You are here: These are the areas which are currently available in the Encyclopedia Mythica. Click on one of the links below or use the quick-jump menu on the right to directly go to the area of your choice. Mythology The mythology area is divided in 6 geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Folklore Folklore from all over the world, including cryptozoology. Bestiary A bestiary with legendary and mythical creatures. Heroes The most famous heroes and heroines from many cultures, among which Greek, Japanese, and Norse. Image gallery Hundreds of images of deities, heroes, and creatures from many mythologies. Genealogy The genealogy tables of various pantheons and prominent Houses. Featured items Area with various interesting mythology and folklore related items, such as Witchcraft and the Arabian Nights.
AdLit.org: Adolescent Literacy - The Exquisite PromptHome » The Exquisite Prompt Great classroom writing activities... This contest is now closed, but please read below to learn ways you can use these writing prompts in the classroom. The Exquisite Corpse Adventure was first suggested by Mary Brigid Barrett, co-founder of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, as a way to get kids involved in the sheer pleasure and and adventure of reading. The Exquisite Prompt is a series of monthly writing challenges designed for use in classrooms. Learn more about our Exquisite Prompt challenge: The prompts The prompts are accompanied by author/illustrator biographies, bibliographies, video interviews, and examples of quality writing in the particular genre. The winner's circle Congratulations to all our talented writers — we're proud to publish your creative work here on our website. Back to Top About Exquisite Corpse What's an "Exquisite Corpse?"
The Golden Bough by Sir James FrazerJames FRAZER (1854 - 1941) The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It offered a modernist approach, discussing religion dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon, rather than from a theological perspective. Although most of its theories have subsequently been exploded (the most famous one being that of the relationship between magic, religion and science), its impact on contemporaneous European literature was substantial. The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief, ranging from ancient belief systems to relatively modern religions such as Christianity. Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Religion Language: English
Walden MediaBaloma; The Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand IslandsSacred Texts Pacific Originally published in The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 46. Contents Start Reading The Trobriand Islanders of the Melanesian region, as well as many other cultures in the Australian and New Guinea regions, had a belief that there was no cause and effect relationship between sexual intercourse and pregnancy. As detailed in this monograph, the Trobrianders belived that the Baloma, the spirits of the dead, would return from the afterlife and impregnate women when they bathed in the lagoon, thus reincarnating the dead ancestor. This often cited monograph by one of the founders of modern ethnography is a classic of the field. --J.B. Title PageChapter I.Chapter IIChapter IIIChapter IVChapter VChapter VIChapter VIIChapter VIIIEndnotes
Poetry, Poems, Bios & MoreRevista Habitus UFRJ | O imperdoável anjo da morteMarcelo da Silva Reis* Cite este artigo: REIS, Marcelo da Silva. O imperdoável anjo da morte. Revista Habitus: revista eletrônica dos alunos de graduação em Ciências Sociais - IFCS/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, v. 7, n. 1 , p.116-127, jul. 2009. Resumo: Pretendo neste ensaio relacionar os aspectos míticos presentes em Os imperdoáveis (Unforgiven, 1992), a partir de uma análise que se fundamenta no trabalho de Joseph Campbell e sua perspectiva jungiana de interpretação do mito. Palavras-chave: Cinema; Clint Eastwood; Unforgiven; mito; faroeste 1. Nesses tempos em que os homens de letras parecem ter descuidado de seus deveres épicos, acredito que o épico se conservou, muito curiosamente, graças aos westerns. Jorge Luis Borges. epois de muitos anos afastado do gênero faroeste, Clint Eastwood produziu, dirigiu e atuou em Os imperdoáveis (Unforgiven, 1992), aclamado pela crítica e sucesso de público, vencedor de 4 prêmios Oscar (melhor filme, melhor edição, melhor direção e melhor ator coadjuvante).
Poetry 180 - Home PageWelcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States Learn more about Billy Collins More Poet Laureate projects
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