By Frank Joseph
A instruction manual of Atlantean info for basic readers and experts alike!This is a useful, extraordinary reference. not like such a lot different books at the topic, The Atlantis Encyclopedia bargains fewer theories and extra evidence. even though it doesn't got down to end up the sunken capital truly existed, The Atlantis Encyclopedia musters a lot facts on its behalf, even skeptics could finish that there needs to be at the least anything real at the back of such a permanent, certainly worldwide legend. you are going to learn:* What was once Atlantis? * the place was once it positioned? * How some time past did it flourish? * How was once it destroyed? * What turned of its survivors? * Have any continues to be of Atlantis ever been chanced on? * Will Atlantis ever be came upon? * Did Atlantis have any influence on the US?
By Leo Frobenius
Stories variety from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated unbelievable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the desirable production myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic adaptations within the stories correspond with their narrators' various geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with enticing simplicity and directness, those often a laugh, occasionally extraordinary tales are illustrated with variations of prehistoric rock work and photographs of twentieth-century Africans. Of monstrous price to scholars of African tradition, this ebook also will entice the various dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.
By Peter David
For all readers who've ever lent an enthusiastic ear to a perfectly good advised story, or tumbled gladly into pages that may shipping them anyplace, now comes novelist Peter David’s mesmerizing new paintings of fable. Action-packed and suspenseful, heart-tugging and clever, it weaves a spell either hauntingly regularly occurring and completely impossible to resist in case you have ever surrendered themselves to flights of fancy, and feature whispered of their hearts, “I believe.”Paul pricey is an efficient and shrewdpermanent boy, doted on via a father who fills his son’s head with tall stories, exciting legends, and speak of fairy-folk, and via a mom who indulges those great tales and tempers them with logic. yet Paul is particular in ways in which even his adoring mom and dad may possibly by no means have imagined. For through day, in London’s Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and different magical creatures that live one of the living–but are unseen by way of such a lot. And at evening in his room, a boy very similar to himself, but now not, beckons to Paul from the replicate to return adventuring. It’s a cheerful lifestyles for Paul, made all of the extra so by means of the start of his child sister. yet every little thing alterations while tragedy moves, and Paul concludes that there’s just one plan of action he can take to dispel the darkness and make issues correct back. and prefer numerous heroes prior to him, he is aware that he needs to chance every little thing to save lots of the day. therefore starts off a quest that might lead Paul down the city’s bustling streets, to a curio store the place a mystical best friend awaits him, and launches him into the starry skies, sure for a realm the place something is feasible. faraway from domestic, he'll run with fierce Indian warriors, move swords with fearsome pirates, befriend an impressive white tiger, and jump beside a rare, ageless boy who reigns in a boundless international of imagination.Brimming with the sly humor and breathless pleasure of a conventional Victorian bedtime tale, deftly embroidered with its personal specified knowledge and beauty, Tigerheart is a hymn to childhood’s happiness and heartbreak, a meditation at the love, braveness, sacrifice, and religion that form us and outline our lives, and a wonderfully rendered smooth fable–for readers of any age–that brilliantly proves itself a precious brother to the undying vintage that function its concept.
By Adrian Room
With greater than 1,200 entries, this dictionary-style advisor is the main entire resource on hand for every thing you would like to understand in regards to the giants--and lesser-known characters --of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Seven appendixes, an entire bibliography, and particular black-and-white reproductions of similar scenes taken from painted ceramics of the interval supplement this concise, readable connection with the heroic undertakings, noble and relocating loving tales, and poignant stories of the traditional global.
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By Trudy Griffin-Pierce
To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, dwelling entities that replicate the interconnectedness of all residing beings—humans, vegetation, stars, animals, and mountains. This booklet, now on hand in paperback, explores the circularity of Navajo notion in sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and tales mirrored within the celestial constellations. fantastically illustrated through the writer, this well-documented ebook explores the religious global of the Navajo, their ceremonial practices, and their conceptions of time and stellar movement. Griffin-Pierce indicates how the pictures of sacred sandpaintings not just speak the temporal and spatial dimensions of the Navajo universe but additionally current, in visible shape, Navajo rules approximately relationships between nature, self, and society. "Griffin-Pierce's procedure is extremely unique, bringing this fabric jointly in an cutting edge and inventive demeanour whereas grounding it holistically in the context of Navajo international view."?M. Jane younger, writer of symptoms from the Ancestors: Zuni Cultural Symbolism and Perceptions of Rock paintings
By Robert Louis Stevenson
To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES basically. This 80-page edition has been painstakingly edited to preserve the integrity of the unique paintings, and to show a feeling of the author's kind and the novel's subject. A low examining point assures good fortune and stimulates a hope for extra exploration of this vintage story.