The Dragon's Horn

Thomas Kriner

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.60 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Nor were they subversive, though there are strong hints that the narrators favoured the oppressed prot­ agonists. An' deah wuz no speakin' tell dey gat home. Kirk, who in Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures (1970) uses the term myth to denote stories with an underlying purpose beyond that of simple story-telling and the term folktale to denote stories that reflect simple social situations and play on ordinary fears and desires.

Continue reading

The Ancient Castle: Lumen Epic Fantasy Series Book I

Matt Sprunt

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.99 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Higgins, James E., The Little Prince, A Reverie of Substance (1996). From this incident is elicited a very common Welsh proverb [that given above which occurs also in 'The Fables of Cattwg;' it will be observed that it is quite indefinite.]" "Prince Llewellyn ab Jorwerth married Joan, [natural] daughter of King John, by Agatha, daughter of Robert Ferrers, Earl of Derby; and the dog was a present to the prince from his father-in-law about the year 1205."

Continue reading

Wise Child

Monica Furlong

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6.75 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

She is otherwise a completely ambiguous character. He had no money, but borrowed 2s. from a shopkeeper and, when that was not enough, He got the wife, and she said she was glad to go to him, and said, “You’ve got me and everything about me, I expect.” He said, he didn’t care for that, as long as he’d got her. Status: Rareish (50 dollars second hand?). Though I confess that after a brief flirtation with it in childhood, Greek myth never did much for me: a little too literarily anemic for me, with the exception of the Iliad and Odyssey, and even those....

Continue reading

The Mirror of Merlin: Lost Years of Merlin, Book 4

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 10.14 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

In a day or two the fox overtook them, and they got on him. Assistant Professor of German at the University of Mississippi, is the author of Astrid Lindgren (1995). Thy sister dear have I already fetched, and thee too I must help out of here.' * God grant thou may,* she said, ' then would I be thy bride.' ' I have one already,' he said, * thy sister; but all the more readily will I help thee out.' Then came the dragon. To Corineus, Cornwall, as we now call it, fell by lot; the rather by him lik’t, for that the hugest giants in Rocks and Caves were said to lurk still there; which kind of Monsters to deal with “And heer, with leave bespok’n to recite a grand fable, though digni- fy’d by our best Poets: While Brutus, on a certain Festival day, solemnly in great jollity and mirth, a crew of these savages, breaking in upon was expected.

Continue reading

The Monster Alphabet

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.73 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

H e r w o r k characteristically combines the genres o f his­ torical novel (particularly m e d i e v a l ), G o t h i c novel, legend, and fairy tale. Washington DC: Howard University School of Divinity. e Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa. His father said to him, * Each of you goes away, and none returns. Burke was not for taking Jimmy, as he kenned he would be missed off the streets, but Hare threw Jimmy into a bed, and put another tyke on him, but Jimmy was strong, and Hare could not hold him down, and he called to Burke, if he did not come and help him, he would kill him too.

Continue reading

Book Review: Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 9.90 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

In the 17th century it was assumed that the universe could be explained entirely in terms of minute corpuscles, their motion and interaction, and that no entities of any other sort existed. From this we may understand that the oral traditions of the divinely descended and divinely favoured or disfavoured hero are thus allegories for how the world of the Gods interacts with the world of mortals. The first definition clearly responds to the research of the 1920s through 1950s mostly from the prominent anthropologists who restricted mythology to the religious sphere.

Continue reading

Soron's Quest (Stoneblood Saga Book 0)

Robyn Wideman

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 9.07 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

In reality, this is not common, but the stories provide a fantastical outlet. There is controversy about how different the Celtic and Germanic tribes actually were and where the division may be made. This apologue got to England at the end of the twelfth century as the sixty-ninth fable, “Wolf, Fox, and Dove,” of a rhymed prose collection of “Fox Fables” (Mishle Shu’alim), of an Oxford Jew, Berachyah Nakdan, known in the Records as "Benedict le Puncteur” (see my Fables Of Aesop, i. p. 170).

Continue reading

Guinevere's Gamble

Nancy McKenzie

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.47 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Etymologie des Wortes Harlequin und verwandter Wörter (Halle dissertation). Then like massed armies they began to move to their mountain-strongholds, and stood there; while from the east came perfect weather and a flood of brilliant sunshine. Large 8vo, 289pp; gilt-lettered cloth (spotted). Berlin, 1905. *Ellis (Yoruba) = Ellis, A. African Mythology discusses the creator god and ancestor worship in ...

Continue reading

Martyr's Fire: Book 3 in the Merlin's Immortals series

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.93 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

He took the maiden, went, bought back his father, his mother. ( 12 TURKISH-GYPSY STORIES When I translated this story, I deemed it unique, though the Bel- lerophon letter is a familiar feature in Indian and European folk-tales, and so too is the princess who guesses or propounds riddles for the wager of her hand to the suitors' heads. An' she wur a werry han'some gal — you 'ah sure she mus' be, bein' a queen's darter. Scobbie, Irene, 'The Origins and Development of Lagerkvist's Barabbas, Scandinavian Studies, 55.1 (1983).

Continue reading

Sir Gadabout and the Little Horror

Format: Paperback

Language: 1

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.16 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Examples are stories of great floods, virgin births, creation, paradise, the underworld, and a final apocalypse. They may take up the causes of common people against tyrants and bullies or may be blessed with remarkable good fortune. As soon as she perceived her, she said to her husband, ' Change yourself into a beautiful meadow, and I will change myself into a pretty flower.' The eldest sister came up, and, finding nobody, said to herself, * In the midst of such miserable fields, see, here is a beautiful large meadow and a very pretty flower.' Then she went home to her mother, the witch. * What have you seen? ' asked her mother. ' In the midst of a field I saw a beautiful meadow with a lovely flower.' Her mother stormed at her: 'Why did you not pluck that flower?

Continue reading