By Heinrich Robert Zimmer
This e-book translates for the Western brain the main motifs of India's legend, fable, and folklore, taken at once from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian artwork. it truly is essentially an creation to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian artwork and idea, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of existence and demise recognizable now not in simple terms as Oriental yet as common elements.
By Joseph Campbell
Campbell writes in his creation: “My hope and nice excitement within the practise of this little quantity has been as rendering a go back present to the Graces for the reworking insights of those contemporary years, which...we were checking out out in a commonly shared religious adventure.”
By Kavita Kané
Born throughout the churning of the sea, Menaka is the main attractive of the entire apsaras on this planet, with quickly intelligence and innate expertise. even if, she craves for the only factor she will by no means have—family.
Elsewhere, after serious austerities, a guy, now blessed with the identify Vishwamitra, demanding situations the gods and dares to create one other heaven. Fearing his starting to be powers, Indra, the king of gods, comes to a decision to place a cease to his targets by way of making Menaka seduce him.
What will ensue whilst Menaka and Vishwamitra meet one another? Will Menaka ultimately locate what she fairly needed for? Or will she back be compelled to give up to her future? discover during this interesting portrait of 1 of the main enduring mythological figures.
By C. Rajagopalachari
OVER 1.3 MILLION COPIES bought initially released within the 12 months 1951,the large acclaim for the ebook ,has led to the ebook being re-printed a number of times.Centuries in the past, it was once proclaimed of the Mahabharata: "What isn't in it, is nowhere." yet even now, we will use an analogous phrases approximately it. He who is familiar with it no longer, is familiar with no longer the heights and depths of the soul; he misses the rigors and tragedy and the wonder and grandeur of existence. extra information: The Mahabharata isn't a trifling epic; it's a romance, telling the story of heroic women and men, and of a few who have been divine; it's a complete literature in itself, containing a code of lifestyles, a philosophy of social and moral family members, and speculative concept on human difficulties that's difficult to rival; yet, chiefly, it has for its center the Gita,which is, because the international is starting to discover, the noblest of scriptures and the grandest of sagas within which the climax is reached within the wondrous apocalypse within the 11th Canto. The book's recognition is such taht it has run into 57 Reprints!!!.
By Roger Lancelyn Green
The mysterious and interesting legends of the gods and heroes in old Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. brought with wit and humour via Rick Riordan, writer of the hugely winning Percy Jackson sequence.
By Bettany Hughes
For 3,000 years, the girl often called Helen of Troy has been either the appropriate image of attractiveness and a reminder of the bad strength attractiveness can wield.In her look for the identification in the back of this mythic determine, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes makes use of Homer’s account of Helen’s existence to border her personal research. Tracing the cultural effect that Helen has had on either the traditional international and Western civilization, Hughes explores Helen’s position and representations in literature and in artwork during the a while. this can be a masterly paintings of historic inquiry approximately one of many world’s most renowned girls.
By Roger D. Woodard
A special source, 'The Cambridge significant other to Greek Mythology' is key studying for figuring out not just Greek fantasy, but additionally its huge, immense impression on artwork, structure, literature, politics and philosophy around the a while. greater than a compendium of remoted proof, 'The Cambridge significant other to Greek Mythology' is thoughtfully composed by way of a workforce of overseas specialists who spotlight very important subject matters in 3 sections. the 1st half examines oral and written Greek mythology and the makes use of of those myths from the epic poetry of the 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogs of the early centuries advert. the second one part seems on the dating among historical Greek delusion and Greek tradition and investigates the Roman appropriation of the Greek mythic culture. part 3 follows the reception of Greek delusion from the center a long time to modernity, taking in such elements as feminist scholarship, cinema and literature. vital for its achieve and breadth, its built-in method and its up to date remedy, 'The Cambridge spouse to Greek Mythology' is key for an individual looking a broader figuring out of the myths and their effect on western culture.
By David W. McCullough
For the 1st thousand years of its historical past, eire was once formed by means of its wars. starting with the legends of historic battles and warriors, Wars of the Irish Kings strikes via a time while historical past and storytelling have been both prized, into the age whilst historical past used to be as a lot propaganda as truth. This outstanding booklet tells of tribal battles, international invasions, Viking raids, kinfolk feuds, wars among rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of uprising opposed to the English. whereas the battles shaped the legends of the land, it was once the folks scuffling with the battles—Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Robert the Bruce, Elizabeth I, and Hugh O’Donnell—who formed the future and id of the Irish state.
This is the genuine tale of ways eire got here to be, informed via eyewitness debts from 1000 years of fight, introduced jointly for the 1st time in a single quantity. It’s an incredibly fast and attractive portrait of an all-but-forgotten time that cast the eire of this day.
By Robin Hard
This new version is a totally rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including an incredible volume of latest fabric, Robin challenging contains the result of the newest study into his authoritative bills of all of the gods and heroes.
The narrative framework of the booklet comprises worthy signposting in order that the ebook can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it contains complete documentation of the traditional assets, maps, and genealogical tables.
Illustrated all through with various pictures and line drawings, it's going to stay the definitive account of old Greek mythology for generations to come.
By Alexander McCall Smith