African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)

Accumulating quite a lot of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment bargains stories of heroes struggling with effective serpents and enormous birds, brutal relatives clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout massive and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups pressured to escape mammoth crocodiles, all of the narratives came across right here predicament origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they carry a kaleidoscopic photo of the wealthy and sundry oral traditions that experience formed the tradition and society of successive generations of Africans for millions of years, in the course of the lengthy fight to outlive and discover this large and environmentally various continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)

Accumulating a variety of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment bargains stories of heroes struggling with effective serpents and giant birds, brutal family members clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout tremendous and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups compelled to escape large crocodiles, all of the narratives discovered right here obstacle origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they carry a kaleidoscopic photo of the wealthy and sundry oral traditions that experience formed the tradition and society of successive generations of Africans for millions of years, through the lengthy fight to outlive and discover this large and environmentally assorted continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The Goblin Gate

By Hilari Bell

Jeriah’s brother, Tobin, is in negative danger.

He’s willingly crossed over to the Otherworld with a hedgewitch named Makenna and her legion of goblins. What Tobin doesn’t recognize is that the Otherworld is a deadly measurement that may leech the magic from those that have it—and the lifestyles from those that don’t. trying to find the foremost to rescue Tobin, Jeriah is thrust right into a tangled net of political intrigue as he uncovers a deadly mystery which may switch the destiny of a whole country. for you to store either his brother and the dominion, Jeriah needs to get aid from the very beings he’s been taught to hate—the mischievous goblins. in the meantime, the clock is ticking for Tobin. . . .

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

By Edith Hamilton

Seeing that its unique booklet by means of Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has offered thousands of copies in the course of the global and tested itself as a perennial bestseller in its a number of on hand codecs: hardcover, alternate paperback, mass marketplace paperback, and booklet. Mythology succeeds like no different booklet in bringing to existence for the fashionable reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.

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To the Wedding

By John Berger

A blind Greek peddler tells the tale of the marriage among a fellow peddler and his bride in a striking sequence of shiny and telling vignettes. because the publication cinematically strikes from one character's standpoint to a different, occasions and characters circulate towards the convergence of the wedding--and a haunting dance of affection and loss of life.

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Osiris: Death and Afterlife of a God

By Bojana Mojsov

Bojana Mojsov tells the tale of the cult of Osiris from starting to finish, sketching its improvement all through 3,000 years of Egyptian background.

  • Draws jointly the varied files approximately Osiris from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
  • Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was once the most well-liked and enduring of the traditional religions.
  • Shows how the cult supplied direct antecedents for plenty of rules, features and customs in Christianity, together with the idea that of the trinity, baptism within the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
  • Reveals the cult’s effect on different western mystical traditions and teams, comparable to the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
  • Written for a normal, in addition to a scholarly audience.

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The Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History

By Mircea Eliade

This founding paintings of the heritage of religions, first released in English in 1954, secured the North American attractiveness of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making connection with an stunning variety of cultures and drawing on scholarship released in a minimum of part a dozen eu languages, Eliade's The fantasy of the everlasting Return makes either intelligible and compelling the spiritual expressions and actions of a wide selection of archaic and "primitive" spiritual cultures. whereas acknowledging go back to the "archaic" isn't any longer attainable, Eliade passionately insists at the price of figuring out this view so one can improve our modern mind's eye of what it's to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new advent offers the contextual historical past to the e-book and offers a serious define of Eliade's argument in a fashion that encourages readers to have interaction in an educated dialog with this vintage text.

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Gilgamesh the King

By Robert Silverberg

A exciting retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, via one of many maximum storytellers of his generation
Gilgamesh’s urge for food for wine, girls, 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 until eventually a merciless twist alterations Gilgamesh’s course without end. components god and one half guy, Gilgamesh is mortal—a destiny he now resolves to beat, it doesn't matter what the fee. And so he embarks on one other trip, in pursuit of vengeance and the final word prize for a mortal king: everlasting life.
 

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The Goddess Legacy (The Goddess Queen / The Lovestruck Goddess / Goddess of the Underworld / God of Thieves / God of Darkness (Goddess Test)

By Aimée Carter

For millennia now we have stuck simply glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls again the curtain on how they grew to become the strong, petty, loving and unsafe immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented fidelity and but had a husband who by no means matched her faithfulness….

Ava/Aphrodite was once the goddess of affection and but dedication used to be a unconditionally assorted deal….

Persephone was once instructed to marry one guy, but longed for another….

James/Hermes enjoyed to make hassle for others#151;but by no means knew precise loss before….

Henry/Hades's solitary lifestyles had grown too wearisome to proceed. yet assembly Kate Winters gave him a brand new hope….

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