Download E-books Black Ships PDF

By Jo Graham

In a time of battle and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, selected on the age of 7 to be the voice of the girl of the lifeless, she is destined to advice kings.

When 9 black ships seem, captained through an exiled Trojan prince, Gull needs to make a decision among the lifestyles she was once born for and a so much perilous experience - to affix the remnant of her mother's humans of their determined flight. From the doomed bastions of the town of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian court docket to the haunted caves underneath Mount Vesuvius, in basic terms Gull can advisor Prince Aeneas on his quest, and purely she will be able to dare the gate of the Underworld to steer him to his destiny.

In the final shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one lady desires of the realm starting anew. this is often her story.

Just as Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon breathed new lifestyles into Arthurian legend, BLACK SHIPS evokes the realm of old Greece with appealing, haunting prose, awesome mind's eye, and a profoundly relocating tale.

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Download E-books White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness PDF

By Maurice Berger

The acclaimed paintings that debunks our myths and fake assumptions approximately race in America

Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race within the charged setting of recent York urban within the sixties. His father was once a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mom a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black humans. Berger himself was once one of many few white young children in his decrease East part housing project.

Berger's strange experience--and his selection to check the topic of race for its a number of and complicated meanings--makes White Lies a clean and startling book.

Berger has develop into a passionate observer of race issues, seeking out the delicate and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial which means in daily life. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our personal advanced and sometimes troubling reviews approximately race. the result's an uncommonly sincere and affecting examine race in the United States today--free of cant, unusually enjoyable, unsettled and unsettling.

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Download E-books History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness PDF

By Lucian Boia

Taken from the principle that there's a substantial distinction among genuine historical past and discourse background, Boia issues out that background is consistently reconstructed, tailored and occasionally mythified from the viewpoint of the current day, of current states of brain and ideologies. Boia heavily examines the method of old tradition and sense of right and wrong in 19th and 20th century Romania, rather focusing on the effect of the nationwide ideology on heritage. dependent upon his findings, the writer identifies a number of key legendary configurations and analyses the style within which Romanians have reconstituted their very own hugely ideologized heritage over the past centuries. In essence, the writer has tried to completely deconstruct the Romanian historiographic method and exhibit the expanding acuteness of nationwide difficulties typically, and specifically the exploitation of historical past to help nationwide ideology.

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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 learn, Luc Brisson describes how the myths of Greece and Rome have been transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. He argues that philosophy was once liable for saving fable from historic annihilation. even though philosophy used to be at the start severe of fantasy, mythology was once gradually reincorporated into philosophy via allegory. Brisson finds how philosophers hired allegory and the way it enabled delusion to tackle a couple of diverse interpretive platforms in the course of the centuries: ethical, actual, mental, political, or even metaphysical.
             “This extraordinary ebook 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 assessment 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 The Moon Riders PDF

By Theresa Tomlinson

Myrina has ready for 13 years to hitch the Moon Riders—learning the sacred dances, the paintings of utilizing a weapon, and hearing her mom and grandmother's stories in their time spent with the Moon-maidens. ultimately, the day arrives whilst she is going to depart her kinfolk and dedicate herself to the outdated girl, Atisha, and her tribe of fearless younger warriors.

No faster do Myrina and the Riders depart camp while a stowaway is stumbled on: Cassandra, the younger princess of Troy. Myrina is skeptical of Cassandra's "visions" of loss of life and destruction in Troy; and but while her predictions start to come precise, she and the opposite Moon Riders haven't any selection yet to get entangled. The occasions that spread because the Trojan conflict wages on will have an effect on Myrina, Cassandra, and the Moon Riders in incredible, unforgettable ways.

Acclaimed British writer Theresa Tomlinson expertly brings to existence the legend of the Amazons and units it opposed to a backdrop of 1 of the main mythic, imagination-inspiring battles in all of history.

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Download E-books Gilgamesh the King PDF

By Robert Silverberg

A exciting retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, via one of many maximum storytellers of his generation
Gilgamesh’s urge for food for wine, ladies, 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 alterations Gilgamesh’s course perpetually. components god and one half guy, Gilgamesh is mortal—a destiny he now resolves to beat, it doesn't matter what the fee. And so he embarks on one other trip, in pursuit of vengeance and the final word prize for a mortal king: everlasting life.
 

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Download E-books Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments PDF

By Andrei Codrescu

"I worry every one passing evening that i can't obtain my upkeep dose of suspense, after which i'll stop to exist."--Whatever will get you thru the Night

Whatever will get you thru the Night is an irreverent and deeply humorous retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly encouraged exploration of the undying paintings of storytelling. Award-winning author Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade stored Baghdad's virgins and her personal lifestyles via a heroic feat of storytelling--one that stored the Persian king Sharyar placing in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the tip of both suspense or interest capability demise, yet Codrescu retains either alive during this interesting story of ways she discovered to carry a king in thrall, atmosphere along with her never-ending invention an unsurpassable instance for all storytellers around the a long time. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as fascinating as she is shrewd--and so is the tale Codrescu tells.

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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 battle 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 Hebrew Myths: The Book Of Genesis PDF

By Robert Graves

This exhaustive exploration of the Hebrew myths and the e-book of Genesis resulted from a awesome collaboration among one pupil raised as a strict Protestant and one raised as a strict Jew. It is going past Christian biblical and Judaic delusion and accommodates midrashes, people stories, apocryphal texts, and different imprecise resources to increase and entire the tales. An exciting view of the suppressed and censored pre-biblical debts is the outcome, in addition to a wealthy feel of a tradition along with oral and literary traditions, the place the non secular is deeply rooted in panorama and history.

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Download E-books The Practice of the Wild: Essays by Gary Snyder PDF

By Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder has been an incredible cultural strength in the United States for 5 a long time. destiny readers will come to determine this ebook as one of many principal texts on wasteland and the interplay of nature and tradition. The 9 essays within the perform of the Wild exhibit why Snyder has long gone directly to develop into one in every of America's cultural leaders, comprehending issues approximately our global ahead of they have been ever mentioned in public. With recommendations starting from political and religious issues to these concerning the surroundings and the paintings of changing into local to this continent, this number of essays, first released in 1990, mirror the mature centerpiece of the author's paintings and inspiration.

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