December 23, 2016

Les Amazones

By Josée Marcotte

Dans une société dont l’époque n’est pas précisée (un savant mélange d’éléments archaïques et contemporains), les femmes, comme les Amazones de l. a. mythologie grecque, sont coupées des hommes (perçus comme des ennemis) et assurent leur replica par une blend végétale qu’elles mêlent à de l. a. boue. Le roman, découpé en forty seven chapitres presque autonomes et portant en guise de titre le nom d’un des personnages, raconte l’histoire de cette société à l. a. fois étrange et familière de femmes guerrières. Aux figures inspirées de los angeles mythologie vintage s’ajoutent des personnages près des mythes modernes esquissés par des écrivains comme Orwell ou Volodine.

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December 23, 2016

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

By Rick Riordan

All yr the half-bloods were getting ready for conflict opposed to the Titans, figuring out the percentages are opposed to them. Kronos is enhanced than ever, and with each god and half-blood he recruits, his energy purely grows.

In this momentous ultimate booklet within the New York Times best-selling sequence, the prophecy surrounding Percy's 16th birthday unfolds. and because the conflict for Western civilization rages at the streets of big apple, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he should be scuffling with opposed to his personal destiny.

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December 23, 2016

Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations (Gods and Goddesses of Mythology)

Sharing many universal ideals, deities, and rituals, the faith of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca used to be rooted in either the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the pursuits of the sunlight, moon, and stars. Readers will meet rain and solar gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth moms who're either creators and destroyers, or even a feathered serpent. Lavish primary-source photos of arts and artifacts are paired with textual content that's either information-packed and spell binding. Readers who input this pantheon are in for an awe-inspiring cultural trip in the course of the divine mysteries of time and area.

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December 23, 2016

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

By Theresa Bane

This exhaustive quantity catalogs approximately 3 thousand demons within the mythologies and lore of just about each historic society and so much religions. From Aamon, the demon of lifestyles and copy with the top of a serpent and the physique of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries supply descriptions of every demon's origins, visual appeal and cultural value. additionally incorporated are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical individuals making up the hierarchy of Hell and the varied species of demons that, in accordance with a variety of folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very completely listed.

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December 22, 2016

Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind

By Stephen Larsen

The interesting biography that illuminates the fellow whose paintings replaced sleek culture

• supplies a whole biographical view of Campbell's existence and a private viewpoint of who he used to be throughout the voices of his associates and colleagues

• Written through of Campbell's preeminent scholars with particular entry to his notes and journals

Joseph Campbell cast an method of the learn of delusion and legend that made historical traditions and ideology rapid, suitable, and common. His teachings and literary works, together with The mask of God, have proven that underneath the plain issues of global mythology lie styles that show the ways that all of us may well stumble upon the good mysteries of lifestyles: start, development, soul improvement, and demise. Biographers Stephen and Robin Larsen, scholars and neighbors of Campbell for greater than two decades, weave a wealthy tapestry of reports and insights that catalogue either his own and public triumphs.

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December 22, 2016

On Sophistical Refutations

By Aristotle, W. A. Pickard-Cambridge

Contained during this quantity are books via Aristotle with regards to common sense or because the writer could describe it, analytics. 'Categories, On Interpretation, and On Sophistical Refutations' are accrued the following during this quantity translated through E. M. Edghill and W. A. Pickard-Cambridge. This quantity including 'Prior Analytics and Posterior Analytics', and 'Topics' types the 'Organon' or whole books of Aristotelian good judgment. scholars of classical philosophy and literature will locate this quantity of a lot curiosity.

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December 22, 2016

The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series (Princeton/Bollingen Paperbacks)

The examine of Hindu mythology explores the importance of the main trendy Hindu dieties as they're anticipated through the Hindus themselves. spoke of by means of its adherents because the "eternal religion," Hinduism acknowledges for every age and every kingdom a brand new type of revelation--and for every individual, based on his or her degree of improvement, a distinct course of realization.

This largely praised examine of Hindu deities unearths the message of tolerance and suppleness on the center of this historic faith.

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December 22, 2016

The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History (Bollingen Series (General))

By Mircea Eliade

This founding paintings of the historical past of religions, first released in English in 1954, secured the North American acceptance of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making connection with an surprising variety of cultures and drawing on scholarship released in at the least part a dozen ecu 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" non secular cultures. whereas acknowledging go back to the "archaic" isn't any longer attainable, Eliade passionately insists at the worth of knowing this view to be able to increase our modern mind's eye of what it's to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new advent offers the contextual history to the e-book and provides a severe define of Eliade's argument in a manner that encourages readers to interact in an educated dialog with this vintage text.

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December 22, 2016

Media, Myth, and Society

By Arthur Asa Berger

Utilizing a cultural stories method of take care of definite classical myths and how they tell psychoanalytic idea, historic adventure, elite tradition, pop culture and way of life, this ebook follows the 'myth model' to teach the mythic content material of many elite and pop culture texts. Berger explores different themes reminiscent of the Oedipus fantasy, James Bond, megastar Wars, and fairy stories.

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December 22, 2016

Neverfall (Everneath Book 2)

By Brodi Ashton

A exciting new novella from the writer of the Everneath series!

Jack is trapped for eternity within the Tunnels whereas Nikki has controlled to stay away from Cole's grab . . . for now. yet Cole is extra determined than ever to discover solutions approximately Nikki, his top likelihood for taking on the throne of the underworld. How did she live to tell the tale the Feed? Can Cole locate one other Forfeit like her who can live to tell the tale it too?

Cole's quest leads him to the opposite facet of the realm, to a mysterious, harmful society often called the Delphinians, whose cost for info will be better than Cole can pay—a fee that may smash Nikki. but if Cole makes an attempt to scouse borrow the solutions in its place, his challenge results in catastrophe. confronted with centuries in a Delphinian dungeon, Cole is faced with questions he is been too scared to invite himself: Is he quite captivated with the throne—or is he keen about Nikki? and will she particularly provide him a brand new starting because the Everneath's king . . . or will she in its place lead to his tragic end?

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