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Myths of the Underworld: Timeless Tales of the Afterlife, Love, Revenge, Fatal Attraction and More from around the World (Includes Stories about Hades and Persephone, Kali, the Shinigami, and More) (Paperback)
Immerse yourself in stories of gods and goddesses of the underworld and explore how themes of death, love, and revenge are depicted in folklore and mythology by different cultures around the world.
Myths of the Underworld is a vibrant collection of ten retellings of forbidden love, acts of vengeance, and naive attractions. Modernized for today’s reader, these diverse stories span time and space. But while the cultures and traditions are varied, the themes woven throughout these tales reveal how the struggle to understand and accept death and all that comes with it is one that is quintessentially human. The ten different stories include:
Hades and Persephone, the classic myth from Ancient Greece
Kali, the Indian goddess (and wife of Shiva), known for her fierceness on the battlefield
Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld
Mictlantecuhtli and Mictecacíhuatl, the lovers who ruled the Aztec underworld
The Shinigami, Japanese spirits of the underworld
Maman Brigitte, the Haitian intermediary of death
Gamab, the Namibian god of fate who gifted rain to mankind
Hel, the Norse overseer of the underworld
Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the sea and the underworld
The Sand Hills, the home of the dead for the Blackfeet Nation
The tales in Myths of the Underworld are sure to captivate and enchant readers. Perfect for fans of mythology, romance, and fairy tales.
About the Author
Lindsay Christinee grew up in Pennsylvania enamored with historical biographies. To this day, she can still recite Nefertiti's full name (Neferneferuaten Nefertiti) and run through a list of England's queens. After reading about fashion greats Edith Head and Diana Veerland, her love of history parlayed into a fashion career in New York City showrooms. But, it wasn't until moving to Bangkok that she began her writing career as a ghostwriter for the city's English newspapers. In 2014, Lindsay moved back to the U.S., settling into Philadelphia's historic district and revitalizing her career to align with her environmental activism endeavors. Her words have been published in the Sierra Club Newsletter, ReMake, and Reader's Digest. She has spoken about sustainability and climate justice for podcasts and at schools in the Tri-State area. In 2020 she founded The Wellness Feed, a sustainable lifestyle website empowering its readers with conscious choices they can make to help mitigate climate change. Myths of the Underworld is her debut book.