• History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  pinned

    Phantoms of the deep, or : legends and superstitions of the sea and of sailors (1903) Free PDF book with Illustrations

    Phantoms of the deep, or: legends and superstitions of the sea and of sailors (1903) Free PDF book This book illustrates the stories of sea ghosts and phantoms, that prevailed all the world. Some people still believe in some stories and others deny them completely,  Excerpt from the book’s introduction: Among the many wonderful changes wrought in the various conditions of life by the progress of the scientific investigation and modern achievement, there are none so complete as those affecting the man of the sea.  The swift journey to Europe has become an affair of so little moment to many that it is hardly thought of until Jand fades from…

  • Editor's Picks,  History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore

    An introduction to mythology (1921) by Lewis Spence PDF book

    An introduction to mythology by Lewis Spence PDF book This volume is an outline of the principles of mythology, chiefly with reference to its more modern developments. Hand in hand with the sister sciences of folklore and comparative religion, it has advanced so rapidly within the last twenty years and altered so greatly from its ancient aspect that it seems an entirely new science. Thirty years ago, if a student of myth had been asked who Janus was, he would probably have replied: ” A Roman god of origins.” To-day he might see in his development of the ‘ kirn-baby.’ So does the study of collected facts and analogies enable…

  • History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore

    Signs, omens and superstitions (1918) by Astra Cielo PDF book

    Download Signs, omens and superstitions (1918) by Astra Cielo PDF book It is an interesting question as to how the many superstitious beliefs and practices had their beginning. The origin of most of them is no doubt to be found in man’s efforts to explain the phenomena of nature, and in an attempt to propitiate an angry deity and to invite a better fortune. From these sources come many of the absurd notions still in vogue among primitive people, which have been handed down in modified form to us. Man has ever found it difficult to understand the mysteries surrounding him on all sides, and groping in the dark he…

  • Antichrist,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions

    The Antichrist legend (1896); a chapter in Christian and Jewish folklore by Wilhelm Bousset

    The Antichrist legend (1896); a chapter in Christian and Jewish folklore by Wilhelm Bousset Englished from the German of W. Bousset, with a prologue on the Babylonian dragon myth The Antichrist legend (1896) PDF book Excerpt from the author’s introduction:the Antichrist legend is nothing less than a later anthropomorphic transformation of the Babylonian Dragon myth, which is ” doubtless one of the earliest evolved by primitive man” (p. 13). And although Gunkel may have exaggerated the influence of this the legend on the New Testament writers, he is none the less declared to have done a real service by following up the after-effects of the Dragon myth ” to its…

  • Ancient Egypt,  Egypt,  Hostory,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore

    Legends of ancient Egypt: stories of Egyptian gods and heroes (with colored illustrations)

    Download  Legends of ancient Egypt (1929) PDF book  by Frank Henry Brooksbank Associated with the early faiths of all peoples are various legends that help us to understand how they grew and developed, how they came out of darkness into light. The story of the origin of our own race is rich in such traditions, and the myths of Greece and Rome are common knowledge. But in the Egyptian story, there is little to tell of the childhood stage of a people’s development. Far as we can go back in their records, we always find Egypt in an advanced stage of civilization, with religion removed almost entirely beyond the stage…

  • Greek Mythology,  History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Troy

    The tale of Troy PDF book (1886) by Aubrey Stewart (Trojan War)

    Download The tale of Troy PDF book (1886) by Aubrey Stewart Troy also refers to a real ancient city located on the northwest coast of Turkey which, since antiquity, has been identified by many as being the Troy discussed in the legend On April 24, 1184 BCE, the city of Troy fell to invading Greek armies, ending the Trojan War. The Trojan War is an important story in Greek mythology and literature. The ancient Greek poet Homer wrote about the final days of the Trojan War in his epic The Iliad. (Troy’s ancient name was Ilion or Wilson.) Content of the book How Paris carried off Helen. 1 How the Heroes…

  • Editor's Picks,  History,  Mythology,  Religions

    Myth, ritual and religion PDF book by Andrew Lang ( Volume 1 and 2 ) (1887)

    Myth, ritual and religion PDF book by Andrew Lang ( Volume 1 and 2 ) (1887) Updated . Volume 1 Added Contents Some content of volume one Systems op Mythology Definitions of religion — Contradictory evidence — “Belief in spirit- ual beings” — Objection to Mr. Tylor’s definition— Definition as regards this argument — Problem: the contradiction between religion and myth — Two human moods — Examples — Case of Greece — Ancient mythologists — Criticism by Eusebius — Modem mythological systems — Mr. Max Miiller— Mannhardt. New System Proposed –29 Chapter I. recapitulated — Proposal of a new method : Science of comparative or historical study of man —…

  • Ancient Greece,  Gods,  Greek Mythology,  History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions,  Zeus

    The Twelve Olympians Free PDF book by Charles Seltman( gods of the Greeks) With Illustrations

    Download The Twelve Olympians by Charles Seltman Free PDF book My own interest in the goddesses and gods of the Greeks goes back to an early childhood part-spent in frequent wandering and day-dreaming among the sun-baked ruins of Pompeii and too much instruction in ancient lore. Because of a life spent with a variety of religious experiences – wherein both agnosticism and mysticism once played their parts – 1 felt moved to write Chapter I, entitled ‘The Beliefs of the Greeks’, which must not be misunderstood. It is not a proclamation of my own personal views – which are touched upon in the Epilogue – but an attempt to learn…

  • Civilization,  Greece,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions,  Zeus

    Zeus : a study in ancient religion PDF book (1940) by Arthur Bernard Cook

    Zeus: a study in ancient religion PDF book (1940) by Arthur Bernard Cook The book illustrates the ancient Greek Religion and beliefs, the book contains 1000 pages, it is a great source to understand Greek mythology.Contents of the book 1-Zeus god of the bright sky.-2. Zeus god of the dark sky (thunder and lightning) Arthur Bernard Cook was a British classical scholar, known for work in archaeology and the history of religions. He is best known for his three-part work Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion ExcerptChrysostomos is a memorable sentence declared Zeus to be ‘the giver of all good things, the Father, the Saviour, the Keeper of mankind.’ On…

  • Canaanite,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions

    Canaanite Myths and Legends Free PDF book by John C. Gibson

    Download Canaanite Myths and Legends by John C. Gibson Excerpt from the author’s introductionThis edition of Canaanite myths and legends from Ugarit (now RAs-as- Samrah) on the Syrian coast is based on lectures delivered over the last ten years and is now published in the hope of making these interesting but difficult texts accessible in convenient form to students of the Old Testament and the Semitic languages, of mythology and religion. No one can occupy himself with these texts without acknowledging his debt to the distinguished pioneers without whom his work could not have even been begun: these are Dr. C. F. A. Schaeffer, who was in charge of the…