By Margo Lanagan
Rollrock island is a lonely rock of gulls and waves, blunt fishermen and their homely better halves. existence is difficult for the households who needs to wring a negative dwelling from the stormy seas. yet Rollrock can also be a spot of magic - the feared, salty-real kind of magic that alterations lives perpetually. Down at the windswept seashore, the place the seals lie in herds, the outcast sea witch Misskaella casts her spells - and brings forth women from the ocean - ladies with lengthy, light limbs and faces of haunting innocence and loveliness - the main enchantingly gorgeous ladies the fishermen of Rollrock have ever seen.
But magic regularly has its rate. A fisherman could have and carry a sea bride, and inform himself that he's her grasp. yet from his first look at these huge, wondering, liquid eyes, he'll be simply as remodeled as she is. he'll be both ensnared. And finally the witch will regularly have her payment.
Margo Lanagan has written a rare story of hope, melancholy and transformation. In devastatingly attractive prose, she unearths unforgettable characters able to unspeakable cruelty - and deep unstated love. After studying concerning the Rollrock fishermen and their sea brides, the realm won't appear an identical.
By Tera Lynn Childs
While Phoebe's mother returns from Greece with a brand new husband and plans to maneuver to an island within the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior yr turns into historical background. Now, rather than having fun with a effective song season and making plans for school along with her top buddies, Phoebe is attempting to maintain her head above water on the überexclusive Academy. If it isn't demanding adequate being the hot child in class, Phoebe's classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! while you're working opposed to teammates with superpowers, facing a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a overwhelm on a boy who's really actually a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!
By Jean-Pierre Vernant
While Jean-Pierre Vernant first released fantasy and notion one of the Greeks in 1965,it remodeled the sector of historic Greek scholarship, calling forth a brand new method to take into consideration Greek delusion and idea. In eighteen essays—three of which, besides a brand new preface, are translated intoEnglish for the 1st time—Vernant freed the topic of historic Greece from its philological chains and reread the questions of "muthos" and "logos" inside multifaced and transdisciplinary contexts—of faith, ritual, and artwork, philosophy, technological know-how, social and monetary associations, and ancient psychology. a huge contribution to either the arts and the social sciences, delusion andThought one of the Greeks goals to come back to phrases with a unmarried, crucial query: How have been person individuals in historical Greece inseparable from a social and cultural setting of which they have been concurrently the creators and items? Seven topics arrange this stellar work—from"Myth Structures" and "Mythic elements of reminiscence and Time" to "The association of Space," "Work andTechnological Thought," and "Personal id and Religion." A grasp storyteller, an innovative,precise, and unique philosopher, Vernant maintains to alter the narratives we inform in regards to the histories of civilizations and the histories of people of their person and collective identities.
By Edward F. Edinger
Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena—do the gods and goddesses of Greece have something to assert to us that we haven't already heard? during this booklet, according to a sequence of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and author Edward F. Edinger revisits all of the significant figures, myths, oracles, and legends of the traditional Greek faith to find what they could nonetheless reveal—representing, as they do, one of many spiritual and mythic foundations of Western tradition. development on C. G. Jung's statement that mythology is an expression of the inner most layers of brain and soul, Dr. Edinger follows the mythic photos into their continual manifestations in literature and on into our glossy lives. He reveals that the gods certainly proceed to talk as we develop in our capability to hear and that the myths convey the internal energies inside we all up to ever. Heracles is perpetually appearing his labors, Perseus continues to be confronting Medusa, Theseus is perpetually stalking the Minotaur, and Persephone continues to be being carried off to lifestyles in a brand new realm.
By Scott Alan Roberts
"Fortunately, Scott Roberts boldly is going the place few males have surfaced from, delivering 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 existence into the talk over the reptilian archetype in our delusion 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 e-book isn't simply one other 'ancient alien' supplying, with the standard facts and conclusions, yet a tapestry of spiritual, archaeological, and cultural details designed to problem not just the straightforward solutions of religion, yet the
entrenched sanctity of the technology of anthropology."
--Fr. Jack Ashcraft, Byzantine Catholic Priest
The very actual chance that non-human intelligences visited or even copulated with primordial people is special in civilization's so much historic cultural and spiritual files. those historic documents extra demonstrate that those intelligences have been reptilian in nature--or, no 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 old Sumerian literature, the serpent has been the omnipresent hyperlink among people and the gods in each tradition.
By Bob Curran
There are locations that ensue in literature or in film--mystical and mythical locations whose names might be commonplace yet approximately which we all know little. We nod knowingly on the reference, yet are usually left puzzling over approximately areas corresponding to Atlantis, the misplaced land beaten by way of the ocean, or El Dorado, the exceptional urban that vanished someplace within the South American jungles. different names are extra evocative--Mount Olympus, the backyard of Eden, the mystic Isle of Avalon, and Davy Jones' Locker. yet did such areas truly exist and if this is the case, the place have been they, and what rather occurred? What are the traditions and legends linked to them? within the attention-grabbing new booklet, misplaced Lands, Forgotten nation-states, historian Dr. Bob Curran units out to discover the solutions through travelling to the far-flung corners of the realm and to the outer reaches of human mind's eye. inside of you are going to: * Climb the excessive mountains looking for the legendary Shangri-La * Navigate the deep swamps and jungles in a quest for the Seven towns of Cibola * go back and forth to the depths of the darkish oceans to seem for sunken lands similar to Lemuria and Lyonesse * adventure unspeakable possibility in a realm hardly visited by means of men--the subterranean lair of Judaculla * realize the secrets and techniques of Heliopolis, Yggradsil, Hy Brasail, the dominion of Prester John, Llyobia, and the hole Hills. jam-packed with lavish illustrations by means of acclaimed artist Ian Daniels, misplaced Lands, Forgotten nation-states takes you on an excellent and occasionally terrifying trip, combining mythological and mythical stories with historic truth.
By Joseph McCullough
From legend and mythology to The Hobbit and A video game of Thrones, the dragon is a perennial favourite within the fable genre.
With its fiery breath, scaly armour, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon turned the last word image of evil and corruption in ecu folklore and mythology. frequently serving as a stand-in for devil, or the ability of evil gods, dragons unfold loss of life and hopelessness during the land. merely heroes of unusual valour, courageousness, and purity may possibly wish to conflict those monsters and emerge positive. those who did turned legends. They turned dragonslayers. The record of dragonslayers is small, however it is stuffed with 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 popular to western readers, but in addition fought and defeated dragons. This ebook will retell the best legends of this opt for team of warriors, whereas reading the parable of the dragonslayer in a old, mythological, or even theological context.
By Ward Rutherford
It is a vigorous and soaking up account of the realm of Celtic fable and the position it has performed within the improvement of western tradition. incorporated right here are:
• the realm of the Celts, together with an historic review from their emergence as an identifiable humans round a thousand B.C. additionally incorporated is an exploration in their social structure.
• The contents of Celtic myths and the variations and similarities among their manifestation in Britain and Ireland.
• The topography of the supernatural international of Celtic fable, together with dialogue of Druidism, Shamanism, and the which means of Celtic myths.
• The effect of Celtic fable in English literature from Arthurian legend to the Grail legends.
This hugely literate, vigorous, and soaking up exploration of 1 of the jewels of ecu cultural background demonstrates how deeply Celtic mythology has develop into embedded in Western recognition. it really is for somebody drawn to historical past, mythology, spirituality, and tradition.
By Kathleen Sears
Discover the interesting myths of Greek and Roman civilizations
The stories of gods and heroes are usually become tedious discourse that even Ovid might reject. This easy-to-read consultant cuts out the uninteresting info, and as a substitute, will give you an exhilarating lesson in vintage mythology.
From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, this ebook takes you on an unforgettable trip via all of the significant myths born in old Greece and Rome, similar to Achilles's involvement within the Trojan battle; Pluto's kidnapping of the attractive Proserpina; and the slaying of Medusa by way of Perseus, the heroic demi-god. You'll additionally study all in regards to the wonders of the realm in addition to the best creatures ever recorded in history.
Like Charon navigating the River of Wailing, Mythology 101 will advisor you thru the main excellent (and thoroughly terrifying) stories the traditional international has to supply.
By Carlo Collodi
Though one of many best-known books within the world, Pinocchioat a similar time is still unknown-linked in lots of minds to the Walt Disney motion picture that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi's perfect unique. That tale is naturally a couple of puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in changing into a "real boy." but it really is not often a sentimental or morally enhancing story. on the contrary, Pinocchio is among the nice subversives of the written web page, a madcap genius hurtled alongside on the excitement and mercy of his wishes, a renegade who in lots of methods resembles his close to modern Huck Finn.
Pinocchio the novel, a minimum of Pinocchio the nature, is among the nice innovations of contemporary literature. a chic anomaly, the booklet merges the traditions of the picaresque, of road theater, and of people and fairy stories right into a paintings that's right now event, satire, and a strong appeal that anticipates surrealism and magical realism. Thronged with memorable characters and composed with the fluid yet inevitable common sense of a dream, Pinocchio is an forever interesting paintings that's crucial gear for life.