Mythologie fr Dummies (Für Dummies) (German Edition)

Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman!
Wie hieß er doch noch gleich, der Meeresgott bei den Griechen? was once waren bloß die zehn Aufgaben des Herkules? Antworten auf solch typische Fragen nach dem Motto "Wie battle das nochmal?" finden Sie in diesem wunderbaren Nachschlagewerk, das zum Schmökern einlädt.
Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf der griechischen und römischen Mythologie, aber auch nordeuropäische Gestalten wie König Artus und Beowulf, weniger bekannte Sagen aus Ägypten und Asien und die Mythen lateinamerikanischer Völker wie den Maya, Azteken und Inkas kommen nicht zu kurz.

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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Celtic Mythology

By Fiona MacDonald

"Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Celtic Mythology" is a suite of vintage myths from everywhere in the Celtic international: from Scotland to eire to the Isle of guy to Wales and the entire technique to Brittany. those tales inform of the delight of warriors, the magic of gods and wars among clans. They inform of savage beasts and lethal chariots, of affection misplaced and located, and of friendship and loyalty. An ancient creation explains who the Celts have been, describing their ideals and customs. there's a unique index, with pronunciations of inauspicious names and locations. The textual content is enlivened with black-and-white illustrations, and a map of destinations and components pointed out within the textual content.

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Nefertiti's Heart (The Artifact Hunters Book 1)

By A. W. Exley

Cara Devon has consistently suffered interest and impetuousness, yet tangling with a serial killer may treatment that. Permanently.

1861. Cara has an easy challenge in London - finalise her father's property and dump his damned selection of useful artifacts. Her plan is going awry while a killer stalks the the Aristocracy, trying to find an historic Egyptian relic rumoured to carry the most important to immortality.

Nathaniel Trent, referred to as the villainous viscount, is relentless in his wish to lay his palms on either Cara and the beneficial artifacts. His icy external and fiery contact stirs Cara's demons, or may possibly he lay them to rest?

Self-preservation fuels Cara's look for the gem often called Nefertiti's center. In a society the place everybody wears a masks to conceal their actual purpose, she must work out who to belief, prior to she sacrifices her personal center and existence.

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The Vicious Deep

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 with out reminiscence of what occurred. Now his desires are haunted through a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp the teeth.

His ally Layla is confident anything is inaccurate. yet how can he clarify he can experience feelings like by no means earlier than? How can he clarify he is the inheritor to a state he by no means knew existed? that he is unexpectedly a pawn in a conflict as historic because the gods?

Something occurred to him in these 3 days. He used to be claimed via the sea...and now it wishes him back.

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White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness

By Maurice Berger

The acclaimed paintings that debunks our myths and fake assumptions approximately race in America

Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race within the charged setting of latest York urban within the sixties. His father was once a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mom a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black humans. Berger himself was once one of many few white youngsters in his reduce East facet housing project.

Berger's strange experience--and his choice to envision the topic of race for its a number of and complex meanings--makes White Lies a clean and startling book.

Berger has turn into a passionate observer of race issues, looking for the sophisticated and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial which means in daily life. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our personal complicated and sometimes troubling evaluations approximately race. the result's an uncommonly sincere and affecting examine race in the United States today--free of cant, unusually exciting, unsettled and unsettling.

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Four Tragedies and Octavia (Penguin Classics)

According to the legends utilized in Greek drama, Seneca's performs are outstanding for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous occasions are foretold after which pursued to their tragic and sometimes bloodthirsty ends. Thyestes depicts the risk of an ancestral curse placing over feuding brothers, whereas Phaedra portrays a girl laid low with deadly ardour for her stepson. In The Trojan Women, the widowed Hecuba and Andromache look forward to their fates by the hands of the conquering Greeks, and Oedipus follows the downfall of the royal residence of Thebes. Octavia is a grim observation on Nero's tyrannical rule and the execution of his spouse, with Seneca himself showing as an useless counsellor trying to slash the atrocities of the emperor.

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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Sir Gawain: Knight of the Goddess

By John Matthews

Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, was 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 prompted the recasting of Gawain from hero to villain, offering a scholarly context during which Gawain's position because the consultant of the Goddess upon Earth, the true eco-friendly Knight of Camelot and Sovereignty's Champion, should be restored. moreover, the writer provides a special view of the mythology of england and its connections with the ancient adjustments that happened over many 1000's of years within the non secular and mystical traditions of the rustic.

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Natural History: A Selection (Penguin Classics)

Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly bold paintings that levels from astronomy to artwork and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute commentary with frequently wild hypothesis, it bargains a desirable view of the realm because it was once understood within the first century advert, no matter if describing the risk of diving for sponges, the 1st water-clock, or using asses’ milk to take away wrinkles. Pliny himself died whereas investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in advert seventy nine, and the normal interest that caused his demise can be a great deal obvious within the traditional background — a booklet that proved hugely influential correct up till the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the more youthful, defined ‘as choked with sort as nature itself’.

John F. Healy has made a desirable and sundry choice from the Natural History for this transparent, sleek translation. In his creation, he discusses the ebook and its assets subject through subject. This version additionally incorporates a complete index and notes.

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

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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

By Neil Gaiman

Newly up-to-date and increased with the author’s most well-liked text. A glossy masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning grasp of leading edge fiction, Neil Gaiman.

First released in 2001, American Gods turned an quick vintage, lauded for its awesome synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a latest phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of the United States” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's the tale of Shadow—released from legal simply days after his spouse and ally are killed in an accident—who will get recruited to be bodyguard, driving force, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So starts Shadow’s darkish and weird street journey, one who introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. For, underneath the placid floor of way of life, a hurricane is brewing—an epic battle for the very soul of America—and Shadow is status squarely in its path.

“Pointed, sometimes comedian, frequently frightening, constantly relocating and provocative….American Gods is strewn with secrets and techniques and magical visions.”—USA Today

“Original, engrossing, and without end inventive.”—George R. R. Martin

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The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore

Monsters, ghosts, fabulous beings, and supernatural phenomena of all types hang-out the folklore and pop culture of Japan. commonly classified yokai, those creatures are available limitless styles and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. at present renowned in anime, manga, movie, and computing device video games, many yokai originated in neighborhood legends, folktales, and nearby ghost stories.

Drawing on years of study in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the heritage and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, analyzing their meanings, and introducing those that have hunted them during the a while. during this pleasant and obtainable narrative, readers will discover the jobs performed via those mysterious beings inside jap tradition and also will examine in their abundance and diversity via exact entries, a few with unique illustrations, on greater than fifty person creatures. The e-book of Yokai presents a full of life day trip into jap folklore and its ever-expanding impression on worldwide pop culture. It additionally invitations readers to ascertain how humans create, transmit, and gather folklore, and the way they make feel of the mysteries on the planet round them. through exploring yokai as an idea, we will be able to greater comprehend broader procedures of culture, innovation, storytelling, and person and communal creativity.

 

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