• 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…

  • Mythology and Folklore,  Novels

    Stories from old English romance by Joyce Pollard (1912) PDF book

    Stories from old English romance by Joyce Pollard (1912) PDF book Collection of some beautiful stories from English legends and folklore Contents:I. Beowulf and Grendel 1 II. Beowulf and the Fire-Dragon …. 9 III. The Story of Cedmon 15 IV. The Fight at Maldon 18 V. VORTIGER AND CONSTANCE 24 VI. VORTIGER AND HENGEST 29 VII. The Return of Aurelius 33 VIII. Havelok the Dane. How Havelok came to marry Goldsborough 41 IX. Havelok the Dane. How Havelok became King of Denmark and of England …. 48 X. King Horn 54 XI. Guy of Warwick. How Guy won the hand of Felice the Beautiful 63 XII. Guy of Warwick. How…

  • 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…

  • Mythology and Folklore,  Rationalism,  Religions,  Superstition

    Cock Lane and common sense by Andrew Lang (1894) (Rationalism Essays) PDF book

    Cock Lane and common sense by Andrew Lang (1894)  (Rationalism Essays) PDF book Cock lane Collection of essays against superstitions and ghost stories Preface.–Introduction.–Savage spiritualism.–Ancient spiritualism.–Comparative psychical research.–Haunted houses.–Cock Lane and common-sense.–Apparitions, ghosts, and hallucinations.–Scrying or crystal-gazing.–The second sight.–Ghosts before the law.–A modern trial for witchcraft.–Presbyterian ghost hunters.–The the logic of table turning.–The ghost theory of the origin of religion Cock Lane is a small street in Smithfield in the City of London, leading from Giltspur Street in the east to Snow Hill in the west. In the medieval period, it was known as Cock Lane and was the site of legal brothels.[Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • 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…

  • Ancient Greece,  Greek Mythology,  History,  Mythology and Folklore

    The legend of Perseus PDF book : a study of tradition in story custom and belief

    Download The legend of Perseus PDF book: a study of tradition in story custom and belief by Edwin Hartland (1894) The classical myth of Perseus belongs to a group of folk- tales ranking among the foremost in interest for the student of the evolution of human thought and human institutions. It is compounded, like other folktales, of incidents which have varied in their order and prominence, as well as in their mode of presentment, at different times and in different lands.  What constitutes its importance is the fact that certain of these incidents are grounded upon ideas, universal in their range, and found fully developed in the depths of savagery,…

  • 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…

  • Ancient Egypt,  Egyptology,  History,  Mythology and Folklore,  Novels,  Short Stories

    Egyptian tales ; PDF book translated from the Papyri BY William Petrie With Illustrations

    Egyptian tales ; PDF book translated from the Papyri BY William Petrie With Illustrations (1918) IT is strange that while literature occupies so much attention as at present, and while fiction is the largest division of our book-work, the oldest literature and fiction of the world should yet have remained unpresented to English readers. The tales of ancient Egypt have appeared collectively only in French, in the charming volume of Maspero’s ” Contes Populaires ” ; while some have been translated into English at scattered times in volumes of the ” Records of the Past.” But research moves forward ; and translations that were excellent twenty years ago may now…