“How astonishing that when I visit an old-growth redwood forest in California, I am visiting a place that may have been forested continually for fifty million years!”
And so NaNoWriMo 2016 draws to a close. Congratulations to everyone who have done their best to win this year (when this posts you will still have some 12 hours to finish)! I am very thankful that I managed to finish – and to finish before a week of chronic illness flares that had me […]
After the End is a new short story collection by Sharon Ruth Parkinson that will be released in January 2017!
“How can maps – mere pictures on paper or impressions in clay – change the world? … Through history, mapmakers have played on our instinctive belief in the truth of maps. Maps have been used as powerful propaganda, from Agrippa’s map of the Roman Empire to Hitler’s map of the Austrian Anschluss. Border can be […]
If you’re searching for a book about lost worlds, mythical worlds, and the like, look no further than J.A. McLeod’s The Atlas of Legendary Lands: Fabled Kingdoms, Phantom Islands, Lost Continents and Other Mythical Worlds.
Visiting almost every region of the planet, [Levy] explores lost lands that have been associated with Atlantis and considers the importance of Lemuria, Mu and other lost and legendary places from Shambhala and Shangri-la to El Dorado and Hy-Brasil.
This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while and, at last, I got around to read it.
The tablets that have been translated in this book is from the library of ancient Nippur, and includes examples of liturgical compilation texts and various prayers.
All the sagas in this volume has been translated by Gwyn Jones. The sagas in this volume consists of: Hen-Thorir The Vapnfjord Men Thorstein Staff-struck Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey Eirik the Red Thidrandi Whom the Goddesses Slew Authun and the Bear Gunnlaug Wormtongue King Hrolf and His Champions The sagas in this volume are […]
The Kalevala can be seen in the same light as the Eddas and the Illiad and Odessey as it is an epic collection of Finnish mythology. The translation which I read is part of the Oxford World Classics series and I found it to be very readable and enjoyable.