Download E-books Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization (The Bollingen series, VI) PDF

By Heinrich Robert Zimmer

This ebook translates for the Western brain the foremost 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 paintings and inspiration, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of existence and loss of life recognizable now not purely as Oriental yet as common elements.

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By Heinrich Robert Zimmer

This ebook translates for the Western brain the foremost 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 paintings and inspiration, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of existence and loss of life recognizable now not purely as Oriental yet as common elements.

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Download E-books Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society) PDF

By Alan B. Govenar

Juneteenth Texas explores African-American folkways and traditions from either African-American and white views. incorporated are descriptions and classifications of alternative points of African-American folks tradition in Texas; explorations of songs and tales and particular performers corresponding to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb, and Bongo Joe; and a bit giving assets for the extra examine of African americans in Texas.

 

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By Alan B. Govenar

Juneteenth Texas explores African-American folkways and traditions from either African-American and white views. incorporated are descriptions and classifications of alternative points of African-American folks tradition in Texas; explorations of songs and tales and particular performers corresponding to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb, and Bongo Joe; and a bit giving assets for the extra examine of African americans in Texas.

 

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Download E-books Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts PDF

By Roberta Simpson Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April evening or the recent, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day places worry into your middle. Or rustling November leaves, and the nippiness that sneaks into your bones through the darkened days of iciness makes you quiver with anxiousness, then interpreting spooky thrillers won't wait until eventually October.

From masterful storytelling duo Roberta and Lonnie Brown comes Spookiest tales Ever: 4 Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, a creepy selection of stories from their domestic country. that includes regular Kentucky landmarks reminiscent of the Palace Theater and the Waverly Hills medical institution in Louisville and Shaker Village of friendly Hill, those money owed from around the commonwealth are certain to placed a tingle within the reader's spine.

These awesome tales, together with stories of the "chime baby" who can see and consult ghosts, graveside appearances, and the Spurlington Witch of Taylor County, happen in all 4 seasons and are available from each nook of Kentucky. a necessary a part of the yankee storytelling culture, those ghost tales will satisfaction readers who love getting goose bumps throughout the year.

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By Roberta Simpson Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April evening or the recent, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day places worry into your middle. Or rustling November leaves, and the nippiness that sneaks into your bones through the darkened days of iciness makes you quiver with anxiousness, then interpreting spooky thrillers won't wait until eventually October.

From masterful storytelling duo Roberta and Lonnie Brown comes Spookiest tales Ever: 4 Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, a creepy selection of stories from their domestic country. that includes regular Kentucky landmarks reminiscent of the Palace Theater and the Waverly Hills medical institution in Louisville and Shaker Village of friendly Hill, those money owed from around the commonwealth are certain to placed a tingle within the reader's spine.

These awesome tales, together with stories of the "chime baby" who can see and consult ghosts, graveside appearances, and the Spurlington Witch of Taylor County, happen in all 4 seasons and are available from each nook of Kentucky. a necessary a part of the yankee storytelling culture, those ghost tales will satisfaction readers who love getting goose bumps throughout the year.

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Download E-books Norse Mythology A to Z (Mythology A to Z Series) PDF

By Kathleen N. Daly

The Mythology A to Z sequence explores the world's most vital myths and legends in an available variety designed for younger readers. each one complete quantity comprises greater than four hundred well-constructed entries at the significant figures, locations, tales, items, and issues of a given mythology. An introductory essay recounts the background of those civilizations and illuminates their lifestyle. This revised version of Norse Mythology A to Z gains dozens of latest entries on subject matters and subject matters of curiosity to younger readers, together with gods and goddesses, the geography of Norse mythology, shape-shifters, wooden carvings, and folklore, in addition to new illustrations and an up-to-date bibliography.

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By Kathleen N. Daly

The Mythology A to Z sequence explores the world's most vital myths and legends in an available variety designed for younger readers. each one complete quantity comprises greater than four hundred well-constructed entries at the significant figures, locations, tales, items, and issues of a given mythology. An introductory essay recounts the background of those civilizations and illuminates their lifestyle. This revised version of Norse Mythology A to Z gains dozens of latest entries on subject matters and subject matters of curiosity to younger readers, together with gods and goddesses, the geography of Norse mythology, shape-shifters, wooden carvings, and folklore, in addition to new illustrations and an up-to-date bibliography.

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Download E-books William Tell PDF

By Margaret Early

Recounts how the mythical Swiss folks hero, pressured to shoot an apple from his son's head by way of the evil governor, catalyzed the Swiss mountaineers' riot opposed to Austrian tyranny within the early 1300's.

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By Margaret Early

Recounts how the mythical Swiss folks hero, pressured to shoot an apple from his son's head by way of the evil governor, catalyzed the Swiss mountaineers' riot opposed to Austrian tyranny within the early 1300's.

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Download E-books Goddesses in World Mythology PDF

By Martha Ann

"In the start humans didn't paintings, as the sky was once so as regards to the Earth, they can simply succeed in up and bring to an end a section of it to consume. sooner or later, grasping girl reduce of an immense chew of the sky and, in spite of assistance from the full village, there has been no solution to end it so she needed to throw the remaining away. The sky used to be offended approximately this and rose excessive above the Earth so the folk may well now not take items for foodstuff. Now humans needs to paintings for his or her food." grasping lady, the Nigerian goddess accountable for people having to paintings for his or her residing is only one of the various millions of girls who populate global mythology. In each tradition during the a while, ladies have performed an complex half within the legendary traditions that make up the voices of generations earlier. but, regardless of the wealthy range of those figures, researchers, archaeologists, and linguists have tended to offer them brief shrift.
protecting 30,000 years of goddess worship, this interesting booklet is the 1st and such a lot finished biographical dictionary committed completely to mythological girls. delivering exceptional entry to details on over 11,000 goddesses, nymphs, demons, and deified ladies, this worldwide trip explores 1000s of cultures that experience worshiped lady divinities. There are either the recognized and the obscure--from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of affection and sweetness, and the Indian goddess Nari, writer of existence, to Nermain, one of many 5 Irish struggle goddesses who impress warriors to insanity in conflict, and Sodza, African goddess of thunder whose loud noise drives away evil spirits. prepared alphabetically inside of fifteen realms, together with Egypt, the a long way East, Oceania, North the US, and the Himalayan zone, every one access identifies the goddess via her most typical anthropological, mythological, or spiritual identify. It then identifies the tradition spotting that goddess, summarizies her powers or attributes, and sometimes, offers a quick tale characterizing her character, motivations, powers, and attributes. listed below are goddesses accountable for each point of lifestyle: we learn of the rural attributes of the goddess Siduri, a close to jap goddess of wine and knowledge who encourages her fans to consume, drink, and be merry; we meet Lea, the Polynesian goddess of canoe makers, chargeable for trade and go back and forth; and we're brought to the Sjofn, the Scandinavian goddess of sexuality chargeable for stirring human hearts to like. incorporated are also over 2,000 cross-references that advisor the reader to different entries, exhibiting the unusually complicated courting of definite goddesses throughout cultures, areas, and time, in addition to indexes that divide the goddesses via identify and attribute.
a different and easy-to-use advisor to girl deities, Goddesses in international Mythology exhibits that goddessess weren't simply better halves, sisters, moms, or fertility deities, yet very best deities themselves. starting from Lennaxidaq, the local American goddess of success and wealth to gSum-brag-ma, Tibet's malevolent goddess of dysentery, this exhaustive paintings returns female sacredness to an commemorated position within the information of humanity.

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By Martha Ann

"In the start humans didn't paintings, as the sky was once so as regards to the Earth, they can simply succeed in up and bring to an end a section of it to consume. sooner or later, grasping girl reduce of an immense chew of the sky and, in spite of assistance from the full village, there has been no solution to end it so she needed to throw the remaining away. The sky used to be offended approximately this and rose excessive above the Earth so the folk may well now not take items for foodstuff. Now humans needs to paintings for his or her food." grasping lady, the Nigerian goddess accountable for people having to paintings for his or her residing is only one of the various millions of girls who populate global mythology. In each tradition during the a while, ladies have performed an complex half within the legendary traditions that make up the voices of generations earlier. but, regardless of the wealthy range of those figures, researchers, archaeologists, and linguists have tended to offer them brief shrift.
protecting 30,000 years of goddess worship, this interesting booklet is the 1st and such a lot finished biographical dictionary committed completely to mythological girls. delivering exceptional entry to details on over 11,000 goddesses, nymphs, demons, and deified ladies, this worldwide trip explores 1000s of cultures that experience worshiped lady divinities. There are either the recognized and the obscure--from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of affection and sweetness, and the Indian goddess Nari, writer of existence, to Nermain, one of many 5 Irish struggle goddesses who impress warriors to insanity in conflict, and Sodza, African goddess of thunder whose loud noise drives away evil spirits. prepared alphabetically inside of fifteen realms, together with Egypt, the a long way East, Oceania, North the US, and the Himalayan zone, every one access identifies the goddess via her most typical anthropological, mythological, or spiritual identify. It then identifies the tradition spotting that goddess, summarizies her powers or attributes, and sometimes, offers a quick tale characterizing her character, motivations, powers, and attributes. listed below are goddesses accountable for each point of lifestyle: we learn of the rural attributes of the goddess Siduri, a close to jap goddess of wine and knowledge who encourages her fans to consume, drink, and be merry; we meet Lea, the Polynesian goddess of canoe makers, chargeable for trade and go back and forth; and we're brought to the Sjofn, the Scandinavian goddess of sexuality chargeable for stirring human hearts to like. incorporated are also over 2,000 cross-references that advisor the reader to different entries, exhibiting the unusually complicated courting of definite goddesses throughout cultures, areas, and time, in addition to indexes that divide the goddesses via identify and attribute.
a different and easy-to-use advisor to girl deities, Goddesses in international Mythology exhibits that goddessess weren't simply better halves, sisters, moms, or fertility deities, yet very best deities themselves. starting from Lennaxidaq, the local American goddess of success and wealth to gSum-brag-ma, Tibet's malevolent goddess of dysentery, this exhaustive paintings returns female sacredness to an commemorated position within the information of humanity.

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Download E-books Creolization as Cultural Creativity PDF

Global in scope and multidisciplinary in method, Creolization as Cultural Creativity explores the expressive kinds and performances that come into being while cultures stumble upon each other. Creolization is gifted as a robust marker of id within the postcolonial Creole societies of Latin the United States, the Caribbean, and the southwest Indian Ocean quarter, in addition to a common method that may ensue anyplace cultures come into contact.

An awesome variety of cultures from Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, the southern usa, Trinidad and Tobago, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Réunion, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Suriname, Jamaica, and Sierra Leone are mentioned in those essays.

Essayists deal with theoretical dimensions of creolization and current in-depth box reports. subject matters comprise variations of the Gombe drum over the process its migration from Jamaica to West Africa; makes use of of “ritual piracy” concerned with the appropriation of Catholic symbols by means of Puerto Rican brujos; the subversion of authentic tradition and authority via playful and combative use of “creole speak” in Argentine literature and verbal arts; the mislabeling and trivialization (“toy blindness”) of gadgets appropriated by way of African americans within the American South; the strategic use of creole suggestions between storytellers in the islands of the Indian Ocean; and the creolized personality of recent Orleans and its track. within the introductory essay the editors tackle either neighborhood and common dimensions of creolization and argue for the centrality of its expressive manifestations for creolization scholarship.

Creolization as Cultural Creativity attracts from the disciplines of folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology, literary stories, historical past, and fabric tradition reports. members comprise Roger D. Abrahams, Robert Baron, Kenneth Bilby, Ana C. Cara, J. Michael sprint, gray Gundaker, Lee Haring, Raquel Romberg, Nick Spitzer, and John F. Szwed.

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Global in scope and multidisciplinary in method, Creolization as Cultural Creativity explores the expressive kinds and performances that come into being while cultures stumble upon each other. Creolization is gifted as a robust marker of id within the postcolonial Creole societies of Latin the United States, the Caribbean, and the southwest Indian Ocean quarter, in addition to a common method that may ensue anyplace cultures come into contact.

An awesome variety of cultures from Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, the southern usa, Trinidad and Tobago, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Réunion, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Suriname, Jamaica, and Sierra Leone are mentioned in those essays.

Essayists deal with theoretical dimensions of creolization and current in-depth box reports. subject matters comprise variations of the Gombe drum over the process its migration from Jamaica to West Africa; makes use of of “ritual piracy” concerned with the appropriation of Catholic symbols by means of Puerto Rican brujos; the subversion of authentic tradition and authority via playful and combative use of “creole speak” in Argentine literature and verbal arts; the mislabeling and trivialization (“toy blindness”) of gadgets appropriated by way of African americans within the American South; the strategic use of creole suggestions between storytellers in the islands of the Indian Ocean; and the creolized personality of recent Orleans and its track. within the introductory essay the editors tackle either neighborhood and common dimensions of creolization and argue for the centrality of its expressive manifestations for creolization scholarship.

Creolization as Cultural Creativity attracts from the disciplines of folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology, literary stories, historical past, and fabric tradition reports. members comprise Roger D. Abrahams, Robert Baron, Kenneth Bilby, Ana C. Cara, J. Michael sprint, gray Gundaker, Lee Haring, Raquel Romberg, Nick Spitzer, and John F. Szwed.

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Download E-books The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales: Expanded Second Edition PDF

Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker part of vintage fairy stories figures because the material for this fascinating research of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Nursery and family stories. This up-to-date and elevated moment version features a new preface and an appendix containing new translations of six stories, in addition to statement through Maria Tatar. through the booklet, Tatar skillfully employs the instruments not just of a psychoanalyst but in addition of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to check the harsher facets of those tales. She offers new interpretations of the robust tales during this around the world best-selling publication. Few reviews were written in English on those stories, and none has probed their allegedly chuffed endings so thoroughly.

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Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker part of vintage fairy stories figures because the material for this fascinating research of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Nursery and family stories. This up-to-date and elevated moment version features a new preface and an appendix containing new translations of six stories, in addition to statement through Maria Tatar. through the booklet, Tatar skillfully employs the instruments not just of a psychoanalyst but in addition of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to check the harsher facets of those tales. She offers new interpretations of the robust tales during this around the world best-selling publication. Few reviews were written in English on those stories, and none has probed their allegedly chuffed endings so thoroughly.

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Download E-books The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture PDF

By Matthew Beresford

From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris, the lycanthrope, or werewolf, involves us usually at the web page and the silver reveal. those interpretations usually reveal lycanthropy as a curse, with the troubled individual turning into an uncontrollable, feral beast in the course of each complete moon. yet this can be only one model of the werewolf—its origins might be traced again hundreds of thousands of years to early prehistory, and every thing from Iron Age lavatory our bodies and Roman gods to humans comparable to Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud characteristic in its tale. Exploring the position of this unusual collection of rules and folks within the fantasy, The White Devil tracks the improvement of the werewolf from its start to the current day, trying to comprehend why the wolf curse maintains to carry an organization grip at the smooth imagination.

Combining early dying and burial rites, mythology, folklore, archaeological proof, and native superstitions, Matthew Beresford explains that the werewolf has lengthy been found in the ideals and mythology of the various cultures of Europe. He examines prehistoric wolf cults, using the wolf as a logo of historic Rome, medieval werewolf executions, and the eradication of wolves by means of gurus in England in the course of the Anglo-Saxon interval. He additionally surveys werewolf trials, clinical causes, and alleged sightings, in addition to the circumstances during which lycanthropes seem in literature and movie. With sixty illustrations of those frequently terrifying—but occasionally noble—beasts, The White Deviloffers a brand new figuring out of the survival of the werewolf in ecu culture.

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By Matthew Beresford

From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris, the lycanthrope, or werewolf, involves us usually at the web page and the silver reveal. those interpretations usually reveal lycanthropy as a curse, with the troubled individual turning into an uncontrollable, feral beast in the course of each complete moon. yet this can be only one model of the werewolf—its origins might be traced again hundreds of thousands of years to early prehistory, and every thing from Iron Age lavatory our bodies and Roman gods to humans comparable to Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud characteristic in its tale. Exploring the position of this unusual collection of rules and folks within the fantasy, The White Devil tracks the improvement of the werewolf from its start to the current day, trying to comprehend why the wolf curse maintains to carry an organization grip at the smooth imagination.

Combining early dying and burial rites, mythology, folklore, archaeological proof, and native superstitions, Matthew Beresford explains that the werewolf has lengthy been found in the ideals and mythology of the various cultures of Europe. He examines prehistoric wolf cults, using the wolf as a logo of historic Rome, medieval werewolf executions, and the eradication of wolves by means of gurus in England in the course of the Anglo-Saxon interval. He additionally surveys werewolf trials, clinical causes, and alleged sightings, in addition to the circumstances during which lycanthropes seem in literature and movie. With sixty illustrations of those frequently terrifying—but occasionally noble—beasts, The White Deviloffers a brand new figuring out of the survival of the werewolf in ecu culture.

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Download E-books The Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by Folklorists PDF

Folklore—the inherently inventive expression, transmission, and functionality of cultural traditions—has regularly supplied a deep good of fabric for writers, musicians, and artists of all types. Folklorists often hire descriptive and analytical prose, yet they, like students in different social sciences, have more and more sought new, inventive and reflexive modes of discourse. Many folklorists also are inventive writers, a few renowned as such, and the folks traditions they learn usually offer form and substance to their paintings. This selection of artistic writing grounded in folklore and its examine brings jointly a few of the easiest examples of such writing.

Contributors to this assortment contain Teresa Bergen, John Burrison, Norma E. Cantu, Frank de Caro, Holly Everett, Danusha Goska, Neil R. Grobman, Carrie Hertz, Edward Hirsch, Laurel Horton, Rosan Augusta Jordan, Paul Jordan-Smith, Elaine J. Lawless, Cynthia Levee, Jens Lund, Mary Magoulick, Bernard McCarthy, Joanne B. Mulcahy, Kirin Narayan, Ted Olson, Daniel Peretti, Leslie Prosterman, Jo Radner, Susan Stewart, Jeannie Banks Thomas, Jeff Todd Titon, Libby Tucker, Margaret Yocom, and Steve Zeitlin.

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Folklore—the inherently inventive expression, transmission, and functionality of cultural traditions—has regularly supplied a deep good of fabric for writers, musicians, and artists of all types. Folklorists often hire descriptive and analytical prose, yet they, like students in different social sciences, have more and more sought new, inventive and reflexive modes of discourse. Many folklorists also are inventive writers, a few renowned as such, and the folks traditions they learn usually offer form and substance to their paintings. This selection of artistic writing grounded in folklore and its examine brings jointly a few of the easiest examples of such writing.

Contributors to this assortment contain Teresa Bergen, John Burrison, Norma E. Cantu, Frank de Caro, Holly Everett, Danusha Goska, Neil R. Grobman, Carrie Hertz, Edward Hirsch, Laurel Horton, Rosan Augusta Jordan, Paul Jordan-Smith, Elaine J. Lawless, Cynthia Levee, Jens Lund, Mary Magoulick, Bernard McCarthy, Joanne B. Mulcahy, Kirin Narayan, Ted Olson, Daniel Peretti, Leslie Prosterman, Jo Radner, Susan Stewart, Jeannie Banks Thomas, Jeff Todd Titon, Libby Tucker, Margaret Yocom, and Steve Zeitlin.

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