Download E-books The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Jesse L. Byock

Written in Iceland a century after the shut of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the resource of so much of what we all know of Norse mythology. Its stories are peopled by way of giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods stay with the tragic wisdom in their personal drawing close destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s production to its violent finish. This strong new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the outdated Icelandic original.

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

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Download E-books Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis (Myths, The) PDF

By Ali Smith

From the astonishingly gifted author of The unintended and Hotel global comes Ali Smith’s great retelling of Ovid’s gender-bending fable of Iphis and Ianthe, as obvious throughout the eyes of 2 Scottish sisters. Girl Meets Boy is approximately boys and girls, women and ladies, love and transformation, and the absurdity of consumerism, in addition to a narrative of reversals and revelations that's as sharply witty because it is lyrical. humorous, clean, poetic, and political, Girl Meets Boy is a delusion of metamorphosis for a global made in Madison Avenue’s picture, and the funniest addition to the Myths sequence from Canongate considering Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad.

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Download E-books Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture (Frye Studies) PDF

In the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, Northrop Frye and Jay Macpherson co-taught a really influential path on the college of Toronto's Victoria collage at the historical past of Western mythology - Frye concentrating on the biblical myths; Macpherson at the classical. Biblical and Classical Myths recreates the idea at the back of that path, with Frye's lectures - unpublished till very lately - supplemented via Macpherson's well known 1962 textbook on classical mythology, Four a while: The Classical Myths.

Frye's lectures at the Bible make up the 1st 1/2 the ebook. He expounds on an array of issues, together with translations of the bible, sexual imagery, pastoral and agricultural imagery, and legislations and revolution within the bible. Four Ages makes up the second one part. Macpherson narrates the main classical myths from tales of production to the myths' survival in later ecu traditions.

By complementing the biblical culture with the classical, this quantity imparts a entire knowing of western mythology. With a preface by way of Alvin Lee, basic editor of the amassed Works of Northrop Frye, Biblical and Classical Myths is a necessary quantity and represents a distinct fulfillment in scholarship.

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Download E-books Legends , Lies & Cherished Myths of World History PDF

By Richard Shenkman

“Was there quite a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting girl Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No individual, occasion, or factor is secure from Shenkman’s corrections.”
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Founder of George Mason University’s background information community and bestselling writer of Presidential Ambition and One evening Stands with American History, Rick Shenkman is an historian, a insurgent, and a fable debunker par excellence. In Legends, Lies & loved Myths of global History, he explodes essentially the most venerated and long-held misconceptions approximately kings and despots, wars and empires, religions, innovations, from the respect days of the Roman Empire to the darkish days of global struggle . attention-grabbing, edifying, and irreverent, this is the genuine global background you have been by no means taught in school—for historical past buffs and proven minutiae fans all over!

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Download E-books Greek Tragedies, Volume 3: Aeschylus: The Eumenides; Sophocles: Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: The Bacchae, Alcestis (3rd Edition) PDF

By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most

Greek Tragedies, quantity III includes Aeschylus’s “The Eumenides,” translated through Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Philoctetes,” translated by means of David Grene; Sophocles’s “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by way of Robert Fitzgerald; Euripides’s “The Bacchae,” translated via William Arrowsmith; and Euripides’s “Alecestis,” translated via Richmond Lattimore.

Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that might be the final word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. lower than the professional administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so vigorous and compelling that they continue to be the traditional translations. this day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the best English-language types through the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have conscientiously up-to-date the translations to convey them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas maintaining the vibrancy for which our English types are recognized. This variation additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by means of Aeschylus, and the surviving element of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, each one quantity contains an advent to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and locations pointed out within the plays.

In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and existence.

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Download E-books The Gods of the Celts PDF

This interesting assessment of Celts and their faith covers all elements of the gods, ritual customs, cult-objects, and sacred locations of the traditional Celtic peoples
 
Covering 500 BC to advert four hundred, and embracing the total of the Celtic global from eire to Australia, this profitable review of the proof for Celtic religions, ideals, and practices uses sleek scholarship to carry an vague, yet eye-catching a part of eu heritage to existence. First, this it introduces the Celts and the facts they've got left in the back of, and locations them of their geographical and chronological context. It then covers the numerous cults of the sunlight and the sky; the mother-goddesses and fertility; battle, demise and the underworld; water gods and healers; animals and animism; and symbolism and imagery. 

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Download E-books The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece (Idiot's Guides) PDF

By Eric D. Nelson, Susan K. Allard-Nelson

The significant impression of historical Greek tradition on every little thing from sicence to literature to politics is still appropriate and hotly debated.

In 'The entire Idiot's consultant to old Greece', you're invited to satisfy the traditional Greeks and to appreciate their legacy by means of coming into their international. Profiles an important contributions of Greek tradition, together with mythology, philosophy, drugs and the Olympic video games.

Includes extra studying and trip info to assist in making plans a private Odyssey.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses PDF

By Judika Illes

Enter the area of Spirits!

The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a finished and exciting A to Z of spirits from round this international and the subsequent. inside of those pages meet love goddesses and illness demons, guardians of kids and guardians of cadavers. detect Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, woman Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon girls, White girls, Black Madonnas, the fairway guy, the golf green Fairy, plenty and plenty of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and extra. From the beneficent to the mischievous, operating with those spirits can convey luck, lasting love, well-being, fertility, revenge, and reduction. Discover:

  • The real identities of over a thousand spirits (as good as their likes and dislikes)
  • How to speak with particular spirits on your personal benefit
  • How to acknowledge those spirits once they appear themselves
  • The mythological and old occasions linked to particular spirits
  • The shades, days, numbers, and astrological indicators linked to particular spirits

The Encyclopedia of Spirits additionally presents an outline of the position of spirit verbal exchange all through background and a common consultant to operating with spirits. it doesn't matter what your life's difficulties or wants, this e-book can advisor you to the correct spirits who can assist satisfy your desires. For the non secular adept, the beginner, or the easily curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will tell, motivate, and delight.

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Download E-books How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology PDF

By Luc Brisson

In this concise yet wide-ranging research, Luc Brisson describes how the myths of Greece and Rome have been transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. He argues that philosophy used to be answerable for saving delusion from historic annihilation. even if philosophy used to be first and foremost serious of fable, mythology was once steadily reincorporated into philosophy via allegory. Brisson finds how philosophers hired allegory and the way it enabled delusion to tackle a couple of diversified interpretive structures in the course of the centuries: ethical, actual, mental, political, or even metaphysical.
             “This marvelous e-book confirms Brisson’s prestige as one of many significant gurus within the box of classical antiquity. total, and with this glorious translation, the ebook is invaluable.”—Choice
            “A compressed review with moments of serious perception. . . . Its strengths lie within the information Brisson is ready to paintings into this short treatment.”—Peter Struck, Journal of Religion

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Download E-books A Beautiful Evil PDF

By Kelly Keaton

Ari struggles with an influence she can’t deny—and a future she’s made up our minds to fight—in this darkish and attractive sequel to Darkness turns into Her.

When Ari first arrived within the dilapidated urban of latest 2, all she sought after was once to determine who she was once. yet what she chanced on used to be past her worst nightmare. Ari is a descendant of Medusa and will already feel the evil growing to be within her—a strength the goddess Athena will cease at not anything to possess.

Desperate to carry directly to her humanity and guard her family, Ari needs to struggle again. yet Athena’s enjoying brain video games, not only with Ari, yet with these she cares approximately so much. And Athena has a really distinctive plan for the brooding and horny Sebastian.

Ari is decided to defeat Athena, yet time is working out. with out different strategies, Ari needs to unharness the very factor she’s scared of: herself.

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