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Download E-books Adonis: The Myth of the Dying God in the Italian Renaissance PDF

By Carlo Caruso

In this specific therapy of the parable of Adonis in post-Classical occasions, Carlo Caruso presents an summary of the most texts, either literary and scholarly, in Latin and within the vernacular, which secured for the Adonis fantasy a distinct position within the Early smooth revival of Classical mythology. whereas aiming to supply this normal define of the myth's fortunes within the Early smooth age, the e-book additionally addresses 3 issues of fundamental curiosity, on which many of the unique examine integrated within the paintings has been performed. First, the myth's earliest major revival within the age of Italian Humanism, and especially within the poetry of the nice Latin poet and humanist Giovanni Pontano. Secondly, the diffusion of syncretistic interpretations of the Adonis fantasy via authoritative sixteenth-century mythological encyclopaedias. Thirdly, the allegorical/political use of the Adonis delusion in G.B. Marino's (1569-1625) Adone, released in Paris in 1623 to have a good time the Bourbon dynasty and to help their legitimacy with reference to the throne of France.

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Download E-books Runemarks PDF

By Joanne Harris

Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, years after the top of the area, and goblins have been on the cellar back. . . . now not that anybody might admit it was once goblins. In Maddy Smith’s global, order ideas. Chaos, previous gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours–all of those have been supposedly vanquished centuries in the past. yet Maddy is aware small little bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was once born with on her palm proves it–and makes the opposite villagers apprehensive that she is a witch (though useful in facing the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). however the mysterious visitor One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark now not as a illness, yet as a future. And Maddy will want each scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can train her if she is to outlive that future.

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Download E-books Les Amazones PDF

By Josée Marcotte

Dans une société dont l’époque n’est pas précisée (un savant mélange d’éléments archaïques et contemporains), les femmes, comme les Amazones de l. a. mythologie grecque, sont coupées des hommes (perçus comme des ennemis) et assurent leur copy par une mix végétale qu’elles mêlent à de l. a. boue. Le roman, découpé en forty seven chapitres presque autonomes et portant en guise de titre le nom d’un des personnages, raconte l’histoire de cette société à l. a. fois étrange et familière de femmes guerrières. Aux figures inspirées de l. a. mythologie old s’ajoutent des personnages près des mythes modernes esquissés par des écrivains comme Orwell ou Volodine.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places PDF

By Theresa Bane

The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far-off" legends can't be obvious or visited, yet they continue to be an essential component of tradition and heritage. This encyclopedia catalogs greater than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from world wide, together with fairy nation-states, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms present in fairy stories and political and philosophical works, together with Sir Thomas More's Utopia and Plato's Atlantis. From al A'raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of many many streams that run via Paradise, entries supply the literary foundation of every website, clarify its cultural context, and describe its topical gains, directory adaptations on names while acceptable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will end up worthwhile to students, researchers or a person wishing to travel the unseen landscapes of fable and legend.

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Download E-books From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race PDF

By Andrew Collins

Offers convincing proof that angels, demons, and fallen angels have been flesh-and-blood participants of a large race predating humanity, spoken of within the Bible because the Nephilim.

• exhibits that the earthly paradise of Eden was once a realm within the mountains of Kurdistan.

• by means of the writer of Gateway to Atlantis.

Our mythology describes how beings of significant attractiveness and intelligence, who served as messengers of gods, fell from grace via delight. those angels, often referred to as Watchers, are spoken of within the Bible and different spiritual texts as lusting after human girls, who lay with them and gave beginning to large offspring referred to as the Nephilim. those spiritual resources additionally list how those beings printed forbidden arts and sciences to humanity--transgressions that resulted in their destruction within the nice Flood.

Andrew Collins finds that those angels, demons, and fallen angels have been flesh-and-blood contributors of a race predating our personal. He bargains proof that they lived in Egypt (prior to the traditional Egyptians), the place they outfitted the Sphinx and different megalithic monuments, prior to leaving the area for what's now jap Turkey following the cataclysms that followed the final Ice Age. the following they lived in isolation prior to progressively developing touch with the constructing human societies of the Mesopotamian plains under. Humanity seemed those angels--described as tall, white-haired beings with viperlike faces and burning eyes--as gods and their realm the paradise in which grew the tree of data. Andrew Collins demonstrates how the legends at the back of the autumn of the Watchers echo the light reminiscence of tangible ancient occasions and that the legacy they've got left humanity is one we will be able to have enough money to disregard basically at our personal peril.

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Download E-books Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z PDF

By Kathleen N. Daly

The Mythology A to Z sequence explores the world's most crucial myths and legends in an available type designed for younger readers. each one entire quantity comprises greater than four hundred well-constructed entries at the significant figures, areas, tales, items, and issues of a given mythology. An introductory essay recounts the historical past of those civilizations and illuminates their lifestyle. This revised variation of Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z comprises dozens of latest entries on subject matters and subject matters of curiosity to younger readers, together with constellations, ancient websites, gods and goddesses, sacrificial choices, temples, and the zodiac in addition to new illustrations and an up to date bibliography. Its full of life writing, interesting content material, and exact descriptions make it a worthwhile source for an individual with an curiosity in mythology or Greek and Roman background.

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Download E-books Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway PDF

By Snorri Sturluson

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the legendary gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the heritage of the kings of Norway throughout the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who turned Norway's client saint. as soon as present in so much houses and colleges and nonetheless considered as a countrywide treasure, Heimskringla encouraged the pondering and literary variety of Scandinavia over a number of centuries.

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Download E-books Everbound (Everneath, Book 2) PDF

By Brodi Ashton

In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie stated, "Ashton's attractive storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to go back and forth during the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.

Ever for the reason that Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to avoid wasting her, taking her position at the hours of darkness Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been dwelling a borrowed existence. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the single individual least prone to support. yet his center has been touched via every little thing approximately Nikki, and he concurs to aid within the simply method he can: via taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, in simple terms to find that their trip might be tougher than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to forestall at not anything to save lots of Jack--even if it ability making a major sacrifice of her own.

Inspired by way of the Persephone fable, the alluring first publication during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA excellent Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!

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Download E-books The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Penguin Classics) PDF

Composed on the finish of the fourteenth century via an unknown writer, The Saga of Grettir the robust is likely one of the final nice Icelandic sagas. It relates the story of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior suffering to carry directly to the values of a heroic age turning into eclipsed via Christianity and a extra pastoral way of life. not able to settle right into a group of farmers, Grettir turns into the competitive scourge of either sincere males and evil monsters - till, following a conflict with the sinister ghost Glam, he's cursed to undergo a lifetime of tortured loneliness clear of civilisation, struggling with giants, trolls and berserks. A mesmerising blend of pagan beliefs and Christian religion, this can be a profoundly relocating end to the Golden Age of the saga writing.

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Download E-books Midnight Frost (The Mythos Academy) PDF

By Jennifer Estep

Estep blends definitely the right quantity of motion, romance and comedy. --RT booklet Reviews

Here we move back. . .

Just whilst it kind of feels lifestyles at Mythos Academy cannot get any further harmful, the Reapers of Chaos be ready to end up me fallacious. It was once only a ordinary evening on the Library of Antiquities--until a Reaper attempted to poison me. the good news is i am nonetheless alive and kicking. The undesirable information is the Reaper poisoned another individual as a substitute.

As Nike's Champion, all people expects me to steer the cost opposed to the Reapers, although i am nonetheless hurting over what occurred with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. i have to get my palms at the antidote fast--otherwise, an blameless individual will die. however the basically identified remedy is hidden in a few creepy ruins--and the Reapers are bound to be looking forward to me there . . .

Praise for the foreign bestselling Mythos Academy series

"Kiss of Frost has simply as a lot ass-kicking because the first e-book within the series." --Good selection Reading

"Lots of twists and turns and a shock finishing will go away the reader breathless!" --RT e-book stories on Kiss of Frost, four Stars

"Ms. Estep's Mythos Academy is bound to attract all those that love a very good character-driven YA that makes use of humor, snark, and seriousness to create an international you will not are looking to leave." --Heroes & Heartbreakers

"It has actually every little thing: secret, romance, mythology, boarding colleges. What may be better?" --Simply Nerdy publication studies on Touch of Frost

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