The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

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Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - Social Science - 495 pages
For over a hundred years Thomas Bulfinch's masterpiece on ancient myth and legend has been consulted by scholars and lay readers alike. The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome and Northern mythology are brought to life, and throughout the book Bulfinch shows, by extensive and resonant quotation, how these images have enormously enriched the development of English literature, from Byron to Shakespeare, from Keats and Milton to Wordsworth and Tennyson.In addition, there is a chapter on Eastern religion and myth, together with maps of the ancient world, a list of proverbial expressions, a 24-page glossary and index, and an index to the poetical quotations.
 

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Contents

Introduction I
1
Prometheus and Pandora II
11
Apollo and Daphne Pyramus and Thisbe Cephalus and Procris
18
Juno and ber Rivals lo and Callisto Diana and Actaeon Latona and the Rustics
26
Phaeton
35
Midas Baucis and Philemon
42
Proserpine Glaucus and Scylla
48
Pygmalion Dryope Venus and Adonis Apollo and Hyacinthus
57
The Rural Deities Erisichthon Rhoecus The Water Deities The Camenae The Winds
152
Achelous and Hercules Admetus and Alcestis Antigone Penelope
162
Orpheus and Eurydice Aristaeus Amphion Linus Thamyris Marsyas Melampus Musaeus
169
Arion Ibycus Simonides Sappho
178
Endymion Orion Aurora and Tithonus Acis and Galatea
186
The Trojan War
193
The Fall of Troy Return of the Greeks Orestes and Electra
207
The Lotus Eaters The Cyclops Circe The Sirens Scylla and Charybdis Calypso
214

Ceyx and Halcyone or the Halcyon Birds
63
Vertumnus and Pomona
69
Cupid and Psyche
73
Cadmus The Myrmidons
83
Nisus and Scylla Echo and Narcissus Clytie Hero and Leander
89
Minerva and Arachne Niobe
97
The Graeae or GreyMaids Perseus Medusa Atlas and Andromeda
104
Giants The Sphinx Pegasus and The Chimaera Centaurs Pygmies The Griffin
110
The Golden Fleece Medea and Aeson
117
Meleager and Atalanta
125
Hercules Hebe and Ganymede
130
Theseus Daedalus Castor and Pollux
138
Bacchus Ariadne
146
The Phaeacians Fate of the Suitors
223
Adventures of Aeneas The Harpies Dido Palinurus
232
The Infernal Regions Elysium The Sibyl
239
Opening the Gates of Janus Camilla Evander Nisus and Euryalus Mezentius Turnus
248
Pythagoras Egyptian Deities Oracles
258
Origin of Mythology Statues of Gods and Goddesses Poets of Mythology
268
The Phoenix The Basilisk The Unicorn The Salamander
282
Zoroaster Hindu Mythology Buddha The Grand Lama Prester John
289
Northern Mythology
298
The Druids Iona
332
Index and Glossary
339
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