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Vikram and the Vampire
by Richard Burton - Longmans, Green , 1870
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 ...
1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
by Edward Sylvester Ellis - Hinds & Noble , 1899
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 ...
The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
by Padraic Colum - The Macmillan Company , 1921
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.
The Childhood of Rome
by Louise Lamprey - Little, Brown, and Company , 1922
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.
- eBooks@Adelaide , 2007
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.
Myths and Myth-Makers
by John Fiske - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
- eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
The Iliad and The Odyssey
by Homer - Pennsylvania State University , 2004
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.
High History of the Holy Graal
- Pennsylvania State University , 1999
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.
by Francis Gummere (trans) - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
Maha-bharata: The Epic of Ancient India
by Romesh C. Dutt - Dent , 1899
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.
The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
by E. M. Berens - Longwood Press , 1880
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.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
by Donald A. Mackenzie - The Gresham Publishing Company , 1914
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.
Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult
by Deborah Lyons - Princeton University Press , 1996
This is a book about mythology, classical literature, and women's studies. It discusses heroines in relation to heroes, examines the cultural meanings of heroines in ritual, their use as examples for mortals, and their biographies.