Download E-books A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes PDF

By Tommy Nelson

In the will and quest to make feel of the area and our lifestyles, 3 nice sirens have lured women and men right into a lull with the empty promise to make their lives significant. the nice king of Israel, Solomon, even though the wisest guy, used to be no longer proof against their tune. yet on the finish of his existence, Solomon, in all of his God-given knowledge, stopped to think about on all that competed for his realization. He wrote his conclusions within the publication of Ecclesiastes.Tommy Nelson maintains his learn of Solomon's writings by means of taking an in-depth examine Ecclesiastes. In an international comparable to ours, the place the quest for that means and goal propels mankind to attempt every little thing lower than the solar, Solomon's conclusions ring louder than ever for a those who want solutions greater than ever.

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Download E-books From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race PDF

By Andrew Collins

Presents convincing facts that angels, demons, and fallen angels have been flesh-and-blood contributors of a large race predating humanity, spoken of within the Bible because the Nephilim.

• exhibits that the earthly paradise of Eden used to be a realm within the mountains of Kurdistan.

• by means of the writer of Gateway to Atlantis.

Our mythology describes how beings of serious attractiveness and intelligence, who served as messengers of gods, fell from grace via delight. those angels, sometimes called Watchers, are spoken of within the Bible and different non secular texts as lusting after human girls, who lay with them and gave delivery to large offspring referred to as the Nephilim. those non secular assets additionally list how those beings printed forbidden arts and sciences to humanity--transgressions that resulted in their destruction within the nice Flood.

Andrew Collins finds that those angels, demons, and fallen angels have been flesh-and-blood individuals of a race predating our personal. He bargains proof that they lived in Egypt (prior to the traditional Egyptians), the place they equipped the Sphinx and different megalithic monuments, sooner than leaving the sector for what's now japanese Turkey following the cataclysms that observed the final Ice Age. the following they lived in isolation sooner than progressively constructing touch with the constructing human societies of the Mesopotamian plains lower than. Humanity appeared those angels--described as tall, white-haired beings with viperlike faces and burning eyes--as gods and their realm the paradise in which grew the tree of data. Andrew Collins demonstrates how the legends at the back of the autumn of the Watchers echo the light reminiscence of tangible historic occasions and that the legacy they've got left humanity is one we will find the money for to disregard in simple terms at our personal peril.

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Download E-books Demoniality: Or, Incubi And Succubi (1879) PDF

By Ludovico Maria Sinistrari, Isidore Liseux

A Treatise in which is proven that there are in life in the world rational creatures along with guy, endowed like him with a physique and a soul, which are born and die like him, redeemed by means of our Lord Jesus-Christ, and in a position to receiving salvation or damnation. came across in 1872 by means of Isidore Liseux on Euston highway, London, this weird and wonderful manuscript purports to be the paintings of a seventeenth century theologian, one Father Sinistrari of Ameno, inquiring into the sin of demoniality; that's, sexual activity with demons. recognized through their sexually-aggressive nocturnal visitations, the incubi and succubi were extensively stated in reference to the so-called "Old Hag Syndrome," and are considered through a few students as a old precursor to fashionable alien abductions.

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Download E-books Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Sophocles

Four seminal tragedies through the grasp Greek dramatist, in gleaming new translations

Of the a couple of hundred performs Sophocles wrote over the process his lengthy lifestyles, in basic terms seven live to tell the tale. This quantity collects 4 of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a tender girl for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by way of her mother's lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of energy and weak point vis-àvis the autumn of the good hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and blunder of Heracles's abandoned spouse, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the clash among actual strength and ethical strength.

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

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Download E-books Dictionary of Classical Mythology PDF

By Jennifer R. March

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first released in 1998 yet lengthy out of print, has been largely revised and accelerated together with a very new set of lovely line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow version. it's a finished A – Z advisor to Greek and Roman mythology. All significant myths, legends and fables are the following, together with gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, harmful ladies, mythical creatures and monsters. Characters akin to Achilles and Odysseus have vast entries, as do epic trips and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all along a plethora of knowledge at the production of the cosmos, the numerous metamorphoses of gods and people, and the Trojan conflict, plus extra minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to call yet a few.

In this fantastically authoritative paintings the myths are brilliantly retold, in addition to any significant editions, and with wide translations from historical authors that supply existence to the narratives and a feeling of the colourful cultures that formed the improvement of classical fantasy. The 172 illustrations provide visible immediacy to the phrases, through displaying how historical artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impression of myths on old paintings is additionally explored, as is and their impact within the post-classical arts, emphasising the continued notion afforded by means of the traditional myths.

Also integrated are maps of the traditional international, an inventory of the traditional resources and their chronology, the extra vital genealogies, and an index of recurrent legendary motifs.

Praise for the 1st edition:

“… the Dictionary of Classical Mythology is exemplary, certainly the simplest i've got consulted … basically and engagingly written …it not just offers trustworthy solutions but additionally encourages studying on.” Simon Goldhill, occasions Literary Supplement

“a prodigious, authoritative gazetteer, each one access either typographically and stylistically readable, and in the event you understand greater than is contained in those pages then you definately don't have any want of it.” Nicholas Lezard, mother or father publication of the Week

“Greek myths pervade our personal artwork and literature nearly up to they stimulated that of classical occasions, and this may be a useful guide.” the nice booklet Guide

“… a latest encyclopaedia of fantasy and legend that's simple in format, presentation and magnificence … bright and readable.” Paula James, The Classical Review

“These tales are usually the spark that ignites a much broader curiosity within the classical global, and March offers a wealth of inflammatory material.” Charles Paterson, JACT Review

“This dictionary will nonetheless be useful throughout the following century.” Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones

“… brilliant, specified the place it concerns, but concise, exact, no padding, consistently to the purpose – it’s a pleasure to read.” Herwig Maehler

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Download E-books The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings PDF

By Brad Steiger

When Darkness Reigns and the entire Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting…

From lycanthropic creatures chanced on on tv and picture corresponding to Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf booklet: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding journey during the a while of monsters with the main outstanding camouflage capabilities—they cover between us! alongside the best way, you’ll land on the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as good as visits to legendary shamans, sirens, and dermis walkers.

Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and truth, The Werewolf Book offers hair-raising proof of odd and obsessional habit throughout the centuries. research the fundamentals of turning into a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. a real homage to werewolves and different complete moon beasts, it contains subject matters resembling …
• undergo, tiger, coyote, and different shape-shifting people
• vintage and sleek werewolf movies
• Gargoyles, totem poles, and web depictions
• Serial killers and sadistic rulers
• Sorcery, spells, and talismans
• tv exhibits, songs, and machine games

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Download E-books Greenwitch (The Dark is Rising Sequence) PDF

By Susan Cooper

Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted via their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal city to get better a invaluable golden grail stolen by way of the forces of evil -- darkish. they aren't at the beginning conscious of the unusual powers of one other boy delivered to aid, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister value of the Greenwitch, a picture of leaves and branches that for hundreds of years has been forged into the ocean for strong good fortune in fishing and harvest.
Their look for the grail units into movement a chain of distubing, occasionally risky occasions that, at their climax, bring about a present that, for a time at the least, will maintain the darkish from emerging.

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Download E-books The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short (The Knights' Tales Series) PDF

By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier

Many years in the past, the storytellers say, the good King Arthur held courtroom together with his gallant Knights of the around desk. negative Givret, who's simply the shortest guy at court docket, bears the brunt in their jokes. yet what he lacks in stature, Givret makes up for in brains—and sooner than he understands it, his quickly pondering has landed him a spot on the well-known around desk! And so beginneth the interesting and humorous adventures of Sir Givret the quick, marvelous, and Marvelous.

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Download E-books Menaka's Choice PDF

By Kavita Kané

Born through the churning of the sea, Menaka is the main appealing of the entire apsaras on the planet, with speedy intelligence and innate expertise. even if, she craves for the only factor she will by no means have—family.
Elsewhere, after serious austerities, a guy, now blessed with the identify Vishwamitra, demanding situations the gods and dares to create one other heaven. Fearing his becoming powers, Indra, the king of gods, comes to a decision to place a cease to his goals through making Menaka seduce him.
What will take place whilst Menaka and Vishwamitra meet one another? Will Menaka ultimately locate what she rather wanted for? Or will she back be pressured to give up to her future? discover during this attention-grabbing portrait of 1 of the main enduring mythological figures.

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Download E-books The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) PDF

By Rick Riordan

In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman identical of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land past the gods to accomplish a perilous quest. The 3rd publication within the Heroes of Olympus sequence will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. yet they quantity simply six--who will whole the Prophecy of 7?
The Greek and Roman demigods should cooperate as a way to defeat the giants published by means of the Earth mom, Gaea. Then they're going to need to sail jointly to the traditional land to discover the doorways of dying. What precisely are the doorways of loss of life? a lot of the prophecy continues to be a secret. . . . With outdated neighbors and new associates becoming a member of forces, a wonderful send, fearsome foes, and an unique surroundings, The Mark of Athena grants to be one other unforgettable event by way of grasp storyteller Rick Riordan.

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