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Mythology (4 Books)


The category of mythology refers either to the study of myths, or to a body or collection of myths. In folkloristics, a myth is a sacred narrative usually explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present form, although, in a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story. Myths typically involve supernatural characters and are endorsed by rulers or priests. They may arise as overelaborated accounts of historical events, as allegory for or personification of natural phenomena, or as an explanation of ritual. They are transmitted to convey religious or idealized experience, to establish behavioral models, and to teach.

 
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Osíris : Deus do Egito

By: Marcelo Hipolito

A saga dos deuses egípcios ressurge num épico de feroz realismo, assombro e dor. O nascimento e a vinda de Osíris, fundador da civilização, messias e rei. A ascensão e queda do primeiro reino humano. A traição, o calvário e a ressurreição de um faraó. Sua guerra implacável e a terrível vingança. Um mundo de magia e pavor, deuses e demônios, ação e aventura, vida e morte, ergue-se das areias escaldantes e misteriosas do Egito Antigo neste romance do escritor Marcelo Hipó...

O ar ardia e tremeluzia pelo calor crescente. Filho de Apep, o abutre sibilava como uma serpente. Lançou impropérios e ofensas a Hórus, mas então, quando o Sol passou a lhe queimar as asas, suplicou pela interrupção daquele voo suicida. Hórus, porém, conservou-se impassível. O Sol fervia gigantesco à sua frente, uma fornalha incandescente de brilho e morte. O abutre cogitou recuar e fugir, mas Apep o trataria como covarde e tragá-lo-ia de volta às suas e...

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The Soma Tantra : A Cosmic Tragedy, Book 1 of the Asura Trilogy

By: Obsidian Eagle

Although heavily influenced by traditional Hindu scriptures, The Soma Tantra is a completely original retelling of an ancient story about a war against the moon. As a piece of literature it has few parallels since it sprawls across many genre boundaries including Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology, Epic Poem and Spiritual Text. Yet despite an overtly serious tone, The Soma Tantra is also filled with a light-hearted campiness running throughout its pages.

A humongous metallic cylinder floated far above the site of the battle. It would have appeared as a bright star to those below except that their attention was drawn elsewhere. This state of distraction afforded Upaya Panther-Mask a bird’s-eye view of the ongoing havoc. He stood at the brink of a hatch on the vessel’s side, scanning that distant panorama through sensory augmentations ingrained in his helm. The fulmination that had dissipated a little earlier would have...

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An Encyclopedia of Norse Mythology

By: James Hampton Belton

An encyclopedia of Norse mythology based on the Project Gutenberg edition of Myths of the Norseman from the Eddas and Sagas by H.A.Guerber, with illustrations from Wikimedia Commons.

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An Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology

By: James Hampton Belton

An enclopedia of Greek and Roman mythology based on Project Gutenberg's edition of Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M.Berens with illustrations from Wikimedia Commons.

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