Download e-book for kindle: Classical Myth on Screen by M. Cyrino,M. Safran

By M. Cyrino,M. Safran

An exam of ways display texts embody, refute, and reinvent the cultural history of antiquity, this quantity appears at particular story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman tradition. The participants provide a number of views, highlighting key cultural relay issues at which a fantasy is bought and reformulated for a selected audience.

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Download e-book for iPad: The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke

By Aaron Mahnke

A interesting, fantastically illustrated advisor to the monsters which are a part of our collective psyche, from the host of the hit podcast Lore

They dwell in shadows - deep within the wooded area, past due within the evening, in the dead of night recesses of our brain. they are spoken of in tales and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, previous better halves' stories, handed down via generations. And but, regardless of how cautious and jaded now we have turn into, as contributors or as a society, part of us is still at risk of them. Werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, indignant elves and vengeful spirits.

In this fantastically illustrated quantity, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a advisor on a desirable trip throughout the historical past of those terrifying creatures, and explores not just the legends yet what they let us know approximately ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invitations us to the desolate Pine Barrens of latest Jersey, the place the infamous winged, red-eyed Jersey satan dwells. Mahnke delves into harrowing debts of cannibalism-some formally documented, others the stuff of hypothesis . . . possibly. He visits the dimly lit rooms the place séances ensue, the eu villages the place gremlins make mischief, and Key West, Florida, domestic of a haunted doll named Robert.

The monsters of folklore became not just part of our language yet part of our collective psyche. no matter if those beasts and bogeymen are actual or simply a mirrored image of our primal fears, we all know, on a few point, that now not each secret has been defined, and that the unknown nonetheless holds the facility to strike worry deep in our hearts and souls.

As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, occasionally in fact even scarier than the lore...

Praise for the Lore podcast

'Truth can usually be a lot scarier than fiction - whatever Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the realm of folklore and the darker aspect of heritage in a quest to root out the fragment of fact on the backside of our fears." - Entertainment Weekly

'Narrated by way of Mahnke in a method that conjures up spooky campfire tales, Lore is a historical past lesson like no other.' - Esquire

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Read e-book online Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the PDF

By Barbara Marriott

Part of our new and growing to be Myths and Mysteries sequence, Myths and Mysteries of latest Mexico explores strange phenomena, unusual occasions, and mysteries within the Land of Enchantment's heritage. each one episode integrated within the publication is a narrative unto itself, and the tone and elegance of the e-book is energetic and simple to learn for a normal viewers drawn to New Mexico heritage.

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Download e-book for kindle: Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way by Vishal Goyal

By Vishal Goyal

Tenali Raman used to be a court docket jester, an clever consultant and one of many ashtadiggajas (elephants serving as pillars and caring for the entire 8 facets) within the Bhuvana Vijayam (Royal courtroom) of the famed Emperor of Vijayanagar Empire (City of pleasure) in Karnataka – Sri Krishna Deva Raya (1509-1529), the version ruler par excellence to Ashoka, Samudra Gupta and Harsha Vardhana. Tenali Raman used to be an embodiment of acute wit and humour and an admirable poet of information, shrewdness and ingenuity. In a brief span, the legacy left at the back of through Tenali Raman attained eternity. these types of traits of Tenali Raman were absolutely explored and displayed during this selection of vivid fables and anecdotes.

The booklet is a marvellous treasury of legends of Tenali Raman and Emperor Raya which inspires an extended misplaced, never-never land: an enchanted international of alert wits and tough gossips; artful crooks with biting tongues, valiant brigands and an diversified cluster of unusual universal people.

Narrated via the writer and fantastically illustrated, “Fix Your Problems–The Tenali Raman method” is a fascinating mix of earthly knowledge and glowing humour which care for options that experience yes timelessness. every one tale is by way of terse ethical and incalculable snippets that are often that little additional that brings the reader a bit extra towards his target as a way to realisation. each tale purveys a pithy people knowledge that triumphs over all trials and tribulations. The moralistic characteristics sagaciously portrayed through those tales intend to boost a chain of affects that may make stronger sure key rules through the rational brain of the readers in all aspects of existence and propel them to the head in each endeavour. The tales' a variety of layers of which means educates, informs, advises, enthuses, evokes and amuses and hence have a educating influence which makes this e-book a needs to learn for each aspiring person who desires to race forward on the planet of possibilities and cusses. The publication additionally exposes how richly endowed Bharata Khanda (India earlier than invasions) have been within the east within the box of knowledge and data down the a while of which the west is ignorant.

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1. The dawn
2. The Prodigy
3. Rendezvous with King Raya
4. The final Riddle
5. nutrients Facts
6. aspect clean
7. Holy Mess
8. The mathematics of Age
9. The grasp of online game
10. Piece to peace
11. Code of Brilliance
12. striking Water
13. A Bonafide Verdict
14. an ideal Lesson
15. A Calculated Act
16. The Slippery guests
17. Guessing video game
18. 9 of Ten
19. Blinded by means of trap
20. A Dauntless Act
21. Grain Gain
22. pleasure within the urban of Joy
23. Flight of the mind's eye
24. an eye fixed Opener
25. grasp Stroke
26. The Grand Plan
27. The Knotty Knot
28. The wasteland Taster
29. degree for degree
30. Pursuit for Justice
31. the ultimate Solution
32. The Master’s stream
33. Dog’s Trail
34. Your Honour’s Honour Honoured
35. depraved note
36. The Blamesworthy
37. providence Deal
38. The want List
39. The remarkable Questions
40. an unpleasant fact
41. Twinkle in Wrinkle
42. The Son’Shine
43. the wealthy as opposed to the Poor
44. Cup of Woes
45. Of the folks, For the folk, via the People
46. seek Simplified
47. A Landmark Victory
48. below disguise
49. Dons to Dust
50. The Phoenix second
51. performing Care-fooly
52. The daring One
53. sought after: An pressing Solution
54. trying out occasions
55. Winner all of the manner
56. a different stumble upon
57. Prize Catch
58. misplaced and Found
59. Left excessive and Dry
60. assembly of Minds
61.Intelligent Strikes
62. Yours is Here
63. Who’s Who
64. There it is going, back
65. The Namesake
66. A Tactful circulate
67. naked in brain
68. conflict of Wits
69. Hand’some Win
70. Scene by way of Scene
71. subsequent is What
72. deal with with Care
73. Discovery Lesson
74. Adieu to Raman

--This textual content refers to another Kindle Edition edition.

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Download e-book for iPad: Haunted Boston Harbor (Haunted America) by Sam Baltrusis

By Sam Baltrusis

Ghosts lurk within the waters close to Boston�s historical seaport, haunting the secluded islands scattered during the harbor. Boston Harbor brims with the stressed spirits of pirates, prisoners and sufferers of sickness and injustice. discover the reality at the back of the woman in Black on Georges Island. know about the previous asylums on ny that encouraged the motion picture Shutter Island, and dig up the skeletal secrets and techniques left at the back of through the girl in Scarlet gowns. From goods flying off the cabinets at a North finish cigar store to the postmortem cries of tragedy on the centuries-old Boston mild on Little Brewster, writer Sam Baltrusis breathes new existence into the horrors that happened within the historical waters surrounding Boston.

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Read e-book online Le Folklore de France : les Eaux douces: (Tome 2-b) (PRNG) PDF

By Paul Sébillot

Nouvelle édition (entièrement recomposée) de ce huge ouvrage sur le folklore de l. a. France. Ce tome (2-b sur four) reprend l. a. partie consacrée aux eaux douces : les fontaines ; l. a. puissance des fontaines ; les puits ; les rivières et les eaux dormantes en sont les grands chapitres. On reste toujours surpris de l. a. richesse du folklore recueilli, de sa diversité : on se prend à rêver tout au lengthy des pages de ce livre, classique parmi les classiques du genre.

Paul Sebillot, né à Matignon (Côtes d’Armor) en 1843 (il meurt en 1918), est une des figures majeures du folklore breton et français dans son ensemble. Auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont l. a. Littérature orale de l. a. Haute-Bretagne, et surtout auteur de ce vaste Folklore de France, édité en four castle volumes entre 1904 et 1907.

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Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese by Michelle Osterfeld Li PDF

By Michelle Osterfeld Li

Ambiguous Bodies attracts from theories of the gruesome to ascertain some of the unusual and impressive creatures and phenomena within the premodern eastern stories known as setsuwa. gruesome representations usually ordinarily direct our realization to unfinished and unrefined issues; they're marked via an earthy experience of the physique and an curiosity within the actual. simply because they've got many meanings, they could either maintain and undermine authority. This publication goals to make feel of gruesome representations in setsuwa--animated indifferent physique elements, strange sexual encounters, demons and shape-shifting or another way wondrous animals—and, in a broader experience, to teach what this sort of severe concentration can demonstrate concerning the mentality of jap humans within the historical, classical, and early medieval sessions. it's the first examine to put eastern stories of this nature, that have obtained little serious realization in English, inside a cosmopolitan theoretical framework. Li masterfully and conscientiously makes a speciality of those attention-grabbing stories within the context of the ancient sessions during which they have been created and compiled.

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The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and by Leonard Neidorf,Gregory Nagy PDF

By Leonard Neidorf,Gregory Nagy

Beowulf, like The Iliad and The Odyssey, is a foundational paintings of Western literature that originated in mysterious conditions. In The Transmission of "Beowulf," Leonard Neidorf addresses philological questions which are basic to the learn of the poem. Is Beowulf the made from unitary or composite authorship? How considerably did scribes modify the textual content in the course of its transmission, and what kind of time elapsed among composition and preservation?

Neidorf solutions those questions via distinguishing linguistic and metrical regularities, which originate with the Beowulf poet, from styles of textual corruption, which descend from copyists interested by the poem's transmission. He argues, at the foundation of archaic positive factors that pervade Beowulf and set it except different previous English poems, that the textual content preserved within the sole extant manuscript (ca. one thousand) is basically the paintings of 1 poet who composed it circa seven-hundred. in fact, through the poem’s written transmission, numerous hundred scribal mistakes crept into its textual content. those error are interpreted within the valuable chapters of the ebook as precious proof for language background, cultural switch, and scribal perform. Neidorf’s research finds that the scribes earnestly tried to standardize and modernize the text’s orthography, yet their unfamiliarity with out of date phrases and old heroes led to widespread error. The Beowulf manuscript therefore emerges from his examine as an indispensible witness to methods of linguistic and cultural swap that happened in England among the 8th and 11th centuries. An appendix addresses J. R. R. Tolkien’s Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, which was once released in 2014. Neidorf assesses Tolkien’s common perspectives at the transmission of Beowulf and evaluates his place on a variety of textual issues.

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Download PDF by Noriko Reider: Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan

By Noriko Reider

In eastern tradition, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play very important roles in literature, lore, and people trust. commonly ambiguous, they've been nice and small, mischievous and unsafe, and unpleasant and gorgeous over their lengthy background. the following, writer Noriko Reider provides seven oni tales from medieval Japan in complete and translated for an English-speaking audience.


Reider, concordant with many students of jap cultural studies, argues that to study oni is to review humanity. those stories are from an period during which many new oni tales seemed for the aim of either leisure and moral/religious edification and for which oni were really very important, as they have been appeared to be residing entities. They replicate not just the worldview of medieval Japan but in addition issues that tell twenty-first-century jap pop and vernacular tradition, together with literature, manga, movie, and anime. With every one translation, Reider comprises an introductory essay exploring the historic and cultural significance of the characters and oni manifestations inside of this period.


Offering new insights into and interpretations of not just the tales therein but in addition the total style of jap ghost tales, Seven Demon Stories is a beneficial better half to Reider’s 2010 quantity Japanese Demon Lore. will probably be of vital worth to folklore students in addition to scholars of jap culture.

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Read e-book online The Glenbuchat Ballads PDF

By David Buchan,James Moreira

Sometime within the early 19th century, probably within the yr 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a suite of conventional ballads that formerly has no longer been released. many of the ballad collections produced through the Scottish Romantic Revival have been finally anthologized in Francis James kid's seminal English and Scottish renowned Ballads (five volumes, 1882-96). but, the Glenbuchat manuscripts, containing sixty-eight ballads in 4 folio volumes, weren't integrated in kid's volumes. the full paintings merely got here to mild in 1949 while it used to be donated to the targeted Collections of the Aberdeen college Library by way of a descendent of the unique compiler.

Scott didn't supply the correct destinations of the place he amassed his ballads or identify the performers, however the texts are distinctive and seem to were drawn from oral assets. As such, the ballads demonstrate very much in regards to the nature of conventional tune on the time they have been collected.

The Glenbuchat Ballads have been initially ready for booklet by way of David Buchan, one of many best ballad students of the 20 th century. Upon Buchan's loss of life, his former pupil James Moreira took up and accomplished his paintings and wrote the unique introductory essay and annotations during this volume.

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