Parrot (Animal) by Paul Carter

By Paul Carter

One of many extra nonconformist figures within the animal country, the parrot is associated with people by way of its skill to speak—a trait many have stumbled on unsettling, although this soreness is offset via its wonderful plumage, which makes it essentially the most well known participants of the avian kinfolk. not like earlier experiences that experience taken care of parrots as easily a curious oddity, Paul Carter bargains the following in Parrot a considerate but lively attention of the ordinary and cultural background of parrots, discussing parrot portraiture, the function and importance of parrots' mimicry in human tradition, and parrot conservation, in addition the parrot's position in literature, folklore and mythology, movie, and tv worldwide.

Parrot takes 3 varied techniques to the squawker: the 1st part, "Parrotics," examines the historic, cultural, and medical type of parrots; "Parroternalia," the second one half, seems on the organization of parrots with the various languages, a while, tastes, and goals of society; and, ultimately, "Parrotology" investigates what the mimicry of parrots unearths approximately our personal structures of verbal exchange. Humorously written and wide-ranging in scope, this quantity takes readers past pirates and "Polly wishes a cracker" to a brand new form of animal background, one aware of the severe and ironic replicate parrots delay to human society.

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Eagle (Animal) by Janine Rogers

By Janine Rogers

An emblem of strength, divinity, conflict, and justice, the eagle has been probably the most dominant birds within the human mind's eye for millennia. Exploring the wealthy historical past of this chook and its portrayal in artwork, movie, literature, and poetry, this publication examines how eagles grew to become an emblematic creature that still embodies the paradoxes of our existence.

Janine Rogers finds that whereas people affiliate eagles with mild and studying, additionally they attach the birds to demise and corruption. Eagles decorate flags, crests, and different logos, yet as she indicates, they've got additionally been relentlessly persecuted and perceived as predatory threats to cattle. whereas contemplating those contradictions, Rogers argues that eagles have suffered from the consequences of human actions for years, from pesticide use to habitat destruction and worldwide warming. She demonstrates the hazards of now not saving eagles from destruction, as they're key to controlling pest populations and clearing carcasses. that includes many illustrations of eagles within the wild, paintings, and pop culture, Eagle shines new gentle on our complicated courting with those birds, their foreign value, and the dire implications of wasting them to modern ecological threats.

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Amáne of Teravinea (The Chosen One, Book 1) by D. María Trimble

By D. María Trimble

The 1st ebook within the Amáne of Teravinea sequence. whilst a hero emerges within the country of Teravinea, he usually rises from the ranks of the dragon riders. some time past, just one lady has healthy the profile. in the past ... Fifteen-year-old Amáne reveals herself witness to the hatching of a dragon egg. The painful linking ceremony creates a bond among the 2 that can not be damaged. She and her dragon, Eshshah, develop into the single dragon and rider in a nation that after abounded with the gorgeous creatures and their riders. Amáne and Eshshah are thrown right into a clash that they don't but comprehend. something is certain — the destiny of the dominion rests upon their shoulders...

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Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies (The by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander

This e-book is an beginner astronomer’s advisor to the mythology and symbolism linked to the celestial our bodies within the sunlight approach, or even comprises a few of the mythical stories of people that had or have a reference to those items. It explores assorted cultures (for instance, the Greco-Roman and the Norse) and diversified instances and the way tales have been used to give an explanation for the worlds they observed above them. You’d be surprised how a lot of our international at the present time displays the myths and tales of those cultures!

Most novice astronomers are accustomed to many of the sunlight process items, yet they are going to be simply peripherally conscious of what historic cultures considered those different worlds. actually, the mythology of the planets demanding situations many twenty-first century strategies and ideology. There are different books to be had on astromythology, yet this one focuses totally on our personal sunlight method, instead of the constellations and deep sky objects.

Alexander deals a brand new perspective on undying topics and is interesting, informative and dramatic, in addition to unusually correct to lifestyle. discover for your self how our sleek international is steeped within the bygone worlds of yesteryear.

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Dragonslayers: From Beowulf to St. George (Myths and by Joseph McCullough

By Joseph McCullough

From legend and mythology to The Hobbit and A online game of Thrones, the dragon is a perennial favourite within the myth genre.

With its fiery breath, scaly armour, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon grew to become the last word image of evil and corruption in ecu folklore and mythology. frequently serving as a stand-in for devil, or the facility of evil gods, dragons unfold dying and hopelessness through the land. in basic terms heroes of unusual valour, courageousness, and purity might wish to conflict those monsters and emerge positive. those who did grew to become legends. They grew to become dragonslayers. The record of dragonslayers is small, however it is full of nice and mythical names.

Hercules, Beowulf, Cuchulain, Sigfried, Lancelot, and Saint George all battled to the dying with dragons. different heroes akin to the Danish King Frotho, the French Saint Mercurialis, the Polish champion Krak, and the Russian warrior Dobrynya Nikitch may be much less renowned to western readers, but in addition fought and defeated dragons. This e-book will retell the best legends of this pick out crew of warriors, whereas studying the parable of the dragonslayer in a old, mythological, or even theological context.

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Clashing Tempest (Men of Myth, Book 3) by Brandon Witt

By Brandon Witt

Finn de Morisco is familiar with he's jogging right into a catch while he enters the Vampire Cathedral to rescue his sister Cynthia. Aided through Schwint and his different sister, Caitlin, he intends to loose Cynthia and steer clear of enslavement. but if he confronts the grasp of the Voice that has tortured him, Finn faces a grim selection: compromise his soul or lose his family.

For centuries contributors of the Chromis tribe have disappeared, and Brett Wright is on a quest to find the destiny of the captive mers and to forestall the abductions. regardless of the danger of tribal battle, he embarks on a perilous ocean trip to discover different mer tribes experiencing a similar plight. whilst future brings him again to land, Brett encounters new allies and previous risks whereas coming to grips with the prior.

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Gilgamesh the King (Gilgamesh, Book 1) by Robert Silverberg

By Robert Silverberg

An exhilarating 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 battle 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 buddy. jointly they wander the dominion as brothers, conquering demons until eventually a merciless twist adjustments Gilgamesh’s course endlessly. 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.

This publication gains an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from the author’s own assortment.

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Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Volume 1: The Way of by Joseph Campbell

By Joseph Campbell

Joseph Cambell's multivolume Historical Atals of global Mythology, his magnum opus, marks the fruits of his magnificent profession as student, author, instructor, and one of many most appropriate interreters of our sacred traditions. Campbell describe his paintings as an try to inform humankind's "One nice Story"-our saga of non secular awakening and the next improvement of the numerous varied mythological views that experience formed us throughtout time.

His primary topic is that our probably disparate religious traditions are neither discrete nor precise, yet fairly each one is just an "ethnic manifestation" of 1 or one other of these "elemental ideals" that experience eternally transfixed the human psyche.

At the time of his loss of life, Campbell used to be in the course of operating upon a large-format, lavishly illustrated sequence entitled Historical Atlas of global Mythology. merely the 1st volumes have been accomplished on the time of Campbell's dying. either one of those volumes at the moment are out of print.

This sequence was once to construct on Campbell’s inspiration, first awarded within the Hero with 1000 Faces, that fantasy evolves through the years via four stages:

The manner of the Animal Powers—the myths of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers which specialize in shamanism and animal totems.

The manner of the Seeded Earth—the myths of Neolithic, agrarian cultures which concentration upon a mom goddess and linked fertility rites.

The approach of the Celestial Lights—the myths of Bronze Age city-states with pantheons of gods ruling from the heavens, led via a masculine god-king.

The manner of Man—religion and philosophy because it built after the Axial Age (c. sixth century BC), within which the mythic imagery of prior eras was once made consciously metaphorical, reinterpreted as concerning psycho-spiritual, no longer literal-historical, concerns.

This transition is clear within the East in Buddhism, Vedanta, and philosophical Taoism; and within the West within the secret Cults, Platonism, Christianity and Gnosticism.

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Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Detect the adventures of heroes and monsters that exist on this planet of legendary and magical creatures!

Stories were advised on each continent because the sunrise of time, and a few have lasted for millions of years, turning into what we all know this day as myths. those fantastical stories train and fascinate via growing striking worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's publication of legendary Beasts & Magical Monsters offers little ones the chance to find those tales, and encourages them to appreciate storytelling from various cultures.

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The Secret History of the Reptilians: The Pervasive Presence by Scott Alan Roberts

By Scott Alan Roberts

"Fortunately, Scott Roberts boldly is going the place few males have surfaced from, supplying a well-balanced, leading edge, and insightful method of the topic."
--Philip Coppens, writer of the traditional Alien Question

"In the midst of a frightening glossy panorama of pseudointellectualism, the sides of that are covered with the obscure, whimsical paranoia of reptilian conspiracies, Scott Alan Roberts breathes a few a lot wanted lifestyles into the talk over the reptilian archetype in our fantasy and culture."
--Micah Hanks, writer of The alien ship Singularity

"Roberts has performed each Christian a carrier by means of bringing jointly the myths of varied cultures and religions surrounding the determine of the serpent, coupling them with the alien craft phenomena, and posing very critical questions concerning the origins of religion, the veracity of Sacred Scripture, and the character of religious and temporal truth. This ebook isn't simply one other 'ancient alien' supplying, with the standard facts and conclusions, yet a tapestry of non secular, archaeological, and cultural info designed to problem not just the simple solutions of religion, yet the

entrenched sanctity of the technological know-how of anthropology."
--Fr. Jack Ashcraft, Byzantine Catholic Priest

The very genuine chance that non-human intelligences visited or even copulated with primordial people is exact in civilization's such a lot historic cultural and non secular documents. those ancient files extra display that those intelligences have been reptilian in nature--or, not less than, were represented all through human historical past in reptilian form.

From the Serpent, Nachash, within the backyard of Eden; Atum, the Egyptian snake-man; and Quetzalcotl, the feathered serpent god of the Mayans to the double-helix snake image of Enki/Ea in historic Sumerian literature, the serpent has been the omnipresent hyperlink among people and the gods in each tradition.

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