Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary by Robert E. Bell

By Robert E. Bell

Divinities, people, girl monsters and animals, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals are all the following. girls of Classical Mythology deals unparalleled entry to info on girls principally ignored in reference works on Greek and Roman fantasy and provides a clean examine the better-known figures. all the 2,600 entries areas its topic either within the total context of classical delusion, and within the body of reference of her better-known counterparts.

For each one determine there's a description of her specific contribution to folklore, and a listing of a few of the poems, tragedies, epics, and different kinds of tales during which she performs a primary function. additionally, the convenient unique index, "The males of their Lives," permits readers to find a selected lady identified basically via her kinfolk. the feminine characters in classical mythology usually offer clues to genealogical, chronological, and old puzzles. This publication should be welcomed by way of classical students for the insights and relationships it finds.

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Demonosity by Amanda Ashby

By Amanda Ashby

An historic delusion + an average lady + a reluctant warrior = a full of life tackle stable vs. evil

The Black Rose—a robust historical force—has been set free and has taken up place of dwelling in Celeste Gibson, renowned woman at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' highschool. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who's dedicated to maintaining the Black Rose, yet he wishes a latest residing being to tackle the problem. That's the place Cassidy is available in. She's a unusual highschool junior who simply desires to costume in her classic outfits, hang around along with her ally, and look after her father, who's getting better from surgical procedure. She's the final one who might ever volunteer for the sort of job, yet nobody truly requested her. Now, love it or no longer, she unearths herself education prior to sunrise and struggling with demons at events, the mall, or even in school. yet whats up, nobody ever acknowledged highschool used to be going to be effortless. . .

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Heroes of Olympus by Philip Freeman, Laurie Calkhoven

By Philip Freeman, Laurie Calkhoven

Obtainable, fast paced retellings of an important classical Greek and Roman myths, tailored for center graders.

Ancient myths proceed to have smooth relevance—for millions of years they've been the foundation for performs, operas, work, and flicks. And in those retellings from acclaimed author and student Philip Freeman, vintage stories from Greek and Roman mythology locate new lifestyles and encourage aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. tailored from the lengthier Oh My Gods and in particular adapted to a more youthful viewers, those impossible to resist tales of philandering gods, wrong heroes, and tragic enthusiasts painting the elemental elements of humanity and are full of exciting drama and worthwhile insights. Sixty dramatic illustrations brighten up the e-book.

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Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends by Lewis Spence

By Lewis Spence

This awesome in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, construction myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, quite a few deities, e-book of the useless, alchemy, Egyptian artwork and magic, legends, and a number of different interesting issues. An erudite, basically written paintings, more suitable with over 50 images and illustrations.

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Handbook of Norse Mythology (World Mythology) by John Lindow

By John Lindow

The ebook describes the pagan origins of Scandinavia, the interplay among the Vikings and different Europeans, and the concept that of time in Norse mythology, and offers a dictionary of deities, issues, and ideas. With 2 hundred entries of as much as 4 pages every one, the dictionary comprises either famous characters like Thor and minor figures reminiscent of Gleipnir, the "fetter with which the wolf Fenrir used to be eventually bound." additionally it is extra references approximately Viking and medieval Scandinavia, archaeology, etymology, the conversion of Iceland, different encyclopedias, and more.

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American Gods (The 10th Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

This torrent doesn't trump a "non-anniversary" version of American Gods.

First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an rapid classic—an highbrow and creative benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of cutting edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now realize the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary variation. Newly up-to-date and extended with the author’s most popular textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real occasion of a latest masterpiece by means of the only, the single, Neil Gaiman.

A hurricane is coming . . .

Locked at the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly anticipating the magic day while he might go back to Eagle aspect, Indiana. a guy now not fearful of what the next day may perhaps convey, all he sought after was once to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new lifestyles.

yet simply days ahead of his liberate, Laura and Shadow’s ally are killed in an twist of fate. along with his existence in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a task from a beguiling stranger he meets at the method domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to grasp extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.

existence as Wednesday’s bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy is much extra attention-grabbing and unsafe than Shadow ever imagined—it is a task that takes him on a dismal and weird highway journey and introduces him to a bunch of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. alongside the way in which Shadow will study that the prior by no means dies; that everybody, together with his cherished Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that desires, totems, legends, and myths are extra genuine than we all know. eventually, he'll detect that underneath the placid floor of way of life a typhoon is brewing—an epic struggle for the very soul of America—and that he's status squarely in its course.

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The Golden Ass by Apuleius

By Apuleius

Lucius, a tender guy whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to think he should be remodeled right into a chicken, as an alternative turns into a donkey. Whirled off through robbers, he embarks on a chain of adventures and misadventures. faced finally with the chance of a level functionality the place he's speculated to reveal his sexual prowess with a girl, he's crushed through a non secular imaginative and prescient and is eventually initiated into the cult of the goddess Isis.
it's been lengthy disputed even if Apuleius intended this last-minute conversion heavily or as a last comedian shock and the problem of interpretation keeps to maintain readers interested by this paintings. Apuleius’ Golden Ass is the main continually and accessibly fun publication that has come all the way down to us from classical antiquity.

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Faery Realms: Ten Magical Titles (Faery Worlds, Book 2) by India Drummond, Julia Crane, Alexia Purdy, Tara Maya, Anthea

By India Drummond, Julia Crane, Alexia Purdy, Tara Maya, Anthea Sharp, Rachel Morgan, Talia Jager, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, Terry Spear, Dana Michelle Burnett

Input the mystical nation-states of Faery with those ten award-winning, bestselling fable authors. each one identify during this sampler assortment deals a brand new and varied international jam-packed with secret, love, and such a lot of all, fae enchantment~

Over 1400 pages of reports - jointly, those books have over three hundred five-star studies on Amazon.
Best for a while thirteen and up~

THE FAERIE dad or mum - RACHEL MORGAN
Kickbutt faerie Violet is set to graduate because the best father or mother trainee of her category, but if an project is going improper and the human boy she's intended to be retaining follows her again into the fae realm, a deadly plot is decided in movement. (298 pages)

THE WITHERING PALACE (A darkish Faerie story 0.1) - ALEXIA PURDY
Untold darkness principles the Unseelie realm of the Land of Faerie. Hidden during this tremendous zone, Aveta, the long run queen of the Unseelie military, perfects her presents over lifetimes. studying that magic isn't the single method to manage the realm round her, this naive lady grows right into a girl of power and crafty, eventually changing into probably the most feared leaders in Faerie. (75 pages)

DARK PROMISE - JULIA CRANE & TALIA JAGER
Rylie's lifestyles is grew to become the wrong way up while a stranger knocks at the door, claiming to be her genuine mom. quickly she is going to need to face the terrifying incontrovertible fact that not just is she a faery, yet person who has been promised to the darkish prince. (240 pages)

FEYLAND: the 1st experience - ANTHEA SHARP united states at the present time Bestselling Author
High-tech gaming and old magic collide whilst a working laptop or computer video game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie. Jennet Carter by no means concept hacking into her dad's new epic-fantasy sim-game will be so exciting... or harmful. yet in the back of the interface, darkish forces lie in wait, top her towards a conflict that would try her to her limits and price her greater than she ever imagined. (65 pages)

BLOOD FAERIE - INDIA DRUMMOND
Unjustly sentenced to demise, Eilidh ran--away from faerie lands to the streets of Perth, Scotland. while she discovers a human murdered by way of one in all her personal sort, she needs to opt for: flee, or learn how to faucet into the forbidden magic that price her every thing. (264 pages)

HOOD & FAE (Daughters of purple driving Hood) - TARA MAYA
Roxy Hood is simply attempting to make ends meet to pay her mom's clinical money owed. yes, Roxy takes on a few jobs of, ahem, doubtful integrity, like pretending that she will be able to converse to the useless. yet whats up, that's risk free. It's in contrast to a malignant ghoul goes to assault her. Or a horny billionaire will appear attempting to purchase her crimson jacket. Or a werewolf will assault Granny Rose. simply because that will be whacked. (100 pages)

THE darkish FAE - TERRY SPEAR united states at the present time Bestselling Author
Alicia can realize the mischievous fae after they appear to "play" with the people. merely now she's confronted with one hugely pissed off darkish fae and she's yes he understands the reality approximately her. she will be able to see him, this means that her lifestyles is forfeit. (184 pages)

EHRIAD - JENNA ELIZABETH JOHNSON
Cade MacRoich is Ehríad, an outcast of Eile. whereas searching Otherworldly monsters within the mortal international, he discovers Meghan, a tender lady whose magic turns out very usual ... 3 scenes from Faelorehn - publication one of many Otherworld Trilogy, advised from Cade's point of view. (84 pages)

ONCE (Gypsy Fairy story) - DANA MICHELLE BURNETT
Harmony's existence seriously is not the same... each day is simply as basic, and simply as uninteresting, because the one prior to it... after which the Carnival involves city. without warning, Harmony's small city global is overtaken by way of the good-looking Kieran and he or she discovers that no longer all fairy stories are fake. (140 pages)

FAE HORSE: A Faery story - ANTHEA SHARP united states this present day Bestselling Author
Accused as witch, Eileen needs to flee for her lifestyles, leaving her village and real love at the back of.

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Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace by David M. Krueger

By David M. Krueger

What do our myths say approximately us? Why will we decide to think tales which were disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth examine a legend that held large energy in a single nook of Minnesota, supporting to outline either a community’s and a state’s identification for decades.

In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have stumbled on a wide rock with writing carved into its floor in a box close to Kensington, Minnesota. The writing instructed a North American starting place tale, predating Christopher Columbus’s exploration, within which Viking missionaries reached what's now Minnesota in 1362 in simple terms to be massacred via Indians. The tale’s credibility was once quick challenged and eventually undermined by means of specialists, however the fable took hold.

Faith within the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone used to be a vital a part of the neighborhood Nordic identification. permitted and proclaimed as fact, the tale of the Rune Stone recast local americans as villains. The neighborhood used the account because the foundation for civic celebrations for years, and advocates for the stone proceed to advertise its validity regardless of the overpowering facts that it used to be a hoax. Krueger places this obdurate conviction in context and indicates how self assurance within the legitimacy of the stone has deep implications for a wide selection of Minnesotans who embraced it, together with Scandinavian immigrants, Catholics, small-town boosters, and people who wanted to commemorate the white settlers who died within the Dakota conflict of 1862.

Krueger demonstrates how the resilient trust within the Rune Stone is a kind of civil faith, with features that defy good judgment yet illustrate how groups represent themselves. He unearths whatever detailed approximately America’s preoccupation with divine correct and its afflicted approach of coming to phrases with the background of the continent’s first citizens. through contemplating who's integrated, who's ignored, and the way heroes and villains are created within the tales we inform in regards to the prior, Myths of the Rune Stone deals an enlightening point of view on not only Minnesota however the usa besides.

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