By Barbara R. Duncan
The stories collected the following contain animal tales, production myths, legends, and ghost tales in addition to kinfolk stories and tales approximately such occasions in Cherokee heritage because the path of Tears. Taken jointly, they reveal that storytelling is a dwelling, important culture. As new tales are additional and previous tales are replaced or forgotten, Cherokee storytelling grows and evolves.
In an introductory essay, Barbara Duncan writes in regards to the Cherokee storytelling culture and explains the "oral poetics" kind within which the tales are offered. This structure successfully conveys the rhythmic, oral caliber of the residing storytelling culture, permitting the reader to "hear" the voice of the storyteller.
By Diane Williams,Susan Allen Liles
By Brelich Angelo,Lanternari Vittorio
By Christopher S. Larsen
By Livia Maria M de Almeida,Ana Maria Portella,Margaret Read MacDonald
A wealthy brew of greater than forty conventional Brazilian tales―from construction tales and tales of appeal to animal and trickster tales―draws at the assorted cultural traditions of indigenous peoples, humans of African descent, these of eu (and quite Portuguese) descent, and combos of those teams. The tales are retold via brand new complete Brazilian storytellers. additionally contains historical past details at the kingdom and the stories, colour pictures, conventional recipes, and kid's games.
Brazil, the most important nation in South the USA, covers an enormous terrain that levels from the tropical rain forests of the Amazon basin and upland farms, to towering mountains and sandy seashores; from hugely populated city facilities to nearly inaccessible inside jungle areas. Its inhabitants consists of indigenous peoples (e.g., Tupy, Kaxinawa, Taulipang), humans of African descent, these of eu (mostly Portuguese) descent, and combinations of those teams. Drawing at the diversified cultural traditions and ethnic variety of the rustic, this assortment deals readers a wealthy brew of conventional Brazilian tales―from construction tales and tales of appeal to animal and trickster stories. greater than forty tales are integrated, besides historical past info, colour pictures, recipes, and video games. There are only a few collections of Brazilian folktales at the moment to be had in English, and none with this intensity and variety. it is a exceptional treasury for storytellers, folklorists, and educators. additionally a good source for educators making plans devices at the Amazon rain woodland! All grade levels.
By Adrienne Robinson,Carolyn North
These tales exhibit that construction is ongoing, all over the place and consistently, and that each one folks are creators the entire time. This enticing e-book of pictures and tales is finally approximately creativity in all its kinds. initially an exhibition, In the Beginning has seemed in museums, galleries, church buildings, and faculties in numerous U.S. cities.
By Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.,Trista Hendren,Pat Daly,Joan Marler
"The Gorgon Medusa offers herself to us right here and now, requiring us to be absolutely current, to hear deeply-past the noise of collected judgments —to the traditional knowledge that's our precise inheritance. She reminds us of our mortality because the nice Awakener, and encourages us to reclaim no matter what has been silenced or decreased inside of us. we're admonished to have the braveness to talk what's real, to belief ourselves to carry her gaze and recognize we won't be grew to become to stone."
-Joan Marler, excerpt from the Preface
Praise for Re-visioning Medusa
"Gifted Women's Spirituality poets, artists, and students create a desirable portal to open our figuring out of Medusa and her powers, to guard and heal, and likewise to wreck. Medusa's offended fierceness — that opposes social oppression and different violations of the matristic values of group, cooperation, and worrying — will discover a resonance between spiritually awakening readers for dealing with the political demanding situations of today."
-Mara Lynn Keller, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, faith and Women's Spirituality, California Institute of necessary reviews
"I welcome Re-visioning Medusa: from Monster to Divine Wisdom wholeheartedly. Medusa unfolds the unique imaginative and prescient of the feminine divine. Calling her a insurgent underestimates her strength. in brief, the emblem of Medusa embodies Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality. including girls, Medusa is ever found in the intergalactic trip of the nice Goddess."
-Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D., writer of The Mago method: Re-discovering Mago, the good Goddess from East Asia
"No higher time than now to be Re-visioning Medusa! Let's take her off the shelf, airborne dirt and dust her off and include her! not more enduring, being docile, being quiet for others convenience. it is time to embody our power, our braveness, our business enterprise — even our rage!" -Karen Tate, writer, speaker, social justice activist and radio exhibit host of Voices of the Sacred Feminine
"This deeply felt, idea and illustrated anthology asks us to visualize, understand, suppose, and face Medusa. This historic goddess isn't the monster to be slain by means of a patriarchal hero, however the face of the Earth and of knowledge. the varied choices during this excellent anthology lead readers to wisdom, via examine in addition to goals, paintings, and storytelling. it's a very effective and compelling learn and likewise an excellent advisor for purchasing all the way down to the Earth knowledge so direly wanted in those times."
-Jane Caputi, Ph.D, Professor, heart for girls, Gender and Sexuality stories, verbal exchange & Multimedia, Florida Atlantic University
By Peter Green
"I hadn't, until eventually i actually all started digging, gauged the fierce depth of the necessity for fantasy within the human psyche, of any age, or sensed the diversity of reasons dictating that need," writes Peter eco-friendly within the creation to this wide-ranging selection of essays on classical mythology and the mythic event. utilizing the necessity for fable because the place to begin for exploring a couple of subject matters in Greek mythology and heritage, eco-friendly advances new principles approximately why the human urge to make myths persists around the millennia and why the borderland among mythology and background can occasionally be challenging to map.
Green seems at either particular difficulties in classical mythology and bigger theoretical matters. His explorations underscore how mythic expression opens a door into non-rational and quasi-rational modes of suggestion during which it turns into attainable to rewrite painful truths and unacceptable history—which is, eco-friendly argues, a perilous firm. His research of the intersections among classical mythology and Greek historical past eventually drives domestic a bigger aspect, "the measure of mythification and deception (of oneself not less than of others) of which the human brain is capable."
By Nathan Robert Brown
By Heather O'Donoghue
From Asgard to Valhalla is the 1st publication to teach how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from period to period: from Viking-age tales of ice and hearth to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's Ring to surprise Comics' robust Thor. Heather O'Donoghue, who's knowledgeable on previous Norse tradition, indicates in what methods the Norse myths have impacted at the western brain, around the fields of literature, artwork, tune and politics. She considers the broader contexts of Norse mythology, together with its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies correct as much as the current. From Asgard to Valhalla is a publication that might intrigue and enjoyment a person who's prepared to appreciate how the Norse myths have so profoundly formed, and proceed to form, the western cultural heritage.