Category Archives: Folklore Mythology

Download E-books Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method PDF

By Herbert Blumer

This is a suite of articles facing the viewpoint of symbolic interactionism and with the subject of technique within the self-discipline of sociology. it really is written by way of the prime determine within the college of symbolic interactionism, and provides what may be considered as the main authoritative assertion of its perspective, outlining its primary premises and sketching their implications for sociological examine. Blumer states that symbolic interactionism rests on 3 premises: that people act towards issues at the foundation of the meanings of items have for them; that the which means of such issues derives from the social interplay one has with one's fellows; and that those meanings are dealt with in, and converted via, an interpretive process.

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Download E-books Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 PDF

By Cynthia Eller

Gentlemen and Amazons strains the nineteenth-century genesis and improvement of an incredible modern fantasy approximately human origins: that of an unique prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the highbrow heritage of the parable, which arose from male students who more often than not desired to vindicate the patriarchal relatives version as a better level of human improvement. Eller tells the tales those males informed, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and gives the mandatory context for figuring out how feminists of the Seventies and Eighties embraced as ancient “fact” a discredited nineteenth-century proposal.

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Download E-books Classical Mythology PDF

By Robert J. Lenardon, Michael Sham

Construction at the bestselling culture of past variants, Classical Mythology, 10th version, is the main finished survey of classical mythology available--and the 1st full-color textbook of its style. that includes the authors' transparent and wide translations of unique resources, it brings to lifestyles the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and fascinating variety. The textual content incorporates a large choice of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin assets, together with Homer, Hesiod, all of the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca.

Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham include a dynamic mixture of poetic narratives and enlightening statement to make the myths come alive for college kids. delivering ancient and cultural history at the myths (including proof from paintings and archaeology) in addition they supply plentiful interpretative fabric and consider the long-lasting survival of classical mythology and its impact within the fields of paintings, literature, track, dance, and film.

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Download E-books Athena (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) PDF

By Susan Deacy

In this definitive evaluate of many of the representations and methods to Athena, Susan Deacy does what no different has performed sooner than and brings all of the features of this mythical determine into one, remarkable study.

A survey of 1 of the main enduringly well known of old deities, the book introduces Athena’s fantasy, cult and reception, whereas directing the reader to special dialogue as and whilst it's applicable.

Students will locate it an exceptional assist in their experiences, and for the final reader with an curiosity within the old international and for these from similar disciplines comparable to literature, artwork background and faith, it provides a mine of data and perception into this fascinating classical figure.

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Download E-books The Mythology of the Wichita PDF

First released in 1904, George A. Dorsey’s Mythology of the Wichita is a wealthy number of American Indian folklore. WIth the aid of a Wichita interpreter, Dorsey amassed sixty stories from the Wichitas dwelling in Oklahoma and organized them in response to the 1st interval, the production; the second one interval, transformation; and the 3rd interval, the present.

For the Wichitas, tale-telling was once of significant tutorial worth for the younger. The stories taught that braverly and greatness depended upon person attempt, regardless of how low or suggest could have been the individual’s beginning, and while, that there may well descend upon the kid an identical durability and luck possessed by way of the hero of the tale.

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Download E-books The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai PDF

By Matthew Meyer

From the mists of prehistory to the current day, Japan has constantly had tales of wonderful monsters. There are girls with additional mouths within the backs in their heads, water goblins whose favourite nutrients is contained in the human anus, elephant-dragons which feed completely on undesirable desires, child zombies, speaking foxes, fire-breathing chickens, lively blobs of rotten flesh that run concerning the streets at evening, and the feared hyakki yagyo: "the evening parade of 1 hundred demons"—when the entire yokai go away their houses and parade in the course of the streets of Japan in a single immense spectacle of utter pandemonium.

What are yokai? placed easily, they're supernatural creatures of jap folklore. The be aware in jap is a mix of yo, that means "bewitching," and kai, that means "strange." The time period encompasses monsters, demons, gods (kami), ghosts (bakemono), magical animals, remodeled people, city legends, and different unusual phenomena. it's a extensive and imprecise time period. not anything exists within the English language that really does the trick of shooting the essence of yokai.

This box advisor comprises over a hundred illustrated entries overlaying a large choice of eastern yokai. every one yokai is defined in detail—including its habitat, vitamin, foundation, and legends—based on translations from centuries-old eastern texts.

This booklet was once first funded on Kickstarter in 2011 after which revised in 2015.

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Download E-books Twenty Jataka Tales PDF

By Noor Inayat Khan

Those twenty stories were drawn from well-known legends about the former lives of the Buddha. loved through teenagers and adults alike, they inform of individuals and animals moved to acts of sacrifice through the noble instance in their fellow creatures. the flavour is frequently suggestive of Aesop, as are the teachings which are so subtly and keenly conveyed.

Presented in a simplified narrative, the stories hold the mystical and undying great thing about their a long way japanese origins. The tales are perfect for interpreting to youngsters, as they inform of hugely dramatic adventures which are resolved through non-violent and compassionate capacity. tough situations bring on braveness and the skill to like, starting tips on how to options opposed to likely most unlikely odds.

This e-book may also be coveted for its beautiful illustrations through the well known illustrator H. Willebeek Le Mair.

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Download E-books Exploring Alamo Legends PDF

Did the well-known Davy Crockett give up on the Alamo or die struggling with like a tiger in accordance with Texas culture? Did Sam Houston lie whilst he acknowledged he ordered James Bowie to explode the Alamo? What occurred to James C. Neill, the true commander of the Alamo? You be the judge.

After years of learning all to be had Alamo files, together with fundamental letters and bills via individuals, govt records from the interval, newspaper articles, diary entries, or even receipts, Wallace O. Chariton has responded those and plenty of extra of the puzzling Alamo questions. No punches are pulled during this not easy hitting research. many of the solutions provided might excite your patriotic yearnings: different extra arguable solutions could ignite your ancient anger. In both occasion, a few new mild has been solid onto many of the shadows of the Alamo legends.

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