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  • Mary Hoffman, Anne Millard. A First Book of Fairy Tales
    A First Book of Fairy Tales
    Mary Hoffman, Anne Millard
    An enchanting cast of characters is brought to life in this popular and beautifully illustrated collection of best-loved fairy tales.
  • Beowulf
    Beowulf
    Legends from the ancient north. Beowulf. The Elder Edda. The Saga of the Volsungs. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles. These are the great epic stories that inspired J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Conjuring up a twilight world of quests, treachery, magic, evil and fellowship, they are the most ancient narratives from Northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth.
  • Darren Shan. Cirque Du Freak #12: Sons of Destiny: Book 12 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan)
    Cirque Du Freak #12: Sons of Destiny: Book 12 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan)
    Darren Shan
    Time seemed to collapse... There was a sharp stabbing sensation in my stomach... Steve crowed, "Now I have you! Now you're gonna die!" Dead if he loses - damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to face his archenemy, Steve Leopard. One of them will die. The other will become the Lord of the Shadows - and destroy the world. Is the future written, or can Darren trick destiny?
  • Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2 Part Set
    Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2 Part Set
    Smith
    Originally published in three volumes between 1844 and 1849, this extensive reference work, illustrated with reproductions of ancient coins, embodies a wealth of nineteenth-century classical scholarship. Functioning as a highly readable guide to the whole of ancient Greek and Roman history and mythology, the work was edited by the eminent lexicographer and classicist Sir William Smith (1813–93). Knighted in 1892, Smith was one of the major figures responsible for the revival of classical teaching and scholarship in Britain. His Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1842) is also reissued in this series. For the present work, Smith assembled a team of contributors but still wrote many of the entries himself. Each massive volume has been subdivided into two separately published parts for this reissue. Volume 3 contains entries from Oarses (Arses, son of Artaxerxes III) to Zygia and Zygius (surnames of Hera and Zeus). Chronological tables of Greek and Roman history conclude the work.
  • Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2 Part Set
    Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2 Part Set
    Smith
    Originally published in three volumes between 1844 and 1849, this extensive reference work, illustrated with reproductions of ancient coins, embodies a wealth of nineteenth-century classical scholarship. Functioning as a highly readable guide to the whole of ancient Greek and Roman history and mythology, the work was edited by the eminent lexicographer and classicist Sir William Smith (1813–93). Knighted in 1892, Smith was one of the major figures responsible for the revival of classical teaching and scholarship in Britain. His Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1842) is also reissued in this series. For the present work, Smith assembled a team of contributors but still wrote many of the entries himself. Each massive volume has been subdivided into two separately published parts for this reissue. Volume 1 contains entries from Abaeus (a surname of Apollo) to Dysponteus (a son of Oenomaus or Pelops).
  • Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2 Part Set
    Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2 Part Set
    Smith
    Originally published in three volumes between 1844 and 1849, this extensive reference work, illustrated with reproductions of ancient coins, embodies a wealth of nineteenth-century classical scholarship. Functioning as a highly readable guide to the whole of ancient Greek and Roman history and mythology, the work was edited by the eminent lexicographer and classicist Sir William Smith (1813–93). Knighted in 1892, Smith was one of the major figures responsible for the revival of classical teaching and scholarship in Britain. His Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1842) is also reissued in this series. For the present work, Smith assembled a team of contributors but still wrote many of the entries himself. Each massive volume has been subdivided into two separately published parts for this reissue. Volume 2 contains entries from Earinus (a favourite eunuch of Domitian) to Nyx (night personified).
  • Lian Hearn. Emperor of the Eight Islands
    Emperor of the Eight Islands
    Lian Hearn
    An ambitious warlord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his younger son to surrender his wife to his older brother. A mysterious woman seeks five fathers for her children. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. These are the threads of an intricate tapestry in which the laws of destiny play out against a backdrop of wild forest, elegant court, and savage battlefield. Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.
  • Tobe Melora Correal. Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition
    Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition
    Tobe Melora Correal
    Orisa is the indigenous earth-centered religion of the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. Its central tenet is for people to live intimately with the sacred, working toward an awareness of the divine in all things. The author introduces the basic teachings and metaphysical underpinnings of Orisa and explores its history, branches, and stories. Correal also covers rites of initiation, relationships with ancestors, and how to integrate the principles into daily living. These in-depth, easily grasped explanations of Orisa's basic concepts are offered here in a personal approach that brings the African spiritual path of Orisa into daily life.
  • Inc. Foxfire Fund. Foxfire 12 (Foxfire)
    Foxfire 12 (Foxfire)
    Inc. Foxfire Fund
    For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. Foxfire 12 is the latest volume, the first in more than five years. Here are reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs...
  • Tahir Shah. In Search of King Solomon's Mines
    In Search of King Solomon's Mines
    Tahir Shah
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  • Apollonius of Rhodes. Jason and Medea
    Jason and Medea
    Apollonius of Rhodes
    The tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century BCE). Apollonius of Rhodes's The Voyage of Argo is also available in Penguin Classics
  • Giloi. Monarchy, Myth, and Material Culture in Germany 1750–1950
    Monarchy, Myth, and Material Culture in Germany 1750–1950
    Giloi
    This innovative book illuminates popular attitudes toward political authority and monarchy in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany. In a fascinating study of how subjects incorporated the material culture of monarchy into their daily lives, Eva Giloi provides insights into German mentalities toward sovereign power. She examines how ordinary people collected and consumed relics and other royal memorabilia, and used these objects to articulate, validate, appropriate, or reject the state's political myths. The book reveals that the social practices that guided the circulation of material culture - under what circumstances it was acceptable to buy and sell the queen's underwear, for instance - expose popular assumptions about the Crown that were often left unspoken. The book sets loyalism in the everyday context of consumerism and commodification, changes in visual culture and technology, and the emergence of mass media and celebrity culture, to uncover...
  • MACKILLOP JAMES. Myths and Legends of the Celts
    Myths and Legends of the Celts
    MACKILLOP JAMES
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  • WILKINSON PHILIP. Myths and Legends
    Myths and Legends
    WILKINSON PHILIP
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  • Philip Wilkinson. Myths & Legends
    Myths & Legends
    Philip Wilkinson
    Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age old stories passed down from generation to generation. From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.
  • WILKINSON & PHILIP. Mythology
    Mythology
    WILKINSON & PHILIP
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  • Blakely. Myth, Ritual and Metallurgy in Ancient Greece and Recent Africa
    Myth, Ritual and Metallurgy in Ancient Greece and Recent Africa
    Blakely
    In this volume, first published in 2006, Sandra Blakely considers technological myths and rituals associated with ancient Greek daimones, who made metal; and African rituals in which iron plays a central role. Noting the rich semantic web of associations that has connected metallurgy to magic, birth, kingship, autochthony, and territorial possession in both Greek and African cultures, Blakely examines them together in order to cast light on the Greek demons, which are only fragmentarily preserved and which have often been equated to general types of smithing gods. Her comparison demonstrates that these demons are more sophisticated and ritually useful than has been previously acknowledged. This book provides new insights into the position of technology in Greek myth. Providing a new methodology for the study of Greek religion, which uses comparative cultural material in a thoughtful and careful way, it helps close the fifty-year gap between the social sciences and Classical philology...
  • Werner. Myth and Philosophy in Plato's Phaedrus
    Myth and Philosophy in Plato's Phaedrus
    Werner
    Plato's dialogues frequently criticize traditional Greek myth, yet Plato also integrates myth with his writing. Daniel S. Werner confronts this paradox through an in-depth analysis of the Phaedrus, Plato's most mythical dialogue. Werner argues that the myths of the Phaedrus serve several complex functions: they bring nonphilosophers into the philosophical life; they offer a starting point for philosophical inquiry; they unify the dialogue as a literary and dramatic whole; they draw attention to the limits of language and the limits of knowledge; and they allow Plato to co-opt cultural authority as a way of defining and legitimating the practice of philosophy. Platonic myth, as a species of traditional tale, is thus both distinct from philosophical dialectic and similar to it. Ultimately, the most powerful effect of Platonic myth is the way in which it leads readers to participate in Plato's dialogues and to engage in a process of self-examination.
  • III, Radcliffe G. Edmonds. Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets
    Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets
    III, Radcliffe G. Edmonds
    Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the "Orphic" gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through this detailed analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition.
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland. Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings
    Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories. A series of intertwined tales which together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such mythical figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

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