Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
Cosimo, Inc., 1 okt. 2007 - 388 pagina's
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, first published in 1866, is a collection of 24 of the most commonly held superstitions of the Medieval era. For each story, Baring-Gould presents his research into the history and possible inspiration for the myth. Included among these familiar tales are: . The Wandering Jew, the story of the Jewish shoemaker who is doomed to wander the Earth until the Second Coming . William Tell, the Swiss hero who shot an apple off his son's head . Saint George, a Christian who suffered seven torturous deaths only to be revived each time, healthy and unhurt . The Fortunate Isles, also known as Atlantis; this myth posits the existence of a magical land in the west where paradise awaits. English hagiographer and scholar SABINE BARING-GOULD (1834-1924) published a book of English folk songs entitled Songs of the West in 1889 and wrote many hymns, including "Onward, Christian Soldiers."
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... rector of the school of Hamburg, who was well read in history, and a traveller,
questioned him about events which had taken place in the East since the death
of Christ, and he was able to give them much information on many ancient
In his admirable treatise on metals, Agricola speaks of the rod in terms of
disparagement; he considers its use as a relic of ancient magical forms, and he
says that it is only irre- □'' Tacitus, German., cap. x. 4Animian. Marcel, xxxi, 2.
ONE OF the most picturesque myths of ancient days, is that which forms the
subject of this article. It is thus told by Jacques de Voragine in his "Legenda
Aurea": — "The seven sleepers were natives of Ephesus. The Emperor Decius,
In the Musseum Victorium at Rome is a curious and ancient representation of
them in a cement of sulphur and plaster. Their names are engraved beside them,
together with certain attributes. Near Constantae and John are two clubs, near ...
Sabine Baring-Gould. without beards, and indeed in ancient martyrologies they
are frequently called boys. It has been inferred from this curious plaster
representation, that the seven may have suffered under Decius, a.d. 250, and
have been ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Baring-Gould covers an interesting array of topics, from well-known subjects like the Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Tell, to obscure subjects like the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and Bishop Hatto ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - D.ElaineCalderin - LibraryThing
A must read for students of folklore and mythology and a must have reference book for modern fantasy fiction authors. Hard to find mythos in an easy to read and easy to follow volume. Intriguing. Volledige review lezen