Download E-books Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Penguin Classics) PDF

First written down within the 8th century advert, those early Irish tales depict a much older world—part delusion, half legend and half heritage. wealthy with magic and achingly appealing, they communicate of a land of heroic battles, severe love and warrior beliefs, within which the otherworld is explored and males mingle freely with the gods. From the bright adventures of the nice Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the lovely "Exile of the Sons of Uisliu"—a story of treachery, honour and romance—these are masterpieces of ardour and power, and shape the root for the Irish literary culture: a mythic legacy that was once a robust impression at the paintings of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 better through introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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First written down within the 8th century advert, those early Irish tales depict a much older world—part delusion, half legend and half heritage. wealthy with magic and achingly appealing, they communicate of a land of heroic battles, severe love and warrior beliefs, within which the otherworld is explored and males mingle freely with the gods. From the bright adventures of the nice Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the lovely "Exile of the Sons of Uisliu"—a story of treachery, honour and romance—these are masterpieces of ardour and power, and shape the root for the Irish literary culture: a mythic legacy that was once a robust impression at the paintings of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 better through introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books De mujeres y diosas aztecas PDF

De mujeres y diosas aztecas es un recorrido por las distintas etapas de los angeles vida de l. a. mujer mexica. Miriam López analiza los angeles mitología, los descubri­mientos arqueológicos, los códices y las crónicas del siglo XVI con una naturalidad intrínseca para dar a conocer los posibles destinos y el com­portamiento esperado de una mujer de acuerdo con las normas e ideales mexicas. Este perspicaz trabajo rescata las contribuciones femeninas que, si bien no fueron meritorias de reconocimiento y prestigio en su época, sí jugaron un papel primary en l. a. conformación y consolidación de las estructuras sociales del Imperio mexica.

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De mujeres y diosas aztecas es un recorrido por las distintas etapas de los angeles vida de l. a. mujer mexica. Miriam López analiza los angeles mitología, los descubri­mientos arqueológicos, los códices y las crónicas del siglo XVI con una naturalidad intrínseca para dar a conocer los posibles destinos y el com­portamiento esperado de una mujer de acuerdo con las normas e ideales mexicas. Este perspicaz trabajo rescata las contribuciones femeninas que, si bien no fueron meritorias de reconocimiento y prestigio en su época, sí jugaron un papel primary en l. a. conformación y consolidación de las estructuras sociales del Imperio mexica.

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

Written within the 13th century, Njal's Saga is a narrative that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's lack of ability to reduce human passions to the negative results while first rate women and men are swept up in a tide of violence past their regulate. it's populated by means of memorable and intricate characters like Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a robust warrior with an aversion to killing, and the not-so-villainous Mord Valgardsson. choked with desires, unusual prophecies, violent energy struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal's Saga tells the compelling tale of a fifty-year blood feud that, regardless of its distance from us in time and position, is pushed via passions time-honored to us all.

This Penguin Classics variation comprises an creation, chronology, index of characters, plot precis, explanatory notes, maps, and proposals for additional reading.

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Written within the 13th century, Njal's Saga is a narrative that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's lack of ability to reduce human passions to the negative results while first rate women and men are swept up in a tide of violence past their regulate. it's populated by means of memorable and intricate characters like Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a robust warrior with an aversion to killing, and the not-so-villainous Mord Valgardsson. choked with desires, unusual prophecies, violent energy struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal's Saga tells the compelling tale of a fifty-year blood feud that, regardless of its distance from us in time and position, is pushed via passions time-honored to us all.

This Penguin Classics variation comprises an creation, chronology, index of characters, plot precis, explanatory notes, maps, and proposals for additional reading.

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Mabinogion Tetralogy PDF

By Evangeline Walton

The retelling of the epic Welsh fable that's "certainly one of the best five myth sequence of the 20 th century" (sfsite.com).

The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the stories of Zeus, Hera, and Apollo are to Greek fable. those stories represent a strong paintings of the mind's eye, score with Tokien's Lord of the jewelry novels and T.H. White's The as soon as and destiny King. Evangeline Walton's compelling rendition of those vintage, exciting tales of magic, betrayal, misplaced love, and sour retribution contain the come upon among Prince Pwyll and Arawn, the God of demise, which Pwyll survives by means of agreeing to kill the only guy that demise can't fell, and the story of bran the blessed and his family's epic fight for the throne.

The Mabinogion is the world over well-known because the world's most interesting arc of Celtic mythology; Walton's brilliant retelling introduces an historical global of gods and monsters, heroes, kings and quests, making obtainable one of many maximum fable sagas of all time.

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By Evangeline Walton

The retelling of the epic Welsh fable that's "certainly one of the best five myth sequence of the 20 th century" (sfsite.com).

The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the stories of Zeus, Hera, and Apollo are to Greek fable. those stories represent a strong paintings of the mind's eye, score with Tokien's Lord of the jewelry novels and T.H. White's The as soon as and destiny King. Evangeline Walton's compelling rendition of those vintage, exciting tales of magic, betrayal, misplaced love, and sour retribution contain the come upon among Prince Pwyll and Arawn, the God of demise, which Pwyll survives by means of agreeing to kill the only guy that demise can't fell, and the story of bran the blessed and his family's epic fight for the throne.

The Mabinogion is the world over well-known because the world's most interesting arc of Celtic mythology; Walton's brilliant retelling introduces an historical global of gods and monsters, heroes, kings and quests, making obtainable one of many maximum fable sagas of all time.

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Download E-books Herakles PDF

By Emma Stafford

There is extra fabric on hand on Herakles than the other Greek god or hero. His tale has many extra episodes than these of different heroes, touching on his existence and dying in addition to his battles with myriad monsters and different opponents. In literature, he seems to be in our earliest Greek epic and lyric poetry, is reinvented for the tragic and comedian level, and later unearths his means into such not going components as philosophical writing and love poetry. In artwork, his exploits are among the earliest identifiable mythological scenes, and his easily-recognisable determine with lionskin and membership used to be a well-recognized sight all through antiquity in sculpture, vase-painting and different media. He was once held up as an ancestor and role-model for either Greek and Roman rulers, and generally worshipped as a god, his strange prestige as a hero-god being strengthened by means of the tale of his apotheosis. Often mentioned by way of his Roman identify Hercules, he has endured to fascinate writers and artists correct as much as the current day.

In Herakles, Emma Stafford has effectively tackled the ‘Herculean activity’ of surveying either the traditional resources and the large glossy scholarship with the intention to current a highly available account of this crucial legendary figure. Covering either Greek and Roman fabric, the publication highlights parts of consensus and dissent, indicating avenues for extra research on either information and broader issues. Easy to learn, Herakles is ideally suited to scholars of classics and comparable disciplines, and of curiosity to someone trying to find an perception into historical Greece’s most well-liked hero.

 

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By Emma Stafford

There is extra fabric on hand on Herakles than the other Greek god or hero. His tale has many extra episodes than these of different heroes, touching on his existence and dying in addition to his battles with myriad monsters and different opponents. In literature, he seems to be in our earliest Greek epic and lyric poetry, is reinvented for the tragic and comedian level, and later unearths his means into such not going components as philosophical writing and love poetry. In artwork, his exploits are among the earliest identifiable mythological scenes, and his easily-recognisable determine with lionskin and membership used to be a well-recognized sight all through antiquity in sculpture, vase-painting and different media. He was once held up as an ancestor and role-model for either Greek and Roman rulers, and generally worshipped as a god, his strange prestige as a hero-god being strengthened by means of the tale of his apotheosis. Often mentioned by way of his Roman identify Hercules, he has endured to fascinate writers and artists correct as much as the current day.

In Herakles, Emma Stafford has effectively tackled the ‘Herculean activity’ of surveying either the traditional resources and the large glossy scholarship with the intention to current a highly available account of this crucial legendary figure. Covering either Greek and Roman fabric, the publication highlights parts of consensus and dissent, indicating avenues for extra research on either information and broader issues. Easy to learn, Herakles is ideally suited to scholars of classics and comparable disciplines, and of curiosity to someone trying to find an perception into historical Greece’s most well-liked hero.

 

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Download E-books Autumn Bones: Agent of Hel PDF

By Jacqueline Carey

Fathered through an incubus, raised through a mortal mom, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police division, Daisy Johanssen pulled the neighborhood jointly after a summer season tragedy occurred the inn city she calls domestic. issues are again to normal—as common because it will get for a city recognized for its supernatural tourism and presided over via the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.
 
Not simply has Daisy now won recognize as Hel’s enforcer; she’s courting Sinclair Palmer, a pleasant, doubtless general human man. now not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. regrettably, Sinclair has a mystery. And it’s a major one.
 
He’s descended from obeah sorcerers, they usually wish him again. If he doesn’t go back to Jamaica to take in his rightful position within the kin, they’ll unharness spirit magic that can have dire results for town. It’s Daisy’s activity to forestall it, and she’s going to wish loads of aid. yet time is working out, the lifeless are becoming stressed, and one mistake may price Daisy everything.…

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By Jacqueline Carey

Fathered through an incubus, raised through a mortal mom, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police division, Daisy Johanssen pulled the neighborhood jointly after a summer season tragedy occurred the inn city she calls domestic. issues are again to normal—as common because it will get for a city recognized for its supernatural tourism and presided over via the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.
 
Not simply has Daisy now won recognize as Hel’s enforcer; she’s courting Sinclair Palmer, a pleasant, doubtless general human man. now not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. regrettably, Sinclair has a mystery. And it’s a major one.
 
He’s descended from obeah sorcerers, they usually wish him again. If he doesn’t go back to Jamaica to take in his rightful position within the kin, they’ll unharness spirit magic that can have dire results for town. It’s Daisy’s activity to forestall it, and she’s going to wish loads of aid. yet time is working out, the lifeless are becoming stressed, and one mistake may price Daisy everything.…

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Download E-books Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters) PDF

By Kelly Keaton

A darkish and luxurious paranormal romance set in a richly reimagined New Orleans—now in paperback!

Ari can’t aid feeling misplaced and on my own. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be replaced or destroyed, Ari has continuously stood out. And after starting to be up in foster care, she longs for a few realizing of the place she got here from and who she is.

Her look for solutions uncovers a message from her lengthy useless mom: Run. Ari can feel that somebody, or whatever, is getting nearer than they need to. yet it’s most unlikely to guard herself whilst she doesn’t comprehend what she’s operating from or why she is being pursued.

She is familiar with just one factor: she needs to go back to her birthplace of recent 2, the plush rebuilt urban of recent Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. the following, Ari is outwardly common. yet each creature she encounters, irrespective of how lethal or scary, is terrified of her.

Ari won’t cease till she is aware why. yet a few truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be published.

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By Kelly Keaton

A darkish and luxurious paranormal romance set in a richly reimagined New Orleans—now in paperback!

Ari can’t aid feeling misplaced and on my own. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be replaced or destroyed, Ari has continuously stood out. And after starting to be up in foster care, she longs for a few realizing of the place she got here from and who she is.

Her look for solutions uncovers a message from her lengthy useless mom: Run. Ari can feel that somebody, or whatever, is getting nearer than they need to. yet it’s most unlikely to guard herself whilst she doesn’t comprehend what she’s operating from or why she is being pursued.

She is familiar with just one factor: she needs to go back to her birthplace of recent 2, the plush rebuilt urban of recent Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. the following, Ari is outwardly common. yet each creature she encounters, irrespective of how lethal or scary, is terrified of her.

Ari won’t cease till she is aware why. yet a few truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be published.

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Download E-books Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia PDF

By Richard P. Taylor

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Readers of Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia will locate that spending time with loss of life is life-giving in such a lot cultures this day and all through historical past. The Underworld, even if the Greek Hades or the chinese language Yellow Springs, is not only a repository of the lifeless, however the resource of fertility, wealth, and hidden knowledge bestowed in basic terms upon the adventurous who move the border among this international and the next.

This accomplished reference paintings includes 1000's of entries at the occasionally imprecise, complex, and mysterious (but continuously interesting) funeral customs of dozens of cultures. greater than a meeting of data, this reference attracts out the underlying which means of funeral and afterlife traditions. each one access is widely documented and comprises the insights of considerate local authors and commentaries without delay concerning the cultural subject to hand. a subject finder by way of tradition, a bibliography, an index, and first resource references are incorporated.

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By Richard P. Taylor

Filenote: PDF retail from ebsco. PDF is ebsco's reflow pdf, so no longer the good PDF imprint. Paginated. identify is used to be in ABC-CLIO catalog, so might be the bankruptcy rips are nonetheless to be had and perhaps a greater imprint. Will hold looking.
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Readers of Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia will locate that spending time with loss of life is life-giving in such a lot cultures this day and all through historical past. The Underworld, even if the Greek Hades or the chinese language Yellow Springs, is not only a repository of the lifeless, however the resource of fertility, wealth, and hidden knowledge bestowed in basic terms upon the adventurous who move the border among this international and the next.

This accomplished reference paintings includes 1000's of entries at the occasionally imprecise, complex, and mysterious (but continuously interesting) funeral customs of dozens of cultures. greater than a meeting of data, this reference attracts out the underlying which means of funeral and afterlife traditions. each one access is widely documented and comprises the insights of considerate local authors and commentaries without delay concerning the cultural subject to hand. a subject finder by way of tradition, a bibliography, an index, and first resource references are incorporated.

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Download E-books The Age of Zeus (Paperback) - Common PDF

Resistance to the Olympians, residing incarnations of historical Greek gods, has proved futile, and humankind is lower than divine oppression. Former London police officer Sam Akehurst joins a small band of rebels calling itself the Titans, that squares off opposed to the Olympians. unique.

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Resistance to the Olympians, residing incarnations of historical Greek gods, has proved futile, and humankind is lower than divine oppression. Former London police officer Sam Akehurst joins a small band of rebels calling itself the Titans, that squares off opposed to the Olympians. unique.

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Download E-books Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary PDF

By Robert E. Bell

Divinities, people, girl monsters and animals, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals are all the following. girls of Classical Mythology deals extraordinary entry to info on girls mostly missed in reference works on Greek and Roman delusion and offers a clean examine the better-known figures. all of the 2,600 entries areas its topic either within the total context of classical fantasy, and within the body of reference of her better-known counterparts.

For every one determine there's a description of her specific contribution to folklore, and an inventory of some of the poems, tragedies, epics, and different kinds of tales within which she performs a crucial position. furthermore, the convenient certain index, "The males of their Lives," permits readers to find a specific lady identified essentially via her kin. the feminine characters in classical mythology usually supply clues to genealogical, chronological, and historic puzzles. This booklet should be welcomed via classical students for the insights and relationships it finds.

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By Robert E. Bell

Divinities, people, girl monsters and animals, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals are all the following. girls of Classical Mythology deals extraordinary entry to info on girls mostly missed in reference works on Greek and Roman delusion and offers a clean examine the better-known figures. all of the 2,600 entries areas its topic either within the total context of classical fantasy, and within the body of reference of her better-known counterparts.

For every one determine there's a description of her specific contribution to folklore, and an inventory of some of the poems, tragedies, epics, and different kinds of tales within which she performs a crucial position. furthermore, the convenient certain index, "The males of their Lives," permits readers to find a specific lady identified essentially via her kin. the feminine characters in classical mythology usually supply clues to genealogical, chronological, and historic puzzles. This booklet should be welcomed via classical students for the insights and relationships it finds.

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