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Book cover: Greek MythologyGreek Mythology
- Wikipedia ,
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion...
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Book cover: Vikram and the VampireVikram and the Vampire
by - Longmans, Green ,
This is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights ...
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Book cover: 1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
by - Hinds & Noble ,
Every people, no matter how degraded and sunken in barbarism, has some perception, some explanation of, and a more or less well-grounded belief in, a First Cause. Far back among the mists of antiquity, at the remotest beginnings ...
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Book cover: The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before AchillesThe Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
by - The Macmillan Company ,
Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. Author weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek mythology to create this epic.
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Book cover: The Childhood of RomeThe Childhood of Rome
by - Little, Brown, and Company ,
The tales of the founding of Rome are many and contradictory. There must have been heroic semi-savage figures like the Romulus of the legends, and the aim of the author has been to re-create the atmosphere and the surroundings in which they lived.
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Book cover: The NibelungenliedThe Nibelungenlied
- eBooks@Adelaide ,
There is probably no poem of German literature that has been so much studied and discussed, as the 'Nibelungenlied'. In its present form it is a product of the age of chivalry, but it reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity.
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Book cover: Myths and Myth-MakersMyths and Myth-Makers
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology. Contents: The Origins of Folk-Lore; Descent of Fire; Werewolves and Swan-Maidens; Light and Darkness; Myths of the Barbaric World; Juventus Mundi; The Primeval Ghost-World.
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Book cover: The MabinogionThe Mabinogion
- eBooks@Adelaide ,
Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, Welsh history--these are just some of the threads woven into the magical tales that make up The Mabinogion. Here are stories full of colorful characters, such as Gwydion the shape-shifter and Math the magician.
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Book cover: The Iliad and The OdysseyThe Iliad and The Odyssey
by - J. Johnson ,
Stories of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory, as relevant today as they were 2500 years ago. These two books are some of the most important books in the literary cannon, having influenced virtually every adventure tale ever told.
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Book cover: High History of the Holy GraalHigh History of the Holy Graal
- E. P. Dutton & co ,
According to Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. This is the first volume of the Story of the Grail, compiled from a 16th-century copy of the original.
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Book cover: BeowulfBeowulf
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The oldest existing story written in Old English, Beowulf is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel.
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Book cover: Maha-bharata: The Epic of Ancient IndiaMaha-bharata: The Epic of Ancient India
by - Dent ,
Mahabharata relates to a great war in which all the warlike races of Northern India took a share, and may be compared to the Iliad. The vast mass of legends and poetry, accumulated during centuries, was cast in a narrative called the Maha-bharata.
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Book cover: The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and RomeThe Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
by - Longwood Press ,
The author gives a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves. From the contents: origin of the world, Uranus and Gaea, Cronus, Rhea, division of the world, etc.
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Book cover: Myths of Babylonia and AssyriaMyths of Babylonia and Assyria
by - The Gresham Publishing Company ,
The book deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria. They reflect the civilization in which they developed. A historical narrative is provided, beginning with the early Sumerian age and ending with the periods of the Grecian Empire.
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