By Theresa BaneThis exhaustive quantity catalogs approximately 3 thousand demons within the mythologies and lore of almost each old society and so much religions. From Aamon, the demon of lifestyles and replica 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 importance. additionally integrated are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical participants making up the hierarchy of Hell and the various species of demons that, in response to a variety of folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very completely listed.
By Gaius Valerius Flaccus
The tale of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece is likely one of the oldest and such a lot well-known stories in classical literature. Apollonius of Rhodes wrote the best-known model, in Greek, within the 3rd century B.C.E. The Latin poet Gaius Valerius Flaccus begun his personal interpretation of the tale within the first century of the Christian period, yet he died earlier than finishing it.
With The Voyage of the "Argo," the acclaimed poet and translator David Slavitt recovers for contemporary readers the one surviving paintings of this little-known author. the result's an interesting rendition of Jason's adventures, of specific curiosity in comparison to the Greek model of the tale. whereas Apollonius' story deals a refined mental learn of Medea, Valerius Flaccus' fulfillment is to offer Jason as a extra entire and compelling heroic determine. Slavitt, for one, loved the rediscovery immensely―and he invitations his readers to do the same.
"I am content material to permit my rendition into English communicate for Valerius, yet for these whom I think status in an aisle of a library or bookshop, attempting to come to a decision, i will be able to supply a few reassurance. This piece is playful, unpredictable, oddly contrarian, occasionally nearly mannerist. Valerius' description in ebook eight of Medea's placing the serpent to sleep so Jason can filch the fleece contains a gesture no different Latin poet i do know could have notion to try―a short second in Medea's head while she permits herself to consider sorry for the snake... it truly is this sort of droll shock that drew me to adopt the interpretation of a piece that isn't, I freely confess, good known."―David Slavitt
By Royall TylerListed below are 2 hundred and twenty wonderful stories from medieval Japan, stories that welcome us right into a excellent, far flung global populated by way of saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and an unlimited collection of deities and demons. tales of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, those stories mirror the japanese worldview in the course of a vintage interval in eastern civilization. Masterfully edited and translated by way of the acclaimed translator of The story of Genji, these tales ably stability the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, delivering a window right into a long-vanished although perennially interesting culture.
Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library
Wie hieß er doch noch gleich, der Meeresgott bei den Griechen? used to be waren bloß die zehn Aufgaben des Herkules? Antworten auf solch typische Fragen nach dem Motto "Wie conflict das nochmal?" finden Sie in diesem wunderbaren Nachschlagewerk, das zum Schmökern einlädt.
Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf der griechischen und römischen Mythologie, aber auch nordeuropäische Gestalten wie König Artus und Beowulf, weniger bekannte Sagen aus Ägypten und Asien und die Mythen lateinamerikanischer Völker wie den Maya, Azteken und Inkas kommen nicht zu kurz.
By Henry H. NeffAn creative and action-packed mixture of myth, technology fiction, and mythology, all in a pragmatic modern setting.
Rowan has received a conflict, yet now not the conflict. With right allies, Rowan’s armies may well hurricane the demon stronghold, trap its ruler, and finish the reign of demonkind. yet whereas countries conflict, a better fight lies in other places. In his determined pursuit of Astaroth, Elias Bram scours the realm for clues to the fiend’s precise origins, identification, and objective. His frightening discoveries trace that not just is humanity in danger, however the earth itself. Its destiny may perhaps depend on 3 kids. With their unmatchable abilities, it’s as much as Max McDaniels, David Menlo, and little Mina to tip the balance!
within the Tapestry’s ultimate quantity, Henry H. Neff concludes an unforgettable sequence during which magic can reside, gods can die, and the top stakes require the best sacrifice.
By Anita Shreve"Shreve's 17th novel is a sad but hopeful tale of affection, reminiscence, loss, and rebuilding....The novel is either gentle and harsh....Shreve's considerate, provocative ancient story has smooth resonance." ---Publishers Weekly
Stella Bain has no reminiscence of her prior while she wakes up in a medical institution mattress in Marne, France. it truly is 1916, and he or she wears the uniform of a British struggle nurse yet speaks with an American accessory. once she is in a position, Stella units out for London, the place she hopes to discover solutions. What she discovers-with assistance from Dr. August Bridge, who takes an curiosity in her case-both shocks and startles. As Stella's stories come racing again, she needs to adopt a trip around the ocean to confront the haunted prior of the girl she used to be.
In this gripping ancient drama that transports us from Europe to the United States and again back, Anita Shreve weaves an engrossing story approximately love and reminiscence, set opposed to the backdrop of a battle that devastated a whole iteration.
By David GrossmanIsrael’s such a lot lauded modern author retells the parable of Samson, essentially the most tempestuous, charismatic, and colourful characters within the Hebrew Bible. There are few different Bible tales with quite a bit drama and motion, narrative fireworks and uncooked emotion, as we discover within the story of Samson: the conflict with the lion; the 3 hundred burning foxes; the ladies he bedded and the single girl that he enjoyed; his betrayal via all of the ladies in his lifestyles, from his mom to Delilah; and, in spite of everything, his murderous suicide, whilst he introduced the home down on himself and 3 thousand Philistines. Yet, past the wild impulsiveness, the chaos, the din, we will make out a existence tale that's, at backside, the tortured trip of a unmarried, lonely and turbulent soul who by no means chanced on, wherever, a real domestic on this planet, whose very physique was once a harsh position of exile. For me, this discovery, this reputation, is the purpose at which the parable for all its grand photographs, its larger-than-life adventures slips silently into the daily life of every people, into our such a lot deepest moments, our buried secrets.” from David Grossman’s creation to Lion’s Honey
By Robert Graves
@GoldenFarce solid, the gals stand outdoors my condo for all time. The consistent chanting is creepy, yet all agree: Jason crossing the road!
while he will get domestic we’ll speak. I’m yes we will paintings it out. yet what’s find out how to strategy this? Any recommendation, someone? #wackrelationships
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By Robert Graves
The definitive version of 1 of the extra notable and influential books of our time
This labyrinthine and remarkable booklet, first released greater than sixty years in the past, used to be the result of Robert Graves's tremendous examining and curious study into unusual territories of folklore, mythology, faith, and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it's a scholar-poet's quest for the which means of ecu myths, a polemic in regards to the family members among guy and girl, and in addition an intensely own rfile during which Graves explores the resources of his personal thought and, as he believed, all actual poetry.
Incorporating all of Graves's ultimate revisions, his replies to 2 of the unique reviewers, and an essay describing the months of illumination during which The White Goddess was written, this is often the definitive version of 1 of the main influential books of our time.
By delivering, for the 1st time in one version, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae--the most vital surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to check the two's types of an important Greek and Roman myths. A basic creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of old mythography; introductions to every textual content talk about in higher element problems with authorship, objective, and impact. A normal index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated through the mythographers also are included.