Animal symbolism and mythology

Animal symbolism and mythology

Animal symbolism and mythology

We are on the vast table-land of Central Asia; gigantic mountains send forth on every side their thousand rivers; immense pasture-lands and forests cover it; migratory tribes of pastoral nations traverse it; the gopatis, the shepherd or lord of the cows, is the king; the gopatis who has most herds is the most powerful. The story begins with a graceful pastoral idyll. To increase the number of the cows, to render them fruitful in milk and prolific in calves, to have them well looked after, is the dream, the ideal of the ancient Aryan. The bull, the foecundator, is the type of every male perfection, and the symbol of regal strength. Hence, it is only natural that the two most prominent animal figures in the mythical heaven should be the cow and the bull. The cow is the ready, loving, faithful, fruitful Providence of the shepherd. The worst enemy of the Aryan, therefore, is he who carries off the cow; the best, the most illustrious, of his friends, he who is able to recover it from the hands of the robber. The same idea is hence transferred to heaven; in heaven there is a beneficent, fruitful power, which is called the cow, and a beneficent foecundator of this same power, which is called the bull. The dewy moon, the dewy aurora, the watery cloud, the entire vault of heaven, that giver of the quickening and benignant rain, that benefactress of mankind,-are each, with special predilection, represented as the beneficent cow of abundance. The lord of this multiform cow of heaven, he who makes it pregnant and fruitful and milk-yielding, the spring or morning sun, the rain-giving sun (or moon) is often represented as a bull...

The Driver of the Sun Horses

The Driver of the Sun Horses

The Driver of the Sun Horses

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The Sky Warden The Sun

The Sky Warden   The Sun

The Sky Warden The Sun

Sal's life has been thrown into turmoil and he is on the run, from more than one pursuer, it appears. He is accompanied by his new-found friend Shilly and he's not entirely sure where he wants to go-but Shilly is. She wants to find her teacher Lodo's old teacher, the Mage Van Haasteren, which means they must head north to the Interior, where Sal's mother was born. The journey is over rugged, mountainous country on the Old Line and it's dangerous. The Sky Warden Shom Behenna is after them and they must risk all top reach the Divide and get across to the other side, not even knowing if the Stone Mages will help them.

Sun from Another World

Sun from Another World

Sun from Another World

Year 2854, the Earth leaves the dark centuries that followed a pandemic that decimated humanity. The space race has finally resumed. After graduating as a space pilot, Michael Smith begins a trip to Mars on a rescue mission ignoring that route will take him to the Bidena Galaxy. There, the human race has restarted an ancestral conflict in which our protagonist will be immersed. Michael, guided by the beautiful Judith and the faithful Lanark, will discover the the planet Dhrima and prepare the way to reach Nadin, central planet of the Empire, now threatened by the Eutos, the banished of the battle of Magento who claim revenge on this Sun from Another World.

A Horse Called El Dorado

A Horse Called El Dorado

A Horse Called El Dorado

In the commune at the edge of a forest in Colombia, life is blissful. Until the guerrillas come. Then Pepe must flee with his mother to the city, leaving behind his favourite horse, El Dorado. His future looks grim until his Irish grandparents offer him another chance. But can thirteen-year-old Pepe go all on his own to this strange, cold land, the birthplace of his father? And what future awaits him there? Will he ever have the chance to ride his beloved horses again?