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Ancient religions & mythologies books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Ancient religions & mythologies category. Presented with a red border are the Ancient religions & mythologies books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Gemini and the Sacred Twins and Twinship in Religion and Mythology by Kimberley C. Patton Gemini and the Sacred Twins and Twinship in Religion and Mythology

Throughout human history twins have been an unsettling and ambiguous presence. Rarely treated neutrally, in any cultural context, twins present an anomaly: the appearance from the same womb of two human beings when only one is expected. The anxiety they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Blood for Thought The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature by Mira Balberg Blood for Thought The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg traces and analyzes the ways in which the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Light as Experience and Imagination from Paleolithic to Roman Times by David S. Herrstrom Light as Experience and Imagination from Paleolithic to Roman Times

A scholarly work of synthesis and interpretation that focuses on encounters with light, this book tells the story of its seducing individuals through the ages. Rather than the historical investigation of light's essential nature, the book's subject is our relationship...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Encyclopedia of Mythology Norse, Classical, Celtic by Arthur Cotterell The Encyclopedia of Mythology Norse, Classical, Celtic


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Kinyras The Divine Lyre by John Curtis Franklin Kinyras The Divine Lyre

John Curtis Franklin seeks to harmonize Kinyras as a mythological symbol of pre-Greek Cyprus with what is known of ritual music and deified instruments in the Bronze Age Near East, using evidence going back to early Mesopotamia. This paperback edition...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Stalk Divination A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching by Professor of Modern Languages and Literature C A (Lehigh University) Cook Stalk Divination A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching

This book presents for the first time a full translation and analysis of a newly discovered bamboo divination manual from fourth century BCE China called the Stalk Divination Method. The manual presents a competing way of interpreting trigrams to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Shiva by Subhadra Sen Gupta Shiva


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Ishtar by Louise M. Pryke Ishtar

Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess. The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/06/2017

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The Seer and the City Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece by Margaret Foster The Seer and the City Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Seers featured prominently in ancient Greek culture, but they rarely appear in colonial discourse from the archaic and classical periods. Margaret Foster exposes the ideological motivations behind this discrepancy and reveals how colonial discourse's privileging of the city's founder and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/12/2017

The Religious Nile Water and Society Since Ancient Egypt by Terje Oestigaard The Religious Nile Water and Society Since Ancient Egypt

The Nile is arguably the most famous river in the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Goddess Wisdom Connect to the Power of the Sacred Feminine Through Ancient Teachings and Practices by Tanishka Goddess Wisdom Connect to the Power of the Sacred Feminine Through Ancient Teachings and Practices

Ancient civilizations worshipped female deities and women's wisdom was once deeply revered. Reconnect with the sacred Goddess traditions with this empowering book.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

Old Society, New Belief Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries by Mu-chou (Professor of History, Chinese University of Hong Kong) Poo Old Society, New Belief Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries
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For the first time scholars in the study of early Christianity and early Chinese Buddhism put their efforts together and compare what had happened when a new belief entered into an old society: What were the reactions, rejections, adjustments, or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria by Theophilus G Pinches The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria


Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria by Theophilus G Pinches The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria


Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2017

Mythology of the American Nations An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Gods, Heroes, Spirits and Sacred Places, Rituals and Ancient Beliefs of the North American Indian, Inuit, Aztec, Inca and Maya Nati by Brian Molyneaux, David Lewis Jones Mythology of the American Nations An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Gods, Heroes, Spirits and Sacred Places, Rituals and Ancient Beliefs of the North American Indian, Inuit, Aztec, Inca and Maya Nati
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A fully illustrated A-Z reference on the legends of the American continents, with 900 entries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2017

In the Streets of Basel 2018 The Creatures of Basel by Alain Gaymard In the Streets of Basel 2018 The Creatures of Basel

In spring, in the city of Basel you can see strange creatures. Every streets are invaded by the Waggis with good mood and music. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with added benefits:...
Format: Calendar - Released: 11/04/2017

Images of Mithra by Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Rachel Wood, Jas Elsner Images of Mithra
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This book presents six case-studies of objects from different periods and regions of antiquity that are labelled by variations of the name Mithra, including the Roman Mithras, Persian Mihr, and Bactrian Miiro. Each chapter places each object in its original...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/03/2017

Pagans and Philosophers The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz by Dr. John Marenbon Pagans and Philosophers The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the Problem of Paganism, which this book identifies and examines for the first time. How could the wisdom and virtue...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2017

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