Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology
Author: Lise Lunge-Larsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated book for mythology fans and word lovers.Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him? Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.
What do we think about when we think about Greek food? For many, it is the meze and the traditional plates of a Greek island taverna at the height of summer. In Gifts of the Gods, Andrew and Rachel Dalby take us into and beyond the taverna in our minds to offer us a unique and comprehensive history of the foods of Greece. Greek food is brimming with thousands of years of history, lore, and culture. The country has one of the most varied landscapes of Europe, where steep mountains, low-lying plains, rocky islands, and crystal-blue seas jostle one another and produce food and wine of immense quality and distinctive taste. The book discusses how the land was settled, what was grown in different regions, and how certain fruits, herbs, and vegetables became a part of local cuisines. Moving through history—from classical to modern—the book explores the country’s regional food identities as well as the export of Greek food to communities all over the world. The book culminates with a look at one of the most distinctive features of Greece’s food tradition—the country’s world renown hospitality. Illustrated throughout and featuring traditional recipes that blend historical and modern flavors, Gifts of the Gods is a mouth-watering account of a rich and ancient cuisine.
All the elements necessary for a rewarding and productive life are freely available on Earth, gifts from the gods. Great empires have evolved around one specific gift, a tax point set up to take reasonable revenue from it, and the investment of that revenue in a way that increased its quantity. Those gifts which helped to increase the population or its military capacity, without increasing the tax rate, had a doubly-effective impact on empire building. This book explains obsidian's unique genesis and properties, and suggests how humans used it to change their society. Later essential elements include salt, which allowed a much greater penetration of remote locations, and the specialisation of roles in agriculture, industry, mining and metallurgy. Tax Man processed important raw materials into clothing, food, money, tools, weapons, and fuel. Much of Tax Man's history and civilisation revolved around his attempts to tax these commodities, while those who exploit them tried to avoid and evade that taxation. Our future will certainly focus on attempts to tax the transport of modern gifts that, by definition, are not physical, but sub-atomic particles.
Gifts for the Gods describes the post-excavation histories of animal mummies from ancient Egypt. Borne out of research currently taking place at the University of Manchester, it accompanies a UK travelling exhibition, the first of its kind. Both the exhibition and book seek to enlighten visitors and readers to the wealth of animal mummies in British museums and private collections. Importantly, they focus on the prevalent type of animal mummy to be found in Britain: the votive offering, which sets this book apart from others on this subject. In a series of chapters written by experts in their field, Gifts for the Gods details the place of animals, both in ancient Egypt and in museum collections, whilst incorporating the stories of those who discovered animal mummies, either in Egypt, at auctions or in museum storage. The range of scientific analyses applied to animal mummies at the University of Manchester and partner research institutions brings the book to a close with the understanding that this research represents only the beginning of a much larger task.
How do individuals inscribe their spiritual identities and diasporic ethnicities in the city? Through a series of sociological and photographic essays, Terence Heng maps the various rituals, collectives, individuals and events that characterise Chinese religion practices in Singapore. From spirit mediums to the Hungry Ghost Festival, each chapter engages with the social, the spatial and the ephemeral, and in so doing it will explore the significance and relevance of Chinese religion in a secular nation-state; reveal the strategies and tactics used by diasporic individuals to perform and retain their identities; uncover the importance of flow and fluidity in the making of sacred space; and evidence the value and efficacy of the use of photographs in social research. Of Gods, Gifts and Ghosts is a ground-breaking exploration into the intersections between visual sociology, cultural geography and creative photographic practice. A visual monograph that gives equal importance to image and text, it interrogates the tensions between sacred and profane, official and unofficial, state and individual, physical and spiritual, peeling away the myriad layers of the spiritual imagination.
The Relationship Between Phinehas and Consecration to God the Father
Author: Marcelle Bartolo-Abela
Publisher: Apostolate-The Divine Heart
The relationship between Old Testament high priest Phinehas, grandson of Aaron, and consecration to God the Father in the 21st century is explored. Consecration results in the Father's Seal, together with the covenants of peace, everlasting priesthood, and right to expiate acceptably for self and others in His sight. These gifts are analogous to what Yahweh had originally granted Phinehas during the Israelites' stay in the desert, after slaying the heresy of Pe'or, thus enabling the people to enter the promised land. The Seal of the Father supersedes the mark of the beast in the Book of Revelation, hence it can effectively end the heresy of the 21st century. Consecration to the Father in our times, is also one of the entryways into the New Israel.
Forget the gritty fiction—here is a real-life Scandinavian detective story On May 6, 1950, Viggo and Emil Højgaard from the small village of Tollund were cutting mud to find peat for their stove in the Bjældskovdal peat bog, 12 kilometers west of Silkeborg, Denmark. As they worked, one of their wives noticed in the peat layer a corpse so fresh that they believed they had discovered a recent murder victim, and after much deliberation they notified the police at Silkeborg. The police were baffled by the body, and in an attempt to identify the time of death, they brought in archaeology professor P.V. Glob. Upon initial examination, Glob suggested that the body was more than 2,000 years old, and most likely the victim of a sacrifice. This book, written by the director of the museum at which Tollund Man has resided since his discovery, presents the investigations into this enigmatic figure and tells the story of his life and death based upon the evidence of the archaeological record.
Missionary work in Africa was the most difficult and faithaffirming labor James Graham had ever faced, and warm, homey presents from a Good Samaritan back home gave him hope to carry on. But an injury halted his work and sent him home to Chicago. There, James met Rachel Ashcroft, who'd sent those thoughtful gifts, and he was intrigued by the sadness that shadowed her features. Bringing the light back into Rachel's face gave him new purpose, but was this respite only temporary? Or could James release his past and open his heart to receive Rachel's gift of love?
This book is a profound but simply written mediation on the central mysteries of the Christian fait--the trinity, redemption, the eucharist, human participation in the divine life and solidarity with one another--in a contemporary idiom. >
Five men and women in Ancient Greece are set on a dangerous journey of self-discovery during the bitter conflict of the Peloponnesian War. 50 years after Spartan king Leonidas and his brave 300 fought to the death against Xerxes' Persian hordes at Thermopylae, a long and bloody conflict erupted between the militant regime and democratic Athens.
This book is gift-wrapped as a present. God's Gifted People is a present to yourself or to someone you love because it helps you discoverthe gift that you are as a person the gift that others are the way our personality gifts can be used to make Life more enjoyable, Love more exciting, Relationship more fulfilling, Work more satisfying, Spirituality more alive.God's Gifted People is an application of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). According to Consulting Psychologist Press, the Myers-Briggs has become "the most widely used measure of personality dispositions and preferences." The MBTI is used in industry, education, counseling, and over health services, and -- increasingly -- in religious life. In a practical and easy-to-read way, Dr. Gary Harbaugh combines the psychological perspective of the Myers-Briggs with a biblical understanding of gifts -- particularly the often overlooked gift of one's own unique personality.
God gives His children many gifts, including mercy, comfort, healing, encouragement, rest, hope, and increased faith. Discover how you can receive fresh resources for each new day. Out of His never ending supply of goodness, He will meet your every need.