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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Sabine Baring-Gould. The canoes, bodies, timber, and nuts, washed up on the
western coasts of Europe, may have originated the belief in there being a land
beyond the setting sun; and this country, when once supposed to exist was
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
The might and dominion of this prince, who had replaced the Tartar chief in the
popular creed as Prester John, was of course greatly exaggerated, and was
supposed to extend across Arabia and Asia to the wall of China. The spread of ...
In the parish of Crole lived a man named Jacques Aymar, supposed to be
endowed with the faculty of using the divining rod. This man was sent for. On
reaching the spot where the theft had been committed, his rod moved in his hand.
... letters written by the magistrate who sat during the trial, and by an eye-witness
of the whole transaction, men honourable and disinterested, upon whose veracity
not a shadow of doubt was supposed to rest by their contemporaries.
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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