Download E-books The Golden Ass: Or, A Book of Changes (Hackett Classics) PDF

By Apuleius

Relihan makes use of alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the infrequent neologism, and units of punctuation and typography, to create a gleaming, sumptuous, and readable translation that reproduces anything of the linguistic and comedian results of the unique Latin. the overall creation is a masterpiece of readability, orienting the reader in concerns of authorship, narration, style, faith, constitution and elegance. A beneficiant and browsable index, decide upon bibliography, and maps are included.

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Download E-books Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics) PDF

Egil's Saga tells the tale of the lengthy and brutal lifetime of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous personality who was once instantaneously the composer of intricately appealing poetry, and a actual ugly in a position to fabulous brutality. The saga recounts Egil's development from younger savagery to mature knowledge as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, guard his honour opposed to the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and struggle for the English King Athelstan in his battles opposed to Scotland. Exploring matters as assorted because the query of loyalty, the facility of poetry, and the connection among brothers who love an analogous lady, Egil's Saga is an interesting depiction of a deeply human character.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology PDF

The Dictionary of historical close to jap Mythology covers resources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from round 2800 to three hundred BC. It includes entries on gods and goddesses, giving proof in their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by way of the texts, and defining their roles in the physique of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving where of beginning of major texts and a short background in their transmission in the course of the a long time; and entries explaining using professional terminology, for things like different types of Sumerian texts or kinds of mythological figures.

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Download E-books Lavondyss: Journey to an Unknown Region (A Novel of the Mythago Cycle) PDF

By Robert Holdstock

A haunting access on this planet delusion Award-winning Mythago Cycle

In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an elaborate international spun from the tales of Irish and English mythology, a superb wooded area steeped in secret and legend, whose middle comprises secrets and techniques that would switch all who behold them.

Young Tallis is one such seeker. while she used to be simply an boy or girl, she misplaced her brother Harry to Ryhope wooden. Her adolescent fancies now reason her to suspect that he's nonetheless alive---and in grave threat. Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed merely with magic, mask, and clues left through her grandfather. ultimately the primitive woodland offers solution to Lavondyss itself, a desirable and negative realm the place she is pressured to confront the mythagos, actual manifestations of the legends of humanity's collective unconscious.

Join Tallis on her quest into the last word unknown, and be invited into one of many best and such a lot compelling mythologies you'll ever come across.

"A stunningly stable ebook . . . conveys the haunting strength of outdated heroes and misplaced gods."
--Locus

"Magical . . . it truly is infrequent to discover a sequel which measures as much as its unique; yet Lavondyss surpasses it."
--Times Literary Supplement

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Download E-books Draw 50 Magical Creatures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Unicorns, Elves, Cherubs, Trolls, and Many More PDF

By Lee J. Ames

Draw 50 Magical Creatures teaches aspiring artists the way to draw very easily through following easy, step by step directions. Acclaimed writer and illustrator Lee J. Ames indicates you the way to attract a fascinating number of mystical creatures and mythical beasts, together with a stately centaur, a daunting Cyclops, a playful fairy, a bashful mermaid, and a lot more.

Lee J. Ames’s drawing procedure has confirmed winning for kids and adults alike over the last thirty years. The thirty books within the Draw 50 sequence have greater than 5 million copies in print and feature proven every body from amateurs to specialists the way to draw every little thing from animals to airplanes.

Even the youngest artists could make those legendary beasts glance nice. It’s effortless if you happen to do it the Draw 50 manner.

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Download E-books The Secret History of the Reptilians: The Pervasive Presence of the Serpent in Human History, Religion and Alien Mythos PDF

By Scott Alan Roberts

"Fortunately, Scott Roberts boldly is going the place few males have surfaced from, supplying a well-balanced, leading edge, and insightful method of the topic."
--Philip Coppens, writer of the traditional Alien Question

"In the midst of a frightening glossy panorama of pseudointellectualism, the sides of that are coated with the obscure, whimsical paranoia of reptilian conspiracies, Scott Alan Roberts breathes a few a lot wanted lifestyles into the talk over the reptilian archetype in our fable and culture."
--Micah Hanks, writer of The flying saucers Singularity

"Roberts has performed each Christian a provider through bringing jointly the myths of varied cultures and religions surrounding the determine of the serpent, coupling them with the alien craft phenomena, and posing very critical questions in regards to the origins of religion, the veracity of Sacred Scripture, and the character of non secular and temporal truth. This ebook isn't simply one other 'ancient alien' supplying, with the standard facts and conclusions, yet a tapestry of spiritual, archaeological, and cultural info designed to problem not just the simple solutions of religion, yet the

entrenched sanctity of the technology of anthropology."
--Fr. Jack Ashcraft, Byzantine Catholic Priest

The very genuine chance that non-human intelligences visited or even copulated with primordial people is targeted in civilization's such a lot old cultural and non secular files. those historic documents extra show that those intelligences have been reptilian in nature--or, no less than, were represented all through human heritage in reptilian form.

From the Serpent, Nachash, within the backyard of Eden; Atum, the Egyptian snake-man; and Quetzalcotl, the feathered serpent god of the Mayans to the double-helix snake image of Enki/Ea in old Sumerian literature, the serpent has been the omnipresent hyperlink among people and the gods in each tradition.

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Download E-books African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics) PDF

Accumulating a variety of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment deals stories of heroes fighting amazing serpents and massive birds, brutal relatives clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout gigantic and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups pressured to escape big crocodiles, the entire narratives discovered right here problem origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they bring a kaleidoscopic photograph of the wealthy and sundry oral traditions that experience formed the tradition and society of successive generations of Africans for hundreds of thousands of years, in the course of the lengthy fight to outlive and discover this large and environmentally different continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes by means of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Odyssey of the Gods: The History of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Greece PDF

Mythical unidentified flying object specialist Erich von Daniken stirs up one other controversy with an resourceful supposition: What if the myths of old Greece have been makes an attempt to explain occasions that truly occurred? What if historical peoples have been visited, no longer via imaginary gods and goddesses, yet by way of aliens who arrived on the earth millions of years in the past? The author's study into either old mythology and present archaeological discoveries leads him to a few explosive hypotheses. He means that the easiest rationalization of such creatures as centaurs and Cyclops, in addition to tales in regards to the misplaced continent of Atlantis and wars one of the deities, could be efforts through artists of the days to list never-before-seen phenomena. Dozens of old sculptures and temple undefined, von Daniken issues out, glance unusually just like apparatus utilized by brand new astronauts. may those be long-lost secrets and techniques, being rediscovered by way of scientists this day?

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Download E-books From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race PDF

By Andrew Collins

Presents convincing facts that angels, demons, and fallen angels have been flesh-and-blood participants of a big race predating humanity, spoken of within the Bible because the Nephilim.

• exhibits that the earthly paradise of Eden was once a realm within the mountains of Kurdistan.

• by means of the writer of Gateway to Atlantis.

Our mythology describes how beings of serious good looks and intelligence, who served as messengers of gods, fell from grace via delight. those angels, often referred to as Watchers, are spoken of within the Bible and different spiritual texts as lusting after human girls, who lay with them and gave beginning to massive offspring referred to as the Nephilim. those spiritual assets additionally list how those beings printed forbidden arts and sciences to humanity--transgressions that ended in their destruction within the nice Flood.

Andrew Collins finds that those angels, demons, and fallen angels have been flesh-and-blood individuals of a race predating our personal. He bargains proof that they lived in Egypt (prior to the traditional Egyptians), the place they equipped the Sphinx and different megalithic monuments, prior to leaving the sector for what's now jap Turkey following the cataclysms that followed the final Ice Age. right here they lived in isolation ahead of progressively constructing touch with the constructing human societies of the Mesopotamian plains under. Humanity seemed those angels--described as tall, white-haired beings with viperlike faces and burning eyes--as gods and their realm the paradise in which grew the tree of data. Andrew Collins demonstrates how the legends in the back of the autumn of the Watchers echo the light reminiscence of tangible ancient occasions and that the legacy they've got left humanity is one we will manage to pay for to disregard purely at our personal peril.

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