Download E-books Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktale, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Medieval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux (Volume 3) PDF

"This enormous paintings has now become... the fundamental device of all people narrative scholars." ―Southern Folklore Quarterly

"A paintings of this type can by no means be relatively entire, yet during this paintings Stith Thompson has approached perfection." ―Volkskunde

"An useful relief to scholars and scholars... " ―Reference & examine booklet News

Indiana college Press, with the beneficiant help of the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs beginning, is happy to announce the republication of this folklore vintage, in honor of the centenary of the yank Folklore Society.

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Download E-books The Mythic Forest, the Green Man And the Spirit of Nature: The Re-emergence of the Spirit of Nature from Ancient Times into Modern Society PDF

By Gary R. Varner

Bushes and forests are wealthy in symbolism and feature been feared or respected on account that guy started to stroll the earth. Mankind has given a recognizable face to the notable and impalpable forces of nature within the picture of the fairway guy and the character spirits that this e-book explores. partly I, the writer discusses the gods of nature and the folklore of bushes, tracing a number of traditions and ideology; partially II he offers the background of similar to the fairway guy, and its use in pre-Christian and early Christian instances as much as at the present time.
The ways that various societies and varied craftsmen have depicted those spirits exhibit the vast artistic variety of the human mind's eye, however the patience of the subject matter means that in all their many aspects those spirits symbolize a deep, primordial feel that people have shared because civilization begun. For the very starting place and message of those photographs have remained an analogous, no matter if just a little altered over the years.
Traditional customs from around the globe, from the rites that remember spring and egg at the forces of fertility to people future health treatments and using talismans to chase away disorder and different evils, express a few marvelous similarities and trace on the shared origins of human tradition.
Even even though the unique importance of many customs has been misplaced or diluted, they nonetheless carry an attraction and plenty of cities even this day are re-introducing seasonal gala's to recreate the hyperlink among guy and nature.
Varner offers examples historic and new, from Europe and Asia, East Coast and West, and identifies particularly different guises of the fairway guy who has figured in structure due to the fact that earlier than the appearance of Christianity and nonetheless makes his visual appeal at the present time, peering out from at the back of his leaves on California banks and long island brownstone homes.
A pleasant international journey of traditions and ideology concerning timber and forests, Mythic wooded area and the golf green guy highlights modern day revivals of historic customs and identifies the golf green guy motif in American structure from ny to San Francisco. The booklet will entice readers attracted to folklore, mythology, city archeology, and, after all, bushes and their lore.

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Download E-books The Coming of the Fairies (Extraordinary World) PDF

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), most sensible referred to as the writer of Sherlock Holmes tales but additionally a religious spiritualist, was once completely confident via a collection of images it sounds as if displaying younger women from Cottingley in Yorkshire twiddling with a gaggle of tiny, translucent fairies. to illustrate his unshakeable trust within the spirit international, he released The Coming of the Fairies in 1922. Doyle’s ebook lays out the tale of the images, their intended provenance, and the consequences in their lifestyles. This quirky and engaging ebook permits us to get contained in the brain of an clever, hugely revered guy who occurred to think in fairies.

John M. Lynch’s advent to this Bison Books version offers the heritage to understand Doyle’s claims and, with no helping the life of fairies, to appreciate why Doyle sought after them to exist. the images of the fairies are reproduced of their entirety, with the unique captions, supplying readers a chance to check Doyle’s and his supporters’ claims to their authenticity.

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Download E-books Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness PDF

By Carole G. Silver

Teeming with creatures, either actual and imagined, this encyclopedic research in cultural historical past illuminates the hidden net of connections among the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian tradition at huge. Carole Silver right here attracts on assets starting from the anthropological, folkloric, and occult to the criminal, historic, and clinical. She is the 1st to anatomize an international peopled through unusual beings who've infiltrated either the literary and visible masterpieces and the minor works of the writers and painters of that period.

interpreting the interval of 1798 to 1923, Strange and mystery Peoples focuses not just on such renowned literary figures as Charles Dickens and William Butler Yeats, yet on writers as varied as Thomas Carlyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charlotte Mew; on artists as diversified as mad Richard Dadd, Aubrey Beardsley, and Sir Joseph Noel Paton; and on artifacts starting from fossil skulls to pictures and vases. Silver demonstrates how attractive and enormous creatures--fairies and swan maidens, goblins and dwarfs, cretins and changelings, elementals and pygmies--simultaneously peopled the Victorian mind's eye and inhabited nineteenth-century technology and trust. Her booklet finds the stunning complexity and fertility of the Victorian cognizance: its modernity and antiquity, its wish to naturalize the supernatural, its pervasive eroticism fused with sexual nervousness, and its force for racial and imperial dominion.

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Download E-books Women Who Run with the Wolves PDF

Up-to-date, WITH NEW fabric through THE AUTHOR"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES is not just one other booklet. it's a reward of profound perception, knowledge, and love. An oracle from one that knows."--Alice WalkerWithin each lady there lives a strong strength, packed with solid instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless figuring out. She is the Wild lady, who represents the instinctual nature of ladies. yet she is an endangered species. In girls WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES, Dr. Estés unfolds wealthy intercultural myths, fairy stories, and tales, many from her family, which will support girls reconnect with the fierce, fit, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. throughout the tales and commentaries during this outstanding e-book, we retrieve, learn, love, and comprehend the Wild lady and carry her opposed to our deep psyches as person who is either magic and medication. Dr. Estés has created a brand new lexicon for describing the feminine psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it's a psychology of girls within the truest feel, a realizing of the soul."This quantity reminds us that we're nature for all our sophistication, that we're nonetheless wild, and the restoration of that energy will itself set us correct within the world."--Thomas Moore writer of Care of the Soul"I am thankful to girls WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The paintings indicates the reader how wonderful it really is to be bold, to be being concerned, and to be girls. each person who can learn should still learn this book."--Maya Angelou"An inspiring e-book, the 'vitamins for the soul' [for] ladies who're bring to a halt from their intuitive nature."--San Francisco Chronicle"Stands out from the pack . . . A pleasure and sparkle in [the] prose . . . This publication becomes a bible for ladies attracted to doing deep paintings. . . . it's a street map of the entire pitfalls, these everyday and people horrifically unforeseen, lady encounters at the as far back as her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift."--Los Angeles Times"A spell binding voice . . . Dramatic storytelling she discovered on the knees of her [immigrant] aunts."--Newsweek

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Download E-books Divine Hunter (The Vampire's Mage Series Book 4) PDF

By C.N. Crawford

All’s reasonable in love and magic.

Rosalind is getting ready for all-out struggle with Drew, who wields gods-magic with terrifying ability. yet now Rosalind is studying to harness gods-magic, too. whilst she subsequent encounters her cousin, she desires to damage him completely.

Unfortunately for her, Drew launches a shock assault at the vampire urban. Torn clear of Caine, she's trapped in Drew’s sadistic international the place she has to do no matter what he instructions. yet a quiet rage simmers lower than the surface...

Drew thinks he can keep watch over her, yet she'll do something to be reunited with Caine, her seductive demigod. And while she does, she's made up our minds to benefit the reality approximately him--and herself--once and for all. Gods-magic or no longer, she'll give you the option again to the vampire city.

Because the cost of failure could be a ways too excessive for her, for Caine--and for all of demon-kind.

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Download E-books Mujeres que corren con los lobos (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Dentro de toda mujer alienta una vida secreta, una fuerza poderosa llena de buenos instintos, creatividad y sabiduria. Es los angeles Mujer Salvaje, una especie en peligro de extincion debido a los constantes esfuerzos de los angeles sociedad por ""civilizar"" a las mujeres y constreñirlas a rigidos papeles que anulan su esencia instintiva. En este libro, los angeles autora revela ricos mitos interculturales, cuentos de hadas e historias para contribuir a que las mujeres recuperen su fuerza y su salud, atributos visionarios de esta esencia instintiva. / inside each lady there lives a strong strength, packed with stable instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless understanding. She is the Wild girl, who represents the instinctual nature of girls. yet she is an endangered species. For although the presents of wildish nature belong to us at beginning, society's try and ""civilize"" us into inflexible roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our personal souls. In ladies Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estes unfolds wealthy intercultural myths, fairy stories, and tales, many from her family, as a way to aid girls reconnect with the fierce, fit, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. during the tales and commentaries during this awesome publication, we retrieve, study, love, and comprehend the Wild girl, and carry her opposed to our deep psyches as person who is either magic and drugs. Dr. Estes has created a brand new lexicon for describing the feminine psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it's a psychology of ladies within the truest feel, a understanding of the soul.

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Download E-books The Iliad & The Odyssey PDF

Iconoclastic Victorian writer Samuel Butler (1835-1902) released various works. of his most famed items are the Utopian satire 'Erewhon' and the posthumous novel 'The manner of All Flesh.' he's additionally recognized for analyzing Christian orthodoxy, significant reviews of Darwin's evolutionary notion, reports of Italian paintings and aesthetics, and works of literary heritage and feedback. Butler's prose translations of 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' stay in use to at the present time.

Butler's translation of 'The Iliad' was once initially released in London through Longmans, eco-friendly, in 1898. His translation of 'The Odyssey' was once additionally released by way of Longmans, eco-friendly, in 1902.

during this variation, every one epic is followed by means of a preface by means of Butler and a listing of valuable Personages within the paintings.

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