Download E-books Mythical Creatures (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena) PDF

By Linda S Godfrey

Legends and myths are filled with most unlikely creatures and unusual beasts, from the half-human, half-lion sphinx of historic Egypt to fire-breathing dragons to mermaids within the oceans. This paintings describes a number of the recognized beasts of myth and legend and appears at their attainable origins whereas recounting the stories that experience stored them recognized for millennia.

Show description

Read Online or Download Mythical Creatures (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena) PDF

Best Folklore Mythology books

Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture

"Spells of appeal" brings jointly the simplest literary fairy stories ever written, prepared to supply a feeling of the historical past and evolution of this historical style. concentrating on the paintings of the main proficient writers of the nice Western literary routine from classical instances to the current, Jack Zipes's assortment exhibits how a few of literature's such a lot artistic minds have attempted their hand at blending the magic elements of the fairy story - and the way the style has been marvelously reworked in accordance with each one writer's specific genius.

Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics)

Longus's romance tells the tale of 2 little ones, Daphnis and Chloe, who love one another yet don't know find out how to make love. round their situation Longus weaves a fable which entertains and instructs, yet by no means errs in style. The tough toil and precariousness of peasant existence are right here, yet so are its compensations--revelry, track, dance, and storytelling.

Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

For ten years, William Sax studied the population of the previous nation of Garhwal in northern India. Sax attended and took part in performances of the pandav lila (a ritual reenactment of scenes from the Mahabharata in a dance) and saw its context in village lifestyles. Combining ethnographic fieldwork with refined mirrored image at the greater meanings of those rituals and practices, this quantity offers the data in a mode available to the uninitiated reader.

Divinity and Experience: The Religion of the Dinka

Initially released in 1961, this research of the faith of Southern Sudan's Dinka humans is now thought of a minor vintage of social anthropology. Lienhardt examines the complicated meanings of divine imagery and relates those to the Dinkas' adventure of lifestyles and dying. From the position of monks to the interpretation of hymns, prayers, and myths, Lienhardt offers an remarkable research and interpretation of this humans and their faith.

Additional resources for Mythical Creatures (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 29 votes