The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

By Victor Pelevin

A cyber-age retelling of the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur from certainly one of Russia’s most fun younger writers.
Labyrinth (noun): An problematic constitution of intercommunicating passages, during which it's tough to discover one’s method with out a clue; a maze.

They have by no means met; they've been assigned unusual pseudonyms; they inhabit exact rooms which open out onto very diverse landscapes; and so they have entered right into a discussion which they can't break out – a discourse outlined and destroyed by way of the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant strength they name Asterisk, a strength for solid and ailing during which the Minotaur is ceaselessly current and Theseus is the nice unknown.

Victor Pelevin has created a mesmerising global the place the surreal and the hyperreal collide. The Helmet of Horror is based in accordance with the net exchanges of the twenty-first century, but instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. it's a labyrinthine exam of epistemological uncertainty that noticeably reinvents the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age the place details is ample yet wisdom turns out eventually unattainable.

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Los mitos griegos

By Friedrich Georg Jünger

En este libro no se explican los mitos griegos desde una perspectiva científica o filosófica ni tampoco simbólica o alegórica. Friedrich Georg Jünger trata de comprenderlos en su expresividad sensorial, en su corporeidad nítidamente definida, asumiendo al pie de los angeles letra y con exactitud lo que nos ha sido transmitido. A través de l. a. interpretación poética surge una imagen del mito que parece tan plástica y tan viva como las esculturas griegas. Allí radica l. a. novedad y originalidad de este fascinante viaje por los angeles Grecia antigua. los angeles obra está estructurada de un modo arquitectónico, como el propio mito. Por tanto, los angeles primera parte es cosmogónica y abarca desde Caos hasta los angeles caída de Prometeo. los angeles segunda, l. a. teogonía, conforma el centro, el mundo de los dioses. Y desde allí, el camino conduce a los héroes, pues éstos surgen sólo donde hay dioses y están, por tanto, impregnados de un halo divino.

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On Sophistical Refutations

By Aristotle, W. A. Pickard-Cambridge

Contained during this quantity are books by means of Aristotle with regards to common sense or because the writer could describe it, analytics. 'Categories, On Interpretation, and On Sophistical Refutations' are amassed right here during this quantity translated by way of E. M. Edghill and W. A. Pickard-Cambridge. This quantity including 'Prior Analytics and Posterior Analytics', and 'Topics' types the 'Organon' or whole books of Aristotelian good judgment. scholars of classical philosophy and literature will locate this quantity of a lot curiosity.

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Native American Mythology

This attention-grabbing and informative compendium of local American lore used to be assembled by means of certainly one of twentieth-century America's ultimate ethnographer/anthropologists. Hartley Burr Alexander recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, delivering a remarkably wide variety of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and construction myths, end-time prophecies, and different conventional tales.
The tales commence within the a long way North, between Norsemen and Eskimos, and diversity during the land of the wooded area dwellers, with wide illustration of tribes resembling the Iroquois and Algonquian. Legends from the Gulf area and nice Plains surround sunlight worship and trickster pranks, and from the Indians of the mountain and barren region come stories of Navajo gods and episodes from the ghost international. the gathering concludes one of the natives of the Pacific coast, with tales of mystery societies, totemism and totemic spirits, and the Raven Cycle — the supernatural lore surrounding the black poultry who hung the sunlight, moon, and stars within the sky, positioned the salmon within the rivers and the fish within the sea, and amused itself through fooling individuals with its shape-shifting tricks.

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Historical-Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Translated the following into English for the 1st time, F. W. J. Schelling s 1842 lectures at the Philosophy of Mythology are an early instance of interdisciplinary pondering. In looking to convey the improvement of the concept that of the divine Godhead in and during quite a few mythological platforms (particularly of historical Greece, Egypt, and the close to East), Schelling develops the concept that many philosophical thoughts are born of religious-mythological notions. In so doing, he brings jointly the fundamental relatedness of the improvement of philosophical platforms, human language, historical past, historic paintings kinds, and non secular notion. alongside the best way, he engages in analyses of recent philosophical perspectives in regards to the origins of philosophy s conceptual abstractions, in addition to literary and philological analyses of historic literature and poetry."

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Norwegian Folktales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales gathered via Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe were acclaimed for his or her richness of humor, fullness of existence, and intensity of knowing due to the fact they first seemed in translation greater than 100 years in the past. The Norwegian folktales, acknowledged Jacob Grimm, “surpass approximately all others.”
Within those pleasing stories we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and nice, mysterious bears; attractive princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. amassed right here in a gleaming modern translation via Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, those stories brim with the matchless energy and tool in their unique telling. incorporated are also the splendidly evocative unique illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library 

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Artemis (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World)

Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological learn of the traditional Greek goddess of the search, who presided over the transitions and mediations among the wild and the civilized, early life and adulthood, existence and demise. starting with a learn of the early origins of Artemis and her cult within the Bronze and Archaic a while, Budin explores the goddess' personality and her position within the lives of her worshippers.

This quantity examines her delivery and youth, her position within the divine relations, her virginity, and her institutions with these areas the place the wilds turn into the "cities of simply men." the point of interest then turns to Artemis’ position within the lives of youngsters and ladies, quite how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, maybe too usually, demise. Budin is going directly to re-evaluate the various extra harrowing facets of Artemis’ mythology, akin to plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally interpreting a few of her kinder, oft ignored institutions. ultimately, the function of Artemis in the Renaissance and sleek society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" at the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian points of Katniss Everdeen.

Written in an obtainable variety, Artemis is a vital source for college students not just of Greek delusion, faith and cult, but additionally these trying to comprehend the lives and roles of ladies and girls in old Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.

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100 Months

By John Hicklenton

The ultimate paintings of a comics visionary, this extreme, hallucinatory tale with paintings of breathtaking depth is a real photo novel, attractive final issues of lifestyles, demise, and salvation

The past due John Hicklenton was once one in all Britain's major comedian e-book artists, well-known for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he dropped at the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His final photo novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge opposed to the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, crimson in enamel and claw, whose fans, a legion of the damned, glance quite a bit like us. the realm of the Longpig is wealthy in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that keep in mind Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a real crossover of the image novel shape with fantastic paintings. John took his personal lifestyles with the aid of an assisted death crew, following a heroic fight with a number of sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his drawing close demise, and its perception into common issues of existence, loss of life, salvation, and damnation turns out to return from a spot among worlds. Its phrases these of a prophet, its paintings transcending the comedian ebook shape, 100 Months will redefine the grownup photograph novel.

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Mythe et épopée, tome III : Histoires romaines

By Georges Dumézil

Vers l. a. fin du IIIe millénaire av. J.-C., des cavaliers-migrateurs, venus peut-être du sud de los angeles Russie, submergèrent par vagues successives los angeles majeure partie du continent européen et poussèrent jusqu'aux confins de l'Inde. À ces conquérants, qui parlaient approximativement l. a. même langue, on a attribué par conference le nom d'Indo-Européens. Ils partageaient une imaginative and prescient du monde tripartite - le système des trois fonctions - où s'articulent, selon un ordre hiérarchique : los angeles souveraineté magique et juridique (la première fonction) ; l. a. strength body et principalement guerrière (la deuxième fonction) ; los angeles richesse tranquille et féconde (la troisième fonction). Ainsi ces très lointains ancêtres se fondaient-ils sur une notion de los angeles société qui distingue en les hiérarchisant les prêtres, les guerriers et les éleveurs-agriculteurs.

Mythe et Épopée est consacré aux usages littéraires et non pas théologiques ou religieux que les principaux peuples indo-européens ont faits de leur commun héritage. motor vehicle si l. a. constitution des trois fonctions se présente d'abord comme une computer à faire les dieux, elle se révèle aussi être un bold device de fabrication d'histoires. Pas uniquement de mythes, mais de récits profanes, de légendes, d'épopées, de contes où les dieux et les hommes s'en vont par trois.

Troisième édition corrigée en 1981

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The Talking Parcel

By Gerald Malcolm Durrell

3 little ones befriend an strange parrot and spider and go back and forth with them to Mythologia, the mystical land of legendary animals, to attempt and put it aside from being taken over by way of the evil Cockatrices.

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