Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings

Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings

Автор: Kevin Crossley-Holland

The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world’s great stories. A series of intertwined tales which together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard’s Wall to the final end in Ragnarok, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such mythical figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

Легенды и мифы Древней Греции

Легенды и мифы Древней Греции

Автор: Н. А. Кун

«Легенды и мифы Древней Греции» Куна можно читать в любом возрасте. И совершенно неважно, насколько глубоко вы знакомы с древнегреческой мифологией, помните ли, кто такие Одиссей, царь Эдип, Геракл, кто воевал в Троянской войне и что такое «ящик Пандоры». Кун все вам разъяснит, причем настолько увлекательно, что вы совершенно точно полюбите этот удивительный мир, населенный богами и обычными людьми. А без знания этих историй почти невозможно ориентироваться в мире искусства: влияние мифов было и есть настолько велико, что до сих пор мы не можем без них обойтись, мы постоянно цитируем их, ссылаемся на них, с самых ранних лет и до глубокой старости мифы учат нас мудрости и пониманию жизни.

Foxfire 12 (Foxfire)

Foxfire 12 (Foxfire)

Автор: Inc. Foxfire Fund

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. Foxfire 12 is the latest volume, the first in more than five years. Here are reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs…