The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

Author: Hilda M. Ransome
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048643494X
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: History

Hilda Ransome's well-documented and copiously illustrated study of bees points out that no creature has provided man with so much wholesome food; nor has any inspired so many beliefs and superstitions. Illustrations depict bees, hives, and beekeepers as they appear in paintings and sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs; and carved into African tree trunks. Chapters cover the folklore of bees and bee culture — from Egyptian, Babylonian, and other ancient sources to practices in modern Europe. The use of honey in religious rites, as well as customs and superstitions in France and Central Europe, folk stories from Finland, and the bee in America are also described.

American Negro Folktales

Author: Richard M. Dorson
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486805801
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Social Science

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. The first part of the book provides a setting for the fables, in which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. The second part consists of the tales, which include the adventures of Old Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes as well as more realistic accounts of racial injustice. Recounted in the actual words of the narrators, the folktales abound in bold language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that reflect the essence of African-American storytelling traditions.


Author: Francesco Pellizzi
Publisher: Peabody Museum Press
ISBN: 9780873658560
Release Date: 2005-09-30
Genre: Art

Res is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal presents contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, among others.

Creatures in the Mist

Author: Gary R. Varner
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9780875865461
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

Bringing together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore Gary Varner shares a fascination and respect for humankind's early and contemporary cultures and wonders at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on "Little People" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions including dogs and cats, bats and spiders, and the stories people have told each other about them since time immemorial. Gary Varner has performed a valuable service in these books. [Presenting] lore from about the world, a collector's hoard of traditions rich and strange, ... Varner shows there really are obvious and puzzling similarities between widely separated cultures. Gary Varner has pointed the way to some important cross-cultural readings in the ageless themes of stone and water. - Jeremy Harte, Curator of the Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey, England, in Northern Earth magazine, #103, 2005 Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone is an excellent guide to large-scale magical stones and stone magic. This book is a must for anyone interested in megalithic sites. Most highly recommended. -PanGaia Magazine, United States As with other books by the same author, this is a book based upon broad research into the subject, stretching across the world. What results is a fascinating weave of stories and images, descriptions of sites and associated tales, that leaves a sense of a thousand deities whispering in the air. Because it is so broad a sweep, the positive outcome is an overreaching perspective of the patterns and commonalities held between human communities - our ancestors - all around the world. The book is a sound overview and provocation toresearch more deeply ourselves, to find alternative visions, tales and interpretations, to find out more about the sacred currents, their depths and importance - both to our ancestors and to ourselves. The author's notations are comprehensive, allowing us easily to follow the clues. A valuable piece of work. -The Druid Network, England * Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and writer on folklore and early religions. He is author of several popular books comparing legends and beliefs around the world, including The Mythic Forest, the Green Man & the Spirit of Nature (Algora 2006); Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone (Algora 2005); and Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells. His approach incorporates details from ancient cultures and from Native American, UK and European, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore. Varner is a member of the American Folklore Society.

Indianische Sagen

Author: Franz Boas
ISBN: 3741108545
Release Date: 2016-03-04

Indianische Sagen - von der Nord-Pacifischen Kuste Amerikas ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1895. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

45 songs on poems of Goethe and Eichendorff

Author: Hugo Wolf
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486288574
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Music

German composer's deeply affecting works include pieces evoking a romantic moonlit world, exquisite short love lyrics, and works that explore the darker side of human experience.

Griechische Religion der archaischen und klassischen Epoche

Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170213121
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

Unter den Religionen des Altertums ist die griechische Religion mit am lebendigsten bezeugt. In Verbindung mit grossartiger Literatur und bildender Kunst hat sie auf die Entfaltung der abendlandischen Kultur immer wieder Einfluss genommen. Das vorliegende Buch stellt griechische Religion im Zeitraum 800-300 v. Chr. dar, von Homer bis Aristoteles, in ihren historischen und sozialen Bezugen sowie auf dem Hintergrund der minoisch-mykenischen und der orientalischen Hochkulturen. Es gibt die primaren Zeugnisse an die Hand und zeigt thematische Zusammenhange auf. Dabei bleibt es auch fur Laien lesbar. Die Neuauflage ist unter Einbezug der neueren Literatur durchgehend uberarbeitet und aktualisiert.


Author: Kaspar Bienefeld
ISBN: 344009751X
Release Date: 2005

Kompakte Einführung in die Imkerei: Auf nicht mal 100 Seiten erfahren Neu und Jungimker alles, was man zum erfolgreichen Einstieg in das Hobby braucht: Von der Auswahl der Beute und Anschaffung der Grundausstattung über die Krankheitsbekämpfung bis hin zur Honiggewinnung. Die schöne Gestaltung mit hervorragenden Fotos und die eingestreuten Informationen über Biologie und Verhalten der Biene machen das Buch auch für Naturfreunde ohne eigene Völker attraktiv. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt sind die zahlreichen Adressen (Post und Internet) von Imkerverbänden, vereinen und instituten. Das Buch ist dem im selben Verlag erschienen Band "Imkern als Hobby" von I. Diemer (BA 9/02) vorzuziehen, da Text und Design deutlich flotter sind. Wer langfristig Bienen halten möchte, wird freilich mehr Informationen benötigen. Umfangreicher ist zum Beispiel der Ratgeber "Bienen halten" von F. Lampeitl (BA 4/02). (2)