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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When, therefore, the Jews were dragging Jesus forth, and had reached the door,
Cartaphilus, a porter of the hall, in Pilate's service, as Jesus was going out of the
door, impiously struck Him on the back with his hand, and said in mockery, 'Go ...
Scarcely had he spoken these words, before an aged man with bald head stood
before him, holding a staff in his hand, and much resembling a dervish in
appearance. After having courteously saluted him, Fadhilah asked the old man
who he ...
... and he had a white stick in his hand. The day was rainy from morning to night, "
but he had not one spot of dirt upon his cloathes." Aubrey gives an almost exactly
similar relation, the scene of which he places in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
And, on the other hand, the curse of a deathless life has passed on the Wild
Huntsman, because he desired to chase the red-deer for evermore; on the
Captain of the Phantom Ship, because he vowed he would double the Cape
whether God ...
... he quotes a friend of his who, with a hazel rod in his hand, could discover
springs with the utmost precision and facility, ... "Is it not astonishing to see a rod
which is held firmly in the hands, bow itself and turn visibly in the direction of
water or ...
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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