Description: Lucian of Samosata's De Dea Syria, (the Syrian Goddess) is one of the most 'notorious' classical writings. Not only does it acknowledge that at one time a paramount Goddess was worshipped in regions of the Ancient Near East, it goes into deta
Description: Widely hailed as the first science fiction story, A True Story, by Lucian of Samosata is a voyage to the edges of the universe and reason. The title is the first clue that this will be a tall tale. As much a predecessor of Douglas Adams
Description: The Book of Mormon, with interactive table of contents with active links to books and chapters.
Updated interactive table of contents to books and chapters
Description: Articles of Faith is considered one of the classics in Latter-day Saint literature. It is the outgrowth of a series of lectures in theology given by Dr. James E. Talmage, commencing in October of 1893. At that time Dr. Talmage was serving as the president of the LDS College in Salt Lake City. The First Presidency of the Church invited Dr. Talmage to prepare a text for use in Church schools and religion classes.
The book was first published in 1899. It has s...
Description: The Pearl of Great Price is part of the standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism) and some other Latter Day Saint denominations.
The Pearl of Great Price is a selection of choice mater
Description: This is a memoir by a non-Mormon about his experiences in the prospecting camps of Utah at the turn of the 19th century. It was donated to sacred-texts by the anonymous volunteer who goes by the name of 'Some Dude'. This is a first-person per
Description: This is a memoir of Frank J. Cannon (1859-1933). Although born into a prominent Mormon family, Cannon was a freethinker and a progressive. He recounts an insiders' view of the painful process by which the Mormon church and the state of Utah b
Description: This kindle edition edition is very well formatted with more then 10 illustrations.
Description: When, some seven years ago, I took up the duties of stipendiary magistrate, medical officer, and protector of Indians in this mosquito-cursed district of the Pomeroon, I determined upon devoting all my spare time—and there has been plenty of
Description: In accordance with the general object of this series of volumes--which is to furnish materials for study rather than to offer completed studies--I have prepared for this number the text of the most ancient authentic record of American religious lore. From its antiquity and character, I have ventured to call this little collection the RIG VEDA AMERICANUS, after the similar cyclus of sacred hymns, which are the most venerable product of the Aryan mind.
Description: Three English versions of Zuñi origin myths have already been published. Cushing published his Outlines of Zuñi Creation Myths (Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology) in 1891. The next published version is that contained in Mr
Description: Among their other many cultural gifts to the world, Native Americans contributed the game which later became known as Lacrosse. The Cherokee Ball Play vividly describes the ethnography of this sport with particular attention to its ritual significance.
This sport served as means of community social cohesion, an occasion for some big wagers, a surrogate for battle with other villages, and sounds like a great deal of fun. Many of the ceremonial aspects will b...
Description: A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from the funeral itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. These customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. In some cultures the dead are venerated; this is commonly called ancestor worship. The word funeral comes from the Lat...
A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death
Description: Fort Wingate, the largest military post in the Southwest, is situated some three miles south of the line of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and not many miles from the Arizona border. Department head-quarters are situated here, and a garrison of nine companies, mostly of the Sixth United States Cavalry, and one company of Indian scouts is constantly maintained. This large force is considered necessary to guard against any possible outbreak of the Navajo I...
Description: This section is from the book Serbian Fairy Tales, by Elodie L. Muatovich. Also available from Amazon: Serbian Fairy Tales.
Read more: http:/chestofbooks.com/fairy-tale/Serbian/The-Shepherd-And-The-King-s-Daughter-Part-2.html#.U-ipW-OSy8o#
Description: The ancient cultures of Mexico & Peru are renowned for their imposing architecture & the cruelty of their religious practices. The intriguing myths on which their beliefs were based -- the tales of the feathered god Quetzalcoatl & his enemy T
Description: The Navajo, who call themselves Dine (The People) are the largest Native American group in North America. Their tales of emergence and migration are similar to other Southwestern tribes such as the Hopi (with whom they have a long running r
Description: Navajo or Navaho (native name: Dine bizaad) is an Athabaskan language (of Na-Dene stock) spoken in the southwest United States by the Navajo people (Dine). It is geographically and linguistically one of the Southern Athabaskan languages (the