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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... wrote his rhymed chronicle (1242), which contains a similar account of the Jew,
derived from the same Armenian prelate: — "Adonques vint un arceveskes De ea
mer, plains de bonnes teques Par samblant, et fut d' Armenia," and this man ...
Fadhilah having begun his evening prayer with a loud voice, heard the words "
Allah akbar" (God is great) repeated distinctly, and each word of his prayer was
followed in a similar manner. Fadhilah not believing this to be the result of an
Aubrey gives an almost exactly similar relation, the scene of which he places in
the Staffordshire Moorlands. He there appears in a "purple shag gown," and
prescribes balm-leaves.14 On the 22nd July, 1721, he appeared at the gates of
According to local legend, he is identified with the Gipsies, or rather that strange
people are supposed to be living under a curse somewhat similar to that inflicted
on Ahasverus, because they refused shelter to the Virgin and Chid on their flight
Similar letters were sent to Alexander III., to Louis VII. of France, and to the King
of Portugal, which are alluded to in chronicles and romances, and which were
indeed turned into rhyme and sung all over Europe by minstrels and trouveres.
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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