The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
by E. M. Berens
Publisher: Longwood Press 1880
Number of pages: 270
The author gives a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves. From the contents: origin of the world, Uranus and Gæa, Cronus, Rhea, division of the world, theories as to the origin of man, Zeus, Hera, Pallas-Athene, Themis, Hestia, Demeter, Aphrodite, Helios, Eos, Phoebus-Apollo, Hecate, etc.
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by Romesh C. Dutt - Dent
Mahabharata relates to a great war in which all the warlike races of Northern India took a share, and may be compared to the Iliad. The vast mass of legends and poetry, accumulated during centuries, was cast in a narrative called the Maha-bharata.
by Richard Burton - Longmans, Green
This is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights ...
- University College, Toronto
There is probably no poem of German literature that has been so much studied and discussed, as the 'Nibelungenlied'. In its present form it is a product of the age of chivalry, but it reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity.
by J. Lesslie Hall (trans) - D.C. Heath
The oldest existing story written in Old English, Beowulf is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel.