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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... does not speak at all unless when questioned by the bishops and religious
men; and then he tells of the events of old times, and of the events which
occurred at the suffering and resurrection 4 Curious Myths of the Middle Ages.
He also tells of the creed of the Apostles, and of their separation and preaching.
And all this he relates without smiling or levity of conversation, as one who is well
practised in sorrow and the fear of God, always looking forward with fear to the ...
Tacitus tells us that the Germans practised some sort of divination by means of
rods. "For the purpose their method is simple. They cut a rod off some fruit-tree
into bits, and after having distinguished them by various marks, they cast them
into a ...
Was Aymar 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
William of Malmesbury tells us a strange story concerning these sleepers. He
says, that King Edward the Confessor sat, during the Easter festival, wearing his
royal crown at dinner, in his palace of Westminster, surrounded by his bishops
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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