By Jane Yolen
By Zoraida Cordova
He used to be long past for 3 days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit again ashore at Coney Island without reminiscence of what occurred. Now his desires are haunted by means of a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp enamel.
His ally Layla is confident whatever is inaccurate. yet how can he clarify he can feel feelings like by no means earlier than? How can he clarify he is the inheritor to a nation he by no means knew existed? that he is unexpectedly a pawn in a conflict as historical because the gods?
Something occurred to him in these 3 days. He was once claimed by means of the sea...and now it wishes him back.
By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier
By Hans Holzer
Explores truer bills of the unusual and unknown: telepathy, psychic and reincarnation goals, survival after demise, psycho-ecstasy, unorthodox therapeutic, Pagans and Witches, and Ufonauts.
Amassing quite a lot of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment deals stories of heroes scuffling with amazing serpents and significant birds, brutal relations clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout titanic and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups pressured to escape vast crocodiles, the entire narratives discovered the following drawback origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they carry a kaleidoscopic photograph of the wealthy and sundry oral traditions that experience formed the tradition and society of successive generations of Africans for millions of years, through the lengthy fight to outlive and discover this large and environmentally assorted continent.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes through extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.
By Peter Watson
Cuando Colón llegó a América en 1492 encontró un Nuevo Mundo muy distinto del Viejo, del cual había partido. ¿Por qué habían evolucionado de manera tan distinta? Para averiguarlo Watson emprende una experiencia de arqueología cognitiva, basada en l. a. interacción que existe entre las principles de los seres humanos y las realidades naturales de su entorno, con el fin de ofrecernos una visión comparada de los angeles evolución de las civilizaciones, las creencias y las formas de vida en Eurasia y en América. Basándose en los más recientes hallazgos de los angeles arqueología y de los angeles ciencia, Watson nos guía por un fantástico recorrido en que nos habla de genes y volcanes, de l. a. relación entre los humanos y los animales, del culto de los angeles Gran Diosa, del Génesis y los angeles prehistoria del sexo, de drogas, sacrificios y plegarias… De las diferencias, en suma, entre un mundo creado por los pastores y otro dominado por los chamanes.
A hands-on traveler's advisor to the spell binding stories of Greek mythology, geared up round the towns and landscapes the place the occasions are set
The Greek myths have a common attraction, past the time and actual position within which they have been created. yet many are firmly rooted in particular landscapes: town of Thebes and mountain variety Cithaeron dominate the story of Oedipus; the town of Mycenae broods over the fates of Agamemnon and Electra; whereas Knossos boasts the scene of Theseus’ slaying of the Minotaur. Drawing on quite a lot of classical resources, newly translated by way of the writer, and illustrated with particularly commissioned drawings, this ebook is either an invaluable learn for these vacationing the websites and a desirable innovative trip for the armchair visitor. The itinerary comprises twenty-two destinations, from Mount Olympus to Homer’s Hades, recounting the myths and background linked to every one website and highlighting gains that viewers can nonetheless see today.
Scholarly textual content, supported through fees from basic resources and modern examine, in addition to the engaging tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, increase the reader’s literal or just literary adventure of those websites, whose importance nonetheless resonates at the present time. sixty nine colour illustrations plus one map
New Year’s has handed. 12th evening is sort of the following. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of many 3 Kings, is touring from village to village making a song carols. One evening he has a wierd dream during which he's summoned through a far flung voice to visit a mysterious mill—and while he wakes he's irresistibly drawn there. on the mill he reveals 11 different boys, them all, like him, the apprentices of its grasp, a robust sorcerer, as Krabat quickly discovers. in the course of the week the men paintings eternally grinding grain, yet on Friday nights the grasp initiates them into the mysteries of the traditional paintings of Arts. at some point, even though, the sound of church bells and of a passing lady making a song an Easter hymn penetrates the lads’ criminal: finally a plan is determined in movement that would win them their freedom and positioned an finish to the Master’s darkish designs.
Krabat & the Sorcerer’s Mill was one in all Cornelia Funke’s such a lot cherished books as a baby, and you'll see why. it's a wondrous tale of magic, black and white; of braveness and crafty; and of excessive experience.
By Nick Middleton
Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and brokers of catastrophe; a river could be a barrier or a road, it could possibly help alternate and sediment, tradition and clash. This Very brief Introduction is a party of rivers in all their variety. Geographer Nick Middleton covers a large and eclectic diversity of river-based issues, from actual geography to mythology, to commercial heritage and literary feedback. delivering a very worldwide examine rivers, with examples from all continents, together with Egypt, India, and Bangladesh, Middleton considers the function that rivers have performed in human background from settlements and exchange to struggle, and in addition seems to be on the human effect upon rivers via the development of dams and slicing of channels.
Organizing facts from cultures across the world, Eliade lays out the fundamental styles of initiation: workforce puberty rites, front into mystery cults, shamanic directions, person visions, and heroic rites of passage.