Download E-books From Gods to God: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends PDF

By Yair Zakovitch, Avigdor Shinan

The traditional Israelites believed issues that the writers of the Bible sought after them to fail to remember: myths and legends from a pre-biblical international that the recent monotheist order had to bury, disguise, or reinterpret. historical Israel used to be wealthy in such literary traditions earlier than the Bible reached the ultimate shape that we have got at the present time. those traditions weren't misplaced yet endured, handed down throughout the a while. Many controlled to arrive us in post-biblical assets: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the useless Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and different historic translations of the Bible, or even outdoors the traditional Jewish international in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself occasionally alludes to those traditions, frequently in unbelievable contexts. Written in transparent and obtainable language, this quantity provides thirty such traditions. It voyages at the back of the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what used to be informed and retold one of the old Israelites, no matter if it's "not what the Bible tells us."

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Download E-books Fated: The Bloodstone Saga (Volume 2) PDF

By Courtney Cole

Seventeen-year outdated Macy Lockhart concept she had all of it discovered. As a Keeper within the old association, the Order of the Moirae, she actually holds destiny in her arms. She lives persistently in lives that finish tragically; all to additional the nice of mankind as she does her half to manage future. yet there’s one lesson that she hasn’t discovered good adequate. not anything is ever what it kind of feels. Startling new revelations approximately her identification floor and Macy realizes that she’s extra very important than she ever imagined. As she struggles to know her new fact, every person she loves is threatened. Is she powerful adequate to avoid wasting all of them?

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Download E-books Narrative As Social Practice: Anglo-western and Australian Aboriginal Oral Traditions (Language, Power, and Social Process, 13) PDF

This can be a hugely unique comparative research of the oral storytelling traditions of 2 generally divergent cultures, Anglo-Western tradition and imperative Australian Aboriginal tradition. all in favour of either theoretical and empirical concerns, this booklet deals a serious dialogue of the main influential theories of narrative. It evaluates them at the foundation of textual analyses of Anglo-Western and Australian Aboriginal oral narratives, seen within the context of the various storytelling practices, values and worldviews in either cultures. The ebook bargains new insights to readers attracted to linguistics, narratology, discourse research, cross-cultural pragmatics, anthropology, and Australian Aboriginal reviews.

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Download E-books The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa PDF

By Clyde W. Ford

"Discovering a deeply significant African fable is like discovering an previous photo of myself in a spot lengthy forgotten.... those myths are greater than simply people stories or fables.... listed here are epics as grand as Gilgamesh, heroes as hardy as Hercules, heroines as vexing as Venus." And but, as Clyde Ford came upon, the nice myths of Africa have been passed over of the foremost works of recent mythology, lacking from the sacred tales of global culture.  Taking it as his undertaking to reclaim this misplaced treasure, he has written a desirable and demanding book--one that either brings to lifestyles the traditional stories and indicates why they subject a lot to us today.

African myths show the perennial knowledge of humanity: the construction of the area, the hero's trip, our courting with nature, dying, and resurrection.  From the Ashanti comes the relocating account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's trip to the underworld to hunt his liked wives.  From Uganda we study of the mythical Kintu, who gained the affection of a goddess and created a kingdom from a handful of remoted clans.  The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who exhibits us the trail all people needs to shuttle to find his actual destiny.  Many myths show the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford additionally explores the archetypal forces of the orishas--the West African deities that have been carried to the Americas within the African diaspora.

Ultimately, as Clyde Ford issues out, those nice myths allow us to work out the heritage of African american citizens in a brand new light--as a hero's trip, a brave passage to a hard-won victory.  The Hero with an African Face enriches us all via restoring this important culture to the area.

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Download E-books Drawing Stories from around the World and a Sampling of European Handkerchief Stories PDF

By Anne Pellowski

Drawing an image whereas telling a narrative is a practice that may be present in cultures round the world―perhaps relationship again to early cave work. nobody understands while or the place this distinctive type of storytelling originated, yet for generations, drawing tales have overjoyed and educated listeners―and they proceed to fascinate audiences at the present time. popular storyteller Anne Pellowski has traveled the area, amassing drawing tales from such varied nations as Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Germany, Sweden, and Japan. right here she offers greater than 30 ready-to-tell stories, in addition to step by step instructions for the creative illustrations that accompany them, and information for attractive your viewers in additional studying. An further function is the inclusion of five pleasant handkerchief (hanky panky) tales, which originated in Europe within the nineteenth century. A worthwhile treasury for educators, storytellers, and folklorists.

Drawing an image whereas telling a narrative is a practice that may be present in cultures round the world―perhaps courting again to early cave work. not anyone is aware whilst and the place this exact type of storytelling originated, yet for generations, drawing tales have extremely joyful and proficient listeners―and they proceed to fascinate audiences this day. well known storyteller Anne Pellowski has traveled the area, gathering drawing tales from such various international locations as Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Germany, Sweden and Japan. the following she provides greater than 30 ready-to-tell stories, in addition to step by step instructions for the inventive illustrations that accompany them, and guidance for attractive your viewers in extra studying. you will find famous stories, comparable to The Black Cat, which used to be made recognized by means of Lewis Carroll, in addition to many drawing tales that experience by no means earlier than seemed in print, together with a few jap ekaki-uta and Australian Aboriginal sand tales. An further characteristic is the inclusion of five pleasant handkerchief (hanky panky) tales, which originated in Europe within the nineteenth century. old history of the stories, notes on resources, and a bibliography whole the paintings. certain to enchant listeners old and young, those basic stories specifically entice modern-day visible newbies, and will simply be integrated into curriculum reviews and into the storyteller's repertoire. A priceless treasury for educators, storytellers, and folklorists.

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Download E-books Flights of Angels PDF

By Cindy Brandner

From the darkish fairy story forests of Russia... To the steamy intrigues of a Hong Kong opium den... From ancestral secrets and techniques lengthy hidden in a Paris mansion... To the rolling, bloody hills of eire in the course of the Troubles... Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, this, the 3rd booklet in Cindy Brandner's really good go out Unicorns sequence keeps the tale of Casey and Pamela Riordan, Pat Riordan and Jamie Kirkpatrick. Trapped by way of condition and the occasions of his earlier within the USSR, Jamie Kirpatrick struggles to outlive in a opposed surroundings the place no longer all is because it turns out, and blood bonds are solid with enemies so that it will live on. In eire, Pamela and Casey Riordan try and reside a standard lifestyles amidst deceit, betrayal and an unofficial warfare that says greater than simply blood. Bequeathed a legacy by way of Jamie Kirkpatrick, they try to maintain an empire intact yet can't understand the surprises that watch for them. Flights of Angels is not just historic fiction, yet equivalent elements political mystery, love tale and fairy story. Richly embroidered with lush imagery, spanning continents and tremendously assorted cultures, this can be an epic story of state and the turnings of the human center.

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Download E-books The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin Classics) PDF

Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a unique virgin, executing her the subsequent morning. to finish this brutal development and to save lots of her personal lifestyles, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts to inform the king tales of event, love, riches and sweetness - stories of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of demise and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in earrings and in lamps. The series of reports will final 1,001 nights.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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