Mythology Folk Tales

Download E-books Myths of the World: A Thematic Encyclopedia PDF

By Michael Jordan

Divided into mythological topics, instead of in A-Z structure, this reference booklet relates each one fable to its tradition and interval of beginning, and has designated cross-referencing and indexing. it's meant to entice the intense scholar and common reader alike, whether or not they are looking for details on a specific mythological suggestion, or on a tradition, or on anyone personality. Michael Jordan is the writer of "Gods of the Earth" and "Encyclopedia of Gods".

Show description

Read Online or Download Myths of the World: A Thematic Encyclopedia PDF

Similar Mythology Folk Tales books

The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin Classics)

Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a special virgin, executing her the subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to save lots of her personal existence, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts off to inform the king tales of experience, love, riches and beauty - 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 jewelry and in lamps.

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Is it reliable or undesirable success to say a pig to a fisherman? What does it portend in case you holiday a double-yolked egg? what number frogs do you want to therapy whooping cough? starting from the general to the weird, and together with every little thing from spells and omens to rituals and taboos, this delightfully informative dictionary covers a wide range of well known superstitions, concerning almost each element of human tradition.

Theseus and Athens

Theseus is well known because the maximum of Athenian heroes. This paintings explores what he intended to the Athenians on the peak in their city-state within the 5th century B. C. Assembling fabric that has been scattered in scholarly works, Henry Walker examines the proof for the improvement of the parable and cult of Theseus within the archaic age.

Additional resources for Myths of the World: A Thematic Encyclopedia

Show sample text content

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 25 votes