Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

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For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and the age of chivalry have been known.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;The stories are divided into three sections: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (first published in 1855); The Age of Chivalry (1858), which contains King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, and The Knights of English History; and Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863). For the Greek myths, Bulfinch drew on Ovid and Virgil, and for the sagas of the north, from Mallet's Northern Antiquities. He provides lively versions of the myths of Zeus and Hera, Venus and Adonis, Daphne and Apollo, and their cohorts on Mount Olympus; the love story of Pygmalion and Galatea; the legends of the Trojan War and the epic wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the joys of Valhalla and the furies of Thor; and the tales of Beowulf and Robin Hood.
The tales are eminently readable. As Bulfinch wrote, "Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated. . . . Our book is an attempt to solve this problem, by telling the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement."

Thomas Bulfinch, in his day job, was a clerk in the Merchant's Bank of Boston, an undemanding position that afforded him ample leisure time in which to pursue his other interests. In addition to serving as secretary of the Boston Society of Natural History, he thoroughly researched the myths and legends and copiously cross-referenced them with literature and art. As such, the myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the nineteenth century; however, it is the vigor of the stories themselves that returns generation after generation to Bulfinch.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1998
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780375751479
0375751475
Branch Call Number: 398.2/BUL 4565nf 1
Additional Contributors: Bulfinch, Thomas 1796-1867
Alternative Title: Cephalus and Procris
Dryope
Venus and Adonis
Complete and unabridged Bulfinch's mythology
Mythology
Prometheus and Pandora
Apollo and Daphne
Pyramus and Thisbe
Juno and her rivals, Io and Callisto
Diana and Actaeon
Latona and the Rustics
Phaƫton
Midas
Baucis and Philemon
Proserpine
Glaucus and Scylla
Pygmalion
Apollo and Hyacinthus
Ceyx and Halcyone
Vertumnus and Pomona
Cupid and Psyche
Cadmus
The Myrmidons
Nisus and Scylla
Echo and Narcissus
Clytie
Hero and Leander
Minerva
Niobe
The Graeae and Gorgons
Perseus and Medusa
Atlas
Andromeda
Monsters : Giants ; Sphinx ; Pegasus and Chimaera ; Centaurs ; Pygmies ; Griffin
The golden fleece
Medea and Aeson
Meleager and Atalanta
Hercules
Hebe and Ganymede
Theseus
Daedalus
Castor and Pollux
Bacchus
Ariadne
The rural deities
Erisichthon
Rhoecus
The water dieties
The Camenae
The winds
Achelous and Hercules
Admetus and Alcestis
Antigone
Penelope
Orpheus and Eurydice
Aristaeus
Amphion
Linus
Thamyris
Marsyas
Melampus
Musaeus
Arion
Ibycus
Simonides
Sappho
Endymion
Orion
Aurora and Tithonus
Acis and Galatea
The Trojan War
The fall of Troy
Agamemnon, Orestes and Electra
Adventures of Ulysses : The lotus-eaters ; Cyclopses ; Circe ; Sireens ; Scylla and Charybdis ; Calypso
The Phaeacians
Adventures of Aeneas : The Harpies ; Dido ; Palinurus
Aeneas in Italy : Camilla ; Evander ; Nisus and Euryalus ; Mezentius ; Turnus
Pythagoras
Origin of mythology
Statues of gods and goddesses
Poets of mythology
Modern monsters : The Phoenix ; Basilisk ; Unicorn ; Salamander
Eastern mythology : Zoroaster ; Hindu mythology ; Castes ; Buddha ; Grand lama ; Prester John
Northern mythology : Valhalla ; The Valkyrior
Thor's visit to Jotunheim
The death of Baldur
Runic letters
Skalds
The Druids
Beowulf
The mythical history of England
Arthur
Cardoc Briefbras
Sir Gawain
Launcelot of the Lake
The story of Launcelot : the adventure of the cart
The story of Launcelot : the Lady of Shalott
The story of Launcelot : Queen Guenever's peril
The story of Tristram of Lyonesse
Tristram and Isoude
The story of Perceval
The qquest of the Sangreal
Sir Agrivain's treason
Morte d'Arthur
The Mabinogeon
The Lady of the Fountain
Geraint, the son of ERbin
Pwyll, Prince of Dyved
Branwen, the daughter of Llyr
Manawyddan
Kilwich and Olwen
Peredur, the son of Evrawc
Taliesin
The knights of English history
King Richard and the third crusade
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood and his adventures
Chevy Chase
The Battle of Otterbourne
Edward the Black Prince
The Peers, or Paladins
The Siege of Albracca
Adventures of Rinaldo and Orlando
Bradamante and Rogero
Astolpho and th Enchantress
The Orc
Medoro
Zerbino and Isabella
Astolpho in Abyssinia
The Battle of Roncesvalles
Rinaldo and Bayard
Death of Rinaldo
Huon of Bordeaux
Ogier, the Dane

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