Celtic Myths, Celtic Legends

By R. J. Stewart

."..Not a tutorial translation yet a set of stories which are retold with lavish illustrations. Stewart chosen the Celtic tales from collections and manuscripts, interpretations and reworkings of Celtic myths, and standard ballads and tales.... those are hard-edged tales that illustrate the cruelty of an early humans, yet also they are fanciful and beautiful. The author's retelling of those tales is especially poetic and lovely. Recommended."-- "LJ
. 176 pages (11 in color), forty b/w illus., 7 0.5 x nine 3/4.

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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3)

By Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti

A new prophecy ends up in a deadly quest.

When Percy gets an pressing misery name from Grover, he instantly prepares for conflict. He is familiar with he will want his strong demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his part; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and a journey from his mother.

The demigods race to the rescue, in basic terms to discover that Grover has made a huge discovery: new robust half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. yet that isn't all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has organize his so much devious seize but, and the younger heroes have simply fallen prey.

Now, Percy and his acquaintances are confronted with their most threatening challenge-the chilling prophecy of the Titan's Curse. they have to rescue the goddess Artemis by means of the wintry weather Solstice, or all can be misplaced together with Annabeth.

Rick Riordan's across the world best-selling The Titan's Curse turns into a photo novel within the fingers of comic-book luminaries Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Gregory Guilhaumond.

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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

By Jean-Pierre Vernant

Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a latest French classical scholarship that has produced a a beautiful reconfiguration of Greek concept and literature. during this paintings, released right here as a unmarried quantity, the authors current a nerve-racking and decidedly non-classical analyzing of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our personal outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and mental different types. initially released in French in volumes, this new single-volume version comprises revised essays from quantity one and is the 1st English translation of either volumes.Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of reports and Professor of Sociology on the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative research of old Religions on the Collège de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and author dwelling in England. disbursed for sector Books.

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Day of the Minotaur

By Thomas Burnett Swann

In DAY OF THE MINOTAUR, sleek readers ultimately have a chance to rediscover the resourceful genius of Thomas Burnett Swann, a author whose works were in comparison with the marvel-packed sagas of J.R.R. Tolkien, the sweeping adventure-tales of Mary Renault, and the sheer story-telling magic of Jack Vance and Edgar Rice Burroughs. this can be the radical of Eunostos, the final of an old and robust race of bull-men; of the Achaean conqueror Ajax; and of the attractive Thea, referred to as the Beast Princess. you won't quickly disregard those charactes, nor the weird Bears of Artemis, the treacherous, bee-like creatures referred to as Thriae, and the remainder of the people and non-humans who come to the ultimate conflict within the thunderous conflict of the Beasts. a global of ask yourself and pleasure that may grip your mind's eye from the 1st web page to the final!

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Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

By Brad Steiger

Spotlighting information articles, old bills, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will persuade even the main hardened skeptic of the lifestyles of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. supplying an array of untamed reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly answered to a decision a few longhaired girl flying over a suburban local in simple terms to discover himself calling for backup while she attacked his patrol vehicle to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this ancient list highlights frightening and incredible narratives. From a bit of demented people to spinetingling paranormal encounters, every one outlandish prevalence is specific with thorough study and stated with a storyteller's crafted voice.

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Handbook of Chinese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology)

By Lihui Yang

Each year, on the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, humans assemble to worship the nice mom, Nuwa, the oldest deity in chinese language fantasy, praising her for bringing them a contented lifestyles. it's a vibrant demonstration of either the traditional succeed in and the ongoing relevance of mythology within the lives of the chinese language people.
Compiled from historic and scattered texts and in line with groundbreaking new examine, Handbook of chinese language Mythology is the main complete English-language paintings at the topic ever written from an solely chinese language standpoint. This paintings specializes in the Han chinese language humans yet levels around the complete spectrum of old and glossy China, exhibiting how key myths continued and advanced over the years. a short reference part covers all significant deities, spirits, and demigods, in addition to very important locations (Kunlun Mountain), legendary animals and crops (the crow with 3 ft; Fusang tree), and similar goods (Xirang-a form of legendary soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical medication for lengthy life). No different paintings captures so good what chinese language mythology ability to the folk who lived and proceed to reside their lives by way of it.
With greater than forty illustrations and images, clean translations of basic assets, and perception according to the authors' personal box examine, instruction manual of chinese language Mythology bargains an illuminating account of a desirable nook of the area of myth.

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Zombies: A Cultural History

Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging ft and a scent of degradation and what do you get? greater no longer discover. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed risk from its beginnings in imprecise folklore and superstition to worldwide prestige at the present time, the celebrity of movies such as 28 Days LaterWorld battle Z, and the outrageously winning comedian publication, television sequence, and video game—The jogging Dead. during this brain-gripping historical past, Roger Luckhurst strains the variations of the zombie via our tradition and imaginations, reading the undead’s skill to stay defiantly alive.
Luckhurst follows a path that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, via American pulp fiction of the Twenties, to the center of the 20 th century, while zombies swarmed comedian books and film monitors. From there he follows the zombie around the globe, tracing the vectors of its infectious worldwide unfold from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. sewing jointly fabrics from anthropology, folklore, trip writings, colonial histories, renowned literature and cinema, clinical historical past, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive brief advent to these restless pulp monsters. 
 

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From Ikaria to the Stars: Classical Mythification, Ancient and Modern

By Peter Green

"I hadn't, until i actually all started digging, gauged the fierce depth of the necessity for fantasy within the human psyche, of any age, or sensed the range of factors dictating that need," writes Peter eco-friendly within the advent to this wide-ranging selection of essays on classical mythology and the mythic event. utilizing the necessity for fable because the place to begin for exploring a few subject matters in Greek mythology and heritage, eco-friendly advances new principles approximately why the human urge to make myths persists around the millennia and why the borderland among mythology and historical past can occasionally be tough to map.

Green appears to be like at either particular difficulties in classical mythology and bigger theoretical concerns. His explorations underscore how mythic expression opens a door into non-rational and quasi-rational modes of suggestion within which it turns into attainable to rewrite painful truths and unacceptable history—which is, eco-friendly argues, a deadly company. His examine of the intersections among classical mythology and Greek heritage finally drives domestic a bigger aspect, "the measure of mythification and deception (of oneself a minimum of of others) of which the human brain is capable."

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