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The Academy for Ancient Texts. Ancient texts library (Complete)

The Academy for Ancient Texts. Ancient texts library (Complete)
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religion in fantasy novels | helluo librorum Since no one burned my house down after the Tolkien post, I’m going out on a limb here and talk to you about using religion in your fantasy novels. Generally speaking, when building worlds in fantasy novels, the religions of your world will be a reflection of the religions here on good old planet earth. So I’m going to offer a few suggestions – take them or leave them: Know thy religion. If you’re basing your world’s religion on an existing faith thoroughly understand those beliefs. If all you have is superficial knowledge of a religion, it will show in your writing; at best you will look inexperienced, at worst, like an idiot. Understand the core beliefs. Avoid stereotypes. Religions don’t kill. Treat all religions with respect. Don’t be malicious. World building is a difficult process; as a fantasy writer you are creating a whole social order, and you want it to be believable. A few articles to see: Like this: Like Loading... Please visit my web site at:

Internet Sacred Text Archive Home MYTHICAL IRELAND - Newgrange, ancient sites, myths, mysteries, tours and astronomy The WWW Virtual Library Internet Sacred Text Archive Home Sumerian The Sumerians were one of the earliest urban societies to emerge in the world, in Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago. They developed a writing system whose wedge-shaped strokes would influence the style of scripts in the same geographical area for the next 3000 years. Eventually, all of these diverse writing systems, which encompass both logophonetic, consonantal alphabetic, and syllabic systems, became known as cuneiform. It is actually possible to trace the long road of the invention of the Sumerian writing system. For 5000 years before the appearance of writing in Mesopotamia, there were small clay objects in abstract shapes, called clay tokens, that were apparently used for counting agricultural and manufactured goods. Subsequently, the ancient Mesopotamians stopped using clay tokens altogether, and simply impressed the symbol of the clay tokens on wet clay surfaces. You can read more about the previous example at Related Links Sumerian Language Page.

IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA Irish Writers OnlineIrish PlayographyStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M. OckerbloomIreland Literature GuidePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno MeyerSonnets from Ireland - E. BlomquistColum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.comBREAC - Digital Journal of Irish Studies Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift ArchiveJonathan Swift Biography - IncompetechGulliver's Travels - U. Bram StokerDraculaBram Stoker Biography - Classic Literature LibraryBram Stoker's Dracula - Carstens smith Oscar WildeThe Official Home Page of Oscar WildeWilde Biography - BBCOscar Wilde OnlineCELT: Oscar WildePoetry of Oscar Wilde - George Bernard ShawShaw Biography - C. William Butler YeatsYeats Biography - Poetry FoundationCollected Poems - W. Donn ByrneByrne Biography - J. Fine Art The Faery Harper Oisín

Perseus Digital Library The Temple Mount - Jerusalem 101 The Time Between 70 AD and 638 AD When the Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 638 there were no buildings on the Temple Mount to destroy. The Christians had left the Temple Mount in ruins, and even used it as a garbage dump. The temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. In 132-135 AD after the Jew’s second revolt against Rome the Jews may have attempted to rebuild the Temple. In 135 Hadrian built a temple to Jupiter on the Temple Mount along with two statues of Roman emperors. In 363 the Roman emperor Julian the Apostate gave the Jews permission to rebuild their temple. “Julian thought to rebuild at an extravagant expense the proud Temple once at Jerusalem, and committed this task to Alypius of Antioch. The earthquake in Galilee 363, sabotage, an accidental fire or the lack of Jewish commitment to the project may have been the cause along with the possibility of Divine intervention. They were reused in:

Celtic Religion - what information do we really have From: Raimund KARL ( To: CELTIC-L@DANANN.HEA.IE Subject: Celtic Religion - what information do we really have - Part 1-7 Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 10:54:40 - Tue, 10 Dec 1996 15:20:01 To begin with, lets first look at the sources available to us: There are quite numerous sources available, contrary to the usual belief that there is almost nothing actually there. First, there are the archaeological sources. These are the only direct source for the prehistoric part of the religion we are talking about. Second, there are the epigraphic sources, i.e. inscriptions. Third, there are the historical sources from the diverse Roman authors. Fourth, we have the Insular literature, including early British histories (like those of Nennius and Geoffrey of Monmouth), sociopolitical geographies like those of Giraldus Cambrensis as well as Irish and Welsh tales. Fifth, we have the folk traditions in the countries which still are "Celtic". Introduction Religious functions Celtic gods

Internet Library of Early Journals We regret to inform users that this resource is no longer available. The site has been withdrawn as the technologies which it is built with have reached end-of-life. An archived version of the site is available at Last update to original site: 1999 Date withdrawn: 1 April 2020 Please contact with any questions. Acccessing online copies of the journals and magazines Digitized versions of the journals and magazines originally hosted on ILEJ can be accessed through the following providers: Gentleman's Magazine Years 1731-1830 are available via Hathi Trust Digital Library The Annual Register Years 1758-1778 are available via Hathi Trust Digital Library Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Years 1757-1775 (volumes 50-65) are available via JSTOR Notes and Queries The Builder Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine Preface from the original site: What is ILEJ? Aims Papers on ILEJ

Hinduism - Puranas Sacred-texts home Journal Articles: Hinduism OCRT: Hinduism Buy CD-ROM Buy books about Hinduism Vedas Upanishads Puranas Other Primary Texts Epics Mahabharata Ramayana Bhagavad Gita Vedanta Later texts Modern books The Vedas There are four Vedas, the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. The Vedas contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India. Rig Veda The Rig-Veda translated by Ralph Griffith [1896]A complete English translation of the Rig Veda. Rig-Veda (Sanskrit)The complete Rig Veda in Sanskrit, in Unicode Devanagari script and standard romanization. Vedic Hymns, Part I (SBE 32)Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vâyu and Vâta, tr. by F. Vedic Hymns, Part II (SBE 46)Hymns to Agni, tr. by Hermann Oldenberg [1897]The Vedic Hymns to Agni. A Vedic Reader for Students (excerpts) by A.A. Sama Veda The Sama-Veda translated by Ralph Griffith [1895]A collection of hymns used by the priests during the Soma sacrifice. Yajur Veda Atharva Veda Upanishads Thirty Minor Upanishads by K.

Guide to pronounciation of Irish mythic names & places - The Druid Grove Hi all - I'm posting this as reference info and will add to it as time goes on. These are the approximate pronounciations of Irish place names and person names found in the myth tales and in history/geography. The pronounciations given are those of a somewhat "normalized" Gaeilge ie. without applying each variant stress of word sound in their various dialectic forms (Ulster, Munster, Connacht Irish). These names are given according to my "Leinster" gaelic! Names on the left are Irish ones, words on the right are the approximate english phonetic pronounciation thereof, followed by an explanation of the name. best regardsBeith Aengus – "ane-ias", or earlier Oengus "oyn-yus"/"oyngus" -most commonly given as “ane-gus” now, son of the Dagda, he is somewhat likened to a God of Love of the TdeD but that is not really a factual association, more an inferred one due to his intercession in some myths regarding lovers and his own love for Caer. Banba - "Banba" - a personification of Ireland.