Bulfinch's Mythology

Recommended by Andrei Codrescu, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #53 in Folklore, Ranked #55 in Mythologysee more rankings.

For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and the age of chivalry have been known.
        The stories are divided into three sections: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (first published in 1855); The Age of Chivalry (1858), which contains King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, and The Knights of English History; and Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863). For the Greek myths, Bulfinch...

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Andrei Codrescu I was amazed by the beauty of the language, and the storyteller’s unrelenting fascination with the stories he has collected. (Source)

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