Mythology In The Middle Ages

Author: Christopher R. Fee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275984060
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An examination of the greatest heroes of medieval literature looks at a variety of themes and motifs to discover common threads in medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions.

The Goddess

Author: David Leeming
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780235380
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In The Goddess, David Leeming and Christopher Fee take us all the way back into prehistory, tracing the goddess across vast spans of time to tell the epic story of the transformation of belief and what it says about who we are.

Terrible Tales Of The Middle Ages

Author: Clare Hibbert
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1482401924
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These exciting elements are why they have endured over hundreds of years. This book showcases some of the most thrilling stories of King Arthur and his knights as well as the famous heroes Beowulf and Robin Hood.

Gods Heroes Kings

Author: Christopher R. Fee
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195174038
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Annotation - A fascinating account of Britain's mythic traditions.

Man Myth Magic

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The sampo-episode is reminiscent of a Viking raid and comparison with the
Icelandic sagas shows that there can be no doubt of its Scandinavian origin. The
fourth stratum coincides with the Warrior-magician and poet, conqueror of giants
and monsters, Finn is the central figure in a cycle of Irish heroic tales; his exploits
are commemorated even today in the songs and legends of Gaelic-speaking
Ireland and Scotland FINN THE TWO MOST RENOWNED HEROES of early Irish
tradition ...

Animals In Art And Thought To The End Of The Middle Ages

Author: Francis Donald Klingender
Publisher: The MIT Press
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Incongruous as such survivals from the older sphere of ritual and magic may
seem in the context of heroic poetry, their meaning is much less obscure in the
related folk tales, in which the hero is once again either a bear's son or at least a
child brought up in a bear's den. He, too, is attacked by a monster, giant or
giantess, while passing the night in a house, and thereupon follows his assailant
by a trail of blood to a spring or hole in the ground which he descends for the final
combat.

Favorite Medieval Tales

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439141345
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A collection of well-known tales from medieval Europe, including "Beowulf," "The Sword in the Stone," "The Song of Roland," and "The Island of the Lost Children."

Man Myth Magic

Author: Richard Cavendish
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The spell was often in verse, and the wizard would move his body to the rhythm
of the chant. ... The majority of surviving Finnish spells, however, spring from the
Christian beliefs and legends that spread to Finland during the late Middle Ages.
... of the Sampo Warrior-magician and poet, conqueror of giants and monsters,
Finn is the central figure in a cycle of Irish heroic tales; his exploits are
commemorated even today in the songs and legends of Gaelic-speaking Ireland
and Scotland ...

Time For Old Magic

Author: May Hill Arbuthnot
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The saga, if we wish to be exact in our terms, is very much like the epic, except
that it is in prose and is a term originally applied to the heroic tales of medieval
Iceland. As for the hero tale, so-called, while it may be either an epic or a saga, it
is more likely a story about a rather recent hero (Robin Hood, King Arthur) whose
biographical data can more or less be verified, even though the tale may have
gone far beyond the realities of his life and acquired much material straight out of
myth ...

Medieval Folklore

Author: Carl Lindahl
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs Carl Lindahl, John
McNamara, John Lindow. to Sabbats, witches ... There is a legend, perhaps born
from these tales of magic, concerning Boccaccio himself: according to legend,
Boccaccio's tomb was demolished and his ashes thrown to the wind. As a
necromancer ... The dragon figures most prominently in medieval narratives as
an opponent or assailant of human heroes, who typically vanquish the monster.
The origins of the ...