Category Archives: Mythology

Celtic Mythology A to Z

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By Gienna Matson

Celtic Mythology A to Z is a sincerely written, illustrated consultant to the characters, items, and areas that make up the mythic lore of the Celtic peoples of eire, Scotland, the Isle of guy, and Wales. With enormous quantities of entries delivering definitions, motives, and outlines of the main tales, gods and goddesses, areas, and ideology, this e-book is the correct source for teenagers who need to know extra approximately old Celtic myths. For the 1st time, this variation is now in complete colour.

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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior

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50 nice Myths of renowned Psychology makes use of renowned myths as a motor vehicle for assisting scholars and laypersons to differentiate technological know-how from pseudoscience.

  • Uses universal myths as a motor vehicle for exploring the right way to distinguish real from fictional claims in renowned psychology
  • Explores themes that readers will relate to, yet frequently misunderstand, resembling 'opposites attract', 'people use basically 10% in their brains', and 'handwriting unearths your character'
  • Provides a 'mythbusting package' for comparing folks psychology claims in daily life
  • Teaches crucial severe considering talents via certain discussions of every fantasy
  • Includes over two hundred extra mental myths for readers to explore
    Contains an Appendix of necessary websites for studying mental myths
  • Features a postscript of outstanding mental findings that sound like myths yet which are precise
  • Engaging and available writing kind that appeals to scholars and lay readers alike

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Gilgamesh the King

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By Robert Silverberg

A exciting retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, by means of one of many maximum storytellers of his generation
Gilgamesh’s urge for food for wine, girls, and struggle is insatiable. because the King of Uruk, he oppresses his humans and burdens his urban. To mood his excesses, the gods create Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s equivalent, who turns into his maximum pal. jointly they wander the dominion as brothers, conquering demons till a merciless twist adjustments Gilgamesh’s course without end. elements god and one half guy, Gilgamesh is mortal—a destiny he now resolves to beat, it doesn't matter what the cost. And so he embarks on one other trip, in pursuit of vengeance and the last word prize for a mortal king: everlasting life.
 

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Bulfinch's Mythology (Leather-bound Classics)

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Can’t hold all of your gods and goddesses instantly? brooding about approximately mythological references in vintage literature? Bulfinch’s Mythology deals approachable bills of old legends in a compilation of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, banker and Latinist. This quantity contains all 3 of Bulfinch’s unique titles: The Age of fantasy, The Age of Chivalry, and The Legends of Charlemagne. Bulfinch states his goal for the booklet sincerely: “Our paintings isn't really for the realized, nor for the theologian, nor for the thinker, yet for the reader of English literature . . . who needs to appreciate the allusions so usually made via public audio system, academics, essayists, and poets, and people which happen in well mannered conversation.” This compilation used to be everyday because the authoritative textual content on mythology in colleges for over a century.

Lexile rating: 1190L

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Chinese Mythology A to Z

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By Jeremy Roberts

For greater than 3,000 years, from the traditional Xia dynasty to trendy People's Republic of China, China has sustained the most complicated and culturally efficient civilizations on this planet. popular for the nice Wall of China, porcelain ceramics, a posh writing process, and philosophles equivalent to Confucianism and Taoism, China can also be the resource of a powerful culture of fantasy and folklore. Many deities, tales, locations, and ideas populate chinese language mythology, and chinese language Mythology A to Z bargains a readable creation to those and different comparable subject matters. overlaying every thing from the Blue Dragon, bridge gods, and Buddha to carp, Chang Hsien, and Confucius, chinese language Mythology A to Z offers infrequent perception into the myths of the chinese language peoples, in a layout that's effortless to take advantage of and pleasant to learn. Containing 1000's of entries and illustrated all through, the ebook brings chinese language myths to lifestyles, giving readers a glimpse of a tradition that could be some distance varied from the person who they're acquainted with at domestic.

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The Encyclopedia of Hell

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By Miriam Van Scott

The Encyclopedia of Hell is a finished survey of the underworld, drawing details from cultures world wide and eras all through historical past. equipped in a simple-to-use alphabetic structure, entries disguise representations of the darkish realm of the useless in mythology, faith, artworks, opera, literature, theater, song, movie, and tv. assets comprise African legends, local American tales, Asian folktales, and different extra vague references, as well as normal infernal chronicles from Western lore. the result's a catalog of underworld info, with entries working the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to funny cartoons lampooning the eternal abyss. Its broad cross-referencing additionally provides hyperlinks among quite a few techniques and characters from the netherworld and gives additional info on specific theories.

Peruse those pages and discover for your self what history's maximum imaginations have estimated watching for the depraved at the different aspect of the grave.

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The Legends Of The Jews

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It is a monstrous unabridged collation of the Haggada--the traditions that have grown up surrounding the Biblical narrative. those tales and bits of layered aspect are scattered during the Talmud and the Midrash, and different resources, together with oral. within the nineteenth century Ginzberg undertook the duty of arranging the Haggada into chronological order, and this quantity used to be the outcome.

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The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art (Bollingen Series XXXVIII)

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By Jean Seznec

One other access within the Bollingen assortment. Bollingen is a sequence of monographs on artwork, tradition and philosophy.

Publisher's Blurb and chosen Reviews:

The gods of Olympus died with the appearance of Christianity--or so now we have been taught to think. yet how are we to account for his or her great recognition throughout the Renaissance? This illustrated e-book, now reprinted in a brand new, higher paperback layout, deals the overall reader first a dialogue of mythology in past due antiquity and the center a long time, after which a multifaceted examine the far-reaching position performed via mythology in Renaissance highbrow and emotional life.

Review:

"Such a synthesis hasn't ever been tried ahead of, and the writer . . . has played this much-needed carrier with extraordinary contrast and readability of purpose."--Art Digest

"Here is a publication . . . that tells us what turned of the gods after the autumn of Rome, in what unusual disguises they lived on, and the way they emerged within the Quattrocento with extraordinary attributes and emblems the ancients by no means knew. . . . it's a ambitious activity, hard large studying in lots of fields; and it really is brilliantly performed."--The occasions Literary complement

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Heracles and Other Plays

| January 10, 2017 | admin | 0

By Euripides, John Davie

Euripides, the youngest of the 3 nice Athenian playwrights, used to be born round 485 BC of a family members of fine status. He first competed within the dramatic fairs in 455 BC, coming in basic terms 3rd; his checklist of good fortune within the tragic competitions is below that of both Aeschylus or Sophocles. there's a culture that he was once unpopular, even a recluse; we're instructed that he composed poetry in a cave through the ocean, close to Salamis. what's transparent from modern proof, even if, is that audiences have been desirous about his cutting edge and sometimes hectic dramas. His paintings used to be debatable already in his lifetime, and he himself used to be considered as a ‘clever’ poet, linked to philosophers and different intellectuals. in the direction of the tip of his existence he went to reside on the courtroom of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was once in the course of his time there that he wrote what many reflect on his greates paintings, the Bacchae. whilst information of his demise reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles seemed publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is believed to have written approximately ninety-two performs, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play recognized to be his live on; the opposite play that's attributed to him, the Rhesus, may possibly in truth be through a later hand.

John Davie is head of classics at St. Paul's tuition in London.

Richard Rutherford is coach in Greek and Latin literature at Christ Church, Oxford.

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