Download E-books Icefire (The Last Dragon Chronicles) PDF

The moment in a sequence from bestselling writer Chris d'Lacey. packed with event and suspense, this novel approximately dragons unearths the reality of the icefire.

When David is assigned an essay at the historical past of dragons, there's just one factor he is aware for sure---he desires to win the prize of a learn journey to the Arctic.

As David starts to dig deeper into the earlier, he reveals himself drawn down a direction from which there's no going again . . . to the very middle of the legend of dragons, and the mysterious, historical mystery of the icefire. . . .

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Download E-books African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa PDF

By Leo Frobenius

An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric artwork, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the realm of anthropology along with his idea of "continuity of cultures" — featuring, for example, a hyperlink among Egyptian non secular symbols and preexisting African mythology. during his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and different participants of his expeditions accrued an abundance of real African folklore. This quantity offers a wealthy choice of those attention-grabbing stories, fables, and legends.
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 inconceivable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the eye-catching construction myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic adaptations within the stories correspond with their narrators' assorted geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with attractive simplicity and directness, those often a laugh, occasionally weird and wonderful tales are illustrated with variations of prehistoric rock work and pictures of twentieth-century Africans. Of great price to scholars of African tradition, this publication also will entice the various dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.

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Download E-books St. George: Knight, Martyr, Patron Saint and Dragonslayer (Pocket Essential series) PDF

By Giles Morgan

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, energetic, and simple to learn. filled with proof in addition to professional reviews, each one ebook has the entire key info you want to learn about such renowned subject matters as movie, tv, cult fiction, historical past, and extra. on the middle of the myths and legends surrounding the English icon lies the tale of an early Christian martyr persecuted through the Roman Empire. yet England is just one kingdom to have followed this soldier saint as their purchaser; the cult of St. George is astonishingly common. His heroic fight opposed to the dragon could be obvious because the bravery of someone Christian or because the everlasting conflict among reliable and evil. but nearer exam indicates transparent parallels among his conflict and that of previous pre-Christian heroes, comparable to Perseus and Beowulf. St. George can be pointed out with the Islamic hero Al Khidr and has been heavily associated with the fairway guy of pre-Christian fantasy. the following, Giles Morgan seems to be on the many elements of St. George as multi-cultural icon and hero.

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Download E-books The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy: A Greek Legend (Graphic Myths & Legends (Paperback)) PDF

By Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes

For ten years, the conflict raged. millions of historical Greece's top warriors battled their enemies, the Trojans, in a determined try and win again King Meneleus's attractive spouse, Helen. After a decade of struggling with and hundreds of thousands useless, the Greek forces abruptly fell again. carefully the Trojans ventured out of town partitions, the place they found a huge wood horse and a messenger. may still they settle for this peace providing? Or is the reward horse too stable to be actual?

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Download E-books The Supreme Gods of the Bosporan Kingdom: Celestial Aphrodite and the Most High God (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) (Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Brill)) PDF

By Yulia Ustinova

This can be the 1st systematic research of the cults of the Bosporan state, which existed in South Russia within the first centuries advert. The study relies on quite a few assets: archaeological facts and inscriptions, mostly unknown to the non-Russian readers, in addition to historic and literary texts. the faith of the Bosporus is considered during this monograph as a mix of Greek and indigenous Iranian traditions. Its first half is devoted to the cult of Celestial Aphrodite. the second one half examines the debatable cult of the main excessive God and its alledged Jewish affinities. The ebook, illustrated with thirty figures, is a vital contribution to the certainty of the spiritual lifestyles in Greek colonies, and the background of jap Mediterranean in overdue Antiquity.

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Download E-books The Age of Fable: The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology PDF

By Thomas Bulfinch

Listed below are the world's most-loved tales, in a dynamic visible journey de strength for brand new readers. each one undying delusion is beautifully offered in tale shape and greater with unique paintings by way of world-renowned artist Giovanni Caselli. although Bulfinch's has been heralded for greater than a century, it hasn't ever been released in so appealing and available a structure. Evocative four-color illustrations, many full-page, carry to lifestyles key occasions and characters of those common stories and sagas -- from the Greek and Roman pantheon of gods to the heroes of the Crusades, from the exploits of Robin Hood to the feats of Richard the Lionheart. As relaxing now as whilst Bulfinch first assembled them, those decisions come from various works -- Ovid's vintage Metamorphoses, Egyptian myths, japanese mythology, and Hindu, Norse, and Celtic resources. jointly they shape a amazing tapestry of human recreation: desires, illusions, adventures, loves misplaced and loves discovered. during this good-looking sequence, they communicate to us afresh, around the a while, vivified via Caselli's encouraged paintings. unique footnotes, indexes, and prefaces make this sequence not just unique, yet thoroughly authoritative to boot.

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Download E-books Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle) PDF

By Christopher Paolini

Ideal for fanatics of Lord of the earrings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle in regards to the dragon rider Eragon has bought over 35 million copies and is a world delusion sensation.

Not so very some time past, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was not anything greater than a negative farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, just a blue stone within the wooded area. Now the destiny of a whole civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of educating and conflict have introduced victories and desire, yet they've got additionally introduced heartbreaking loss. And nonetheless, the true conflict lies forward: they have to confront Galbatorix. once they do, they'll need to be powerful adequate to defeat him. And in the event that they can't, not anyone can. there'll be no moment probabilities.

The Rider and his dragon have come extra than someone dared to pray. yet can they topple the evil king and fix justice to Alagaësia? And if that is so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, outstanding end to the global bestselling Inheritance cycle.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Indian Tales PDF

Hailed via Ezra Pound because the "American Ovid" and popular as a linguist and a self-described "amateur anthropologist," Jaime de Angulo drew on his 40 years one of the Pit River tribe of California to create the amalgam of fiction, folklore, tall stories, jokes, ceremonial ritual, and event that's Indian stories. He first wrote those tales to entertain his teenagers, borrowing freely from the worlds of the Pit, and likewise of the Miwok, Pomo, and Karok. listed here are the adventures of dad endure, mom Antelope, the little boy Fox, and, after all, previous guy Coyote in a time while humans and animals were not so very some distance aside. The author's motive was once no longer lots to rer anthropologically devoted translations-though they're here-as to create a paranormal international fueled by means of the facility of storytelling whereas heading off the risks for the romantic and picturesque. real to the playful and creative spirit he portrays, de Angulo mischievously recommends to readers: "When you end up looking for a few mechanical rationalization, for those who do not know the reply, invent one. in the event you select a few inconsistency or superb improbability, fulfill your interest just like the outdated Indian people: 'Well, that is the approach they inform that tale. i did not make it up!'"

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