Mythology

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology by Choi Won-Oh

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By Choi Won-Oh

This hugely enticing quantity is by way of one in all Korea's prime students of comparative mythology. the 1st learn of its type in English offers a worthy creation to centuries-old ideals, myths and folks stories on the subject of Cosmology and Flood, beginning and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, illness, success, Love and family members, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty conventional tales, the booklet is absolutely illustrated all through and features a big range of Korean artwork, together with infrequent shamanist work, in addition to the paintings of a few modern Korean artists. the entire tales, according to Korean oral culture, were retold via the writer in response to their major plot and which means as the unique texts' songs by way of shamans, containing many out of date phrases and vague idioms, aren't simply understood at the present time. the unique identify and resource, together with textual content notes, are supplied on the finish of every tale. The author's advent units out the ancient historical past and value of the myths that seem right here. He additionally presents complete info of every of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. whereas being a great addition to the literature on Korean tradition for the non-specialist, "An Illustrated advisor to Korean Mythology" additionally offers a useful reference resource for students and researchers within the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, in addition to Korean heritage, faith and Literature.

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The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World by Peter Watson

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By Peter Watson

In The nice Divide, acclaimed writer and historian Peter Watson explores the advance of humankind among the outdated global and the hot, and gives a groundbreaking new knowing of human history.

By 15,000 BC, people had migrated from northeastern Asia around the frozen Bering land bridge to the Americas. while the final Ice Agecame to an finish, the Bering Strait refilled with water, dividing the United States from Eurasia. This department persisted till Christopher Columbus voyaged to the recent international within the 15th century.

The nice Divide compares the advance of humankind within the previous global and the hot among 15,000 BC and advert 1,500. Combining the main up to date wisdom in archaeology, anthropology, geology, meteorology, cosmology, and mythology, Peter Watson’s masterful research bargains uniquely revealing perception into what it ability to be human.

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Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni

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By Danielle Trussoni

An exhilarating epic approximately an historic conflict reignited in our time- among a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

There have been giants within the earth in these days; and likewise after that, whilst the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, they usually bore young ones to them.

Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman while her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate ny. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the well-known philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom greater of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery heritage that stretches again 1000 years: an old clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously appealing descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.

For the secrets and techniques those letters defend are desperately coveted by means of the once-powerful Nephilim, who objective to perpetuate struggle, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have committed their lives to preventing them, and their shared venture, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to hitch, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in long island, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in heritage, filled with enchanting characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of normal humans engaged in a conflict that may make sure the destiny of the realm.

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Everbound (Everneath, Book 2) by Brodi Ashton

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By Brodi Ashton

In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie stated, "Ashton's gorgeous storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to shuttle in the course of 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 midnight Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been dwelling a borrowed lifestyles. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the only individual least prone to support. yet his middle has been touched by means of every little thing approximately Nikki, and he has the same opinion to assist within the in simple terms manner he can: through taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, simply to find that their trip may be more challenging than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to prevent at not anything to avoid wasting Jack--even if it potential making an enormous sacrifice of her own.

Inspired through the Persephone fantasy, the beautiful first publication during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA excellent Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!

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Nefertiti's Heart (The Artifact Hunters, Book 1) by A. W. Exley

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By A. W. Exley

Cara Devon has continuously suffered interest and impetuousness, yet tangling with a serial killer may medication that. Permanently.

1861. Cara has an easy venture in London – finalise her father’s property and dump his damned selection of valuable artifacts. Her plan is going awry while a killer stalks the the Aristocracy, trying to find an historical Egyptian relic rumoured to carry the major to immortality.

Nathaniel Trent, often called the villainous viscount, is relentless in his wish to lay his fingers on either Cara and the important artifacts. His icy external and fiery contact stirs Cara’s demons, or may well he lay them to rest?

Self-preservation fuels Cara’s look for the gem often called Nefertiti’s middle. In a society the place each person wears a masks to conceal their actual reason, she must work out who to belief, sooner than she sacrifices her personal center and lifestyles.

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The Demigod Diaries (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

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By Rick Riordan

What hazards do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their strategy to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth as much as the duty of rescuing stolen items from a fire-breathing immense who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How precisely are Leo, Piper, and Jason presupposed to discover a runaway desk, avert a band of party-loving Maenads (who simply will be a bit psychotic), and stave off an important explosion...all in a single hour or much less? along with his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan solutions those questions and extra in 3 never-before-seen brief tales that supply very important back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. unique paintings, enlightening personality interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz upload to the thrill during this action-packed assortment.

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Natural History: A Selection by Pliny the Elder

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By Pliny the Elder

Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly bold paintings that levels from astronomy to artwork and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute remark with usually wild hypothesis, it deals a desirable view of the realm because it was once understood within the first century advert, no matter if describing the chance of diving for sponges, the 1st water-clock, or using asses’ milk to take away wrinkles. Pliny himself died whereas investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in advert seventy nine, and the usual interest that caused his loss of life is additionally greatly obtrusive within the typical historical past — a e-book that proved hugely influential correct up till the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the more youthful, defined ‘as packed with style as nature itself’.
John F. Healy has made a desirable and sundry choice from the Natural History for this transparent, smooth translation. In his advent, he discusses the publication and its resources subject by means of subject. This variation additionally features a complete index and notes.

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Chimera by John Barth

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By John Barth

In Chimera John Barth injects his signature wit into the stories of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a ebook that the Washington publish known as “stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant,” Barth retells those stories from various views, reading the myths’ courting to truth and their resonance with the modern international. A winner of the nationwide ebook Award, this feisty, witty, occasionally bawdy booklet provoked Playboy to remark, “There’s each likelihood on this planet that John Barth is a genius.”

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Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of by R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

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By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

Author note: Translated and Introductions by way of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma
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By delivering, for the 1st time in one variation, entire English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most crucial surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity permits readers to match the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths.

A common creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of old mythography; introductions to every textual content talk about in higher aspect problems with authorship, objective, and impact. A common index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works brought up by way of the mythographers also are incorporated.

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