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|Author||: Alexandra Bracken|
|Editor||: Disney Electronic Content|
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption. Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man—now a god—responsible for their deaths. Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost—and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.
|Author||: Respawn Entertainment|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
This full-color, oversized hardcover art book delves deep into the lore of the tremendously popular competitive first-person shooter Apex Legends. Explore the world of the hit game through the eyes of the lovable robot, Pathfinder, as he chronicles his journey throughout the various environs of the Outlands to interview his fellow Legends--all in the hope of finally locating his mysterious creator. The rich history of Apex Legends is explained by the characters that helped to shape it, as are their unique bonds of competition and camaraderie. This volume chronicles the world of Respawn Entertainment's stunning free-to-play game that has captivated the online gaming scene, attracting over seventy million players and counting. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of Apex Legends history!
|Author||: Ruth Binney|
|Editor||: Dover Publications|
From time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mysteries of the natural world, giving rise to a wealth of myths and legends connected to plant life. In addition to their imaginative appeal, these oral traditions offered practical advice about which flowers, trees, and plants could provide foods, remedies, and construction materials. This richly illustrated volume provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, exploring the sound principles behind traditional advice, along with a wealth of fanciful beliefs. Naturalist Ruth Binney recounts charming examples of floral symbolism, linking roses with romance, lilies with purity, and poppies with sleep. She examines tree lore and the association of trees with wisdom and knowledge, from the coveted crown of laurel awarded to ancient Greek poets and Roman generals to the palm branches presented to pilgrims returning from the Holy Land. A survey of the power of plants ranges from the rituals that ensure a good harvest and a newly married couple's fertility to the healing qualities of oil of cloves for toothache, cherries for gout, and aloe vera for burns. Abounding in fascinating facts and fancies, this absorbing compilation will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.
|Author||: Arthur Rowan|
|Editor||: Llewellyn Worldwide|
The only book available on the complete practice of the Celtic bard, this title is designed for anyone drawn to the enchantment of Celtic music, myth, and poetry.
|Author||: Peter Jeans|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
"A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." —Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society “A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book.”—Boating Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noah’s Ark to Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs. Discover the surprising truths behind: The origins of naval salutes and the Beaufort Scale Flogging a dead horse and other oddities of nautical custom Sea chanties, scurvy, and the hardships of life at sea Infamous and noteworthy sea captains and their ships Famous wrecks and mutinies Mermaids, sirens, and sea nymphs Nautical superstitions such as the albatross and Fiddler’s Green And much more This is a book you can open anywhere to savor for a few minutes or an afternoon. But be careful: it's easy to lose track of time at sea.
|Author||: D.C. Watts|
Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. For example, Beauty-Berry is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa. Callicarpa is Greek for beautiful fruit. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages. Conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore and ethnobotanical studies, this fully revised edition of Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. Wild and cultivated plants alike are identified by the botanical name. Further detail provides a brief account of the meaning of the name and detailed commentary on common usage. * Includes color images * Inclusive of all Latin terms with vernacular derivatives * The most comprehensive guide for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians
|Author||: Martha Johnson|
This book examines the process of collecting traditional environmental knowledge while using a "participatory action" or "community-based" approach. It looks at the problems associated with documenting traditional knowledge - problems that are shared by researchers around the world - and it explores some of the means by which traditional knowledge can be integrated with Western science to improve methods of natural resource management. Includes the Dene of the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, and the Inuit of Sanikiluaq, Belcher Islands.
|Author||: Montague Summers|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
"Throughout the whole vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet [looked upon] with such fearful fascination, as the vampire, who is himself neither ghost nor demon, but yet who partakes the dark natures and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both." So begins this riveting study by one of the foremost authorities on witchcraft and occult phenomena. An indefatigable researcher, Summers explores the presence of vampires in Greek and Roman lore, in England and Ireland during Anglo-Saxon times, in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria, even in modern Greece. More than just a collection of library lore, however, this detailed examination of the history of vampirism in Europe also includes anecdotes and firsthand accounts gathered by the author from peasants in places where belief in vampires was still common. A fascinating, sometimes terrifying book, The Vampire in Lore and Legend is a "mine of out-of-the-way information full of unspeakable tales," writes The New York Times; and according to Outlook, "a fascinating inquiry into the vampire legend . . . a storehouse of curious and interesting lore." Of great interest to any enthusiast of the supernatural and the occult, this book will appeal as well to the legions of general readers captivated by this ancient myth.
|Author||: Miller Lau|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Much has changed in the Otherworld of Sutra since the events of Dark Thane. The Fine and the Sidhe now share Sutra with a new race - the Shoreth. Although they have always been a semi-nomadic, warlike people, the Shoreth are finally ready to end to their travels. To some, however, giving up the warrior's path is unthinkable, and in the brilliant but arrogant General Zarrus they find a champion who has influence over the emperor himself. If Zarrus has his way, the fragile peace between the three races will be shattered forever. Meanwhile, in Arizona, a Navajo elder is haunted by dreams and visions he cannot understand, scenes of battles outside his experience. In desperation, he sends his nephew, Michael Talloak, known to his tribe as Yiska, to Scotland to perform a Spirit Walk at the battle site. There Yiska raises the ghost of the highland warrior, Malky MacLeod, and learns of the existence of the Otherworld and the connection between the two planes of reality. The source of his uncle's visions, it seems, lies in Sutra, and in order to cross over, he and Malky will need the help of Duncan Talisker. But Talisker, worn out by living two lives in two very different worlds, has cracked. He now languishes in a mental hospital, unaware of the danger that stalks him from Sutra...
|Author||: Jeanette Schneider|
|Editor||: Balboa Press|
As a woman, youve been programmed to act, think, and behave in certain waysand not always to your benefit. Loreas in folklorechallenges women to closely examine the stories that have shaped their lives. Jeanette Schneider, a single mother and the founder of Lore Advocacy, a network of professional women whose goal is to inspire women to change the world, shares love letters women wrote to their younger selves. The lessons in the letters along with the authors own insights will help you: change the trajectory of your storyline; challenge what youve been led to believe about yourself; monitor your thoughts and understand where they come from; and enjoy the benefits that accompany forgiveness. The book includes exercises to assist you through free-writing, visualizations, and reflection points, and as you complete the activities, you may get stuck on specific memories or events. Allow for that, but keep working to find your truth with this guide to smashing self-imposed limitations.
|Author||: William Tyler Olcott|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.
|Author||: Elodie Lawton Mijatovic|
|Editor||: Cosimo, Inc.|
Hard to find in print, this charming replica edition of a rare 1874 work brings together some familiarand some esoterictales of European folklore as filtered through the culture of Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. Selected and translated into English by ELODIE LAWTON MIJATOVIC (18251908), the stories featured include: [ The Bears Son [ The Snakes Gift [ The Golden-Fleeced Ram [ Who Asks Little, Gets Much [ The Wise Girl [ Good Deeds Are Never Lost [ The Wicked Stepmother [ The Shepherd and the Kings Daughter [ One Good Turn Deserves Another [ The Golden-Haired Twins [ and others.
|Author||: Sony Studios,Rick Barba|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Books|
The hit game is brought to life in a tangible and exciting new way as readers are invited to plumb the lore of God of War through the eyes of Kratos' son, Atreus. This hardcover volume chronicles Atreus and Kratos' journey through the fabled Nine Realms, from the Wildwoods of Midgard to the mountains of Jotunheim and beyond. In addition to the record of their mythic journey, this wonderous collection also includes a bestiary that was assembled during those travels, intimate dossiers of the characters that inhabit the masterfully crafted universe, and much more!
|Author||: Steve Roud|
|Editor||: Random House|
In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers? Why did 1920s working-class Londoners wear necklaces of blue beads? Who was the original inspiration for the 'pearly king' costume? And did Spring-heeled Jack, scourge of Victorian London, ever really exist? Exploring everything from local superstitions and ghost stories to annual customs, this is an enchanting guide to the ancient legends and deep-rooted beliefs that can be found the length and breadth of the city.
|Author||: Munro S. Edmonson|
|Editor||: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston|
"The book is designed to serve as a textbook in the field of folklore and comparative literature. ...it includes extensive materials for analysis drawn from literary traditions all over the world and representing primitive and folk as well as sophisticated forms ... includes an outline guide to the world's literatures and a special index ... for reference or research purposes".--Preface.
|Author||: Edward J. Brophy|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Street Lore is a book based on children games that were played in the streets of New York around the 50’s. During this period the children didn’t have the games like kids have today nor did they have the money. So, the children of this time would create their own toys from what they had lying around in the streets. An example would be the wooden boxes from the greengrocers on every corner. This would be their main source of building material. In addition to their homemade toys they had games. The game changed with the seasons and the aging process. Some were as traditional as tag, hide and seek, and marbles, while others were local and spontaneous: hot beans and butter, Highest to the moon/lowest to the earth. The neighborhood was poor and the environment was rough but the kids were to busy playing to have ever noticed. This book is based on the belief that these memories are part of a Iore that should not be lost. It is a part of American history; a small part granted, but enough to stimulate a wider perception of an era that its own way of doing things it did.
|Author||: Karilyn Bentley|
|Editor||: The Wild Rose Press Inc|
Gin Crawford has enough problems dealing with her empath abilities. Finding out she's the world's newest demon-slayer is the last thing she needs. Unfortunately, when she slips on a mysterious bracelet she is given no other choice. On the plus side, her new gig comes with Tall, Dark and Handsome, a mage who may or may not have her best interests at heart. Thrust into a power-play between good and evil, Gin must choose a side before she becomes the next victim in the ongoing battle.