Age of Myth

Age of Myth
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN: 1101965355
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Myth Book Excerpt:

One of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun. Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

Age of Myth

Age of Myth
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1101965347
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Myth Book Excerpt:

One of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun. Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

The Golden Age of Myth Legend

The Golden Age of Myth   Legend
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9781853263071
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Age of Myth Legend Book Excerpt:

For over a hundred years Thomas Bulfinch's masterpiece on ancient myth and legend has been consulted by scholars and lay readers alike. The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome and Northern mythology are brought to life, and throughout the book Bulfinch shows, by extensive and resonant quotation, how these images have enormously enriched the development of English literature, from Byron to Shakespeare, from Keats and Milton to Wordsworth and Tennyson.In addition, there is a chapter on Eastern religion and myth, together with maps of the ancient world, a list of proverbial expressions, a 24-page glossary and index, and an index to the poetical quotations.

Age of Swords

Age of Swords
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 110196538X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Swords Book Excerpt:

The gods have been proven mortal and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth—from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series. In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without—and bitter rivalries from within. Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid—a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly. Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

The Poetics of Myth

The Poetics of Myth
Author: Eleazar M. Meletinsky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 1135599130
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetics of Myth Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

On the Origin of Myths in Catastrophic Experience vol 1 Preliminaries

On the Origin of Myths in Catastrophic Experience  vol  1  Preliminaries
Author: Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
Publsiher: All-Round Publications
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1999438329
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Origin of Myths in Catastrophic Experience vol 1 Preliminaries Book Excerpt:

Creation myths around the world reveal an intricate network of recurrent motifs. Many of these are counterintuitive and not widely known, describing a time when the sky was low, the stars did not yet shine, multiple suns appeared, the moon was brighter than the sun, no land existed, deities and mortals maintained frequent contact, a 'world axis' in the form of a tree, ladder or giant man connected the earth with the sky, a devastating flood or fire ended the old order, and so forth. The present work, in multiple volumes, aims to find an origin for this cross-culturally and internally consistent body of traditions in a series of extraordinary natural events relating especially to the earth's transition from the last glacial period to the Holocene. This first volume sets the stage for the interdisciplinary hypothesis. Essential lines of research receive a historical introduction: comparative mythology, catastrophism and the study of the mythical world axis in relation to the earth's rotation. Various astronomical and meteorological interpretations that are not strictly catastrophist are explored for several types of myths about the sun, the moon and the world axis, but leave many of the most intriguing traditions unexplained. It is argued that a structural core of the worldwide mythology of 'creation and destruction', in which the cosmic axis takes pride of place, points to a specific period of dramatic natural circumstances in real prehistoric time. A new synopsis is provided of this universal mythological substrate. It emerges that the mythical world axis cannot have been based on a single object seen or imagined at one of the poles, as has usually been supposed. This surprising conclusion paves the way for the innovative geomagnetic theory proposed in volume 2.

The Rehabilitation of Myth

The Rehabilitation of Myth
Author: Joseph Mali
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002-05-02
ISBN: 9780521893275
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rehabilitation of Myth Book Excerpt:

In this important essay, Joseph Mali argues that Vico's New Science must be interpreted according to Vico's own clues and rules of interpretation, principally his claim that the 'master-key' of his New Science is the discovery of myth. Following this lead Mali shows how Vico came to forge his new scientific theories about the mythopoeic constitution of consciousness, society, and history by reappraising, or 'rehabilitating' the ancient and primitive mythical traditions which still persist in modern times. He further relates Vico's radical redefinition of these traditions as the 'true narrations' of all religious, social, and political practices in the 'civil world' to his unique historical depiction of Western civilisation as evolving in a-rational and cyclical motions. On this account, Mali elaborates the wider, distinctly 'revisionist', implications of Vico's New Science for the modern human sciences. He argues that inasmuch as the New Science exposed the linguistic and other cultural systems of the modern world as being essentially mythopoeic, it challenges not only the Christian and Enlightenment ideologies of progress in his time, but also the main cultural ideologies of our time.

The Tree of Mythology Its Growth and Fruitage

The Tree of Mythology  Its Growth and Fruitage
Author: Charles De Berard Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Folklore
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tree of Mythology Its Growth and Fruitage Book Excerpt:

The Politics of Myth

The Politics of Myth
Author: Robert Ellwood
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1999-09-02
ISBN: 9780791443057
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Myth Book Excerpt:

At the same time, they themselves tended toward individualistic views of the power of myth, believing that the world of ancient myth contained resources that could be of immense help to people baffled by the ambiguities and superficiality of modern life."--BOOK JACKET.

The Bloomsbury Reader in the Study of Myth

The Bloomsbury Reader in the Study of Myth
Author: Jonathan Miles-Watson,Vivian Asimos
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 1350082279
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Reader in the Study of Myth Book Excerpt:

What is myth? Why do myths exist? What do myths do? Where are myths going? This reader is organized into 4 parts which explore these questions. Drawing on over 10 years of experience teaching myth in religious studies and anthropology departments in the UK, USA and Continental Europe the editors have brought together key works in the theory of myth. Key features include: - a general introduction to the reader that outlines a comparative and interpretative framework - an introduction contextualizing each part and sub-section - an introduction to each reading by the editors - a companion website that provides discussion questions and further reading suggestions, including primary sources. From functionalism to feminism, nationalism to globalization, and psychoanalysis to spatial analysis, this reader covers the classic and contemporary theories and approaches needed to understand what myth is, why myths exist, what they do, and what the future holds for them.

Strindberg and the Poetry of Myth

Strindberg and the Poetry of Myth
Author: Harry G. Carlson
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 0520321138
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strindberg and the Poetry of Myth Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1982.

The Anatomy of Myth

The Anatomy of Myth
Author: Michael W. Herren
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2017
ISBN: 019060669X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anatomy of Myth Book Excerpt:

The Anatomy of Myth is a comprehensive study of the different methods of interpreting myths developed by the Greeks, adopted by the Romans, and eventually passed on to Jewish and Christian interpreters of the Bible. Greek thinkers only rarely saw "myth" as a category of thought in its own right. Most often they viewed myths as the creation of poets, or else as an ancient revelation that had been corrupted by them. In the first instance, critics attempted to find in the intention of the authors some deeper truth, whether physical or spiritual; in the second, they deemed it necessary to clear away poetic falsehoods in order to recapture an ancient revelation. Parallel to the philosophical critiques were the efforts of early historians to explain myths as exaggerated history; myths could be purified by logos (reason) and rendered believable. Practically all of these early methods could be lumped under the term "allegory"--to intend something different from what one expressed. Only occasionally did philosophers veer from a concern for the literal truth of myths but a few thinkers, while acknowledging myths as fictions, defended their value for the examples of good and bad human behavior they offered. These early efforts were invaluable for the development of critical thinking, enabling public criticism of even the most authoritative texts. The Church Fathers took the interpretative methods of their pagan contemporaries and applied them vigorously to their reading of the scriptures. Pagan Greek methods of myth interpretation passed into the Middle Ages and beyond, serving as a perennial defense against the damaging effects of scriptural literalism and fundamentalism.

The Survival of Myth

The Survival of Myth
Author: Paul Hardwick,David Kennedy
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN: 1443821675
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Survival of Myth Book Excerpt:

What are myths and what are they for? Myths are stories that both tell us how to live and remind us of the inescapability and pull of the collective past. The Survival of Myth: Innovation, Singularity and Alterity explores the continuing power of primal stories to inhabit our thinking. An international range of contributors examine a range of texts and figures from the Bible to Cormac McCarthy and from Thor to the Virgin Mary to focus on the way that ancient stories both give access to the unconscious and offer individuals and communities personae or masks. Myths translated and recreated become, in this sense, very public acts about very private thoughts and feelings. The subtitle of the book, ‘Innovation, Singularity and Alterity,’ reflects the way in which the history of cultures in all genres is a history of innovation, of a search for new modes of expression which, paradoxically, often entails recourse to myth precisely because it offers narratives of singularity and otherness which may be readily appropriated. The individual contributors offer testament to the continuing significance of myth through its own constant metamorphosis, as it both reflects and transforms the societies in which it is (re)produced.

The World of Myth

The World of Myth
Author: David Adams Leeming
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1991-01-24
ISBN: 019987896X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Myth Book Excerpt:

Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring our deepest sense of ourselves in relation to existence itself. Now, in The World of Myth, Leeming provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Aboriginal, Japanese, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, Chinese, and Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls the collective dreams of humanity. More important, he has organized these myths according to a number of themes, comparing and contrasting how various societies have addressed similar concerns, or have told similar stories. In the section on dying gods, for example, both Odin and Jesus sacrifice themselves to renew the world, each dying on a tree. Such traditions, he proposes, may have their roots in societies of the distant past, which would ritually sacrifice their kings to renew the tribe. In The World of Myth, David Leeming takes us on a journey "not through a maze of falsehood but through a marvellous world of metaphor," metaphor for "the story of the relationship between the known and the unknown, both around us and within us." Fantastic, tragic, bizarre, sometimes funny, the myths he presents speak of the most fundamental human experience, a part of what Joseph Campbell called "the wonderful song of the soul's high adventure."

Ovid in the Age of Cervantes

Ovid in the Age of Cervantes
Author: Frederick A. De Armas
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1442641177
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ovid in the Age of Cervantes Book Excerpt:

The Roman poet Ovid, author of the famous Metamorphoses, is widely considered one of the canonical poets of Latin antiquity. Vastly popular in Europe during the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, Ovid's writings influenced the literature, art, and culture in Spain's Golden Age. The book begins with examinations of the translation and utilization of Ovid's texts from the Middle Ages to the Age of Cervantes. The work includes a section devoted to the influence of Ovid on Cervantes, arguing that Don Quixote is a deeply Ovidian text, drawing upon many classical myths and themes. The contributors then turn to specific myths in Ovid as they were absorbed and transformed by different writers, including that of Echo and Narcissus in Garcilaso de la Vega and Hermaphroditus in Covarrubias and Moya. The final section of the book centers on questions of poetic fame and self-fashioning. Ovid in the Age of Cervantes is an important and comprehensive re-evaluation of Ovid's impact on Renaissance and Early Modern Spain.

Education in an Age of Nihilism

Education in an Age of Nihilism
Author: Nigel Blake,Paul Smeyers,Richard Smith,Paul Standish
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1136370110
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education in an Age of Nihilism Book Excerpt:

This book addresses concerns about educational and moral standards in a world increasingly characterised by nihilism. On the one hand there is widespread anxiety that standards are falling; on the other, new machinery of accountability and inspection to show that they are not. The authors in this book state that we cannot avoid nihilism if we are simply laissez-faire about values, neither can we reduce them to standards of performance, nor must we return to traditional values. They state that we need to create a new set of values based on a critical assessment of contemporary practice in the light of a number of philosophical texts that address the question of nihilism, including the work of Nietzsche.

The Superman Syndrome The Magic of Myth in The Pursuit of Power

The Superman Syndrome  The Magic of Myth in The Pursuit of Power
Author: Gene N. Landrum
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0595346979
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Superman Syndrome The Magic of Myth in The Pursuit of Power Book Excerpt:

The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out that some of the world's most renowned visionaries--Catherine the Great, Walt Disney, and Ian Fleming--did not conform to tradition because they modeled their behavior on heroic ideals and mythical mentors. Learn how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary by focusing on several key ideas: Chasing money is entropic and the path to the poorhouse Happiness is a side effect of being--never trying Romance only comes to those not trying to find romance Anxiety is a by-product of unrealistic expectations Breakdown leads to breakthrough Being stupid is the pathway to being smart Do you have the Superman Syndrome? Test yourself to find out!

The Innateness of Myth

The Innateness of Myth
Author: Ritske Rensma
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2009-11-26
ISBN: 1441115838
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innateness of Myth Book Excerpt:

Joseph Campbell (1904-1988) was one of the most well-known and popular scholars of myth and comparative religion of the twentieth century. His work, however, has never fully received the same amount of scholarly interest and critical reflection that some of his contemporaries have received. In this book, based on extensive research in the Joseph Campbell Archive in Santa Barbara, Ritske Rensma shows that reflecting on C.G. Jung's influence on Campbell greatly furthers our understanding of these ideas, and that once this goal is achieved it becomes obvious that Campbell was a scholar whose ideas are still of significance today. Following Jung's lead, Campbell put great emphasis on the innate structures of the mind, an approach which pre-echoes the current 'evolutionary turn' in fields such as cognitive theory, psychology, psychiatry and neurobiology. This study will therefore not just be of interest to students and scholars interested in psychological approaches to the study of religion as well as Jung and Campbell, but also to those with an interest in recent developments in the above-mentioned fields

Exploring Greek Myth

Exploring Greek Myth
Author: Matthew Clark
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 1405194561
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Greek Myth Book Excerpt:

Exploring Greek Myth offers an extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and lesser-known stories, including important local myths and local versions of PanHellenic myths. Clark also discusses approaches to understanding myths, allowing students to gain an appreciation of the variety in one volume. Guides students from an introductory understanding of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of current scholarly approaches on mythology as a social practice and as an expression of thought Written in an informal conversational style appealing to students by an experienced lecturer in the field Offers extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and many lesser known, but deserving, stories Investigates a variety of approaches to the study of myth including: the sources of our knowledge of Greek myth, myth and ritual in ancient Greek society, comparative myth, myth and gender, hero cult, psychological interpretation of myth, and myth and philosophy Includes suggestions in each chapter for essays and research projects, as well as extensive lists of books and articles for further reading The author draws on the work of many leading scholars in the field in his exploration of topics throughout the text

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth A Reader

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth  A Reader
Author: Jane Chance
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780813129631
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth A Reader Book Excerpt:

[In this book, the] essays illuminate the crucial episodes, characters, style, language, and concpets central to Tolkien's complex world.-Dust jacket.