How to Kill a Dragon

How to Kill a Dragon
Aspects of Indo-European Poetics

by Calvert Watkins

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1995-11-16
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9780198024712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the antiquity and tenacity of the Indo-European poetic tradition. Watkins begins this study with an introduction to the field of comparative Indo-European poetics; he explores the Saussurian notions of synchrony and diachrony, and locates the various Indo-European traditions and ideologies of the spoken word. Further, his overview presents case studies on the forms of verbal art, with selected texts drawn from Indic, Iranian, Greek, Latin, Hittite, Armenian, Celtic, and Germanic languages. In the remainder of the book, Watkins examines in detail the structure of the dragon/serpent-slaying myths, which recur in various guises throughout the Indo-European poetic tradition. He finds the "signature" formula for the myth--the divine hero who slays the serpent or overcomes adversaries--occurs in the same linguistic form in a wide range of sources and over millennia, including Old and Middle Iranian holy books, Greek epic, Celtic and Germanic sagas, down to Armenian oral folk epic of the last century. Watkins argues that this formula is the vehicle for the central theme of a proto-text, and a central part of the symbolic culture of speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language: the relation of humans to their universe, the values and expectations of their society. Therefore, he further argues, poetry was a social necessity for Indo- European society, where the poet could confer on patrons what they and their culture valued above all else: "imperishable fame."

Log-book of a Fisherman and Zoologist

Log-book of a Fisherman and Zoologist
A Book

by Francis Trevelyan Buckland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Savage Dragon #6

Savage Dragon #6
A Book

by Erik Larsen

  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 1993-10-31
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is reported that the Shrew was under the influence of a slug-like creature on the back of his neck while he was on his rampage, and is allowed to walk. Freak Force and Dragon battle the Annihilators, who are led by Cyberface, former righthand man to Overlord.

Savage Dragon #39

Savage Dragon #39
A Book

by Erik Larsen

  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 1997-05-31
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Chris Robinson announces his retirement from being Star, Horde assumes control of the Vicious Circle, much to the distress of Powerhouse, who quits the team. Dragon, who has discovered he is multi-lingual, returns home with a date, where he is attacked by Dung and Chaos & Control.

Savage Dragon #92

Savage Dragon #92
A Book

by Erik Larsen

  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 2002-01-09
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dragon fights Dale Fisher, who blames him for the death of Alex Wilde. Later, Dragon tries to muster an alliance to attack and defeat Cyberface, with the help of some unexpected allies and his old friend, Frank Darling!

The Red Dragon

The Red Dragon
The National Magazine of Wales

by Charles Wilkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sunday

Sunday
Reading for the Young

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Savage Dragon #240

Savage Dragon #240
A Book

by Erik Larsen

  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 2018-11-21
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"THE DEADLY DEMONOIDS," Part Two (of Two) The battle for Toronto! Malcolm Dragon, Freak Force, the Dynamic Daredevil, and Battle Girl face off against the hideous hordes of the deadly Demonoids.

Savage Dragon #98

Savage Dragon #98
A Book

by Erik Larsen

  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 2002-06-05
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dragon returns to the earth he remembers just in time to stop a horrible tragedy, hoping that he can prevent the apocalyptic future that he currently lives in. But, will the changes in his past make things better, or will he just make things worse?

Never Deal with a Dragon

Never Deal with a Dragon
A Book

by Robert N. Charrette

  • Publisher : Ace Books
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9780451450784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Punch, Or, The London Charivari

Punch, Or, The London Charivari
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Punch

Punch
A Book

by Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sarcasm Is a Dragon’S Best Friend

Sarcasm Is a Dragon’S Best Friend
. . . . Until You Lose Your Scales

by Stephanie Collins

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2015-01-02
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN : 1490753311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?

The Chautauquan

The Chautauquan
A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education]

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dragon Tamers

Dragon Tamers
Reality Goes Virtual

by Emma Maree Urquhart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004-12
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9780954934002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Carol was one of the millions of people who played the Dragon Tamers virtual reality computer game. Along with her partner, a dragon called Sam, she managed to become the strongest player in the game.

How To Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

How To Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero
Book 11

by Cressida Cowell

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-09-26
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1444913999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films. Hiccup has one last hurdle before the final battle can begin ... High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits cinemas in Summer 2014 starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, How to Betray a Dragon's Hero and How to Fight a Dragon's Fury. 'A hilarious and gripping adventure' - The Times Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

The Ultimate Dragon

The Ultimate Dragon
A Book

by Daniel N. Jason

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780965947022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Texan Matthew Wolverine travels back in time over 1000 years to Loch Ness, Scotland, he encounters the famous monster of the loch. She is female -- a single mother with two offspring and an attitude. Together, they discover a lasting friendship and great adventure as Matthew rides to the rescue on Nessie's back, fighting dragons and saving beautiful maidens.

How To Train Your Dragon: How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse

How To Train Your Dragon: How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse
Book 4

by Cressida Cowell

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 144491068X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike. THE STORY CONTINUES in the fourth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs ... Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Fishlegs has been struck with deadly Vorpentitis. The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find ... a potato. But where on Berk will Hiccup find such a thing? Hiccup will have to dodge Sharkworms, battle Doomfangs and outwit crazy Hooligans if he's going to be a Hero ... again. How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, How to Betray a Dragon's Hero and How to Fight a Dragon's Fury. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

Irish Builder and Engineer

Irish Builder and Engineer
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Utopian Tales from Weimar

Utopian Tales from Weimar
A Book

by Jack Zipes

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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