"This collection of folk-tales from Brittany through Elsie Masson, vividly illustrated by means of pen and ink drawings, is an stress-free learn. the standard folklore topics with Celtic impact are current and accounted for; humble peasants, magic farm animals, enchanted castles, evil husbands, courageous young ones, star-crossed fans, and tough fairies. fairly the latter. For a few cause the Breton fairies appear to have a extra adversarial, darker side, than in different places within the Celtic region." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Foreword; The fort Of Comorre; The Basin Of Gold And The Diamond Lance; woman Yolanda's Thimble; The Witch Of Lok Island; Little White-thorn And The conversing fowl; Princess Ahez And The misplaced urban; The Changeling; The Foster Brother; The Hunchback And The Elves; The 4 presents; The Magic Rocks And The Beggar; the rustic Bumpkin And The Hobgoblin; The Wasp, The Winged Needle And The Spider; Yannik, The Fairy baby; The Hazel Scepter
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By Meg Cabot
From number 1 big apple occasions bestselling writer Meg Cabot, the darkish reimagining of the Persephone fable involves an exhilarating conclusion.
Death has her in his clutches. She doesn't wish him to enable go.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew through accepting the affection of John Hayden, she'd be compelled to dwell perpetually within the one position she's constantly dreaded so much: the Underworld. The sacrifice appeared worthy it, notwithstanding, since it intended she will be with the boy she loves.
But now her happiness -- and protection -- are threatened, all as the Furies have found that John has damaged one among their strictest ideas: He revived a human soul.
If the stability among existence and loss of life isn't fastened, either the Underworld and Pierce's domestic again in the world might be wiped away. yet there's just one technique to repair order. an individual has to die.
By Rick Riordan
In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman similar of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land past the gods to accomplish a deadly quest. The 3rd e-book within the Heroes of Olympus sequence will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. yet they quantity in simple terms six--who will entire the Prophecy of 7?
The Greek and Roman demigods should cooperate that allows you to defeat the giants published by means of the Earth mom, Gaea. Then they are going to need to sail jointly to the traditional land to discover the doorways of dying. What precisely are the doorways of loss of life? a lot of the prophecy is still a secret. . . . With previous pals and new buddies becoming a member of forces, a wonderful send, fearsome foes, and an unique environment, The Mark of Athena provides to be one other unforgettable experience by way of grasp storyteller Rick Riordan.
By Marina Warner
Room XIX of the Museum of Albion does not frequently have many viewers. but if a big crowd of dispossessed immigrants and homeless assemble to determine a mummy that has lately been moved, political strain mounts, and the curator needs to display the secret at the back of the locked door. To the passionate younger guy who has followed the mum as a figurehead, the curator explains that the as soon as mystery convey is a package of infrequent gadgets and exciting files that inform of the wanderings of an unknown lady named Leto. Marina Warner's magical new novel weaves jointly the tale of this historical goddess and everlasting refugee with the drama of the curator, her new pal, and the folks whose lives can be remodeled via The Leto Bundle.
As Leto strikes westward around the map from her first domestic, she slips via time, reappearing in several guises and ever at the run. She supplies start to twins in the course of a far away period of civil strife, shelters with wolves, stows away on a boat, works as a chambermaid in a war-torn urban, and, in a bombing assault, saves her daughter yet loses her son. the unconventional sweeps from mythological instances to the center a long time, to Victorian Europe, after which to the current day, whilst Leto reappears, nonetheless looking, after all, for her long-lost son.
The Leto Bundle retells the tale of the everlasting refugee in a paranormal glossy novel of massive scope and creative force.
By Roberto Peregalli
The Embroidered Armour examines the Greek Mysteries, mythology and legends that heralded a revolution in considering among the time of Homer and Plato, which gave start to the Western cultural culture.
By Larry Flaxman
"[There is] a growing to be have to extra comprehend the importance of historical symbolism because it maintains to accompany us in those glossy occasions. This symbolism will get to the center of what makes us human... and [plays] a vital part within the production, improvement, and sustainment of our total collective psyche."
--John Richard Ward, coauthor of The Exodus Reality
Behind each delusion, fairy story, and legend--hidden in the artwork, music, and buildings of old times--is an encoded layer of knowledge, technology, and fact handed down all through background. This booklet will study how details went "viral" lengthy ahead of the web, and served because the beginning for mythology, sacred structure, and symbolic imagery during the old world.
Viral Mythology reveals:
From the nice myths of the Greek, Roman, and Norse to the texts of the world's significant religions, from folklore and fairy stories of outdated to sacred edifices and monuments, from cave work to the mysterious symbology of the Tarot, Viral Mythology uncovers the knowledge road of the previous, and explores the way it impacts the extra smooth tools of communique today.
It all started as soon as upon a time....
Largely learn and liked for greater than one thousand years, the Hitopadesa (Book of fine Counsels) is an anthology of folks knowledge that gives funny and profound reflections on human lives and loves, philosophies and follies. Drawing on conventional resources, Narayana offers vintage stories as narrated via animals, leading to a piece that may be a interesting mix of fantasy and satire.
By Victoria Laurie
Ian Wigby is set to determine that he's a truly particular boy.
Along the southern coast of britain, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, stands a fort. And at that castle’s outdated continue is an orphanage. Delphi maintain has visible many young children come and battle through its gates, and Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, are satisfied to name it domestic. lifestyles has continuously been easy on the continue, and the orphanage secure, until eventually in the future, Ian and Theo discover a silver treasure field. And in the field, a prophesy. 3 thousand years in the past a superb Greek oracle wrote of a quest. A quest on which the destiny of the realm relies. A quest that names children—Ian and Theodosia. without warning Delphi continue isn't any longer secure. And Ian and Theo, besides a really certain team of pals, observe they have to get to the bottom of the that means in the back of the scroll of Dover cavern earlier than darkness falls at the international. And prior to an unfathomable evil catches up with them.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Tom Harper
A strong novel of intrigue, sacrifice, savagery and holy war---the apocalyptic finishing of the 1st campaign trilogy.
August, 1098. After numerous battles and sieges, the surviving infantrymen of the 1st campaign are finally nearby in their final target: Jerusalem. yet rivalries fester, and whereas the Crusaders hold up, new enemies are massing opposed to them within the Holy Land.
Demetrios Askiates has had sufficient of the Crusade’s violence and hypocrisy---he longs to come domestic. but if a regimen diplomatic undertaking ends up in a dangerous ambush, he realizes he has been snared within the large energy struggles that underlie the campaign. the one manner out now leads throughout the Holy City.
From the plague-bound urban of Antioch to the center of Muslim Egypt, throughout mountains, seas and deserts, Demetrios needs to accompany the military of warlords and enthusiasts to the very gates of Jerusalem. the place, because the deadly endgame performs out, the campaign climaxes in an apocalypse of pillage, bloodshed and slaughter.
Siege of Heaven is a wide ranging finale to the seriously acclaimed sequence. Following The Mosaic of Shadows and The Knights of the Cross, Tom Harper skillfully blends warfare, redemption, and triumph right into a lovely conclusion.
Praise for Knights of the Cross
“Harper’s first-class moment ancient whodunit exhibits that his high quality debut was once no fluke. Like Steven Saylor, the grasp of the traditional Roman old, Harper easily attracts the reader into an unexpected time, bringing alive the characters and their motivations.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gripping for its portrayal of the Crusader leaders . . . this can be a nice instance from a reliable historian.”
Praise for the Mosaic of Shadows
"Fans of well-written, meticulously researched historicals may still include this promising new talent.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Considering what Arnold Schwarzenegger did with the name ‘The Terminator,’ the hero of Tom Harper’s debut ancient secret may perhaps pass the entire approach to the head of yank politics . . . Harper . . . is familiar with the way to healthy recognized proof into flights of fancy to high-quality dramatic effect.”
“. . . a thrilling historic secret . . . Reminding readers of Saylor’s Gordianus and Roberts’ Decius, Demetrios is a fascinating protagonist who escorts readers on a great travel in the course of his risky investigation.”
---Midwest ebook Review
By Philip Wilkinson
Myths & Legends retells the tales imperative to each tradition which have been handed down from iteration to new release for hundreds of thousands of years. insurance extends from the well known stories of the traditional Greeks, which carry the foremost to the starting place of such words as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, yet richly colourful, myths of the Americas and the East. subject spreads discover characters and tales by way of their cultural, mental, and non secular meanings and express their strength, goal, and impact either of their personal time and in contemporary international. characteristic spreads stopover at the sacred websites which could nonetheless be obvious this day, and underline the significance of subject matters that seem throughout cultures and during the centuries. In taking a look at such common topics as production, heroic trials, tricksters' classes, and demise and the afterlife, Myths & Legends investigates how varied cultures have addressed questions resembling How used to be the area created? How did guy learn how to use hearth? and Why can we get older?