Classical Mythology , Images and Insights: CTI Reviews
Classical Mythology, Images and Insights:Anthropology, Social anthropology CTI Reviews
Dragon, Image, And Demon Or, The Three Religions Of China, Confucianism, Buddhism, And Taoism Giving An Account Of The Mythology, Idolatry, And Demonolatry Of The Chinese: Hampden C. DuBose
Explore the power of myth as humanity first discovered itCollected Works of Joseph Campbell edition - with up-to-date scienceIn this first volume of The Masks of God - Joseph Campbell´s major work of comparative mythology - the preeminent mythologist looks at the wellsprings of myth. From the earliest expressions of religious awe in pre-modern humans to the rites and art of contemporary primal tribes, myth has informed humankind´s understanding of the world, seen and unseen. Exploring these archetypal mythic images and practices, Campbell examines the basic concepts that underlie all human myth, even to this day.The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell´s masterworks. On completing it, he wrote:Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge.This new digital edition is part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. Joseph Campbell Foundation has worked with scientists and academics to bring the anthropological and paleontological information Campbell explores in line with the best twenty-first century scholarship.(Comparative Mythology: paleontology, Neanderthal and Cro-magnon culture, neolithic and paleolithic art and religion.)"e;[T]he mask in a primitive festival is revered and experienced as a veritable apparition of the mythical being that it represents - even though everyone knows that a man made the mask and that a man is wearing it. The one wearing it, furthermore, is identified with the god during the time of the ritual of which the mask is a part. He does not merely represent the god; he is the god."e;- Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology
Discover captivating beliefs of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Vikings in this book on mythology that contains three manuscripts. The first manuscript in this bundle is the best-seller called Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. This first part includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this part, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it. Just some of the topics covered in this part include: Uranus: betrayal by Cronus Cronus: fear of his Children Titans vs. Olympian gods Olympian rule Zeus and his ladies Prometheus and Herakles An unhappy tale of the Underworld The beauty contest that led to the fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena, and Atlantis Kraken and other monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea´s Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian law giver Three hundred Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great Manuscript two is Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals. This manuscript is broken into three parts: Fantastic images - ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today. Factual history - covering pre-history through classical antiquity. Unraveling myth - looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective. Lastly, we will go into the part about Norse mythology which contains a fascinating look at the beliefs of the Vikings. Listen to this audiobook! 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082843/bk_acx0_082843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the invasion of Britain to the siege of Paris, the Viking age was indeed one of the most tumultuous and formative periods of European history. But what of the forces behind the seismic raids and explorations? What of the ingenious craftsmanship behind the longboats that were beyond their time? Often, a farrago of myths and facts continues to portray a rather foggy image of the Vikings, but could the Vikings truly be the savage seafarers that history condemns them to be?Learn about:The historyThe raids and settlements of the VikingsSiege of Paris The Viking longship The Viking dress codeThe social landscape of the Vikings The mythologyGods and goddesses The nine worlds Heroes and legends Mythological creatures Ten little-known facts about Norse mythologyAnd much more!This book provides a balanced and riveting account of the Viking age - from its dawn to dusk. Without whitewashing the savagery of the Vikings, it chronicles the many raids that were undertaken. It also presents another view point of these fascinating people. Employing the latest archeological finds and various sources, it paints a different yet factual picture of the Vikings. The book delves into the many cultural aspects of the society: religion - the Nordic gods - social structure, cloth, house, and much more. Their celebrated ship building is discussed at length, myths are debunked, and legends are deliberated - many facets of this epoch are dilated in detail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Conway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119513/bk_acx0_119513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Africa may have given rise to the first humans, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world´s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it´s no wonder that today´s world has so many Egyptologists. Some of the most recognizable images of ancient Egypt, from the mummies to the pyramids, make clear how important religion was to the Egyptians. Unlike modern Western countries, Ancient Egypt was not a secular society but one where religion played a role in even the most mundane daily occurrences, and religion and myth were used to explain how and why the Nile River flooded. It also justified the absolute power of the king, who was considered not only divinely chosen for the role but divine himself. As a result the pharaoh was expected to serve as a sort of intermediary who curried the gods´ favor through rituals, sacrifices, offerings, and other practices, even while various cults and temples also sought the same goals and engaged in religious practices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Woodall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033778/bk_acx0_033778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dragon, Image, and Demon:The Three Religions of China: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism--Giving an Account of the Mythology, Idolatry, and Demonolatry of the Chinese Hampden C Dubose
This book on Egyptian mythology is part of the best-selling series, Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology. In this ultimate guide on Egyptian mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals. In this audiobook, you will also find factual history as well as insightful information regarding Egyptian mythology. This audiobook is broken into three parts: Fantastic Images - Ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today Factual History - Covering pre-history through classical antiquity Unraveling Myth - Looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective This audiobook is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Pieces of this story have been found throughout Egypt. One of the most appealing aspects of the Osiris myth is the human-like behavior of the gods within the story. Many of the other gods of the Egyptian pantheon were rather emotionless and their stories far less interesting. With the Osiris story, the gods display a broad range of emotions that made them more real to mere mortals. Just some of the questions and topics covered in this audiobook include: Egypt in context Creation Fall of humanity Osiris myth Chief gods of the egyptian pantheon Lesser known pantheon Secrets of Giza - sphinx and pyramids King list Ancient Egyptian history Classical antiquity Dragons and other creatures Osiris, Isis, Seth and Horus The meaning of myth Listen to this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082127/bk_acx0_082127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did you know that the Aztecs sacrificed 500 to 700 people every year in order to satisfy their gods?For many years, the Aztecs have captured our imaginations. Stories from the original European invaders combined with unique, awe-inspiring ruins and legends that speak of palaces of gold create an image of Aztec society defined by grandeur, wealth, and splendor. But who exactly were the Aztecs? Where did they come from? How did they rise to control such a wide expanse of land? And if they were so powerful, how was it possible for them to fall from power and dominance just three years after contact was first made with the Spaniards?These are just some of the questions that this new captivating history audiobook aims to answer. In Aztec History: A Captivating Guide to the Aztec Empire, Mythology, and Civilization you will discover topics such as:Where the Aztecs livedThe truth about who the Aztecs really wereRemarkable insights into government, city-states, and expansionThe arrival of the Spanish and the decline of the empireA day in the life of an Aztec citizenThe sovereign, the dignitaries, and the noblesAgriculture and dietReligionShocking discoveries of human sacrificeAnd much, much more!Listen to this audiobook now to learn more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127693/bk_acx0_127693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.