor’s spouse (and washed-out pupil of early Anglo-Saxon literature) who has again to town for mysterious purposes of her personal. A penetrating examine small-town the USA from the award-winning writer of The evening Birds, Little Wolves weaves jointly parts of folklore and Norse mythology whereas being pushed via a strong homicide secret; a page-turning literary triumph.

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Download E-books The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World PDF

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By Adrienne Mayor

Amazons--fierce warrior ladies living at the fringes of the recognized world--were the mythic archenemies of the traditional Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled of their victory over a strong Amazon military. In old occasions, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the nice, and the Roman basic Pompey tangled with Amazons.

But simply who have been those daring barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in struggling with, searching, and sexual freedom? have been Amazons genuine? during this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated ebook, nationwide publication Award finalist Adrienne Mayor offers the Amazons as they've got by no means been noticeable earlier than. this is often the 1st complete account of warrior ladies in fantasy and background around the historical global, from the Mediterranean Sea to the good Wall of China.

Mayor tells how extraordinary new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred lady skeletons buried with their guns turn out that girls warriors weren't basically figments of the Greek mind's eye. Combining classical delusion and artwork, nomad traditions, and medical archaeology, she unearths intimate, extraordinary info and unique insights in regards to the lives and legends of the ladies referred to as Amazons. Provocatively arguing undying look for a stability among the sexes explains the attract of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there have been as many Amazon love tales as there have been warfare tales. The Greeks weren't the single humans enchanted via Amazons--Mayor indicates that warlike ladies of nomadic cultures encouraged intriguing stories in historic Egypt, Persia, India, valuable Asia, and China.

Driven through a detective's interest, Mayor reveals long-buried facts and sifts truth from fiction to teach how flesh-and-blood girls of the Eurasian steppes have been mythologized as Amazons, the equals of guys. the result's prone to turn into a classic.

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Download E-books 1300 Real and Fanciful Animals from Seventeenth-Century Engravings (Dover Pictorial Archive) PDF

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A painter whose father was once an engraver and writer of an identical identify, Matthäus Merian (1621–1687) released this extraordinary workforce of surprising and hugely innovative animal illustrations. This copyright-free assortment incorporates a huge and interesting number of engravings that illustrate medical specimens and mythical creatures ― all meticulously reproduced from an incredibly infrequent eighteenth-century edition.
Carefully prepared into six significant divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), nearly 1,300 copyright-free photos contain real looking and fanciful portrayals of a assorted array of genuine animals, as well as such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and different legendary beasts. picking captions in Latin accompany a few of the illustrations.
Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will discover a host of makes use of for those lovingly distinctive engravings: as ebook and journal illustrations and as attention-getting portraits excellent for reinforcing flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any variety of different print initiatives. artwork fans and antiquarians ― somebody with an curiosity within the artwork and ideas of an prior period ― will get pleasure from looking via those fabulous old photos.

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Download E-books The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion PDF

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By Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

Within the Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that whereas modern humans think their global is solely profane, or secular, they nonetheless now and then locate themselves attached unconsciously to the reminiscence of anything sacred. It's this premise that either drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in house, time, nature and the cosmos, and lifestyles itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human adventure.

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Download E-books American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel PDF

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By Neil Gaiman

Newly up to date and elevated with the author’s hottest text. A smooth masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning grasp of cutting edge fiction, Neil Gaiman.

First released in 2001, American Gods turned an rapid vintage, lauded for its excellent synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of the US” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's the tale of Shadow—released from legal simply days after his spouse and ally are killed in an accident—who will get recruited to be bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So starts off Shadow’s darkish and weird highway journey, one who introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined together with his personal. For, underneath the placid floor of daily life, a hurricane is brewing—an epic conflict for the very soul of America—and Shadow is status squarely in its path.

“Pointed, sometimes comedian, frequently frightening, continuously relocating and provocative….American Gods is strewn with secrets and techniques and magical visions.”—USA Today

“Original, engrossing, and eternally inventive.”—George R. R. Martin

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Download E-books Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z PDF

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By Kathleen N. Daly

The Mythology A to Z sequence explores the world's most crucial myths and legends in an available kind designed for younger readers. every one complete quantity comprises greater than four hundred well-constructed entries at the significant figures, locations, tales, gadgets, and topics of a given mythology. An introductory essay recounts the historical past of those civilizations and illuminates their lifestyle. This revised version of Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z contains dozens of latest entries on subject matters and issues of curiosity to younger readers, together with constellations, historical websites, gods and goddesses, sacrificial choices, temples, and the zodiac in addition to new illustrations and an up to date bibliography. Its energetic writing, interesting content material, and exact descriptions make it a priceless source for somebody with an curiosity in mythology or Greek and Roman historical past.

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Download E-books Dark Descendant (Nikki Glass Series) PDF

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By Jenna Black

From the acclaimed writer of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books comes the gripping first novel in a brand new sequence a couple of deepest eye who discovers, to her shock, that she’s an immortal huntress.

Nikki Glass can song down any guy. but if her most up-to-date buyer seems to be a real descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . loopy because it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting abilities are actually god-given. She’s a residing, respiring descendant of Artemis who has stepped into a seize set by way of the youngsters of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” contain a descendant of Eros, who makes use of intercourse as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose methods aren't any giggling topic; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a undercover agent. yet strongest of all are the Olympians, a rival extended family of immortals trying to smash all Descendants who refuse to bow all the way down to them. within the everlasting conflict of excellent god/bad god, Nikki may make a divine weapon. but when they suspect she’ll quit with no struggle, the gods needs to be loopy. . . .

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