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Sacred and Theological Works Collection


A Collection of the World's Myths, Legends, Religions, and Sacred Works. The Sacred Religious Text Collection are the works that changed the world. It is a limited collection and is currently being developed. However, it includes some of the most important scholarly and theological works in the history of human kind.

 
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Myths of Ífè, Score Afr Ife

By: John Wyndham

Description: This short book is a translation of some of the myths of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a history of the creation of the world, the gods, and humanity, and the early days of the sacred city of Ífè, the traditional center of Yoruba cultur

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Hausa Folk-lore

By: Maalam Shaihua

Description: Hausa Folk-lore is a book by Maalam Shaihua, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray, published in 1913. It contains twenty-one folk-stories of the Hausa people of Africa. The book is notable in that it was actually written by one of the Hausa, not a European, as is common in such books from the time period.

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Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, Score Afr Fssn

By: Elphinstone Dayrell

Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it ava

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Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort

By: Richard Edward Dennett

Description: Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort... contains more than 30 traditional stories from French Congo which were collected by the Folklore Society of London.

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Fetichism in West Africa, Score Afr Fiwa

By: R. H. Rev. Nassau

Description: The West African area is important because this is where the majority of slaves departed for the New World. Hence large elements of West African, particularly Yoruba, religion (blended with Catholicism) can be found in religions such as Vodun

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The Negro, Score Afr Dbn

By: W. E. B. Bois

Description: This is a pioneering work on African-American history by the noted activist and scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois. Born in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois lived until 1963, one year before the March on Washington. He was a fou

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Drums and Shadows - Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Neg...

By: Guy Johnson

Description: This collection of oral folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, under the supervision of Mary Granger. The accounts in this book, framed by colorful descriptions of the rural locales whe

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Agamemnon

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the palace of AGAMEMNON in Argos. In front of the palace there are statues of the gods, and altars prepared for sacrifice. It is night. On the roof of the palace can be discerned a WATCHMAN.

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The Choephori

By: Aeschylus

Description: By the tomb of Agamemnon near the palace in Argos. ORESTES and PYLADES enter, dressed as travellers. ORESTES carries two locks of hair in his hand.

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Eumenides

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the temple of APOLLO at Delphi. The PYTHIAN PRIESTESS enters and approaches the doors of the temple.

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The Persians

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the Council-Hall of the Persian Kings at Susa. The tomb of Darius the Great is visible. The time is 480 B.C., shortly after the battle of Salamis. The play opens with the CHORUS OF PERSIAN ELDERS singing its first choral lyric.

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Prometheus Bound, Score Acesch Promet

By: Aeschylus

Description: Mountainous country, and in the middle of a deep gorge a Rock, towards which KRATOS and BIA carry the gigantic form of PROMETHEUS. HEPHAESTUS follows dejectedly with hammer, nails, chains, etc.

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The Seven Against Thebes, Score Acesch Sevent

By: Aeschylus

Description: Within the Citadel of Thebes. There is an altar with the statues of several gods visible. A crowd of citizens are present as ETEOCLES enters with his attendants.

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The Suppliants

By: Aeschylus

Description: A sacred precinct near the shore in Argos. Several statues of the gods can be seen, as well as a large altar. As the play opens, DANAUS, and his fifty daughters, the maidens who compose the CHORUS, enter. Their costumes have an oriental richness about them not characteristic of the strictly Greek. They carry also the wands of suppliants. The CHORUS is singing.

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The Suppliants, Score Acesch Suppli

By: Euripides

Description: Though little is known for certain of his early life, Euripides was probably born around 460 b.c.e. to the farmer Mnesarchus and his wife Clito, and his studious nature quickly led him to a literary life in Athens. Euripides turned to playwri

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