Lexile ranking: 1190L
Surveys the pre-Christian ideals of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples. presents an creation to this topic, giving easy outlines to the sagas and tales, and is helping establish the charachter characteristics of not just the well-known but additionally the lesser gods of the age.
By Robin A. H. Waterfield
A hugely readable and wonderfully illustrated re-telling of the main well-known tales from Greek mythology.
The Greek Myths includes one of the most exciting, romantic, and unforgettable tales in all human heritage. From Achilles rampant at the fields of Troy, to the gods at activity on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too just about the solar, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, those undying stories exert an everlasting fascination and suggestion that experience persevered for millennia and motivated cultures from historical to modern.
Beginning on the sunrise of human civilization, whilst the Titan Prometheus stole hearth from Zeus and provided mankind wish, the reader is straight away immersed within the majestic, magical, and legendary global of the Greek gods and heroes. because the stories spread, popular classicist Robin Waterfield, joined through his spouse, author Kathryn Waterfield, creates a sweeping landscape of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends.
The negative curse that plagued the royal homes of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wood horse and the sack of Troy -- those remarkable tales have motivated paintings and literature from the Iron Age to the current day. and much from being only a treasure trove of fantastic stories, The Greek Myths is a list of Greek delusion in paintings throughout the a long time, and a remarkable paintings of literature in its personal correct.
By John Matthews
Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, used to be an important knight at Arthur's court docket. but because the acclaim for the Arthurian romances grew the nature of Gawain grew to become more and more lowered in renowned literature. John Matthews, one of many world's major students of Arthurian mythology, explores the phenomenon that inspired the recasting of Gawain from hero to villain, delivering a scholarly context in which Gawain's position because the consultant of the Goddess upon Earth, the true eco-friendly Knight of Camelot and Sovereignty's Champion, might be restored. additionally, the writer provides a special view of the mythology of england and its connections with the ancient adjustments that happened over many thousands of years within the non secular and mystical traditions of the rustic.
By Friedrich Georg Jünger
En este libro no se explican los mitos griegos desde una perspectiva científica o filosófica ni tampoco simbólica o alegórica. Friedrich Georg Jünger trata de comprenderlos en su expresividad sensorial, en su corporeidad nítidamente definida, asumiendo al pie de l. a. letra y con exactitud lo que nos ha sido transmitido. A través de los angeles interpretación poética surge una imagen del mito que parece tan plástica y tan viva como las esculturas griegas. Allí radica los angeles novedad y originalidad de este fascinante viaje por l. a. Grecia antigua. los angeles obra está estructurada de un modo arquitectónico, como el propio mito. Por tanto, l. a. primera parte es cosmogónica y abarca desde Caos hasta los angeles caída de Prometeo. los angeles segunda, l. a. teogonía, conforma el centro, el mundo de los dioses. Y desde allí, el camino conduce a los héroes, pues éstos surgen sólo donde hay dioses y están, por tanto, impregnados de un halo divino.
By John Lindow
Norse Mythology explores the mystical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and descriptions the way in which the prehistoric stories and ideology from those areas that experience remained embedded within the mind's eye of the world.
The e-book starts off with an advent that is helping positioned Scandinavian mythology in position in heritage, through a bankruptcy that explains the that means of mythic time, and a 3rd part that provides in-depth reasons of every mythological time period. those interesting entries determine specific deities and giants, in addition to the areas the place they live and the various and wily capability wherein they forge their lifestyles and conflict each other. We meet Thor, some of the most strong gods, who focuses on killing giants utilizing a hammer made for him through dwarfs, let alone myriad trolls, ogres, people and unusual animals. We study of the continuing fight among the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who goal to ruin it. within the enchanted international the place this mythology occurs, we stumble upon turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a panorama heavily akin to Scandinavia. Beings commute on ships and on horseback; they consume slaughtered meat and drink mead.
Spanning from the inception of the universe and the start of humans to the universe's destruction and the mythic destiny, those gleaming stories of construction and destruction, demise and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and supply perception into the connection among Scandinavian fantasy, heritage, and culture.
Mythical flying saucers professional Erich von Daniken stirs up one other controversy with an inventive supposition: What if the myths of old Greece have been makes an attempt to explain occasions that actually occurred? What if historic peoples have been visited, now not by way of imaginary gods and goddesses, yet through aliens who arrived on the earth millions of years in the past? The author's study into either historic mythology and present archaeological discoveries leads him to a few explosive hypotheses. He means that the easiest rationalization of such creatures as centaurs and Cyclops, in addition to tales concerning the misplaced continent of Atlantis and wars one of the deities, might be efforts by way of artists of the days to list never-before-seen phenomena. Dozens of historic sculptures and temple undefined, von Daniken issues out, glance unusually just like apparatus utilized by modern astronauts. might those be long-lost secrets and techniques, being rediscovered by way of scientists at the present time?
By Gerald Morris
Many years in the past the good King Arthur introduced justice to England with assistance from his gallant Knights of the around desk. notwithstanding such a lot of King Arthur’s knights freely selected a lifetime of responsibility, for Sir Balin the Ill-Fated, future was once foretold in a prophesy. And heavily, "ill-fated" is correct there in his name, so Balin’s no longer stunned whilst issues move bitter. nonetheless, regardless of how dire the duty, a devoted and gallant knight by no means refuses adventure!
By John Lindow
Authoritative, entire reference incorporating the newest examine on stories, literary and oral resources, and the broad-reaching cultural legacy of Norse mythology.
• presents a dialogue of literary and oral assets and cultural which means and surveys such topics because the mythic prior, current, and destiny; cyclical time; time and house; and fable, narrative, and language
• comprises an A–Z advisor to key mythological figures, strategies, and occasions, plus a whole topic index and an in depth bibliography of print, internet, video, and CD-ROM resources
By Gillian Bradshaw
"Intelligent and imaginative...even the magic convinces."
-Mary Renault, writer of The King needs to Die
On the trail towards Greatness, each Hero Makes a Choice
Legends sing of Sir Gawain, probably the most revered warriors of King Arthur's reign and one of many maximum champions of all time. yet this isn't that tale. this is often the tale of Gwalchmai, heart son of the attractive, infinitely evil sorceress Morgawse, and proficient pupil of her darkish magical arts. a narrative of an doubtful guy, doubting his skill to keep on with his elder brother's warrior prowess and looking to locate his personal id by way of bonding along with his scary and robust mom. upset in himself and despised through his father, Gwalchmai units out on a trip that would lead him to the edge of darkness...
A story of loss, redemption, and event, Hawk of may possibly brings new intensity and figuring out to Sir Gawain, the legend of King Arthur, and the influence of decisions made-and the results that follow.
"A welcome new gentle at the horizon of well known Arthurian legend...delightful...a robust feel of affection and mysticism...a ripping event tale."
"Will entice those that have loved Tolkien's works."
"Compelling...splendid...vibrant...exhilarating...a novel that seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England."
-New York occasions ebook Review