Download E-books Realm of the Ring Lords: The Myth and Magic of the Grail Quest PDF

The magical background of the hoop Lords, alluded to in J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings, has been mostly consigned to legend and half-remembered battles among sturdy and evil. Shrouded in supernatural enigma, its legacy lives on in interesting stories of fairies, elves, witches, and vampires.

The most well liked Grail tales relate to Arthurian stories of Guinevere’s golden Ring and the good iron-clad Ring of Camelot—the Knights of the around desk. whilst this Ring was once damaged, the land fell into chaos and the forces of darkness reigned over the earth, starlight, and wooded area.

Why can we experience deeper truths in the back of the mysteries of the hoop and the Grail? Why have their universal improvements been distorted and hidden?

The historic guardians of our tradition have by no means featured definitely in educational teachings, for they have been the Shining Ones: the genuine progenitors of our background. in its place, their truth used to be quashed from the earliest days of Inquisitional suppression and the literal diminution in their figures triggered a parallel diminishing in their heritage. truthfully, although, the sovereign legacy of our tradition comes from a spot and time that will simply in addition be referred to as Middle-earth as by way of the other identify. It lingers past the twilight portal within the lengthy far-off realm of the hoop Lords.

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The magical background of the hoop Lords, alluded to in J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings, has been mostly consigned to legend and half-remembered battles among sturdy and evil. Shrouded in supernatural enigma, its legacy lives on in interesting stories of fairies, elves, witches, and vampires.

The most well liked Grail tales relate to Arthurian stories of Guinevere’s golden Ring and the good iron-clad Ring of Camelot—the Knights of the around desk. whilst this Ring was once damaged, the land fell into chaos and the forces of darkness reigned over the earth, starlight, and wooded area.

Why can we experience deeper truths in the back of the mysteries of the hoop and the Grail? Why have their universal improvements been distorted and hidden?

The historic guardians of our tradition have by no means featured definitely in educational teachings, for they have been the Shining Ones: the genuine progenitors of our background. in its place, their truth used to be quashed from the earliest days of Inquisitional suppression and the literal diminution in their figures triggered a parallel diminishing in their heritage. truthfully, although, the sovereign legacy of our tradition comes from a spot and time that will simply in addition be referred to as Middle-earth as by way of the other identify. It lingers past the twilight portal within the lengthy far-off realm of the hoop Lords.

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Download E-books Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag PDF

In Unsettling Assumptions, editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye study how culture and gender come jointly to unsettle assumptions approximately tradition and its study.

individuals discover the intersections of conventional expressive tradition and sex/gender structures to query, examine, or disenchanted thoughts like relations, ethics, and authenticity. person essays contemplate myriad subject matters akin to Thanksgiving turkeys, rockabilly and bar fights, chinese language stories of lady ghosts, selkie tales, a loud Mennonite New Year’s get together, the Distaff Gospels, Kentucky tobacco farmers, foreign adoptions, and more.

In Unsettling Assumptions, folkloric types show but in addition counteract disadvantages of tradition like misogyny, homophobia, and racism. yet expressive tradition additionally emerges as primary to our feel of belonging to a kinfolk, an profession, or friendship workforce and, such a lot significantly, to identification performativity and the development and negotiation of power.

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In Unsettling Assumptions, editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye study how culture and gender come jointly to unsettle assumptions approximately tradition and its study.

individuals discover the intersections of conventional expressive tradition and sex/gender structures to query, examine, or disenchanted thoughts like relations, ethics, and authenticity. person essays contemplate myriad subject matters akin to Thanksgiving turkeys, rockabilly and bar fights, chinese language stories of lady ghosts, selkie tales, a loud Mennonite New Year’s get together, the Distaff Gospels, Kentucky tobacco farmers, foreign adoptions, and more.

In Unsettling Assumptions, folkloric types show but in addition counteract disadvantages of tradition like misogyny, homophobia, and racism. yet expressive tradition additionally emerges as primary to our feel of belonging to a kinfolk, an profession, or friendship workforce and, such a lot significantly, to identification performativity and the development and negotiation of power.

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Download E-books Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural Identity (Envisioning Cuba) PDF

Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban highbrow, spent a long time touring via Cuba accumulating oral histories, tales, and tune from Cubans of African descent. Her paintings is usually seen as an extension of the paintings of her recognized brother-in-law, Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, who initiated the research of Afro-Cubans and the concept that of transculturation. the following, Edna Rodriguez-Mangual demanding situations this attitude, presenting that Cabrera's paintings bargains an alternative choice to the hegemonizing nationwide fable of Cuba articulated via Ortiz and others.

Rodriguez-Mangual examines Cabrera's ethnographic essays and brief tales in context. via blurring truth and fiction, anthropology and literature, Cabrera defied the clinical discourse utilized by different anthropologists. She wrote of Afro-Cubans no longer as items yet as matters, and in her writings, whiteness, rather than blackness, is gazed upon because the "other." As Rodriguez-Mangual demonstrates, Cabrera rewrote the heritage of Cuba and its tradition via imaginitive potential, calling into query the empirical foundation of anthropology and putting Afro-Cuban contributions on the heart of the literature that describes the Cuban state and its nationwide identity.

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Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban highbrow, spent a long time touring via Cuba accumulating oral histories, tales, and tune from Cubans of African descent. Her paintings is usually seen as an extension of the paintings of her recognized brother-in-law, Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, who initiated the research of Afro-Cubans and the concept that of transculturation. the following, Edna Rodriguez-Mangual demanding situations this attitude, presenting that Cabrera's paintings bargains an alternative choice to the hegemonizing nationwide fable of Cuba articulated via Ortiz and others.

Rodriguez-Mangual examines Cabrera's ethnographic essays and brief tales in context. via blurring truth and fiction, anthropology and literature, Cabrera defied the clinical discourse utilized by different anthropologists. She wrote of Afro-Cubans no longer as items yet as matters, and in her writings, whiteness, rather than blackness, is gazed upon because the "other." As Rodriguez-Mangual demonstrates, Cabrera rewrote the heritage of Cuba and its tradition via imaginitive potential, calling into query the empirical foundation of anthropology and putting Afro-Cuban contributions on the heart of the literature that describes the Cuban state and its nationwide identity.

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Download E-books Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 PDF

By Cynthia Eller

Gentlemen and Amazons strains the nineteenth-century genesis and improvement of a big modern delusion approximately human origins: that of an unique prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the highbrow background of the parable, which arose from male students who quite often desired to vindicate the patriarchal relatives version as a better degree of human improvement. Eller tells the tales those males instructed, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and gives the mandatory context for figuring out how feminists of the Seventies and Eighties embraced as historic “fact” a discredited nineteenth-century concept.

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By Cynthia Eller

Gentlemen and Amazons strains the nineteenth-century genesis and improvement of a big modern delusion approximately human origins: that of an unique prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the highbrow background of the parable, which arose from male students who quite often desired to vindicate the patriarchal relatives version as a better degree of human improvement. Eller tells the tales those males instructed, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and gives the mandatory context for figuring out how feminists of the Seventies and Eighties embraced as historic “fact” a discredited nineteenth-century concept.

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Download E-books Greek Mythography in the Roman World (American Philological Association American Classical Studies) PDF

By Alan Cameron

Via the Roman age the conventional tales of Greek delusion had lengthy considering the fact that ceased to mirror pop culture. Mythology had develop into as an alternative a critical point in elite tradition. If one didn't be aware of the tales one wouldn't comprehend lots of the allusions within the poets and orators, classics and contemporaries alike; nor might one be capable of determine the scenes represented at the mosaic flooring and wall work on your cultivated buddies' homes, or at the silverware on their tables at dinner.

Mythology used to be not imbibed within the nursery; nor may possibly or not it's easily picked up from the customarily indirect allusions within the classics. It needed to be realized at school, as illustrated through the intense volume of uncomplicated mythological info within the many surviving historic commentaries at the classics, significantly Servius, who bargains a legendary tale for nearly all people, position, or even plant Vergil mentions. Commentators used the classics as pegs on which to hold tales they suggestion their scholars may still know.

A strangely huge variety of mythographic treatises continue to exist from the early empire, and plenty of papyrus fragments from misplaced works end up that they have been in universal use. additionally, writer Alan Cameron identifies a hitherto unrecognized kind of reduction to the interpreting of Greek and Latin classical and classicizing texts--what could be referred to as mythographic partners to discovered poets reminiscent of Aratus, Callimachus, Vergil, and Ovid, whole with resource references. a lot of this booklet is dedicated to an research of the significance obviously hooked up to mentioning classical resources for legendary tales, the clearest evidence that they have been now part of discovered tradition. So relevant have been those resource references that the extra unscrupulous faked them, occasionally at the grand scale.

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By Alan Cameron

Via the Roman age the conventional tales of Greek delusion had lengthy considering the fact that ceased to mirror pop culture. Mythology had develop into as an alternative a critical point in elite tradition. If one didn't be aware of the tales one wouldn't comprehend lots of the allusions within the poets and orators, classics and contemporaries alike; nor might one be capable of determine the scenes represented at the mosaic flooring and wall work on your cultivated buddies' homes, or at the silverware on their tables at dinner.

Mythology used to be not imbibed within the nursery; nor may possibly or not it's easily picked up from the customarily indirect allusions within the classics. It needed to be realized at school, as illustrated through the intense volume of uncomplicated mythological info within the many surviving historic commentaries at the classics, significantly Servius, who bargains a legendary tale for nearly all people, position, or even plant Vergil mentions. Commentators used the classics as pegs on which to hold tales they suggestion their scholars may still know.

A strangely huge variety of mythographic treatises continue to exist from the early empire, and plenty of papyrus fragments from misplaced works end up that they have been in universal use. additionally, writer Alan Cameron identifies a hitherto unrecognized kind of reduction to the interpreting of Greek and Latin classical and classicizing texts--what could be referred to as mythographic partners to discovered poets reminiscent of Aratus, Callimachus, Vergil, and Ovid, whole with resource references. a lot of this booklet is dedicated to an research of the significance obviously hooked up to mentioning classical resources for legendary tales, the clearest evidence that they have been now part of discovered tradition. So relevant have been those resource references that the extra unscrupulous faked them, occasionally at the grand scale.

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Download E-books Russian Folktales from the Collection of A. Afanasyev: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Russian) PDF

This unique dual-language version positive aspects new translations of reports chosen from the authoritative three-volume assortment by means of famed writer Alexander Afanasyev, Popular Russian Tales. Afanasyev recorded 1000's of folktales, the 1st compilations of which have been released among 1855 and 1867 and featured such regularly Russian figures as Vasilisa, Baba Yaga, Ivan Tsarevich, and the fantastic Firebird. This edition's fables comprise The Little chicken; The Cockerel and the Hand-Mill; Baba Yaga; The Little White Duck; and Ivanko Medvedko.
Suitable for prime college and school intermediate-level Russian periods, those undying stories will captivate readers of every age. Left-hand pages characteristic the unique Russian textual content; right-hand pages comprise the hot English translation via Sergey Levchin, who presents an informative creation.

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This unique dual-language version positive aspects new translations of reports chosen from the authoritative three-volume assortment by means of famed writer Alexander Afanasyev, Popular Russian Tales. Afanasyev recorded 1000's of folktales, the 1st compilations of which have been released among 1855 and 1867 and featured such regularly Russian figures as Vasilisa, Baba Yaga, Ivan Tsarevich, and the fantastic Firebird. This edition's fables comprise The Little chicken; The Cockerel and the Hand-Mill; Baba Yaga; The Little White Duck; and Ivanko Medvedko.
Suitable for prime college and school intermediate-level Russian periods, those undying stories will captivate readers of every age. Left-hand pages characteristic the unique Russian textual content; right-hand pages comprise the hot English translation via Sergey Levchin, who presents an informative creation.

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Download E-books Indian Tales (Puffin Books) PDF

By Romila Thapar

Many nice Indian tales were informed to us through the years and we by no means get bored of listening to them. here's a e-book that talks in regards to the adventures and misfortunes of gods and demons. Readers also will locate tales of animals and the lives of the village folks in India. them all are tales of knowledge with morals. younger readers will take pleasure in this choice of tales that experience either satisfied and unhappy endings.

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By Romila Thapar

Many nice Indian tales were informed to us through the years and we by no means get bored of listening to them. here's a e-book that talks in regards to the adventures and misfortunes of gods and demons. Readers also will locate tales of animals and the lives of the village folks in India. them all are tales of knowledge with morals. younger readers will take pleasure in this choice of tales that experience either satisfied and unhappy endings.

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Download E-books Himalayan Tribal Tales: Oral Tradition and Culture in the Apatani Valley (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) PDF

Apatani oral culture, within the japanese Himalayas, illustrates key cultural principles, social practices and id development. A comparative research of Apatani tales unearths parallels around the prolonged jap Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh to upland Southeast Asia and southwest China.

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Apatani oral culture, within the japanese Himalayas, illustrates key cultural principles, social practices and id development. A comparative research of Apatani tales unearths parallels around the prolonged jap Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh to upland Southeast Asia and southwest China.

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Download E-books Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition (Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology) PDF

By Michael Jordan

A necessary choice of greater than 2,500 deities of the area. For greater than 60,000 years, humans have worshiped deities of the sunlight, sky, and sea, in addition to writer gods, counting on the information of religion in the course of the mysterious global round them. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses. moment variation presents entry to greater than 2,500 of those spiritual figures, from historic Sumerian gods during the glossy Haitian deities. offering a plethora of knowledge from cultures as diversified because the Aztecs, Celts, and eastern, this dictionary discusses lesser-known divinities in addition to the modern gods of the most important monotheistic religions - Allah, God, and Yahweh, between others. New positive factors, together with cross-references and a complete index, make this revised variation extra available than ever. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, moment variation is an critical source ideal for basic readers drawn to mythology and faith, in addition to students in spiritual reviews, anthropology, historical past, and archaeology.

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By Michael Jordan

A necessary choice of greater than 2,500 deities of the area. For greater than 60,000 years, humans have worshiped deities of the sunlight, sky, and sea, in addition to writer gods, counting on the information of religion in the course of the mysterious global round them. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses. moment variation presents entry to greater than 2,500 of those spiritual figures, from historic Sumerian gods during the glossy Haitian deities. offering a plethora of knowledge from cultures as diversified because the Aztecs, Celts, and eastern, this dictionary discusses lesser-known divinities in addition to the modern gods of the most important monotheistic religions - Allah, God, and Yahweh, between others. New positive factors, together with cross-references and a complete index, make this revised variation extra available than ever. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, moment variation is an critical source ideal for basic readers drawn to mythology and faith, in addition to students in spiritual reviews, anthropology, historical past, and archaeology.

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