Gods Heroes Kings

Bran's Voyage to the Land of the Immortals Bran the son of Febal was visited in his dreams by a vision of a beautiful woman; her visage haunted him day and night, and finally he determined to seek her. He and his foster brothers and ...

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190291702

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the islands to Germanic tribes, a people themselves nearly overcome in time by an influx of Scandinavians. With each wave of invaders came a battle for the mythic mind of the Isles as the newcomer's belief system met with the existing systems of gods, legends, and myths. In Gods, Heroes, and Kings, medievalist Christopher Fee and veteran myth scholar David Leeming unearth the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths in which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled together. The resulting body of legends became a strange but coherent hybrid, so that by the time Chaucer wrote "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in the fourteenth century, a Christian theme of redemption fought for prominence with a tripartite Celtic goddess and the Arthurian legends of Sir Gawain-itself a hybrid mythology. Without a guide, the corpus of British mythology can seem impenetrable. Taking advantage of the latest research, Fee and Leeming employ a unique comparative approach to map the origins and development of one of the richest folkloric traditions. Copiously illustrated with excerpts in translation from the original sources,Gods, Heroes, and Kings provides a fascinating and accessible new perspective on the history of British mythology.


While charging his attack he asks “Do you remember how I took Edin's spot to preserve The Land Of Immortals? Tell me Why?!” “Because you did what was needed of a fool! But I reaped some rewards from your stupidity, so no complaining on ...

Author: Andrew Adkins; Samantha Hewitt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499022433

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Lands ravaged by war of supernatural forces leave despair in the hearts of many. Years after the tragic stand of the gifted proving themselves to the ones they used to call family, present a new deadly hurdle that no eyes see coming. Slow and unstoppable sickness known as the Cry Cell Cancer, which plagues countless residents despite age or any other factor. With nowhere to go, trapped within their own lands, the son of the legendary and infamous Nolan Ceeth steps forward. Aiming to correct past transgressions formed from past actions of his relatives. Starting with the most formidable problem first, Cry Cell. Being public enemy number one leaves him alone with just the ambition to put things right. Will his ambition be enough to keep his home from slow, certain demise?

Immortals Fenyx Rising A Traveler s Guide to the Golden Isle

Originally the spirits of oaks , Dryads eventually evolved into other tree varieties as well . They live only as long as the ... But I'm told she eventually managed to land a good job as a therapist . I hear she invented the art of ...

Author: Rick Barba

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 150672048X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 102

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Welcome to Chryse, the Golden Isle! The king of the gods himself, Zeus, presents you with this indispensable travel guide to the ancient Greek island from Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising video game. Follow the king of the gods on an expedition across the different regions of the dazzling island of Chryse: whether strolling through the lush painted gardens of the goddess Aphrodite, battling inside Ares’s fortress, or planning a boat trip across the river Styx, this full-color travel guide will keep you alive and thriving. In this glorious hardcover, readers will discover all about each region’s landmarks, secrets and legendary myths and will enjoy Zeus’s hot goss on the rest of the pantheon! Immortals Fenyx Rising: A Traveler's Guide to the Golden Isle is a must have for any fan of Immortals Fenyx Rising and Greek mythology.

The Immortals

After a few seconds of deep concentration, my form flickered into a knightlike avatar. ... The last time I had been in encased in King Arthur's form, I had nearly wiped Aaron off the face of the Earth; but I had no practice in ...

Author: Jaylen B. T. Kroupa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483648354

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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Rick Ferno is descended from King Arthur, he's the son of the sky Dragon, and prophesized future King of the planet. On top of all that, he's destined to fight a powerful Dragon known as Pavane, for the fate of the universe. Oh, and he's fourteen. The battle of the Dragons has exploded over the last several months, with Pavane's army growing in numbers, and surrounding every stronghold. Rick and his friends must soon leave school to embark on another long and perilous journey, to the most unreachable places on earth. The four seem focused and determined, but Rick has been bitten by the love bug, and Dawn struggles with the thought of joining her father. Young Rick soon discovers that there is a riddle-like prophecy concerning him, but what he finds doesn't put his mind to ease. Then, when things start to look up, Pavane appears at the school with a dire warning for his enemies. The Immortals are coming Brilliantly narrated, fast-paced, and hilariously documented, the story of Rick Ferno lives on in Kroupa's second book; The Immortals. With a brand-new plethora of characters and terrifying monsters, the world of these extraordinary teens grows even more unpredictable. Succeeding The Breath Of A Dragon, this story grabs the imagination and pulls it to the electrifying finish.

Instant Messaging with Immortals

Volume 9 Can LanDiGua. This AI was originally designed to protect Licking Emperor Palace, but now they heard ... "Confirmation!" In the name of Licking Emperor! To Lick Tokyo to launch a nuclear weapon! " Along with Akihito Danuzuku's ...

Author: Can LanDiGua

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 164975163X

Category: Fiction


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Li Yunfan had bought a second-hand computer with an ordinary 'Three Sans Sans Diaos'. It was actually a communication device used by deities! His life had undergone a tremendous change! If you have nothing to do, do it with a fairy! Take advantage of Chang'e when you're bored! Since he didn't have the money to buy immortal pills, he might as well sell a bag of spicy gluten! King of Hell, Jade Emperor heard Li Yunfan's name and started trembling, crying as he hugged Li Yunfan's leg. "Brother Li, give me another packet of spicy gluten!"

War of Seeking Immortals

Yang Qi was startled, then said in astonishment: "There are no horses or carriages in the valley, and we can't travel on such a long ... and said: "The entire Tiger King Mountain is surrounded by dry land, without access to the ship.

Author: Lin YanFei

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647961076

Category: Fiction

Page: 1195

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Yang Qi, a medicine shop assistant, went to the demon temple to pick seven leafed orchids. Unexpectedly, he met the immortal, and was able to teach Ganmo Feijian. From then on, he embarked on a dream like journey of cultivation. Among the 100000 mountains, Yang Qi flies in a kite boat to fight against the king of giant ants in the world of fairyland and Wu Qilin, the demon phase in the desperate battle. He has not only made great progress in skill, but also won a great reputation. In order to prevent the ghost army from slaughtering the city, Yang Qi breaks through the Yin and Yang evil spirits. With the help of Shidou monk and barefoot immortal, he finally kills the bloodthirsty corpse devil and successfully arrives at the holy mountain of Dahui Zhao. He has a greater understanding, becomes a saint in body and becomes a sword immortal.

Ireland s Immortals

This was performed in the night time. At his return to land they all went to church, where there was a candle burning upon the altar; and then standing silent for a little time, one of them gave a signal, at which the candle was put out ...

Author: Mark Williams

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069118304X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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A sweeping history of Ireland's native gods, from Iron Age cult and medieval saga to the Celtic Revival and contemporary fiction Ireland’s Immortals tells the story of one of the world’s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation’s languages, the book describes how Ireland’s pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era—and how they were recast again during the Celtic Revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A lively narrative of supernatural beings and their fascinating and sometimes bizarre stories, Mark Williams’s comprehensive history traces how these gods—known as the Túatha Dé Danann—have shifted shape across the centuries. We meet the Morrígan, crow goddess of battle; the fire goddess Brigit, who moonlights as a Christian saint; the fairies who inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s elves; and many others. Ireland’s Immortals illuminates why these mythical beings have loomed so large in the world’s imagination for so long.

The Immortals of Tehran

to time, sit on the steps of a building, and give his knees some rest. Once he almost fell when he stepped into a hole in the sidewalk. He avoided another fall by holding onto a young tree. When the third time, he managed to land on his ...

Author: Ali Araghi

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612198198

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“A highly recommended literary page-turner worth a second reading; fans of Gabriel García Márquez will delight in this fantastical—and fantastic novel.”—Library Journal, starred review "Impactful . . . Araghi’s skillful combination of revolutionary politics and magical realism will please fans of Alejo Carpentier."—Publishers Weekly A sweeping, multigenerational epic, this stunning debut heralds the arrival of a unique new literary voice. As a child living in his family's apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather's every mesmerizing word. On the day of his father's death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse . . . and the boy's own fated role in the story. Ahmad grows up to suspect that something must be interfering with his family, as he struggles to hold them together through decades of famine, loss, and political turmoil in Iran. As the world transforms around him, each turn of Ahmad's life is a surprise: from street brawler, to father of two unusually gifted daughters; from radical poet, to politician with a target on his back. These lives, and the many unforgettable stories alongside his, converge and catch fire at the center of the Revolution. Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry--set against the indifferent, relentless march of time.

The Tales of Dr Woo

onight I am going to speak to you about the immortals,” Dr. Woo began on a summer's evening half an hour before darkness ... “In this land there are many myths of the immortals; people of special powers and attributes who have graduated ...


Publisher: D & J Holdings LLC

ISBN: 0976051257


Page: 387

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Sizzling Dragons Box Set Books 1 3 Fallen Immortals Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance

He couldn't taste any metal in her body, either—the bullet must've gone through—but the hot stickiness against his palm echoed the sweet ... It should be enough to stave off the death that was circling her, waiting for a chance to land.

Author: Alisa Woods

Publisher: Alisa Woods


Category: Fiction

Page: 758

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LUCIAN: I am a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke… and I am dying. Five hundred years is truly enough for a man like me. A monster. Yet a ten-thousand-year treaty will die with me, if I don’t spawn a dragonling to take my place. My two brothers are no use in this task. It falls to me, the eldest by a hair’s breadth, and yet, I cannot face the horror of another sealing. Another death. Another woman’s blood on my hands. ARABELLA: I was saved from death in a dark Seattle alley by an impossibly beautiful man who swooped in on golden wings. Now he’s taken me to his lair, opened my eyes to a world of immortals I didn’t know existed, and given me an impossible task—find him a mate. Then, and only then, will he set me free. He needs her more than he wants; she wants him more than she should; and the fate of both the mortal and immortal worlds depends on not just repairing their hearts, but finding a Love that’s True… The FALLEN IMMORTALS series is a modern Beauty and the Beast story with flaming HOT dragon shifters, vengeful Dark Fae, and beguiling fallen angels. SIZZLING DRAGONS BOX SET CONTAINS Books 1-3 (Kiss of a Dragon, Heart of a Dragon, and Fire of a Dragon) THE FALLEN IMMORTALS SERIES Lucian and Arabella Kiss of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 1) Heart of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 2) Fire of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 3) Leonidas and Rosalyn Chosen by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 4) Seduced by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 5) Touched by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 6) Leksander and Erelah Loved by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 7) Marked by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 8) Claimed by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 9) Of Bards and Witches (Fallen Immortals 10): Leonidas’s Story KEYWORDS: shapeshifter romance with sex, fairy tale romance, Beauty and the Beast, dragon shifter romance, paranormal romance, shifter romance, new adult romance, romance ebook, romance series starters, top romance reads, fantasy romance, paranormal elements, start a new series, romance fiction, top ebooks in romance, top ebooks in paranormal, romance books, romance box set Perfect for fans of T.S. Joyce, Zoe Chant, Charlene Hartnady, and Milly Taiden.