Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword
Like this
42Activity
×
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Myths & Legends of Ancient Civilizations

Myths & Legends of Ancient Civilizations

Ratings: (0)|Views: 2,247|Likes:
Published by krystalamor

More info:

Published by: krystalamor on Sep 10, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, DOC, TXT or read online from Scribd
See More
See less

01/14/2014

pdf

text

original

 
 A HAND-BOOK OF MYTHOLOGY.
THE
M
YTHS
 
AND
L
EGENDS
OF
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME.
BY
E. M. BERENS.
 ILLUSTRATED FROM ANTIQUE SCULPTURES.
NEW YORK:
M
AYNARD
, M
ERRILL
, & C
O
.,
43, 45
AND
47 E
AST
T
ENTH
S
TREET
.
[i]
PREFACE.
 
The want of an interesting work on Greek and Roman mythology, suitable for therequirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not been found altogether successful in giving to thestudent a clear and succinct idea of the religious beliefs of the ancients, and it has beensuggested that a work which would so deal with the subject as to render it at once interestingand instructive would be hailed as a valuable introduction to the study of classic authors, andwould be found to assist materially the labours of both master and pupil.In endeavouring to supply this want I have sought to place before the reader a lifelike pictureof the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancientsthemselves, and thereby to awaken in the minds of young students a desire to become moreintimately acquainted with the noble productions of classical antiquity.It has been my aim to render the Legends, which form the second portion of the work, a picture, as it were, of old Greek life; its customs, its superstitions, and its princelyhospitalities, for which reason they are given at somewhat greater length than is usual inworks of the kind.In a chapter devoted to the purpose some interesting particulars have been collectedrespecting the public worship of the ancient Greeks and Romans (more especially of theformer), to which is subjoined an account of their principal festivals.I may add that no pains have been spared in order that, without passing over details theomission of which would have
[ii]
marred the completeness of the work, not a single passageshould be found which could possibly offend the most scrupulous delicacy; and also that Ihave purposely treated the subject with that reverence which I consider due to every religioussystem, however erroneous.It is hardly necessary to dwell upon the importance of the study of Mythology: our poems,our novels, and even our daily journals teem with classical allusions; nor can a visit to our artgalleries and museums be fully enjoyed without something more than a mere superficialknowledge of a subject which has in all ages inspired painters, sculptors, and poets. Ittherefore only remains for me to express a hope that my little work may prove useful, notonly to teachers and scholars, but also to a large class of general readers, who, in whilingaway a leisure hour, may derive some pleasure and profit from its perusal.E. M. BERENS.
[iii]
CONTENTS.PART I.—MYTHS.Introduction, 7FIRST DYNASTY.O
RIGIN
 
OF
 
THE
W
ORLD
 — U
RANUS
 
AND
G
 ÆA
(Cœlus and Terra),11SECOND DYNASTY.C
RONUS
(Saturn),14
HEA
(Ops), 18
 
D
IVISION
 
OF
 
THE
W
ORLD
,19T
HEORIES
 
AS
 
TO
 
THE
O
RIGIN
 
OF
M
AN
,21THIRD DYNASTY.OLYMPIAN DIVINITIES— Z
EUS
(Jupiter),26H
ERA
(Juno),38P
ALLAS
-A
THENE
(Minerva), 43T
HEMIS
,48H
ESTIA
(Vesta),48D
EMETER 
(Ceres), 50A
PHRODITE
(Venus),58H
ELIOS
(Sol),61E
OS
(Aurora), 67P
HŒBUS
-A
POLLO
,68H
ECATE
,85S
ELENE
(Luna), 86A
RTEMIS
(Diana),87H
EPHÆSTUS
(Vulcan),97P
OSEIDON
(Neptune),101
[iv]
 SEA DIVINITIES— O
CEANUS
,107 N
EREUS
,108P
ROTEUS
RITON
 
AND
 
THE
T
RITONS
LAUCUS
,109T
HETIS
,110T
HAUMAS
, P
HORCYS
,
AND
C
ETO
,111L
EUCOTHEA
,111T
HE
S
IRENS
RES
(Mars),112 N
IKE
(Victoria),117H
ERMES
(Mercury),117D
IONYSUS
(Bacchus or Liber), 124A
ÏDES
(Pluto), 130P
LUTUS
,137MINOR DIVINITIES— T
HE
H
ARPIES
,137E
RINYES
, E
UMENIDES
(Furiæ, Diræ),138M
OIRÆ
 
OR 
F
ATES
(Parcæ),139 N
EMESIS
,141 N
IGHT
 
AND
H
ER 
C
HILDREN
 —  N
YX
(Nox),142T
HANATOS
(Mors), H
YPNUS
(Somnus),142M
ORPHEUS
,143T
HE
G
ORGONS
,144G
RÆÆ
,145

Activity (42)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
Grig Fox Vuu liked this
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
petesimone liked this
hriaum liked this
Iana Anjhyna liked this
zelnid4 liked this
zelnid4 liked this
zelnid4 liked this
zelnid4 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->