Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic

By Dubravka Ugresic

Baba Yaga is a witch-like personality who flies round on an enormous mortar, kidnapping (and most likely consuming) young children. She lives in a home on bird toes. She is usually a terrifying determine, portrayed not just in literature but in addition movie, animation and tune all through Russian tradition. Dubravka Ugresic takes the tale of Baba Yaga and weaves it into whatever thoroughly clean. the result's a rare meditation on femininity, growing old, id, secrets and techniques, storytelling and love.

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The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth by Robert Graves

By Robert Graves

The White Goddess could be the best of Robert Graves's works at the mental and mythological assets of poetry. during this tapestry of poetic and spiritual scholarship, Graves explores the tales at the back of the earliest of ecu deities—the White Goddess of beginning, Love, and Death—who used to be worshipped lower than numerous titles. He additionally uncovers the imprecise and mysterious strength of "pure poetry" and its bizarre and mythic language.

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Handbook of Inca Mythology / Мифология инков by Paul R. Steele

By Paul R. Steele

Автор предлагает краткое описание истории древних инков и андской цивилизации, а также объясняет причину исчезновения этой культуры подвергшейся воздействию испанской культуры, представители которой обычно старались уничтожить всякие следы традиционных верований. Единственным источником о мифологических представлениях инков, как указывает автор, являются тексты, оставленные испанскими летописцами и андскими авторами периода испанского вторжения. Несмотря на это обстоятельство, накладывающее определенные ограничения при анализе, автор предлагает интересные интерпретации инкских легенд, историй и верований, составляющих основу мифологии, центральные концепты которой были подобны таковым же всех крупных цивилизаций: сотворение мира, смерть и возрождение, появление богов и героев, культов и святилищ и пр. Читатель узнает о легендарном основателе первого инкского государства Манко Капаке, родившемся в пещере Тамботоко, его отце - боге Солнца Инти и матери - богине Луны - Мама Килье; многогрудой Мама Альпе и создателе земли Пачакамаке, о боге дождя Парьякаке и верховном боге Виракоче и многих других.

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Voyages in Classical Mythology by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Equipped by way of personality or traveler's identify, each one access encompasses a description of the voyager's lifestyles, their trip, exchange models of the tale, symbolism, cross-references, and an inventory of historic assets. each one access in Voyages in Classical Mythology is followed via a map, aiding readers hint the routes of heroes and deities whose quests took them to such far flung locations as Egypt, Sparta, Troy, and the Black Sea.

Tales comprise a few of mythology's maximum moments, together with Daedalus's journey to Crete, his entrapment within the labyrinth he designed, and the fateful flight again to Italy together with his son, Icarus; Helen's voyage from Greece to Troy and again back; and Orpheus's trip to the Underworld to retrieve his bride. Voyages in Classical Mythology additionally contains a handy thesaurus of appropriate phrases from Greek and Roman Mythology and a close index. The eloquent textual content makes the complicated topics of classical scholarship obtainable to quite a lot of readers. scholars and nonspecialists of any age will completely take pleasure in those interesting trips.

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God is Dead 001 by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa

By Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa

Like a thunderbolt from heaven the epic release factor of GOD IS useless is right here! East of West and terrific 4 writer JONATHAN HICKMAN launches a fierce new sequence that stomps the place others worry to tread. Mankind has argued over the life of gods because the sunrise of time. In smooth eras it's been stylish to mock non secular believers with scoffs of clinical testimony and truth. but if the gods of previous start to reappear in the world and declare the area of guy for his or her personal the realm is thrown right into a country of utter anarchy. Now Horus walks the streets of Egypt Zeus has taken over the Sistine Chapel and Odin is coordinating the dissection of the earth one of the again deities. Mankind held sway over the realm for millions of years and their hubris over that point has made them robust but if confronted with the divine can mortal guns positioned an finish to the second one coming of the gods?

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Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip

By Patricia A. McKillip

Stylistically rooted in fairy story and mythology, imperceptible landscapes are explored in those opulent tales from a cherished delusion icon. There are princesses dancing with lifeless suitors, a knight in love with an professional of unique lineage, and fortune’s idiot stealing into the current rather than the long run. in a single enthralling story, a time-traveling angel is forbidden to intrude in Cotton Mather’s spiritual ravings, whereas one other narrative reveals a wizard seduced in his early life via the Faerie Queen and returning the treasure that's rightfully hers. Bewitching, bittersweet, and deeply intoxicating, this assortment attracts components from the fables of heritage and re-creates them in startlingly magical methods.

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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

By Daniel Quinn

Ishmael used to be presented the $500,000 Turner the next day to come Fellowship Award. The e-book is the 1st of a trilogy together with The tale of B and My Ishmael.

The narrator of this amazing story is a guy in look for fact. He solutions an advert in an area newspaper from a instructor searching for critical students, in basic terms to discover himself on my own in an deserted place of work with a full-grown gorilla who's nibbling delicately on a narrow department. "You are the teacher?" he asks incredulously. "I am the teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of substantial knowledge and he has a narrative to inform, one who no different individual has ever heard. it's a tale that extends backward and ahead over the lifespan of the earth from the beginning of time to a destiny there's nonetheless time shop. like any nice academics, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson effortless; he calls for the ultimate illumination to come from inside ourselves. Is it man's future to rule the area? Or is it the next future attainable for him-- another exceptional than he has ever imagined?

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Crow (Animal) by Boria Sax

By Boria Sax

Even though humans ordinarily don't examine 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 no 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 means, endearingly "human". In an enormous diversity of cultures from the chinese language to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. due to 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 out being in the slightest degree unique, they continue to be mysterious.

This ebook is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their kin in delusion, literature and existence. It levels from the raven despatched out by way of 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 every body who've ever been intrigued, questioned, frustrated or charmed through those splendidly clever birds.

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The Pancatantra by Visnu Sarma

By Visnu Sarma

First recorded 1500 years in the past, yet taking its origins from a miles past oral culture, the Pancatantra is ascribed by means of legend to the distinguished, half-mythical instructor Visnu Sarma. requested through an outstanding king to evoke the dulled intelligence of his 3 idle sons, the getting older Sarma is related to have composed the nice paintings as a sequence of enjoyable and edifying fables narrated via quite a lot of people and animals, and jointly meant to supply the younger princes with very important advice for all times. due to the fact first leaving India prior to advert 570, the Pancatantra has been broadly translated and has prompted a solid variety of works in India, the Arab international and Europe, together with the Arabian Nights, the Canterbury stories and the Fables of los angeles Fontaine. Enduring and profound, it truly is one of the earliest and most well-liked of all books of fables.

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Genesis: Translation and Commentary by Robert Alter

By Robert Alter

"[Here is] the Genesis for our iteration and beyond."—Robert Fagles

Genesis starts off with the making of heaven and earth and all existence, and ends with a twin of a mummy—Joseph's—in a coffin. In among come some of the primal tales in Western tradition: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the backyard of Eden, Cain's homicide of Abel, Noah and the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob instead of Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers.

In Robert Alter's exceptional translation, those tales cohere in a strong narrative of the tortuous family among fathers and sons, husbands and better halves, eldest and more youthful brothers, God and his selected humans, the folks of Israel and their buddies. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary techniques of the traditional Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of subject and motif of a totally conceived and entirely discovered booklet. His insightful, totally educated statement illuminates the publication in all its dimensions.

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