Realm of the Ring Lords: The Myth and Magic of the Grail by Laurence Gardner

By Laurence Gardner

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

The preferred Grail tales relate to Arthurian stories of Guinevere’s golden Ring and the nice iron-clad Ring of Camelot—the Knights of the around desk. whilst this Ring used to be damaged, the land fell into chaos and the forces of darkness reigned over the earth, starlight, and woodland.

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

The historical guardians of our tradition have by no means featured definitely in educational teachings, for they have been the Shining Ones: the true progenitors of our background. as an alternative, their fact used to be quashed from the earliest days of Inquisitional suppression and the literal diminution in their figures triggered a parallel diminishing in their background. honestly, even though, the sovereign legacy of our tradition comes from a spot and time that may simply in addition be known as Middle-earth as by means of the other identify. It lingers past the twilight portal within the lengthy far away realm of the hoop Lords.

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The Weather in the Imagination by Lucian Boia

By Lucian Boia

Why is the elements Channel one of many best ranked cable networks? Why used to be The Day After Tomorrow a summer season blockbuster? the elements within the mind's eye seeks to reply to those and different questions about our fascination with the elements, as Lucian Boia deals an fascinating research of the theories, situations, and psychoses as a result of climate.

Boia the following examines the cultural impression of climate in the course of the lens of anthropology and psychology, heritage, and disaster. He first investigates how human range is associated with climate and why humans fluctuate in line with their local climates. He then seems to be at how weather can clarify the dynamics of historic growth and the increase and fall of civilizations, bringing up how Nazis used it to justify the prevalence of the "Aryan" race. And what can damage or set off panic in a society extra successfully than an outstanding climatic jolt? Boia investigates the social upheaval attributable to catastrophic climatic conditions, mentioning the main gripping instance in human heritage, the Biblical Flood.

The climate within the Imagination is a thought-provoking chronicle of ways people all through historical past were bewildered, infuriated, and infrequently terrified by way of the weather.

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Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the by Brad Steiger

By Brad Steiger

Featuring 30 chilling tales of reallife zombie encounters, this entire and unsettling learn attracts upon traditions came upon during the global to dispel universal depictions of zombies as lurching, flesheating automatons made favored through numerous videos and books. This interesting assortment contains the tales of the satan child of Bourbon highway, a substantial creature entire with horns and tail that also lurks within the shadows of the massive effortless; Black Mama Courteaux and the good zombie battle, concerning hundreds and hundreds of zombie squaddies scuffling with for the supremacy in their queen; and the swamp baby of Mama Cree, who nonetheless roams the bayous of Louisiana. as well as the tales, various zombierelated proof are explored, together with ceremonies and initiations, zombies all through historical past, sacred zombie and voodoorelated websites, and zombies and monsters of the Bible.

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The Flower of Paradise and Other Armenian Tales (World by Bonnie Marshall

By Bonnie Marshall

This mesmerizing sampling of conventional Armenian stories used to be amassed through the writer in her travels and translated from Russian resources. A vast number of greater than 50 stories are geared up through type-myths and legends, animal stories, fairy stories, tales of lifestyle, and wits and dimwits. Readers (and listeners) of every age will get pleasure from tales equivalent to The Invincible hen, The Donkey Who Swallowed the Moon, Seven Stars, and a sampling of stories approximately foolish Pugi, the Armenian trickster. a few of the tales are brief and funny, making them excellent for storytime courses and read-alouds. tales are supplemented by means of heritage details at the humans and their tradition, together with a short heritage, dialogue of people traditions and foodstuff, recipes, pictures, and a bibliography. a good source for educators, scholars, folklorists, and an individual attracted to Armenian tradition! All grade levels.

This mesmerizing sampling of conventional Armenian stories was once amassed via the writer in her travels and translated from Russian resources. A vast choice of greater than 50 stories are geared up by means of type-myths and legends, animal stories, fairy stories, tales of way of life, and wits and dimwits. Readers (and listeners) of every age will savour tales akin to The Invincible chicken, The Donkey Who Swallowed the Moon, Seven Stars, and a sampling of stories approximately foolish Pugi, the Armenian trickster. the various tales are brief and funny, making them ideal for storytime courses and read-alouds. tales are supplemented through history details at the humans and their tradition, together with a quick heritage, dialogue of people traditions and nutrition, recipes, photos, and a bibliography. a superb source for educators, scholars, folklorists, and someone attracted to Armenian tradition! All grade levels.

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Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition (Facts on by Michael Jordan

By Michael Jordan

A vital choice of greater than 2,500 deities of the area. For greater than 60,000 years, humans have worshiped deities of the solar, sky, and sea, in addition to writer gods, hoping on the assistance of religion in the course of the mysterious global round them. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses. moment version presents entry to greater than 2,500 of those spiritual figures, from old Sumerian gods during the glossy Haitian deities. offering a plethora of data from cultures as various because the Aztecs, Celts, and jap, 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 version extra obtainable than ever. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, moment variation is an critical source excellent for basic readers drawn to mythology and faith, in addition to students in non secular reports, anthropology, historical past, and archaeology.

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Walkin' Over Medicine by Loudell F. Snow

By Loudell F. Snow

Representing greater than two decades of anthropological study, Walkin' over drugs, initially released through Westview Press in 1993, offers the result of Loudell F. Snow's community-based reviews in Arizona and Michigan, paintings in city prenatal clinics, conversations and correspondence with conventional healers, and event as a behavioral scientist in a pediatrics medical institution. Snow additionally visited a variety of pharmacies, grocery shops, and forte outlets in numerous significant towns, followed households to church prone, and attended weddings, baptisms, graduations, and funerals.

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Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a by Trevor J. Blank

By Trevor J. Blank

A pioneering exam of the folkloric traits of the area extensive net, electronic mail, and similar electronic media. those reviews express that folks tradition, sustained by way of a brand new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, because the Internet's beginnings, to language, perform, and interplay on-line. clients of many varieties proceed to strengthen the web as an important medium for producing, transmitting, documenting, and maintaining folklore.

In a collection of latest, insightful essays, participants Trevor J. clean, Simon J. Bronner, Robert Dobler, Russell Frank, Gregory Hansen, Robert Glenn Howard, Lynne S. McNeill, Elizabeth Tucker, and William Westerman exhibit methods the web either shapes and is formed by means of folklore.

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