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Zoo of the gods: animals in myth, legend, & fable

Anthony S. Mercatante

Zoo of the gods: animals in myth, legend, & fable

by Anthony S. Mercatante

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals -- Folklore.,
  • Animals, Mythical.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 224-229.

    Statement[by] Anthony S. Mercatante. Illustrated by the author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR705 .M47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 240 p.
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5044660M
    ISBN 100060655615
    LC Control Number74004618
    OCLC/WorldCa980192

      The birth of hybrids—half human, half animal beings—is also a common pattern in myths all over the world. Is it possible that those hybrids did exist, and if so, who where their creators? In most myths it appears that gods are directly related to their creation. If that’s true, how did they do it? National mythology. Several origin legends for the Scots arose during the historical period, serving various purposes. One Scottish origin legend, or pseudo-historical account of the foundation of the Scottish people, appears in adapted form in the tenth-century Latin Life of St. Cathróe of relates that settlers from Greek Asia Minor sailed the seas and arrived at .

      Nyx also gave birth to other gods like Moros, Thanatos (death), Nemesis, Hypnos (sleep), Eris and Keres. Uranus and Gaia became the first gods to rule. Uranus mated with Gaia and produced three Cyclopes and 12 Titans (a race of giants). One of the Titans was Cronus (Saturn). And from here the pantheon of the famous gods of Greek mythology begins.   In Greek mythology, Achilles was the strongest warrior and hero in the Greek army during the Trojan War. He was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and Thetis, a sea nymph. The story of Achilles appears in Homer’s Iliad and elsewhere.

    Algonquin Legends, Myths, and Stories (Algonkin) This is our index of Algonquin folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have organized our Native American legends section by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors . Armour of Achilles, created by Hephaestus and said to be impenetrable. (Greek mythology)Armour of Beowulf, a mail shirt made by Wayland the Smith.(Anglo-Saxon mythology)Armour of Örvar-Oddr, an impenetrable "silken mailcoat".(Norse mythology)Babr-e Bayan, a suit of armour that Rostam wore in wars described in the Persian epic .


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