Category: Mythology

Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis (Australian Edition) by Ali Smith

By Ali Smith

From the astonishingly gifted author of The unintentional and Hotel global comes Ali Smith’s very good retelling of Ovid’s gender-bending delusion of Iphis and Ianthe, as noticeable in the course of the eyes of 2 Scottish sisters. Girl Meets Boy is approximately boys and girls, women and ladies, love and transformation, and the absurdity of consumerism, in addition to a narrative of reversals and revelations that's as sharply witty because it is lyrical. humorous, clean, poetic, and political, Girl Meets Boy is a fantasy of metamorphosis for a global made in Madison Avenue’s photo, and the funniest addition to the Myths sequence from Canongate on account that Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad.

(Australian version)

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The Greek Myths: Complete Edition by Robert Graves

By Robert Graves

In a piece that has develop into a vintage reference booklet for either the intense student and the informal inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the $64000 gods and heroes worshipped via the traditional Greeks. each one access presents an entire observation which examines difficulties of interpretation in either old and anthropological phrases, and in mild of latest study.

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The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by Garry J. Shaw

By Garry J. Shaw

This survey of Egyptian mythology explores how the traditional Nile-dwellers defined the area round them. It delves into the production and evolution of the realm and the reigns of the gods in the world, sooner than introducing us to the manifestations of Egypt's deities within the traditional atmosphere; the creative ways that the Egyptians handled the invisible forces throughout them; and their ideals approximately existence after dying.

Through his attractive narrative, Garry Shaw courses us in the course of the mythic adventures of such well-known deities as Osiris, the god murdered by means of his jealous brother Seth; the paranormal and occasionally devious Isis, who plotted to realize the facility of the solar god Re; and Horus, who defeated his uncle Seth to turn into king of Egypt.

He additionally introduces us to lesser recognized myths, equivalent to the rebellions opposed to Re; Geb's quest for Re's magical wig; and the flaying of the unlucky god Nemty. From stars and heavenly our bodies crusing on boats, to the wind as manifestation of the god Shu, to gods, goddesses, ghosts, and demons--beings that may be competitive, priceless, clever, or dangerous--Shaw is going directly to clarify how the Egyptians encountered the mythological of their daily lives.

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100 Months by Johnny Hicklenton

By Johnny Hicklenton

Johnny Hicklenton was once one in all Britain's best comedian e-book artists, who took his personal existence in March 2010 with the help of Dignitas in Zurich. a hundred Months is an apocalyptic parable of environmental devastation written and drawn in fore wisdom of his personal forthcoming loss of life. An extreme, hallucinatory tale with overtones of Dostoevsky's 'Legend of the Grand Inquisitor' and art of breathtaking depth, it's the crowning success of a super occupation, a real picture novel that engages final issues of existence, loss of life and salvation. arguable, haunting and tortured in all senses, it is going to unavoidably gas debate round the problems with taking one's personal lifestyles. incorporates a foreword by means of Pat Mills.x

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The ultimate paintings of a comics visionary, this severe, hallucinatory tale with art of breathtaking depth is a real image novel, enticing final topics of lifestyles, loss of life, and salvation.

The overdue John Hicklenton was once certainly one of Britain's top comedian ebook artists, well-known for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he dropped at the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His ultimate photo novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the hunt of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge opposed to the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, pink in enamel and claw, whose fans, a legion of the damned, glance rather a lot like us. the area of the Longpig is wealthy in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that remember Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a real crossover of the picture novel shape with advantageous artwork. John took his personal lifestyles with assistance from an assisted loss of life staff, following a heroic fight with a number of sclerosis. This ebook was once drawn and written in foreknowledge of his drawing close dying, and its perception into common topics of existence, dying, salvation, and damnation turns out to come back from a spot among worlds. Its phrases these of a prophet, its paintings transcending the comedian e-book shape, a hundred Months will redefine the grownup photo novel.

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Les Dieux égyptiens expliqués à mon fils by Pascal Vernus

By Pascal Vernus

Moitié homme, moitié chacal, mi-scarabée, mi-lion, les dieux égyptiens fascinent. Quels sont leurs pouvoirs ? remark les hommes les priaient et les adoraient-ils ? Quelle est l. a. faith des pharaons ? Quelle est l. a. véritable histoire d'Osiris ? Avec humour et rigueur, l'égyptologue Pascal Vernus décrypte le monde des hiéroglyphes et restitue los angeles civilisation du Nil dans sa vérité et sa magie. loin des clichés mais avec tout son mystère.

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After Alice: A Novel by Gregory Maguire

By Gregory Maguire

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a mystical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's loved classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole a hundred and fifty years in the past, she stumbled on a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the global she left in the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

In this superb paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his fabulous mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, delivering a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice's pointed out in brief in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her pal, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impact as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and spot her thoroughly domestic from this surreal international less than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be back to the hands of Orpheus, or Lazarus should be raised from the tomb, might be Alice could be back to lifestyles. both approach, every little thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book by Rick Riordan

By Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is an efficient child, yet he can't appear to specialise in his schoolwork or regulate his mood. And in recent years, being away at boarding institution is barely getting worse-Percy may have sworn his pre-algebra instructor become a monster and attempted to kill him. whilst Percy's mother reveals out, she is familiar with it's time that he knew the reality approximately the place he got here from, and that he visit the only position he'll be secure. She sends Percy to Camp part Blood, a summer season camp for demigods (on lengthy Island), the place he learns that the daddy he by no means knew is Poseidon, God of the ocean. quickly a secret unfolds and along with his neighbors -- one a satyr and the opposite the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy units out on a quest around the usa to arrive the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and stop a catastrophic struggle among the gods.

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The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing by Luis D. Leon

By Luis D. Leon

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing non secular Borders maps and demanding situations the various mythologies that encompass the past due iconic exertions chief. concentrating on Chavez's personal writings, León argues that los angeles Causa will be fruitfully understood as a quasi-religious move in response to Chavez’s charismatic management, which he modeled after Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. Chavez well-known that religious prophecy, or political spirituality, was once the most important to disrupting centuries-old dehumanizing narratives that conflated faith with race. Chavez’s physique turned emblematic for Chicano id and enfleshed a residing revolution. whereas there's a lot debate and truth-seeking round how he's remembered, via investigating the leader’s development of his personal public reminiscence, the writer probes the which means of the discrepancies. via refocusing Chavez's lifestyles and ideology into 3 large movements—mythology, prophecy, and religion—León brings us an ethical and non secular agent to check the political chief.

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The Early History of Rome, Books I-V of The History of Rome by Titus Livy

By Titus Livy

With stylistic brilliance and ancient mind's eye, the 1st 5 books of Livy's enormous heritage of Rome list occasions from the basis of Rome during the historical past of the seven kings, the institution of the Republic and its inner struggles, as much as Rome's restoration after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.C. Livy vividly depicts the nice characters, legends, and stories, together with the tale of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 creation, this very popular version now boasts a brand new preface, studying the textual content in mild of contemporary Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index.

Translated by means of Aubrey de Selincourt with an advent by means of Robert Ogilvie.

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

By Edith Hamilton

Seeing that its unique e-book by way of Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has bought hundreds of thousands of copies through the international and confirmed itself as a perennial bestseller in its a number of to be had codecs: hardcover, exchange paperback, mass industry paperback, and ebook. Mythology succeeds like no different e-book in bringing to lifestyles for the trendy reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.

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