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    • Odin: The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God

    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Anthony R. Schlotzhauer
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    A one-eyed old man, with a gray cloak and a wide-brimmed hat leaning on a staff. A wanderer who appears when least expected, bringing triumph or doom. The god of prophecy, poetry and fate. A shape changer. A sorcerer. The god Odin cuts a dramatic figure in Norse mythology and is still a part of the popular imagination. He is the inspiration for figures like J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf the Grey, and he still appears in modern literature as varied as Marvel Comics and Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods.

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    • Athena: The Origins and History of the Greek Goddess

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Camponeschi
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    For the ancient Greeks, there were few divine beings more important, and more generous, to humanity than the goddess Athena. She was also called "Pallas", "Pallas Athena", and (to the Romans) "Minerva". The daughter of Zeus, Athena was famous as a virgin warrior woman who was born from her father's skull bearing a helmet, shield, and spear. Yet she was far more than simply a warrior goddess.

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    • Machu Picchu

    • The History and Mystery of the Incan City
    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Larry Earnhart
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Machu Picchu is one of South America's best tourist spots, and the ruins have even been voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. But even though Machu Picchu is now the best known of all Incan ruins, its function in Incan civilization is still not clear. Some have speculated that it was an outpost or a frontier citadel, while others believe it to be a sanctuary or a work center for women. Still others suggest that it was a ceremonial center or perhaps even the last refuge of the Incas after the Spanish conquest.

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    • The Druids: The History and Mystery of the Ancient Celtic Priests

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal.

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    • Celtic Mythology and the Religion of the Ancient Celts

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Daniel F. Purcell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal.

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    • Mecca and Medina

    • The History of Islam's Holiest Cities
    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Doron Alon
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Even centuries before the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, the leaders of Mecca established that their city was the preeminent holy site in Western Arabia and established a truce for pilgrims to the city. In the process one effect of this was that Mecca became a center for what might today be described as tourism, as even ancient visitors needed places for food, water, and sleep. Of course Mecca is now best known for being Islam's holiest city, revered as the birthplace of Muhammad and the site where Allah first revealed the Qu'ran to him.

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    • Chichen Itza

    • The History and Mystery of the Mayan's Most Famous City
    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Doug Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Chichen Itza was inhabited for hundreds of years and was a very influential center in the later years of Maya civilization. At its height, Chichen Itza may have had over 30,000 inhabitants, and with a spectacular pyramid, enormous ball court, observatory and several temples, the builders of this city exceeded even those at Uxmal in developing the use of columns and exterior relief decoration. Of particular interest at Chichen Itza is the sacred cenote, a sinkhole was a focus for Maya rituals around water.

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    • The Taj Mahal

    • The History of India's Most Famous Monument
    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Karey James Kimmel
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Constructed over a span of about 20 years in the mid-17th century as a mausoleum for the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal is aptly described by UNESCO, which designated it a World Heritage site, as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".

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    • Odin e Thor: As Origens, História e Evolução Religiosa dos Deuses Nórdicos [Odin and Thor: The Origins, History, and Religious Evolution of the Nordic Gods]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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    Um homem caolho, com uma capa cinza e um chapéu de abas largas apoiando-se em uma bengala. Um andarilho que aparece quando menos esperado, trazendo triunfo ou perdição. O deus da profecia, poesia e destino. Um metamorfo. Um feiticeiro. O deus Odin representa uma figura dramática na mitologia nórdica e permanece uma parte da imaginação popular. Ele é a inspiração para personagens como Gandalf o Cinza de J.R.R. Tolkien, e ainda faz parte de literatura moderna tão variada quanto histórias em quadrinhos da Marvel bem como o romance de Neil Gaiman Deuses Americanos.  

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    • Thor: As Origens, História e Evolução do Deus Nórdico [Thor: The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    Um martelo que mortal algum pode levantar. Um deus da tempestade com cabelos de fogo. Um alienígena-herói-deus de histórias em quadrinho que defende a humanidade. A suástica. Até mesmo o dia da semana, “Thursday” - quinta feira em inglês - tem seu nome (“Thor’s Day”, o dia de Thor). Apesar do virtual desaparecimento da religião e mitologia nórdica vários séculos atrás, a sociedade moderna ainda frequentemente depara-se com o deus da tempestade Thor, que continua a ser trazido de volta à vida na forma da literatura, e foi recentemente o protagonista de filmes de grande orçamento de Hollywood. 

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    • Odin y Thor: Los orígenes, historia y evolución religiosa de los dioses nórdicos [Odin and Thor: The Origins, History and Religious Evolution of the Norse Gods]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    Un anciano con un solo ojo, con un manto gris y sombrero de ala ancha, apoyándose de un bastón. Un vagabundo que aparece cuando menos se le espera, trayendo triunfo o perdición. El dios de la profecía, la poesía y el destino. Un cambiaformas. Un hechicero. El dios Odín es una figura dramática en la mitología nórdica y es aún parte del imaginario popular. Ha sido la inspiración para figuras como Gandalf el Gris, de J.R.R. Tolkien, y todavía figura en literatura moderna tan variada como los cómics de Marvel o la novela de Neil Gaiman American Gods (2001).  

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    • Odin: As Origens, História e Evolução do Deus Nórdico [Odin: The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    Um homem caolho, com uma capa cinza e um chapéu de abas largas apoiando-se em uma bengala. Um andarilho que aparece quando menos esperado, trazendo triunfo ou perdição. O deus da profecia, poesia e destino. Um metamorfo. Um feiticeiro. O deus Odin representa uma figura dramática na mitologia nórdica e permanece uma parte da imaginação popular. Ele é a inspiração para personagens como Gandalf o Cinza de J.R.R. Tolkien, e ainda faz parte de literatura moderna tão variada quanto histórias em quadrinhos da Marvel bem como o romance de Neil Gaiman Deuses Americanos. 

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    • Odín: Los orígenes, historia y evolución del dios nórdico [Odin: The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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    Un anciano con un solo ojo, con un manto gris y sombrero de ala ancha, apoyándose de un bastón. Un vagabundo que aparece cuando menos se le espera, trayendo triunfo o perdición. El dios de la profecía, la poesía y el destino. Un cambiaformas. Un hechicero. El dios Odín es una figura dramática en la mitología nórdica y es aún parte del imaginario popular. Ha sido la inspiración para figuras como Gandalf el Gris, de J.R.R. Tolkien, y todavía figura en literatura moderna tan variada como los cómics de Marvel o la novela de Neil Gaiman American Gods (2001).

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    • Thor: Los orígenes, historia y evolución del dios nórdico [Thor: The origins, history and evolution of the Norse god]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    Un martillo que ningún mortal puede levantar. Un flamante dios de la tormenta, con cabello cual llamas. Un héroe-dios-alienígena que defiende a la humanidad. La esvástica. Incluso el nombre Thursday [jueves en inglés] es “Thor’s Day” [el día de Thor]. A pesar de la virtual desaparición de la religión autóctona y mitología nórdica siglos atrás, aún se encuentra con regularidad en la sociedad moderna al dios de la tormenta, Thor, quien continúa siendo traído de vuelta a la vida en forma de literatura y más recientemente, como protagonista de películas taquilleras de Hollywood.  

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    • Tiwanaku and Puma Punku

    • The History and Legacy of South America’s Most Famous Ancient Holy Site
    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    Few ancient ruins capture the imagination like the mighty holy site of Tiwanaku, located on the high Andean altiplano plateau outside of La Paz, Bolivia. Unlike some ancient sites, such as Machu Picchu in neighboring Peru or Chichen Itzá in Mexico, Tiwanaku has never been “lost”; on the contrary, it has been marveled over for centuries by Incan nobles, Spanish Conquistadores, modern backpackers, and UFO fanatics alike. Despite this history of amazement, Tiwanaku has remained something of an enigma until recently, but it appears that this would have probably been pleasing to its creators. It was created to be a mysterious, sacred, and beautiful place, one with many secrets and a public face characterized by PT Barnum-like showmanship.

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    • La historia de la división suní y chií [The History of the Sunni vs. Shiite Division]

    • Entendiendo las divisiones dentro del Islam [Understanding Divisions Within Islam]
    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    Diferentes ramas de la misma religión son la excepción más que la regla, y han tenido un profundo impacto en la historia. Hoy, la división religiosa más importante es entre los sunitas y los chiíes (chiítas) dentro del Islam. A diferencia de las divisiones en otras religiones (entre judíos conservadores y ortodoxos o católicos y cristianos protestantes) la división entre los sunitas y los chiíes ha existido desde hace tanto como la propia fe, y surgió rápidamente de las tensiones creadas por la crisis política después de la muerte del Profeta Mahoma.

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    • Machu Picchu: La historia y misterio de la ciudad inca [Machu Picchu: The History and Mystery of the Inca City]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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    Machu Picchu es uno de los mejores puntos turísticos de América del Sur, y las ruinas han sido incluso votadas como una de las Siete Nuevas Maravillas del Mundo. Pero a pesar de que Machu Picchu es ahora la más conocida de todas las ruinas incas, su función en la civilización inca aún no está clara. Machu Picchu: La historia y el misterio de la ciudad inca cubre de manera integral la historia de la ciudad, así como la especulación sobre el propósito de Machu Picchu y el debate sobre los edificios.

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    • Puma Punku

    • The History of Tiwanaku's Spectacular Temple of the Sun
    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    The ancient world often evokes wonder and even confusion, and few places accomplish any of that more than the incredible ruined stone temple of Puma Punku. Puma Punku is a marvel of engineering, stonemasonry and design. These facts are obvious to even the lay observer, as Puma Punku’s stonework is remarkable even for the Andes where visitors have long wondered at ancient stone joints where even a knife bade could not fit between the stones.

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    • Mayapan: The History of the Mayan Capital

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century, like the Greeks and the Romans, but of all the world's civilizations, none have intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people. At the heart of the fascination is Chichén Itzá, the most visited Mayan site, but Chichén Itzá's prominence lasted for less than 200 years and was eventually succeeded by Mayapán.

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    • Medina: The History of Islam's Second Holiest City

    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Doron Alon
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Centuries before the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, Jews settled on the land to escape persecution at the hands of the Babylonians and Romans, meaning the area and its arid environment brought inhabitants precisely because it wasn't an attractive or resource rich area. In fact, the city fated to become the second holiest city in Islam earned that spot simply by straddling trade routes to the religious city of Mecca, which brought traders and pilgrims in large enough numbers to make it a trade center.

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