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Thematic Guide To World Mythology

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Author: Lorena Laura Stookey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315053
Size: 25.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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Book Description: Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.


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Size: 29.89 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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Encyclopedia Of Giants And Humanoids In Myth Legend And Folklore

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth  Legend and Folklore PDF

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Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623384
Size: 56.78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.


Library Media Connection

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Size: 15.19 MB
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Category : Children
Languages : en
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Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology PDF

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Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195170245
Size: 26.97 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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Book Description: From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.


Thematic Guide To Popular Nonfiction

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction PDF

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Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328558
Size: 51.91 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.


Book Review Index

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Category : Books
Languages : en
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Book Description: Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.


Thera And The Exodus

Thera and the Exodus PDF

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Author: Riaan Booysen
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780994508
Size: 54.23 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 470
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Book Description: Of all the volcanic eruptions that shook the earth, two of the volcano on the Aegean island Thera, modern Santorini, are more important to the modern world than any other. Not only did they lead to the formation of the people known as the Israelites, but indirectly also gave birth to the god of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt is closely linked to these two eruptions, the second which occurred ca. 1450-1410 BCE during the reign of Amenhotep III, Egypt's golden pharaoh. The fallout of the eruption caused a deadly plague to break out in Egypt and to appease the perceived anger of the gods, Amenhotep ordered all firstborn in Egypt to be sacrificed in fires. His firstborn son, Crown Prince Tuthmosis, was first in line to be sacrificed, but was saved from the fire in the nick of time, an event recorded as the 'burning bush' episode in the Bible. Prince Tuthmosis became the biblical Moses and the events of that followed are now finally revealed.


Thematic Guide To Biblical Literature

Thematic Guide to Biblical Literature PDF

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Author: Nancy M. Tischler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313337093
Size: 14.47 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 267
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Book Description: Discusses 20 biblical themes, such as creation, the hero, and death and the afterlife, and relates them to a wide range of literary works commonly read by students.


Thematic Guide To Modern Drama

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama PDF

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Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
Size: 66.43 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Book Description: The uniquely thematic approach of this resource will help teachers and librarians identify pertinent works of modern drama for students, and will enhance readers' understanding of these works. Ninety-nine plays are discussed, covering a broad range of works spanning more than a hundred years.


Monsters

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Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738700502
Size: 52.61 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Book Description: "The author discusses monsters from the perspective of traditional magical lore, describing the characteristics of vampires, ghosts, werewolves, fairy creatures, mermaids, dragons, spirits, angels, and demons, and examining evidence of their existence."--BWI.


Thematic Guide To American Poetry

Thematic Guide to American Poetry PDF

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Author: Allan Douglas Burns
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314629
Size: 17.87 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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Book Description: Uses approximately 250 poems by eighty-six poets to chronologically trace the development of such themes as art, beauty, civilization, family relations, freedom, and slavery in American poetry.