Download E-books The Age of Odin (Pantheon) PDF

By James Lovegrove

The Norse gods struggle along mankind in a conflict to carry again Ragnarok.

Gideon Coxall used to be a great soldier yet undesirable at every thing else, until eventually a roadside explosive gadget leaves him with one deaf ear and a British military half-pension. So whilst he hears in regards to the Valhalla venture, it’s like a dream come real. They’re recruiting former carrier group of workers for nice pay, no questions requested, to participate in unspecified strive against operations.

the very last thing Gid expects is to discover himself struggling with along historic Viking gods. the area is within the grip of 1 of the worst winters it has ever identified, and Ragnarök – the fabled ultimate clash of the Sagas – is looming.

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By Bettany Hughes

For 3,000 years, the girl often called Helen of Troy has been either the correct image of attractiveness and a reminder of the bad energy attractiveness can wield.In her look for the identification in the back of this mythic determine, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes makes use of Homer’s account of Helen’s lifestyles to border her personal research. Tracing the cultural effect that Helen has had on either the traditional international and Western civilization, Hughes explores Helen’s position and representations in literature and in paintings in the course of the a while. it is a masterly paintings of old inquiry approximately one of many world’s most famed ladies.

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Download E-books Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Ovid

Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by way of one of many wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its subject swap and transformation, as illustrated by way of Greco-Roman fable and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's type, and its glossy idiom deals a clean knowing of Ovid's special and elusive imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of top professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books The Jatakas: Birth Stories of Bodhisatta PDF

By Sarah Shaw

Whilst my centred brain was once purified, I directed it to the information of the recollection of earlier lives' The Buddha at the evening of his enlightenment linked to the residing traditions of people story, drama and epic, the Jatakas recount the advance of the Bodhisatta the being destined to turn into the current Buddha in his ultimate existence not only during the occasions of 1 lifetime yet of countless numbers. Written in Pali, the language of the Theravada Buddhist canon, the Jatakas include one of many biggest and oldest collections of reports on this planet relationship from the 5th century BCE to the 3rd century CE. Generations in South and South-East Asia have grown up with those stories. This quantity includes twenty-six tales drawn from a number of old resources, and every tale displays one of many ten perfections giving, restraint, renunciation, knowledge, energy, recognition, truthfulness, get to the bottom of, loving kindness and equanimity. a close advent elaborates at the ten perfections, explains the kinds of enlightenment in addition to the constitution, and the old and geographical contexts of the tales. Sarah Shaw brings to lifestyles the lessons of Buddhism for the student and lay reader alike.

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Download E-books The Story of the Greeks PDF

H. A. Guerber's the tale of the Greeks offers a easy yet thorough heritage of Greece. starting with Greek fantasy and legend, Guerber strikes via significant figures, the Trojan conflict, the city-states of of Sparta and Athens, the Persian conflict, the adventures of Alexander the good, earlier than finishing with Greece's absorption into the Roman Empire. even supposing instructed for teens, the tale of the Greeks is a smart creation to someone with an curiosity in classical Greek literature, philosophy, or background.

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Download E-books The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology PDF

By Robin Hard

This new version is a very rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including an immense quantity of recent fabric, Robin tough accommodates the result of the newest learn into his authoritative debts of all of the gods and heroes.

The narrative framework of the ebook comprises precious signposting in order that the ebook can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it comprises complete documentation of the traditional resources, maps, and genealogical tables.

Illustrated all through with various pictures and line drawings, it's going to stay the definitive account of historical Greek mythology for generations to come.

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Download E-books Tales of the Sacred and the Supernatural PDF

By Mircea Eliade

Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied on the collage of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, on the collage of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught on the college of Bucharest and, after the battle, on the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1957, Eliade used to be a professor of the heritage of religions on the college of Chicago. He was once while a author of fiction, recognized and preferred in particular in Western Europe, the place a number of of his novels and volumes of brief tales seemed in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Two stories of the Occult "to relate a few yogic strategies, and especially yogic folklore, to a chain of occasions narrated within the style of a secret story." either Nights of Serampore and the key of Dr. Honigberger evoke the legendary geography and time of India. Mythology, delusion, and autobiography are skillfully mixed in Eliade's stories.

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Download E-books The Glass Wall PDF

By Madison Adler, Carmen Caine

From Award-Winning writer Carmen Caine, a latest Paranormal Faerie Romance.

The Glass Wall Series:

What if people have been extra robust than they suggestion? What if an alien race had a cause to maintain humanity entrenched in worry? And what if old beings that we have met earlier than have been nonetheless attempting to shield us? And simply what if the destiny of Earth depended upon an ordinary 17-year-old woman with a number of secrets and techniques of her own?

Would she observe that the facility of affection used to be really the most powerful of all?

"The Glass Wall" - ebook one of many "Glass Wall":

- A mysterious and dangerously good-looking stranger ...

- a marginally jaded 17-year-old lady ...

- A paranormal world hidden inside our personal ...

17-year-old Sydney's basically curiosity in existence is flying below the radar.

But future has different plans whilst the tall, good-looking, and strange Rafael Channing strikes into the local. Athletic and with killer appears to be like, he wears black eyeliner like a magician and consistently looks there whilst she wishes him the most.

What begins out as a light-hearted research along with her gadget-happy foster father takes a major flip while she discovers that Rafael isn't really human. upload Jareth, the country's most up-to-date rock sensation, into the combination and Sydney is swept right into a mysterious international of Tulpas, the Fae, and the Brotherhood of the Snake.

Sydney does not be aware of she's a Blue Thread of destiny. She does not recognize the destiny of humanity is determined by her collection of whom to trust--Jareth or Rafael. and she or he definitely does not understand that she's taken step one at the unforeseen course of affection.

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Download E-books Everbound (Everneath, Book 2) PDF

By Brodi Ashton

In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie stated, "Ashton's attractive storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to go back and forth during the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.

Ever due to the fact Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to avoid wasting her, taking her position at midnight Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been residing a borrowed lifestyles. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the single individual least more likely to aid. yet his center has been touched by means of every thing approximately Nikki, and he concurs to assist within the purely means he can: via taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, purely to find that their trip could be more challenging than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to prevent at not anything to save lots of Jack--even if it capacity making a huge sacrifice of her own.

Inspired through the Persephone fantasy, the fascinating first booklet during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA ideal Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!

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Download E-books Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams (Myths, The) PDF

By Alexander McCall Smith

The loved writer of the highly best-selling No. 1 women’ Detective Agency sequence joins the becoming checklist of writers in Canongate’s groundbreaking Myths sequence with an soaking up retelling of a seminal Celtic story of affection, formative years, and wonder. Angus is among the earliest Celtic deities and the most liked. he's a trickster and a romantic, a mix of Eros and Apollo, with 4 birds fluttering approximately his head, each one of that's a kiss. He has the ability to bare to you in a dream your real love, if requested, and if within the temper. In McCall Smith’s magical new imaginative and prescient of the traditional stories, 5 assorted younger males named Angus locate themselves residing the myths in their namesake, from his look for the lady he likes to his discovery that the guy who raised him isn't his father. within the palms of 1 of the good storytellers dwelling at the present time, Dream Angus will appeal and mesmerize readers.

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