By Lily Seafield
Scotland is wealthy in folklore, with tales of white women, fairies, ghostly horrors and phantom sightings, in addition to poltergeists. This selection of tales positive aspects locations in all places Scotland, in addition to haunted homes, castles, abbeys, motels, pubs and theatres, or even haunted pets.
By Donald MacAulay
Six glossy Celtic languages are defined during this quantity. 4 of those, smooth Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton, live neighborhood languages. the opposite , Manx and Cornish, survived into the fashionable interval, yet aren't any longer extant as group languages, notwithstanding they're the topic of enthusiastic revivals. The Celtic Languages units them in short of their Indo-European context, and states their common relationships in the broader Celtic language kinfolk. person linguistic stories are first put of their sociolinguistic and sociohistorical context. an in depth synchronic account of every language then follows, together with syntax, morphology, phonology, morphophonology, dialect version and distribution. every one description is predicated on a typical plan, therefore facilitating comparability one of the various languages. This most up-to-date quantity within the Cambridge Language Surveys may be welcomed via all students of the Celtic languages, yet has additionally been designed to be available to any reader with just a simple wisdom of linguistics.
By Evelyn Wolfson
Lengthy prior to they have been written down, American Indian myths have been saved alive via a robust oral culture. have you puzzled how the realm used to be made? MYTHOLOGY OF the yank INDIANS discusses this secret, in addition to different myths and legends from varied tradition parts all through North the USA. every one bankruptcy is by means of a question and resolution part which covers characters, issues, and logos. knowledgeable statement part complements the myths with reviews via famous students. This e-book is constructed from AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY to permit republication of the unique textual content into book, paperback, and exchange variations.
By Graham Anderson
The Greek and Roman international is frequently famous for the rationalism of some striking thinkers. This e-book is set the conventional superstitions, ideals, taboos, folk-remedies, ghost tales, and people stories that haunted the remainder. alongside how it considers such questions as, Do sleek methods aid or prevent our makes an attempt to work out historical superstition from the interior? will we holiday down the boundaries among people stories and myths? Did it really count even if a therapeutic herb was once picked via moonlight or now not? used to be there a Cinderella story within the historical world?The quantity starts off by means of asking how we will be able to try and outline folklore within the first position, and the way we will be able to make feel of the substantial quantity of fabrics on hand. It examines the prejudices of writers who record folkloric details and explores the cultural contexts that formed their fabrics. It comprises a number of examples and texts, akin to stories, legends, proverbs, jokes, riddles, and conventional customs. the amount overviews serious techniques to the research of historical folklore, and it surveys the presence of Greek and Roman folklore in classical tradition. a result of great curiosity within the historic global, this quantity will meet the wishes of highschool scholars and common readers.
By Samuel Noah Kramer
Booklet Description: "The Sumerians have been a non-Semitic, non-Indo-European those who lived in southern Babylonia from 4000-3000 B.C.E. They invented cunieform writing, and their non secular ideals inspired all successive close to japanese religions, together with Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They produced an intensive physique of literature, one of the oldest on the earth. Samuel Noah Kramer spent so much of his existence learning this literature, via piecing jointly clay capsules in far-flung museums. This brief paintings provides translations or summaries of crucial Sumerian myths." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)Table of Contents: Publisher’s Preface; Preface; creation; The Scope And value Of Sumerian Mythology; Myths Of Origins ; Myths Of Kur; Miscellaneous Myths; References And Notes; Supplementary Notes; EndnotesAbout the writer: Forgotten Books is a writer of historic writings, comparable to: Philosophy, Classics, technological know-how, faith, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.orgForgotten Books is ready sharing details, no longer approximately earning profits. All books are priced at wholesale costs. we're additionally the one writer we all know of to print in huge sans-serif font, that is confirmed to make the textual content more uncomplicated to learn and positioned much less pressure in your eyes.
By William J. Grabowski
An exploration of anomalous aerial phenomena (popularly referred to as UFOs), and what seem to be linked effects--"entity" sightings and obvious interactions; "poltergeist" task; strange electromagnetic intrusions concerning phones, TVs, desktops, or even our minds. bringing up either historic and present-day bills, Grabowski humanizes disturbing--occasionally shocking--material through by no means ignoring its impression on witnesses. a real unknown element in the back of our lives...and speculations that we're jointly taking part with it, projecting goals, melancholy, terror, and wish onto what could be finally published because the driving force in the back of evolution--physical, non secular, and social. "[BLACK gentle] is a heck of a bit of work!" --George Knapp, Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter (KLAS/CBS-TV)
By Martin Shaw