Pancatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom (Oxford World's by Patrick Olivelle

By Patrick Olivelle

The Pancatantra is the main well-known number of fables in India and used to be one of many earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. No different paintings of Indian literature has had a better impression on international literature, and no different number of tales has develop into as well known in India itself. Patrick Olivelle provides the Pancatantra in all its complexity and wealthy ambivalence, reading important components of political and ethical philosophy along the various arguable concerns surrounding its historical past. This new translation vividly finds the story-telling powers of the unique writer, whereas targeted notes remove darkness from facets of historical Indian society and faith to the non-specialist reader.

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Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in by Michael Como

By Michael Como

One of the most enjoyable advancements within the research of jap faith over the last 20 years has been the invention of tens of millions of formality vessels, implements, and scape-goat dolls (hitogata) from the Nara (710-784) and early Heian (794-1185) sessions. simply because inscriptions on a number of the goods are truly derived from chinese language rites of spirit pacification, it's now obtrusive that earlier scholarship has mischaracterized the function of Buddhism in early eastern faith. "Weaving and Binding" makes a compelling argument that either the japanese royal process and the japanese Buddhist culture owe a lot to continental rituals headquartered at the manipulation of yin and yang, animal sacrifice, and spirit quelling. development on those fresh archaeological discoveries, Michael Como charts an epochal transformation within the non secular tradition of the japanese islands, tracing the transmission and improvement of basic paradigms of spiritual perform to immigrant lineages and deities from the Korean peninsula. as well as archaeological fabrics, Como makes broad use of a variety of textual assets from throughout Asia, together with court docket chronicles, poetry collections, gazetteers, temple documents, and divinatory texts. As he investigates the impression of myths, legends, and rites of the traditional chinese language pageant calendar on non secular perform around the jap islands, Como exhibits how the facility of immigrant lineages to propitiate opposed deities ended in the construction of problematic networks of temple-shrine complexes that formed later sectarian Shinto in addition to well known understandings of the connection among the Buddhas and the gods of Japan. for far of the e-book, this method is tested via rites and legends from the chinese language calendar that have been regarding weaving, sericulture, and medication - applied sciences that to a wide measure have been managed by means of lineages with roots within the Korean peninsula and that claimed lady deities and weaving maidens as founding ancestors.

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Runemarks by Joanne Harris

By Joanne Harris

Seven o'clock on a Monday morning, years after the top of the realm, and goblins were on the cellar back. . . . no longer that anybody may admit it was once goblins. In Maddy Smith's global, order principles. Chaos, previous gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours--all of those have been supposedly vanquished centuries in the past. yet Maddy is familiar with small little bit of magic has survived. The "ruinmark" she used to be born with on her palm proves it--and makes the opposite villagers apprehensive that she is a witch (though worthwhile in facing the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). however the mysterious traveller One-Eye sees Maddy's mark now not as a disorder, yet as a future. And Maddy will desire each scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can educate her if she is to outlive that destiny.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Mourning Emporium (Undrowned Child, Book 2) by Michelle Lovric

By Michelle Lovric

Venice is in danger. Bajamonte Tiepolo is again, and his baddened magic has unfold around the globe, from the island of Hooroo within the South Pacific, the entire technique to London, the place Queen Victoria lies dying.

Now towns desire saving by way of Teo, the Undrowned baby, and Renzo, the Studious Son of a Venetian prophecy. Time is working out as they struggle to solve the mysteries threatening London and Venice. They meet mermaids and mourning kids, colossal squid, a conversing bulldog, and the delectable, misleading omit Uish. yet who's a pal, and who an enemy?

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The Odyssey by Geraldine McCaughrean

By Geraldine McCaughrean

The epic trip of Odysseus, the hero of historic Greece...

After ten years of battle, Odysseus turns his again on Troy and units sail for domestic. yet his voyage takes one other ten years and he needs to face many risks - Polyphemus the grasping one-eyed large, Scylla the six-headed sea monster or even the wrath of the gods themselves - prior to he's reunited together with his spouse and son.
Brilliantly retold via award-winning writer, Geraldine McCaughrean.

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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

By Matt Bell

During this epic, legendary debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion in their place of origin for a far off and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to reside there easily, to fish the lake, to catch the within sight woods, and construct a home upon the dust among the place they could increase a kinfolk. yet as their each being pregnant fails, the child-obsessed husband starts off to rage at this new global: the song-spun gadgets by some means created by means of his wife's attractive making a song voice, the large and sentient undergo that ideas the beasts of the woods, the second one moon weighing down the material in their starless sky, and the labyrinth of reminiscence dug into the earth underneath their house.
 
This novel, from certainly one of our most enjoyable younger writers, is a strong exploration of the bounds of parenthood and marriage—and of what occurs while a marriage’s good fortune is measured exclusively through the youngsters it produces, in any other case the sorrow that marks their absence.

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Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods., Book 2) by Tera Lynn Childs

By Tera Lynn Childs

Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has lately discovered that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, now not the shoe). Now, so one can learn how to keep an eye on her new-found - and extremely powerful - powers, she's being pressured to wait Goddess Boot Camp. the single challenge is, not one of the different campers is over the age of ten! It's not likely to be effortless to outlive camp, teach for the Pythian video games, and retain her romance with Griffin going powerful, yet goddess support her, Phoebe is set to make it paintings!

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Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly

By Robert Bly

Iron John: A booklet approximately males is a e-book by means of American poet Robert Bly released in 1990 via Addison-Wesley, and his most sensible recognized paintings to the general public at huge. An exegesis of Iron John, a parable a couple of boy maturing into maturity (monomyth) with support of the wild guy, and a part of the Grimms' Fairy stories released in 1812 by means of German folklorists Brothers Grimm, it spent sixty two weeks at the the recent York occasions top vendor record and went directly to develop into a pioneering paintings in mythopoetic men's movement.

It makes use of Jungian psychology, a variety of myths, legends, folklores, and fairy stories to investigate Iron John in Bruno Bettelheim style, to discover classes particularly significant to males and men's move. Bly believes that this fairy story comprises classes from the previous of serious value to trendy men.

It builds upon fabric in "What Do males fairly Want?: a brand new Age Interview With Robert Bly" through Keith Thompson, New Age magazine, may possibly 1982 and primary seemed as a chain of pamphlets. the canopy used to be illustrated by way of Bruce Waldman.

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Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer

By Marilyn Singer

Contributor note: Illustrated by way of Josée Masse
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A new publication of precise reversible poems in accordance with Greek myths from the author of Mirror Mirror  
 
What occurs if you delay a replicate to poems approximately Greek myths? You get a brand-new point of view at the classics! and that's simply what occurs in Echo Echo, the most modern choice of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. learn a technique, each one poem tells the tale of a well-known fable; but if learn in opposite, the poems display a brand new viewpoint! Readers will appreciate uncovering the twin issues of view in famous legends, together with the tales of Pandora’s field, King Midas and his golden contact, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus.
 
those crafty verses mix with attractive illustrations to create a suite of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.

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