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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Then the man answered, that he had lived in Jerusalem at the time of the
crucifixion of Christ, whom he had regarded as a deceiver of the people and a
heretic; he had seen Him with his own eyes, and had done his best, along with
With us no one lies, for he who speaks a lie is thenceforth regarded as dead; he
is no more thought of, or honoured by us. No vice is tolerated by us. Every year
we undertake a pilgrimage, with retinue of war, to the body of the holy prophet ...
From THE remotest period a rod has been regarded as the symbol of power and
authority, and Holy Scripture employs it in the popular sense. Thus David speaks
of "Thy rod and Thy staff comforting me"; and Moses works his miracles before ...
... an impostor from first to last, or did his powers fail him in Paris? and was it only
then that he had recourse to fraud? Much may be said in favour of either
supposition. His expose at Paris tells heavily against him, but need not be
regarded as ...
The coincidence of finding so many versions of the same story scattered through
countries as remote as Persia and Iceland, Switzerland and Denmark, proves I
think that it can in no way be regarded as history, but is rather one of the ...
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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