By Fernando López Trujillo
“Fernando López -profesor de Historia en los angeles Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de los angeles Universidad de Buenos Aires y autor de obras como Dioses y diosas de l. a. Grecia Antigua y Dioses y diosas de l. a. antigua Roma, nos ofrece en esta monografía las interpretaciones de los griegos ante los fenómenos telúricos y celestes que no podían explicar y que dieron lugar a creencias básicas, respuestas animistas con un toque sorprendente de genialidad que hizo que estas explicaciones se convirtieran en bellas leyendas.” (http://www.comentariosdelibros.com)
Asesinatos, incestos, venganzas, héroes, historias de amor y lujuria. l. a. mitología griega es un auténtico crisol de los vicios y las virtudes de ser humano.
Los mitos en l. a. antigua Grecia tenían una función social, relataban comportamientos de dioses y héroes y enseñaban a los hombres cómo debían actuar ante determinadas situaciones, como las vidas de los santos en el cristianismo, relataban comportamientos virtuosos y ejemplares, los dioses griegos eran virtuosos, pero no ejemplares. los angeles humanización de los dioses en los que creían los griegos plaga su mitología de incestos, venganzas, asesinatos, muestras de amor incondicional y de compasión… en un auténtico abanico de las pasiones humanas, es por eso que conocer l. a. mitología griega no es sólo conocer las creencias de los angeles cuna de los angeles civilización, sino conocernos a nosotros de un modo más profundo.
Breve Historia de los angeles Mitología Griega nos ofrece un completísimo landscape de las deidades del mundo clásico, no se detiene Fernando López Trujillo en una enumeración de los Dioses Olímpicos y sus atributos, sino que primero nos hace ver los angeles importancia rectora de los angeles mitología en el mundo antiguo, para mostrar a continuación las apasionantes historias que pueblan esta mitología: Cronos devorando a sus hijos para evitar que uno de ellos le destrone; los angeles batalla para destronar a Cronos que emprende Zeus con Poseidón, Hades y los cíclopes como aliados; los doce trabajos de Hércules para expiar el pecado de su padre; los angeles bajada a los infiernos de Orfeo para rescatar a su amada; o las sangrientas batallas de los héroes de Troya.
Razones para comprar los angeles obra:
• l. a. mitología griega es un conjunto de historias apasionantes llenas de amor, violencia y valores netamente humanos.
• El libro es una síntesis didáctica que ayuda a entender las, en ocasiones, laberínticas relaciones de los dioses helenos.
• El autor es un verdadero experto en el tema.
• El libro presenta una completa información gráfica que ayuda a l. a. comprensión de los angeles historia narrada.
Breve Historia de los angeles Mitología Griega supone una síntesis exacta y amena de los angeles mitología griega. Un libro primary no sólo para conocer los mitos de los griegos, sus cultos, y sus sacrificios, sino para conocer nuestras propias creencias y pasiones.
By Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe
Lengthy a treasure in Norway, the folktales amassed via Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe were acclaimed for his or her richness of humor, fullness of existence, and intensity of knowing due to the fact that they first seemed in translation greater than 100 years in the past. The Norwegian folktales, acknowledged Jacob Grimm, “surpass approximately all others.” inside those eye-catching stories we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and nice, mysterious bears; appealing princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. accrued right here in a glowing modern translation through Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, those stories brim with the matchless power and gear in their unique telling. integrated are also the splendidly evocative unique illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.With black-and-white drawings all through/
By Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard
It starts off with a letter from a prisoner…
As he makes an attempt to rebuild his existence in rural Oregon after a sad twist of fate, Malcolm Mays unearths himself corresponding with Dusha Chuchonnyhoof, a mysterious entity who claims to be the landlord of Malcolm's condominium, jailed unjustly for 117 years. The prisoner calls for that Malcolm practice a gory, bewildering job for him. because the clock ticks towards Dusha's unlock, Malcolm needs to try to discover no matter if he's supporting a assassin or an blameless. the top of the Sentence combines Kalapuya, Welsh, Scottish and Norse mythology, with a dismal imagined heritage of the hidden corners of the yank West.
Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard have solid a fairytale of ghosts and guilt, literary horror combined with the visuals of Jean Cocteau, failed executions, shapeshifting goblins, and magical blacksmithery. In Chuchonnyhoof, they've created a brand new form of Beast, longing, centuries later, for good looks.
By Joseph Linsner
Sunrise, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER's tackle vintage Goddess mythology is again, for this ALL-NEW characteristic size one-shot. sunrise has many faces and wears many mask: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, LINSNER's hero personality, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, sunrise takes Darrian to the faerie realm, the place he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets and techniques. 2010 marks Dawn's twentieth anniversary in print. This booklet celebrates that with pin-ups by way of such greats as MICHAEL GOLDEN, ADAM HUGHES, MICHAEL TURNER, BRIAN STELFREEZE, JAY GELDHOF, GREG "DARK ONE" WILLIAMS and LINSNER.
By James George Frazer
The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive equipment of worship, intercourse practices, unusual rituals and gala's. Disproving the preferred inspiration that primitive lifestyles used to be basic, this enormous survey indicates that savage guy used to be enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. published this is the evolution of guy from savagery to civilization, from the amendment of his bizarre and sometimes bloodthirsty customs to the access of lasting ethical, moral, and non secular values.
By Alexander McCall Smith
Desires to promote, nice goals to sell...If he's within the correct temper, divine Angus may well furnish you sight of your real love in a dream; you could even fall in love with him - yet he'll by no means love you again. He's too busy making mischief - stealing the palace of the gods from his father, turning his enemies into pigs and so forth - till he's trapped through his personal romantic video games and falls for an impossible girl, doomed to hunt her without end. In twentieth-century Scotland, Angus' bothered regulate ego searches for his precise relatives and identification; a psychotherapist who is helping humans comprehend their goals, his existence turns out to parallel that of his mythic namesake, till we ask - may they be one and an identical? Mesmerically weaving jointly the stories of the Celtic god and the Scottish scientist, Alexander McCall Smith unites dream and truth, leaving us to ask yourself: what's existence, however the pursuit of our desires?
By Robert Silverberg
An exhilarating retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, through one of many maximum storytellers of his generation.
Gilgamesh’s urge for food for wine, ladies, and war 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 good friend. jointly they wander the dominion as brothers, conquering demons till a merciless twist alterations Gilgamesh’s course perpetually. components 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 e-book gains an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author’s own assortment.
By John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews
From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this entire advisor is the main to gaining knowledge of each magical creature from delusion, folklore and legend round the world.This compendium of magical creatures explores the background, folklore and mythology of interesting beasts all through all of the magical worlds. together with tales, celebrations, traditions, and remarkable proof, the e-book spans each significant tradition around the globe.Many of the wonderful creatures defined within the ebook have seemed within the fictitious worlds of the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, Tolkien and numerous different writers who've stirred our imaginations considering the fact that early life fairytales. From unicorns, giants, fairies, elves, goblins, dwarves and trolls to nymphs, mermaids, sphinxes, ogres, cyclops, dragons, salamanders, basilisks, banshees, werewolves, griffins, centaurs, satyrs and gremlins – this is often the last word reference booklet on creatures from the paranormal world.Organized from A to Z for simple reference, the cross–cultural concentration spans from the main historical of creatures to these that have come to prominence newer ly. become aware of every little thing from imprecise magical beings to daily animals that hold magical symbolism.Find out extra within the tremendous international of Magical Creatures.
John and Caitlín Matthews are of the main well-respected specialists within the sector of mythology and legend. most sensible identified for his or her paintings surrounding Celtic and Arthurian traditions, additionally they have a drastically vast base of data of cultures world wide from which they've got drawn on for this striking paintings. Their past books contain The Encyclopedia of Celtic fantasy and Legend, Walkers among the Worlds and The Aquarian advisor to British and Irish Mythology and Hallowquest: The Arthurian Tarot Course.
By Kenneth C. Davis
What's an Egyptian pyramid doing at the U. S. buck invoice?
Did a pharaoh encourage Moses to worship one God?
What’s a Canaanite demoness doing at a rock concert?
Since the start of time, humans were insatiably curious. They’ve requested questions about the place we come from, why the celebrities shine and the seasons swap, and what constitutes evil. The resourceful solutions crafted through our ancestors have served as faith, technology, philosophy, and well known literature. during this most recent installment of the New York Times bestselling Don’t be aware of a lot About® sequence, Kenneth C. Davis introduces and explains the nice myths of the area utilizing his attractive and delightfully irreverent question-and-answer kind. He tackles the epic of Gilgamesh; Achilles and the Trojan warfare; Stonehenge and the Druids; Odin, Thor, and the complete Norse pantheon; local American myths, and lots more and plenty extra, together with the dramatic lifestyles and occasions of the fellow who will be Buddha. From Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, here's an insightful, full of life examine the best tales ever instructed.
By Neil Smith
The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is likely one of the so much enduringly renowned of all the old Greek heroic myths. Accepting the search that allows you to regain his nation, Jason assembled a mythical staff together with a lot of Greece's maximum heroes akin to Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, Telamon, and the twins Castor and Pollux. With this band of heroes and demi-gods, Jason set sail within the Argo on a trip around the identified global. in the course of their quest, the Argonauts confronted a variety of demanding situations together with the harpies, the clashing rocks, the Sirens, Talos the bronze guy, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and naturally the fickle will of the gods of Olympus.
Dr. Neil Smith retells this vintage fantasy, reading its origins, its historical past, and its persevered attractiveness. The textual content is supported via various illustrations either classical and sleek, together with quite a few art plates specially commissioned for this paintings.