By Robert Holdstock
A haunting access on the earth fable Award-winning Mythago Cycle
In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an problematic international spun from the tales of Irish and English mythology, a superb wooded area steeped in secret and legend, whose middle includes secrets and techniques that may switch all who behold them.
Young Tallis is one such seeker. whilst she used to be simply an little one, she misplaced her brother Harry to Ryhope wooden. Her adolescent fancies now reason her to suspect that he's nonetheless alive---and in grave hazard. Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed in simple terms with magic, mask, and clues left through her grandfather. finally the primitive woodland provides method to Lavondyss itself, a desirable and poor realm the place she is pressured to confront the mythagos, actual manifestations of the legends of humanity's collective unconscious.
Join Tallis on her quest into the final word unknown, and be invited into one of many most interesting and such a lot compelling mythologies you are going to ever come upon.
"A stunningly reliable e-book . . . conveys the haunting strength of outdated heroes and misplaced gods."
"Magical . . . it's infrequent to discover a sequel which measures as much as its unique; yet Lavondyss surpasses it."
--Times Literary Supplement
By Simon R. Green
By Jesse L. Byock
Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is without doubt one of the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, bearing on half-fantastical occasions that have been stated to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his recognized champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a robust determine whose may and bear-like nature are encouraged through a similar mythical background as Beowulf. Depicting an international of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' opponents - initially participants of a cult of Odin - it is a compelling story of old magic. a piece of undying energy and wonder, it deals either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful accumulating of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional folks story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.
By Peter Wortsman
This new version of the loved stories of the Brothers Grimm – chosen, translated and edited by means of Peter Wortsman - is drawn from the 1857 variation of the German unique, the final variation reviewed and authorized by means of the Brothers of their lifetime. through the years, The Brothers¢ enigmatic narratives were sanitized by way of Disney and children¢s ebook editors for contemporary intake; this necessary version restores their sting and vigour og the unique prose. In Wortsman’s phrases, his translation is a go back to "a tincture of targeted man-eating ogre and flooring hag the teeth, diluted in blood, sweat and tears, as a powerful vaccine opposed to the crippling results of worry and fury." those fortifying innovative vaccines are followed by means of twenty-four full-color illustrations via Haitian artists, together with Edouard Duval-Carrié, Pascale Monnin, and Frankétienne. Edwidge Danticat observes that many Haitian painters deliver "forth one other canvas underneath the only we see." those works’ creative scope, energy, and evocation of the subconscious open deep channels among the 2 traditions, laying off new mild and shadow at the vintage stories.
By Edward F. Edinger
"Dr. Edinger is a huge to me (he cliamed that Jung was once the large at his shoulder) . he's taking on Dr. Jung's most intricate writings and brings them all the way down to earth. Which in certain cases are in accordance with arcane texts.... occasionally i take advantage of diverse lectures or passages to magnify my very own goals and fantacies."
"I came across Dr. Edinger's Mysterium Lectures a useful assist in my moment analyzing of Mysterium Coniunctionis. His lucid kind brings in a lot extra fabric and is helping make certainly one of Jung's most sensible works extra obtainable to the layman."
This booklet is a piece via part remark on Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis. Alchemy is a complicated subject on its own. Jung's interpretation of it truly is hugely nuanced and will simply be complicated in addition. And so one wishes a person with the perception and data of an Edward Edinger to steer the reader throught the murky terrain of Jung's textual content. Edinger is a kind of infrequent authors who's in a position to be deep and insightful but transparent and concise while. contains many useful diagrams, in addition to an exceptional index.
By Kate Bernheimer
Fifty best writers retell myths from world wide during this magnificent follow-up to the bestselling My mom She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.
Icarus flies once again. Aztec jaguar gods back stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a brand new type of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. right here, in beguiling guise, are your favourite mythological figures along characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and different traditions.
Aimee Bender retells the parable of the Titans.
Elizabeth McCracken retells the parable of Lamia, the child-eating mistress of Zeus.
Madeline Miller retells the parable of Galatea.
Kevin Wilson retells the parable of Phaeton, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Emma Straub and Peter Straub retell the parable of Persephone.
Heidi Julavits retells the parable of Orpheus and Euridice.
Ron Currie, Jr. retells the parable of Dedalus.
Maile Meloy retells the parable of Demeter.
Zachary Mason retells the parable of Narcissus.
Joy Williams retells the parable of Argos, Odysseus’ dog.
If “xo” signs a so long, then xo Orpheus is a see you later to an previous means of mythmaking. that includes talkative goats, a cat girl, a chicken lady, a beer-drinking ogre, a squid who falls in love with the sunlight, and a lady who provides start to cubs, listed below are extravagantly imagined, bracingly modern tales, heralding a brand new starting for one of many world’s oldest literary traditions.
The mythologies and cosmology of Amazonian shamanism materialize in wonderful style and color during this exact, large-format quantity, representing the fruit of a number of years of collaboration among a Peruvian people artist/shaman and a Colombian anthropologist/filmmaker.
Mythical unidentified flying object specialist Erich von Daniken stirs up one other controversy with an imaginitive supposition: What if the myths of historical Greece have been makes an attempt to explain occasions that actually occurred? What if old peoples have been visited, now not via imaginary gods and goddesses, yet by way of aliens who arrived on the earth hundreds of thousands of years in the past? The author's examine into either historical mythology and present archaeological discoveries leads him to a couple explosive hypotheses. He means that the easiest rationalization of such creatures as centaurs and Cyclops, in addition to tales concerning the misplaced continent of Atlantis and wars one of the deities, might be efforts via artists of the days to checklist never-before-seen phenomena. Dozens of historical sculptures and temple undefined, von Daniken issues out, glance unusually just like apparatus utilized by modern astronauts. may those be long-lost secrets and techniques, being rediscovered by means of scientists at the present time?
By Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mixing archaeological truth and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new existence into the vintage story of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as dwelling humans engaged in a determined fight that dooms either the victors and the vanquished, their destiny obvious throughout the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate lady with the spirit of a warrior.