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The Age of Fable eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 421 pages of information about The Age of Fable.
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Start of eBook1
STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES1
GLOSSARY1
CHAPTER I1
INTRODUCTION1
ROMAN DIVINITIES7
CHAPTER II8
CHAPTER III13
APOLLO AND DAPHNE14
PYRAMUS AND THISBE16
CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS18
CHAPTER IV19
CALLISTO22
DIANA AND ACTAEON23
LATONA AND THE RUSTICS25
CHAPTER V26
CHAPTER VI32
BAUCIS AND PHILEMON34
CHAPTER VII36
GLAUCUS AND SCYLLA41
CHAPTER VIII43
DRYOPE45
VENUS AND ADONIS46
APOLLO AND HYACINTHUS47
CHAPTER IX48
CHAPTER X53
CHAPTER XI56
CHAPTER XII64
THE MYRMIDONS66
CHAPTER XIII69
NISUS AND SCYLLA69
ECHO AND NARCISSUS70
CLYTIE73
HERO AND LEANDER74
CHAPTER XIV75
MINERVA75
NIOBE78
CHAPTER XV80
THE GRAEAE AND THE GORGONS80
PERSEUS AND MEDUSA81
PERSEUS AND ATLAS81
THE SEA-MONSTER82
THE WEDDING FEAST84
CHAPTER XVI85
THE SPHINX85
PEGASUS AND THE CHIMAERA86
THE CENTAURS88
THE PYGMIES88
THE GRIFFIN, OR GRYPHON89
CHAPTER XVII89
THE GOLDEN FLEECE89
MEDEA AND AESON92
CHAPTER XVIII95
ATALANTA97
CHAPTER XIX99
HERCULES99
HEBE AND GANYMEDE103
CHAPTER XX104
THESEUS104
OLYMPIC AND OTHER GAMES107
DAEDALUS107
CASTOR AND POLLUX109
CHAPTER XXI110
BACCHUS110
CHAPTER XXIX.114
CHAPTER XXII114
THE RURAL DEITIES114
ERISICHTHON116
RHOECUS118
THE WATER DEITIES119
NEPTUNE119
AMPHITRITE119
NEREUS AND DORIS119
TRITON AND PROTEUS119
THETIS119
LEUCOTHEA AND PALAEMON119
THE CAMENAE120
THE WINDS120
CHAPTER XXIII121
ACHELOUS AND HERCULES121
ADMETUS AND ALCESTIS123
ANTIGONE124
PENELOPE126
CHAPTER XXIV126
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE126
ARISTAEUS, THE BEE-KEEPER129
AMPHION131
LINUS131
THAMYRIS132
MARSYAS132
MELAMPUS132
CHAPTER XXV132
ARION133
IBYCUS135
SIMONIDES137
SAPPHO138
CHAPTER XXVI139
DIANA AND ENDYMION139
ORION140
AURORA AND TITHONUS141
ACIS AND GALATEA142
CHAPTER XXVII143
CHAPTER XXVIII155
THE FALL OF TROY155
MENELAUS AND HELEN158
AGAMEMNON, ORESTES, AND ELECTRA159
TROY161
CHAPTER XXIX161
RETURN OF ULYSSES161
THE LAESTRYGONIANS164
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS166
CHAPTER XXX168
THE PHAEACIANS168
FATE OF THE SUITORS173
CHAPTER XXXI176
ADVENTURES OF AENEAS176
DIDO179
FROM THE LATIN180
CHAPTER XXXII181
THE INFERNAL REGIONS181
ELYSIUM187
THE SIBYL187
CHAPTER XXXIII188
OPENING THE GATES OF JANUS190
CAMILLA190
EVANDER191
INFANT ROME191
NISUS AND EURYALUS193
MEZENTIUS195
PALLAS, CAMILLA, TURNUS196
CHAPTER XXXIV197
PYTHAGORAS197
SYBARIS AND CROTONA199
EGYPTIAN DEITIES200
MYTH OF OSIRIS AND ISIS200
ORACLE OF TROPHONIUS203
ORACLE OF AESCULAPIUS204
ORACLE OF APIS204
CHAPTER XXXV205
ORIGINS OF MYTHOLOGY205
STATUES OF THE GODS207
THE OLYMPIAN JUPITER207
THE MINERVA OF THE PARTHENON208
THE VENUS DE’ MEDICI208
THE APOLLO BELVEDERE209
THE DIANA A LA BICHE209
THE POETS OF MYTHOLOGY209
VIRGIL210
OVID211
CHAPTER XXXVI212
MODERN MONSTERS212
THE PHOENIX212
THE COCKATRICE, OR BASILISK213
THE UNICORN215
THE SALAMANDER216
CHAPTER XXXVII217
ZOROASTER217
HINDU MYTHOLOGY219
VISHNU219
SIVA219
JUGGERNAUT220
CASTES220
BUDDHA222
THE GRAND LAMA223
PRESTER JOHN223
CHAPTER XXXVIII224
NORTHERN MYTHOLOGY224
OF THE JOYS OF VALHALLA225
THE VALKYRIE226
OF THOR AND THE OTHER GODS226
OF LOKI AND HIS PROGENY227
THE RECOVERY OF THE HAMMER229
CHAPTER XXXIX229
THOR’S VISIT TO JOTUNHEIM, THE GIANT’S COUNTRY230
CHAPTER XL234
THE DEATH OF BALDUR234
THE ELVES237
RAGNAROK, THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS237
RUNIC LETTERS238
THE SKALDS239
ICELAND239
TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY240
THE NIBELUNGEN LIED240
THE NIBELUNGEN HOARD241
WAGNER’S NIBELUNGEN RING241
CHAPTER XLI243
DRUIDS243
IONA246
GLOSSARY249
B253
C254
E258
F259
FEAR260
FORTUNATE FIELDS260
G260
H262
I264
ISLES OF THE BLESSED265
J265
K266
L266
LIBYAN OASIS267
M267
MIDAS269
N270
O271
ODERIC271
P272
PHOCIS273
POLE STAR274
PYTHIAN GAMES275
Q275
R275
ROMANCES276
ROME276
S276
SHALOTT, THE LADY OF277
SPRING278
SWAN, LEDA AND278
T278
THESSALY279
THRACE279
TROJAN WAR280
TYRIANS280
U280
V280
W281
WELSH LANGUAGE281
WINDS, THE281
WOOD NYMPHS281
X281
Y281
YEAR, THE281
Z282
Information about Project Gutenberg (one page)283
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