Mythology

Midnight Frost (The Mythos Academy)

By Jennifer Estep

Estep blends the appropriate quantity of motion, romance and comedy. --RT ebook Reviews

Here we cross back. . .

Just whilst it sort of feels existence at Mythos Academy cannot get any longer harmful, the Reapers of Chaos be capable of turn out me incorrect. It was once only a regular evening on the Library of Antiquities--until a Reaper attempted to poison me. the excellent news is i am nonetheless alive and kicking. The undesirable information is the Reaper poisoned another person as a substitute.

As Nike's Champion, all people expects me to steer the cost opposed to the Reapers, even if i am nonetheless hurting over what occurred with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. i have to get my arms at the antidote fast--otherwise, an blameless individual will die. however the in basic terms recognized therapy is hidden in a few creepy ruins--and the Reapers are guaranteed to be looking forward to me there . . .

Praise for the foreign bestselling Mythos Academy series

"Kiss of Frost has simply as a lot ass-kicking because the first booklet within the series." --Good selection Reading

"Lots of twists and turns and a shock finishing will go away the reader breathless!" --RT booklet stories on Kiss of Frost, four Stars

"Ms. Estep's Mythos Academy is bound to attract all those that love a great character-driven YA that makes use of humor, snark, and seriousness to create a global you will not are looking to leave." --Heroes & Heartbreakers

"It has actually every little thing: secret, romance, mythology, boarding colleges. What can be better?" --Simply Nerdy publication studies on Touch of Frost

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Black Ships

By Jo Graham

In a time of warfare and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, selected on the age of 7 to be the voice of the girl of the lifeless, she is destined to assistance kings.

When 9 black ships seem, captained by way of an exiled Trojan prince, Gull needs to come to a decision among the lifestyles she was once born for and a such a lot perilous event - to affix the remnant of her mother's humans of their determined flight. From the doomed bastions of the town of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian court docket to the haunted caves underneath Mount Vesuvius, basically Gull can advisor Prince Aeneas on his quest, and basically she will dare the gate of the Underworld to guide him to his destiny.

In the final shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one girl desires of the realm starting anew. this is often her story.

Just as Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon breathed new existence into Arthurian legend, BLACK SHIPS evokes the area of historic Greece with appealing, haunting prose, awesome mind's eye, and a profoundly relocating tale.

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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

By Cory O'Brien

Get this:

Cronus loved to consume babies.

Narcissus most likely must have simply discovered to masturbate.

Odin bought development savings with bestiality.

Isis had undesirable style in jewelry.

Ganesh was once the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy.

And Abraham used to be absolutely cool approximately stabbing his child within the face.

All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, computer types of the vintage myths. actually, mythology is extra screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, all of it is smart now. In Zeus supplies silly Wishes, Cory O’Brien, author of Myths RETOLD!, units the tales directly. those are impolite, crude, absolutely sacred texts instructed the way in which they have been intended to be informed: loudly, and with plenty of four-letter words.

Skeptical? listed below are a couple of extra gem stones to consider:

• Zeus as soon as crammed an unborn fetus inside of his thigh to save lots of its existence after he exploded its mom through being too solid in bed.

• the full Egyptian universe was once kept simply because Sekhmet simply obtained too hammered to maintain murdering everyone.

• The Hindu universe is administered by way of a married couple who merely cease murdering with the intention to throw candy dance parties…on the corpses in their enemies.

• The Norse goddess Freyja as soon as consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in trade for one glossy necklace.

And there’s extra dysfunctional goodness the place that got here from.

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American Indian Myths and Legends (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

By Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz

This terrific assortment gathers one hundred sixty stories from eighty tribal gathers to provide a wealthy and energetic landscape of the local American mythic background. From all around the continent come stories of construction and love, of heroes and conflict, of animals, tricksters, and the top of the realm. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and grasp storyteller, Indian voices within the top folkloric resources of the 19th century to make this the main finished and real quantity of yankee Indian myths to be had anywhere.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library

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Cunning Intelligence in Greek Culture and Society (European Philosophy and the Human Sciences)

By Jean-Pierre Vernant, Marcel Detienne

Overview: in addition to Frances Yates' 'The artwork of Memory' this has to be essentially the most excellent books of the final 2 decades.

Why used to be Aeschylus blamed for having printed Orphic secrets and techniques in his Agammemnon? The clues are during this book.
A nice feat of cultural reconstruction. And the results are astonishing.

Highly recommeded

My God. To imagine i purchased it at a moment hand bookstore 25 years in the past! and i've simply used it in my writing of a prologue to an anthology on Penelope (and Odysseus). yet upon rereading it, i've got without warning learned how absolutely suitable the concept that of crafty intelligence, in place of logical intelligence, is this day for the certainty of the advance of yank politics and economics, governed as they're by means of the octopus and the fox, which include metis (the time period less than dialogue) within the animal state. an individual with an exceptional wisdom of Greek fantasy can keep on with Detienne and Vernant's erudite dialogue of the elements of METIS in Greek tradition and society. however the the most important factor is that their phrases follow to our personal tradition and society. We faux to be governed by means of emblems, yet we're not!

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American Gods: A Novel

By Neil Gaiman

Published from criminal, Shadow reveals his global became the wrong way up. His spouse has been killed; a mysterious stranger bargains him a task. yet Mr. Wednesday, who understands extra approximately Shadow than is feasible, warns typhoon is coming -- a conflict for the very soul of the USA . . . and they're in its direct path.

One of the main talked-about books of the hot millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic trip deep into fantasy and throughout an American panorama immediately eerily primary and totally alien. it truly is, readily, a modern masterpiece.

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Pinocchio (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

By Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio, in Carlo Collodi's unique model, is an adventure-filled, menacing fairy story with an ethical. Made through the woodcarver Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio desires of changing into a true baby. yet his unrestrained interest, dishonesty, and selfishness positioned him in consistent peril. As he trips from the misleading “Field of Miracles,” the place he crops gold cash to cause them to develop, to the land the place lazy boys develop into donkeys, Pinocchio's course is paved with blunders, willfulness, and danger.
And all of the whereas his nostril retains starting to be greater and larger and larger each time he tells a fib, so the entire global can see what a liar he's . . . 

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Tragic Views of the Human Condition: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Views of Human Nature in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy and the Mahabharata and Bhagavadgita

By Lourens Minnema

Can tragic perspectives of the human as identified to Westerners via Greek and Shakespearean tragedy be pointed out outdoors ecu tradition, within the Indian tradition of Hindu epic drama? In what respects can the Mahabharata epic's and the Bhagavadgita's perspectives of the human be known as ‘tragic' within the Greek and Shakespearean senses of the word?

Tragic perspectives of the human are essentially embedded in tales. merely afterwards are those perspectives expounded in theories of tragedy and in philosophical anthropologies. Minnema identifies those embedded perspectives of human nature by way of discussing the ways that tragic tales bring up various anthropological issues—issues akin to dealing with evil, ache, battle, loss of life, values, energy, sacrifice, ritual, verbal exchange, gender, honour, injustice, wisdom, destiny, freedom.

Each bankruptcy represents one cluster of tragic concerns which are explored by way of their specific (Greek, English, Indian) settings ahead of being in comparison cross-culturally. after all, the underlying query is: are Indian perspectives of the human situation very varied from Western perspectives?

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Mabinogion Tetralogy

By Evangeline Walton

The retelling of the epic Welsh fantasy that's "certainly one of the most sensible five myth sequence of the 20th century" (sfsite.com).

The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the stories of Zeus, Hera, and Apollo are to Greek fable. those stories represent a robust paintings of the mind's eye, rating with Tokien's Lord of the earrings novels and T.H. White's The as soon as and destiny King. Evangeline Walton's compelling rendition of those vintage, exciting tales of magic, betrayal, misplaced love, and sour retribution comprise the stumble upon among Prince Pwyll and Arawn, the God of demise, which Pwyll survives via agreeing to kill the only guy that loss of life can't fell, and the story of bran the blessed and his family's epic fight for the throne.

The Mabinogion is the world over well-known because the world's most interesting arc of Celtic mythology; Walton's vibrant retelling introduces an historical global of gods and monsters, heroes, kings and quests, making available one of many maximum delusion sagas of all time.

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Legends of Japan

By Hiroshi Naito

These twenty-two eastern stories open to Western readers the area of delusion within the mythical literature of Japan—a international of ogres, monkeys, goblins, and priest, of spelling-casting and rescuing people.

Rich in kind, Legends of Japan comprises stories of the supernatural, magic, and deities, in addition to stories of romance and intrigue. The vividness and aesthetic allure of those tales is more advantageous by means of twenty-two woodblock prints from the studio of contemporary eastern illustrator Masahiko Nishin.

The stories are drawn from eastern masterpieces of the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1192-1333) sessions. the sooner and major resource is 31-volume Konjaku Monogatari, a suite of stories of eastern, chinese language and Indian foundation. the opposite resource is the miscellany Tsurezure Gusa, by way of Kento Yoshida, a monk of noble delivery who used to be good versed in eastern and chinese language literature. A reader's satisfaction, those little books distills the colour and beauty, the knowledge and humor of 2 nice treasuries of classical Asian literature.

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