The Age of Fable eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
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STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES1
THE MABINOGEON2
LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE2
GLOSSARY2
CHAPTER I2
INTRODUCTION2
ROMAN DIVINITIES8
CHAPTER II9
CHAPTER III14
APOLLO AND DAPHNE15
PYRAMUS AND THISBE17
CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS19
CHAPTER IV20
CALLISTO23
DIANA AND ACTAEON24
LATONA AND THE RUSTICS26
CHAPTER V27
CHAPTER VI33
BAUCIS AND PHILEMON35
CHAPTER VII37
GLAUCUS AND SCYLLA42
CHAPTER VIII44
DRYOPE46
VENUS AND ADONIS47
APOLLO AND HYACINTHUS48
CHAPTER IX49
CHAPTER X54
CHAPTER XI57
CHAPTER XII65
THE MYRMIDONS67
CHAPTER XIII70
NISUS AND SCYLLA70
ECHO AND NARCISSUS71
CLYTIE74
HERO AND LEANDER75
CHAPTER XIV76
MINERVA76
NIOBE79
CHAPTER XV81
THE GRAEAE AND THE GORGONS81
PERSEUS AND MEDUSA82
PERSEUS AND ATLAS82
THE SEA-MONSTER83
THE WEDDING FEAST85
CHAPTER XVI86
THE SPHINX86
PEGASUS AND THE CHIMAERA87
THE CENTAURS89
THE PYGMIES89
THE GRIFFIN, OR GRYPHON90
CHAPTER XVII90
THE GOLDEN FLEECE90
MEDEA AND AESON93
CHAPTER XVIII96
ATALANTA98
CHAPTER XIX100
HERCULES100
HEBE AND GANYMEDE104
CHAPTER XX105
THESEUS105
OLYMPIC AND OTHER GAMES108
DAEDALUS108
CASTOR AND POLLUX110
CHAPTER XXI111
BACCHUS111
CHAPTER XXIX.115
CHAPTER XXII115
THE RURAL DEITIES115
ERISICHTHON117
RHOECUS119
THE WATER DEITIES120
NEPTUNE120
AMPHITRITE120
NEREUS AND DORIS120
TRITON AND PROTEUS120
THETIS120
LEUCOTHEA AND PALAEMON120
THE CAMENAE121
THE WINDS121
CHAPTER XXIII122
ACHELOUS AND HERCULES122
ADMETUS AND ALCESTIS124
ANTIGONE125
PENELOPE127
CHAPTER XXIV127
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE127
ARISTAEUS, THE BEE-KEEPER130
AMPHION132
LINUS132
THAMYRIS133
MARSYAS133
MELAMPUS133
CHAPTER XXV133
ARION134
IBYCUS136
SIMONIDES138
SAPPHO139
CHAPTER XXVI140
DIANA AND ENDYMION140
ORION141
AURORA AND TITHONUS142
ACIS AND GALATEA143
CHAPTER XXVII144
CHAPTER XXVIII156
THE FALL OF TROY156
MENELAUS AND HELEN159
AGAMEMNON, ORESTES, AND ELECTRA160
TROY162
CHAPTER XXIX162
RETURN OF ULYSSES162
THE LAESTRYGONIANS165
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS167
CHAPTER XXX169
THE PHAEACIANS169
FATE OF THE SUITORS174
CHAPTER XXXI177
ADVENTURES OF AENEAS177
DIDO180
FROM THE LATIN181
CHAPTER XXXII182
THE INFERNAL REGIONS182
ELYSIUM188
THE SIBYL188
CHAPTER XXXIII189
OPENING THE GATES OF JANUS191
CAMILLA191
EVANDER192
INFANT ROME192
NISUS AND EURYALUS194
MEZENTIUS196
PALLAS, CAMILLA, TURNUS197
CHAPTER XXXIV198
PYTHAGORAS198
SYBARIS AND CROTONA200
EGYPTIAN DEITIES201
MYTH OF OSIRIS AND ISIS201
ORACLE OF TROPHONIUS204
ORACLE OF AESCULAPIUS205
ORACLE OF APIS205
CHAPTER XXXV206
ORIGINS OF MYTHOLOGY206
STATUES OF THE GODS208
THE OLYMPIAN JUPITER208
THE MINERVA OF THE PARTHENON209
THE VENUS DE’ MEDICI209
THE APOLLO BELVEDERE210
THE DIANA A LA BICHE210
THE POETS OF MYTHOLOGY210
VIRGIL211
OVID212
CHAPTER XXXVI213
MODERN MONSTERS213
THE PHOENIX213
THE COCKATRICE, OR BASILISK214
THE UNICORN216
THE SALAMANDER217
CHAPTER XXXVII218
ZOROASTER218
HINDU MYTHOLOGY220
VISHNU220
SIVA220
JUGGERNAUT221
CASTES221
BUDDHA223
THE GRAND LAMA224
PRESTER JOHN224
CHAPTER XXXVIII225
NORTHERN MYTHOLOGY225
OF THE JOYS OF VALHALLA226
THE VALKYRIE227
OF THOR AND THE OTHER GODS227
OF LOKI AND HIS PROGENY228
THE RECOVERY OF THE HAMMER230
CHAPTER XXXIX230
THOR’S VISIT TO JOTUNHEIM, THE GIANT’S COUNTRY231
CHAPTER XL235
THE DEATH OF BALDUR235
THE ELVES238
RAGNAROK, THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS238
RUNIC LETTERS239
THE SKALDS240
ICELAND240
TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY241
THE NIBELUNGEN LIED241
THE NIBELUNGEN HOARD242
WAGNER’S NIBELUNGEN RING242
CHAPTER XLI244
DRUIDS244
IONA247
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS250
CHAPTER I250
INTRODUCTION250
THE TRAINING OF A KNIGHT251
FREEMEN, VILLAINS, SERFS, AND CLERKS252
TOURNAMENTS253
MAIL ARMOR253
HELMETS254
ROMANCES254
METRICAL ROMANCES256
CHAPTER II258
BLADUD260
LEIR261
FERREX AND PORREX262
DUNWALLO MOLMUTIUS262
ELIDURE262
LUD263
CASSIBELLAUNUS263
KYMBELINUS, OR CYMBELINE264
ARMORICA264
CHAPTER III265
CHAPTER IV268
KING ARTHUR270
ARTHUR CHOSEN KING271
GUENEVER273
CHAPTER V276
KING ARTHUR SLAYS THE GIANT OF ST. MICHAEL’S MOUNT280
KING ARTHUR GETS A SWORD FROM THE LADY OF THE LAKE281
CHAPTER VI282
SIR GAWAIN’S MARRIAGE282
CHAPTER VII285
CHAPTER VIII288
SIR LAUNCELOT289
CHAPTER IX296
CHAPTER X300
CHAPTER XI303
CHAPTER XII306
CHAPTER XIII311
CHAPTER XIV316
SIR TRISTRAM AS A SPORTSMAN318
CHAPTER XV319
CHAPTER XVI322
CHAPTER XVII324
CHAPTER XVIII326
CHAPTER XIX331
SIR GALAHAD332
SIR GAWAIN334
CHAPTER XX335
SIR LAUNCELOT335
SIR PERCEVAL337
CHAPTER XXI339
SIR BOHORT339
SIR GALAHAD344
CHAPTER XXII346
CHAPTER XXIII351
THE MABINOGEON358
CHAPTER I360
THE WELSH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE361
THE WELSH BARDS362
THE TRIADS362
CHAPTER II363
KYNON’S ADVENTURE363
CHAPTER III367
OWAIN’S ADVENTURE367
CHAPTER IV372
GAWAIN’S ADVENTURE372
THE ADVENTURE OF THE LION374
CHAPTER V377
CHAPTER VI384
CHAPTER VII390
CHAPTER VIII398
CHAPTER IX402
CHAPTER X408
CHAPTER XI416
CHAPTER XII424
CHAPTER XIII428
HERO MYTHS OF THE BRITISH RACE433
CUCHULAIN, CHAMPION OF IRELAND435
HEREWARD THE WAKE437
ROBIN HOOD439
LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE441
INTRODUCTION441
THE PEERS, OR PALADINS447
ORLANDO447
ROLAND AND FERRAGUS448
A ROLAND FOR AN OLIVER449
RINALDO450
THE TOURNAMENT452
THE SIEGE OF ALBRACCA458
ADVENTURES OF RINALDO AND ORLANDO465
THE INVASION OF FRANCE472
BRADAMANTE AND ROGERO485
ASTOLPHO AND THE ENCHANTRESS492
THE ORC499
ASTOLPHO’S ADVENTURES CONTINUED, AND ISABELLA’S BEGUN504
MEDORO508
ORLANDO MAD514
ZERBINO AND ISABELLA519
ASTOLPHO IN ABYSSINIA525
THE WAR IN AFRICA530
ROGERO AND BRADAMANTE538
THE BATTLE OF RONCESVALLES547
RINALDO AND BAYARD556
DEATH OF RINALDO560
HUON OF BORDEAUX564
OGIER, THE DANE580
GLOSSARY596
B601
C602
E605
F607
FEAR607
FORTUNATE FIELDS607
G608
H610
I612
ISLES OF THE BLESSED612
J613
K613
L613
LIBYAN OASIS614
M615
MIDAS616
N617
O618
ODERIC618
P619
PHOCIS621
POLE STAR621
PYTHIAN GAMES623
Q623
R623
ROMANCES623
ROME623
S624
SHALOTT, THE LADY OF625
SPRING626
SWAN, LEDA AND626
T626
THESSALY627
THRACE627
TROJAN WAR628
TYRIANS628
U628
V628
W629
WELSH LANGUAGE629
WINDS, THE629
WOOD NYMPHS629
X629
Y629
YEAR, THE629
Z629
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