The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317044266
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters Book Excerpt:

From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

Philosophical Political Hecate isms

Philosophical Political Hecate isms
Author: Dan Dungaciu
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN: 1443889784
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Political Hecate isms Book Excerpt:

This book introduces a new conceptual category to philosophical and political discourse, namely Hecate-isms, which can be applied to post–postmodernist theory. This concept is defined here as resulting from the philosophical and political mechanisms of the rule of three, and as representing a tri-phase construction of homo triplex, including elements such as prosperity–security–freedom and distance–power–security. The book will appeal to the wider academic community, to PhD students, professors, and researchers with an interest in political philosophy, political science, postmodern philosophy, and cultural studies.

The Banshee

The Banshee
Author: Elliott O'Donnell
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2021-04-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Banshee Book Excerpt:

"The Banshee" by Elliott O'Donnell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Mysty la Fey Barbarian Bane of Britain

Mysty la Fey Barbarian Bane of Britain
Author: cal pflugrath
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN: 1794823816
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mysty la Fey Barbarian Bane of Britain Book Excerpt:

Upon Rome's 5th century withdrawal from England invaders attacked. The need for a united front apparent Mysty la Fey arrives from the future. A skilled combat shapeshifter the young woman uses her numerous talents to unite a diverse people.

The Banshee

The Banshee
Author: Elliot O'Donnell
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 1775458695
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Banshee Book Excerpt:

The banshee is a fearsome female creature that figures heavily in Irish mythology. Usually regarded as a harbinger of death and doom, the banshee is often depicted as wearing bloodstained clothing and unleashing an unearthly howl when someone is about to perish. This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is one of the most extensive volumes ever published on the subject.

The Etymological Compendium Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions Etc

The Etymological Compendium  Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions  Etc
Author: William Pulleyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1828
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Etymological Compendium Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions Etc Book Excerpt:

The Etymological Compendium Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions Containing a Particular Account of London and Its Public Buildings

The Etymological Compendium  Or  Portfolio of Origins and Inventions    Containing a Particular Account of London and Its Public Buildings
Author: William Pulleyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1830
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: London (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Etymological Compendium Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions Containing a Particular Account of London and Its Public Buildings Book Excerpt:

The Etymological Compendium Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions Sea Islends Cities Towns Containing a Particular Account of London and Its Public Buildings by William Pulleyn

The Etymological Compendium  Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions     Sea  Islends  Cities  Towns     Containing a Particular Account of London and Its Public Buildings     by William Pulleyn
Author: William Pulleyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1828
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Etymological Compendium Or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions Sea Islends Cities Towns Containing a Particular Account of London and Its Public Buildings by William Pulleyn Book Excerpt:

Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
Author: Julia Cresswell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199683638
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins Book Excerpt:

Did you know that coconut derives from the Spanish and Portuguese coco for 'grinning face'? Or that giraffes used to be called camelopards? Or that walrus has its origin in Dutch, meaning 'whale horse'.The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged across 100 wide-ranging themes, from food to phobias, from the universe to love. Featuring words with interesting or surprising origins, it is an irresistible collection of word histories, including dates of origin and an authoritative account of each word's derivation. Beautifully produced and attractively designed, this fascinating volume is a pleasure to browse. It also features a useful index so you can quickly find just the word you are looking for. It is the perfect gift for word lovers and for anyone with an interest in the English language.Readership: Anyone with an interest in words and their origins and in the richness of the English language.

Warriors Witches Women

Warriors  Witches  Women
Author: Kate Hodges
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 1781319278
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warriors Witches Women Book Excerpt:

Meet mythology’s fifty fiercest females in this modern retelling of the world’s greatest legends. From feminist fairies to bloodsucking temptresses, half-human harpies and protective Vodou goddesses, these are women who go beyond long-haired, smiling stereotypes. Their stories are so powerful, so entrancing, that they have survived for millennia. Lovingly retold and updated, Kate Hodges places each heroine, rebel and provocateur firmly at the centre of their own narrative. Players include: Bewitching, banished Circe, an introvert famed and feared for her transfigurative powers. The righteous Furies, defiantly unrepentant about their dedication to justice. Fun-loving Ame-no-Uzume who makes quarrelling friends laugh and terrifies monsters by flashing at them. The fateful Morai sisters who spin a complex web of birth, life and death. Find your tribe, fire your imagination and be empowered by this essential anthology of notorious, demonised and overlooked women.

The Banshees

The Banshees
Author: Parris Afton Bonds
Publsiher: Oghma Creative Media
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1633737713
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Banshees Book Excerpt:

The Paladíns face a hidden new threat to their lives, their loves, and their ancestral home. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Paladín family throws itselt whole into the great national effort of World War II. But each of them has a hidden worry—even if life returns to normal once the conflict ends, will the regular home life they all long for ever return to their beloved home? Now running the Barony and its many enterprises, Heath spreads himself thin providing the military with beef while the draft decimates the ranch’s supply of manpower. Byron, meanwhile, is forced to deal with the dangers of critical accidents and espionage as he works on a secret new project to develop atomic weapons at the remote Los Alamos research center. Darcy, a pacifist, is nevertheless doing his patriotic part and gives his film studio over to the U.S. Signal Corps to support the war effort with propoganda. Hollywood at large, though, is less than happy with his choices, and his profits are tanking. The struggles, however, do not end even with Allied victory over the Axis Powers. World War II rolls right into a new confrontation with Russia known as the Cold War. As a showdown over Cuba threatens the world with extinction, Aubrey follows the breadcrumbs of security leaks that suggest the Russians have achieved the ultimate goal of every spymaster—a mole positioned high within America’s very government. But the Paladíns face their own ticking time bomb: a power-driven politician determined to claim not only the White House, but The Barony, as well. In the final volume of New York Times bestselling author Parris Afton Bonds’ enthralling Texicans series, the Paladín progeny find themselves center stage in the great military, political, and social tumult of the mid-twentieth century. Amidst this backdrop, Bonds proves once again to be a master of her genre, weaving a tender and multi-layered tale of loss, loyalty, and survival into a single captivating narrative while bringing her epic saga to a satisfying close. Win or lose, The Banshees is a triumph.

The Evolution of the Idea of God An Inquiry Into the Origins of Religions

The Evolution of the Idea of God  An Inquiry Into the Origins of Religions
Author: Grant Allen
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2022-05-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of the Idea of God An Inquiry Into the Origins of Religions Book Excerpt:

The Evolution of the Idea of God is a study of humans' belief in God from primitive tribal religions to what Allen considered the more advanced Christian view. It was first published in 1897. The main question of this book is, "How did we arrive at our knowledge of God?" Rather than trying to prove or disprove any claims about the divine, Allen's method simply follows the psychological processes that led humans to religious belief, and further, from a belief in polytheism to monotheism.

Origins

Origins
Author: Eric Partridge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2006-05-23
ISBN: 1134942176
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins Book Excerpt:

This etymological dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of individual words, it is a fascinating book to browse through, and includes extensive lists of prefixes, suffixes, and elements used in the creation of new vocabulary.

The Elliott O Donnell Supernatural MEGAPACK

The Elliott O   Donnell Supernatural MEGAPACK
Author: Elliott O'Donnell
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 1302
Release: 2016-07-08
ISBN: 1479422681
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elliott O Donnell Supernatural MEGAPACK Book Excerpt:

Elliott O'Donnell (1872–1965) was an British author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin. This volume assembled 8 of his supernatural books: ANIMAL GHOSTS BYWAYS OF GHOST-LAND GHOSTLY PHENOMENA HAUNTED PLACES IN ENGLAND SCOTTISH GHOST STORIES THE SORCERY CLUB THE BANSHEE WERWOLVES If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Ireland s Birds

Ireland s Birds
Author: Niall Mac Coitir
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN: 1848894988
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ireland s Birds Book Excerpt:

Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.

Origins and Inventions

Origins and Inventions
Author: William Pulleyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Fairy Origins

British Fairy Origins
Author: Lewis Spence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1946
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fairies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Banshee Origins

Banshee Origins
Author: Jonathan Tropper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Organized crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banshee Origins Book Excerpt:

The Devil s Banshee

The Devil s Banshee
Author: Donna Hosie
Publsiher: Holiday House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-30
ISBN: 0823437191
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Banshee Book Excerpt:

Ever since The Devil’s wife left him to "go find herself," the overlord of Hell has had a hard time replacing her. As his dreamcatcher, she protected all realms of the afterlife by filtering his most insidious imaginings. Now, The Devil thinks he’s found a viable substitute in Elinor Powell, the kindest of the four teen friends known as Team DEVIL. Team DEVIL will do anything to protect Elinor—especially Alfarin, the bighearted Viking prince who loves her. But the only way to save her is to find The Devil’s wife—a banshee who has concealed herself somewhere within the Nine Circles of Hell. In Team DEVIL’s third quest, narrated hilariously and poignantly by Prince Alfarin, the four friends brave Dante’s old stomping grounds for an adventure they’ll never forget . . . if their dead souls can survive it.

Celtic Women s Spirituality

Celtic Women s Spirituality
Author: Edain McCoy
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN: 0738748544
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celtic Women s Spirituality Book Excerpt:

Unleash your inner warrior and embrace a timeless vision of the divine: strong, courageous, feminine. Craft your own spiritual practice centered firmly in the Celtic mystical tradition. In this book you'll discover how any woman can awaken the Goddess spirit and release the wisdom and magick that is her birthright.