Download E-books Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth (Graphic Myths & Legends (Paperback)) PDF

By Jeff Limke

Osiris is the best king and god of the Land of the Nile. he's a beneficiant ruler, and the folks love and worship him--along together with his spouse and queen, the goddess Isis. yet Osiris's jealous brother Set has a bad plan to eliminate Osiris eternally and take his position at the Egyptian throne. Will Egypt undergo lower than an evil tyrant? Or can Isis use her magic and her like to retailer Osiris and overcome Set?

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Download E-books Old Indian Legends PDF

One of the main recognized Sioux writers and activists of the fashionable period, Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) recalled legends and stories from oral culture and used reports from her existence and group to teach others in regards to the Yankton Sioux. made up our minds, debatable, and visionary, she creatively labored to bridge the distance among her personal tradition and mainstream American society and endorsed for local rights on a countrywide point. (cover photograph courtesy of Kathy Belge)

IKTOMI AND THE geese IKTOMI'S BLANKET IKTOMI AND THE MUSKRAT IKTOMI AND THE COYOTE IKTOMI AND THE FAWN THE BADGER AND THE undergo THE TREE-BOUND capturing OF THE pink EAGLE IKTOMI AND THE TURTLE DANCE IN A BUFFALO cranium THE TOAD AND THE BOY IYA THE CAMP-EATER MANSTIN THE RABBIT THE WARLIKE SEVEN

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Download E-books Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures PDF

By Heather Alexander

The most recent e-book in Black Dog's best-selling, award-winning sequence explores the interesting international of Greek mythology from the parable of Narcissus to Odysseus as opposed to the Cyclopes.  encompasses a Gods and Goddesses genealogy Poster and Stickers!

full of motion, experience, tragedy, and triumph, A Child'sIntroduction to Greek Mythology acquaints teenagers a long time 9–12 with the entire terrific and remarkable vintage Greek myths. The e-book is equipped into major elements. the 1st part introduces the gods and goddesses, from Apollo to Hades, in addition to nymphs, satyrs, centaurs, and the mortal descendents of Zeus, similar to Hercules and Midas. half is devoted to the myths themselves: Pandora's field, Prometheus' Discovery of fireplace, the computer virus and lots of extra. Sidebars characteristic observe definitions and enjoyable evidence, in addition to video games and tasks. as with any of the opposite books within the kid's creation sequence, Meredith Hamilton's witty and captivating illustrations upload one more size to the wonderful and soaking up text.

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Download E-books Native American Folktales (Stories from the American Mosaic) PDF

Folktales are on the middle of local American tradition. ready in particular for college kids and basic readers, this e-book comfortably collects 31 of crucial local American folktales. those are drawn from the main local American cultural and geographical parts and are prepared in sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and clash; and the supernatural. The stories replicate the surroundings, cultural diversifications, and winning matters of the parts from which they're taken. each one story starts off with a quick introductory headnote, and the ebook closes with a particular bibliography. scholars in social experiences sessions will welcome this booklet as a window on local American tradition, whereas scholars in literature classes will price its exploration of local American oral traditions.

Prepared in particular for college students and normal readers, this booklet with ease collects and reviews on 31 of an important local American folktales. those are drawn from the main local American cultural and geographical parts and mirror the surroundings, cultural variations, and winning matters of the areas from which they're taken.

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Download E-books Manitou and God: North-American Indian Religions and Christian Culture PDF

By R. Murray Thomas

Manitou and God describes American Indian religions as they examine with vital positive aspects of Christian doctrine and perform. Thomas strains the advance of sociopolitical and spiritual family members among American Indians and the ecu immigrants who, over the centuries, unfold around the continent, captured Indian lands, and decimated Indian tradition in most cases and faith specifically. He identifies the modern day prestige of yank Indians and their religions, together with the development Indians have made towards enhancing their political strength, socioeconomic , and cultural/religious restoration and the problems they proceed to stand of their makes an attempt to raised their lot. Readers will achieve a greater feel of the provide and take among those cultures and the impression each one has had at the other.

In Algonquin Indian lore, Manitou is a supernatural energy that permeates the realm, an influence that could think the shape of a deity often called the nice Manitou or the good Spirit, author of all issues and giver of existence. In that feel, Manitou will be thought of the counterpart of the Christian God. From early occasions, the assumption in Manitou prolonged from the Algonquins in japanese Canada to different tribal nations―the Odawa, Ojibwa, Oglala, or even the Cheyenne within the Western plains. As eu settlers made their method around the land, the war of words among Christianity and local American religions published itself in a variety of methods. That disagreement maintains to this day.

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Download E-books In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture PDF

By Kwame Anthony Appiah

The thrashing of Rodney King and the ensuing riots in South important la. The violent conflict among Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being grew to become clear of the Land of chance. those are one of many racially-charged photographs that experience burst throughout our tv monitors within the final yr by myself, pictures that exhibit that for all our complacent ideals in a melting-pot society, race is as a lot of an issue as ever in America.
during this significantly very important, widely-acclaimed quantity, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian thinker who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his phrases, "the probabilities and pitfalls of an African id within the past due 20th century." within the procedure he sheds new gentle on what it capacity to be an African-American, at the many preconceptions that experience muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism because the finish of the 19th century, and, finally, to maneuver past the assumption of race.
In My Father's House is principally wide-ranging, protecting every thing from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals similar to Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways that African id impacts African literature. In his dialogue of the latter topic, Appiah demonstrates how makes an attempt to build a uniquely African literature have overlooked not just the inescapable affects that centuries of touch with the West have imposed, but in addition the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this final element is Appiah's eloquent identify essay which deals a becoming finale to the amount. In a relocating first-person account of his father's loss of life and funeral in Ghana, Appiah bargains an excellent metaphor for the strain among Africa's aspirations to modernity and its wish to draw on its historic cultural roots.
through the la riots, Rodney King seemed on tv to make his now recognized plea: "People, will we all get along?" during this attractive, elegantly written quantity, Appiah steers us alongside a direction towards answering a query of the maximum value to us all.

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Download E-books The Tail of Emily Windsnap PDF

By Liz Kessler

A younger lady learns she’s part mermaid and plunges right into a scheme to reunite along with her father during this entrancing, fulfilling story that beckons readers some distance under the waves.

For so long as she will be able to be mindful, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a ship. And, oddly sufficient, for simply as lengthy, her mom has appeared nervous to maintain Emily clear of the water. but if mother ultimately consents to permit her take swimming classes, Emily makes a startling discovery — approximately her personal identification, the mysterious father she’s by no means met, and the exciting probabilities and perils shimmering deep less than the water’s floor. With a definite feel of suspense and richly resourceful info, first-time writer Liz Kessler lures us right into a wonderful undersea international the place mermaids examine shipwrecks in school and Neptune principles with an iron trident — a fascinating myth approximately kinfolk secrets and techniques, dependable friendship, and the convention-defying energy of affection.

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Download E-books The Power of Myth PDF

By Joseph Campbell

The nationwide bestseller, now to be had in a non-illustrated, common layout paperback edition
 
The energy of delusion launched a unprecedented resurgence of curiosity in Joseph Campbell and his paintings. A preeminent pupil, author, and instructor, he has had a profound impression on thousands of people--including superstar Wars author George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was once the “song of the universe, the tune of the spheres.” With invoice Moyers, one among America’s so much favorite reporters, as his considerate and fascinating interviewer, The energy of Myth touches on topics from glossy marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, providing an excellent blend of intelligence and wit.

This amazing ebook unearths how the subjects and emblems of historic narratives proceed to deliver aspiring to start, loss of life, love, and conflict. From tales of the gods and goddesses of historical Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a vast array of subject matters are thought of that jointly determine the universality of human adventure throughout time and tradition. An impeccable fit of interviewer and topic, a undying distillation of Campbell’s paintings, The energy of Myth keeps to exert a profound impact on our tradition.  

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Download E-books From Game to War and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore PDF

By Alan Dundes

Even supposing folklore has been accumulated for hundreds of years, its attainable subconscious content material and importance were explored merely because the introduction of psychoanalytic concept. Freud and a few of his early disciples well-known the opportunity of such folkloristic genres as fable, folktale, and legend to light up the problematic workings of the human psyche. during this quantity Alan Dundes, a popular folklorist who has effectively dedicated the higher a part of his occupation to employing psychoanalytic idea to the fabrics of folklore, bargains 5 of his latest and mature essays in this subject.

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