Download E-books Gods and Warriors PDF

By Michelle Paver

An action-packed new sequence set within the mysterious, harmful Bronze Age

Young Hylas--goatherd, Outsider, thief--is hunted via robust warriors who wish him lifeless and feature abducted his sister. Hylas is compelled to escape his domestic, yet now not earlier than a mysterious stranger supplies him a bronze dagger. whereas at the run, Hylas needs to use his ability and wits to outlive a shipwreck and a good white shark assault, befriend a dolphin, and aid Pirra, the runaway daughter of a excessive Priestess. including Pirra, the dolphin, and the dear bronze sword, Hylas fights to find why he is being hunted and locate his sister earlier than the soldiers locate them.

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Download E-books Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome PDF

Mythology is the physique of myths and teachings that belong to the traditional humans, relating their gods and heroes, the character of the area, and the origins and value in their personal cult and formality practices. It used to be part of the faith in old Greece and is a part of faith in smooth Greece and worldwide, often called Hellenismos. sleek students check with and learn the myths in an try and throw mild at the non secular and political associations of historical Greece and its civilization, and to achieve knowing of the character of myth-making itself.

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Download E-books Mythes et dieux des Indo-Européens PDF

By Georges Dumézil

Une grammaire, pour moi, c'est un roman. Ainsi Georges Dumézil évoquait-il sa ardour pour les langues, element de départ d'une exceptionnelle carrière d'historien et de philologue. Professeur au Collège de France et membre de l'Académie française, il fut l'auteur d'une œuvre abondante, qui n'a cessé d'explorer los angeles civilisation perdue des Indo-Européens et dont l'influence atteint l'ensemble des sciences humaines.

La présente édition, qui rassemble quelques-uns de ses plus grands textes, constitue une creation générale à los angeles pensée et à l. a. méthode de Dumézil. Loki est un ouvrage exemplaire de comparatisme : le personnage du folklore scandinave qui donne son nom au livre y apparaît comme le chaînon manquant entre l'Islande médiévale des sagas et l'univers du Mahabharata. Heur et malheur du guerrier aborde le file des mythes et des rites de l. a. fonction guerrière chez les Indo-Européens. Mythes et dieux des Indo-Européens est un recueil de textes caractéristiques des résultats scientifiques et de los angeles méthode du savant.

Trois ouvrages fondamentaux, qui rappellent à chaque web page combien l'inventeur de l. a. tripartition fonctionnelle était aussi un beginner d'histoires et de légendes.

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Download E-books Duck (Animal series) PDF

The squat, noisy duck occupies a in demand position within the human cultural mind's eye, as evidenced through every thing from the rubber duck of youth baths to coverage advertisements. With Duck, Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking fowl in the course of the process human tradition and history.
 
From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the everyday mallard, duck species are richly assorted, and de Rijke deals a accomplished review in their evolutionary background. She explores the varied roles that the duck performs in literature, artwork, and religion—including the Hebrew trust that geese signify immortality, and the Finnish delusion that the universe used to be hatched from a duck’s egg. the writer additionally highlights the numerous function humor has consistently performed in human imaginings of duck lifestyles, reminiscent of the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that geese originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a seashore. however the booklet doesn't overlook the bird’s position in way of life besides, from foodstuff dishes to jokes to liked lively characters corresponding to Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an unique account of a poultry whose targeted silhouette is understood the realm over.

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Download E-books Mythologie fr Dummies (Für Dummies) (German Edition) PDF

Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman!
Wie hieß er doch noch gleich, der Meeresgott bei den Griechen? was once waren bloß die zehn Aufgaben des Herkules? Antworten auf solch typische Fragen nach dem Motto "Wie conflict das nochmal?" finden Sie in diesem wunderbaren Nachschlagewerk, das zum Schmökern einlädt.
Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf der griechischen und römischen Mythologie, aber auch nordeuropäische Gestalten wie König Artus und Beowulf, weniger bekannte Sagen aus Ägypten und Asien und die Mythen lateinamerikanischer Völker wie den Maya, Azteken und Inkas kommen nicht zu kurz.

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Download E-books Crow (Animal) PDF

By Boria Sax

Notwithstanding humans quite often don't reflect on them in such phrases, crows are remarkably swish: from the top of a crow’s beak to the tip of its tail is a unmarried curve, which alterations rhythmically because the crow turns its head or bends towards the floor. Foraging on their lengthy, robust legs, crows seem to go with the flow over the earth; they take flight nearly with out attempt, flapping their wings simply, ascending into the air like spirits.

Nevertheless, the whiskers round their beaks and an obvious smile make crows, in a scruffy kind of approach, endearingly "human". In an unlimited diversity of cultures from the chinese language to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. as a result of their courtship dances and monogamous unions, the Greeks invoked crows at weddings as symbols of conjugal love. Crows are one of the such a lot ubiquitous of birds, but, with no being the least bit unique, they continue to be mysterious.

This publication is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their family members in fantasy, literature and existence. It levels from the raven despatched out via Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and modern motion pictures. it is going to be of curiosity to each person who've ever been intrigued, questioned, frustrated or charmed via those splendidly clever birds.

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Download E-books Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Anonymous

"Alexander's translation is marked via a conviction that it's attainable to be either bold and trustworthy [and] ...communicates the poem with a care which matches past fidelity-to-meaning and reaches constancy of implication. may well it cross on ... to a different half-million copies." - Tom Shippey, Bulletin of the overseas organization of collage Professors of English

Beowulf is the best surviving paintings of literature in previous English, exceptional in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the tale of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the nice corridor of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mom, and at last with a dragon that threatens to devastate his place of origin. via its combination of fable and background, Beowulf vividly inspires a twilight global during which males and supernatural forces stay facet through facet. And it celebrates the persistence of the human spirit in a brief world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes via distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology PDF

By Meggin Condino

The UXL Encyclopedia of worldwide Mythology examines the key characters, tales, and issues of mythologies from cultures around the world, from African to Zoroastrian. prepared alphabetically in an A– Z structure, every one access offers the reader with an summary of the subject in addition to contextual research to provide an explanation for the topic's significance to the
culture from which it got here. furthermore, each one access explains the topic's effect on sleek existence, and activates the reader with a dialogue query or reading/writing recommendation to motivate extra research. There are 5 forms of entries: personality, Deity, fable, topic, and tradition. The access kinds are unique through icons which are proven in a legend that looks on every one web page beginning a brand new letter grouping for you to simply inform which kind of access you're interpreting.

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Download E-books Dracopedia The Bestiary: An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures PDF

By William O'Connor

Unharness the Beasts!
For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their principles and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias referred to as bestiaries. From Asia to the USA, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the immense menagerie of unique and mythical creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures for centuries.

Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully specific, Dracopedia: The Bestiary is a latest, yet no much less unsettling reimagining of the traditional model. it truly is an A-to-Z artist's advisor to animals of the mythical global. a few, just like the griffin and yeti, might be known to you. Others--like the enigmatic questing beast and ferocious manticore--may look new and unusual. a few can even hang-out your goals. contained in the bestiary, you are going to find:<UL>• secrets and techniques of every animal's evolution--origins, habitat, anatomy, nutrition and more.
• really good illustrations created utilizing pencil sketches and electronic coloring.
• Four-stage demonstrations taking you from suggestion and layout to under-painting and completing details.
</UL> through drawing at the varieties and lines of extra pedestrian animals, you'll find out how to supply form to the weird creatures that roam the depths of your mind's eye, including to the bestiary of the ages.

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