Bulfinch's Mythology
THE AGE OF FABLE OR STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES
by Thomas Bulfinch
 


INTRODUCTION

The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so-called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature and taste. There they still hold their place, and will continue to hold it, for they are too closely connected with the finest productions of poetry and art, both ancient and modern, to pass into oblivion.

We propose to tell the stories relating to them which have come down to us from the ancients, and which are alluded to by modern poets, essayists, and orators. Our readers may thus at the same time be entertained by the most charming fictions which fancy has ever created, and put in possession of information indispensable to every one who would read with intelligence the elegant literature of his own day...

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BULFINCH'S MYTHOLOGY - THE AGE OF FABLE
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Chapter I: Introduction - Roman Deities
Chapter II: Prometheus and Pandora
Chapter III: Apollo and Daphne - Pyramus and Thisbe - Cephalus and Procris
Chapter IV: Juno and her Rivals - Diana and Actaeon - Latona and the Rustics
Chapter V: Phaeton
Chapter VI: Midas - Baucis and Philemon
Chapter VII: Proserpine - Glaucus and Scylla
Chapter VIII: Pygmalion - Dryope - Venus and Adonis - Apollo and Hyacinthus
Chapter IX: Ceyx and Halcyone
Chapter X: Vertumnus and Pomona
Chapter XI: Cupid and Psyche
Chapter XII: Cadmus - The Myrmidons
Chapter XIII: Nisus and Scylla - Echo and Narcissus - Clytie - Hero and Leander
Chapter XIV: Minerva - Niobe
Chapter XV: The Graeae and the Gorgons - Perseus and Medusa - Atlas - Andromeda
Chapter XVI: Monsters and Giants - The Sphinx - Pegasus - The Centaurs - The Pygmies - The Griffin
Chapter XVII: The Golden Fleece - Medea
Chapter XVIII: Meleager and Atalanta - Atalanta
Chapter XIX: Hercules - Hebe and Ganymede
Chapter XX: Theseus - Daedalus - Castor and Pollux
Chapter XXI: Bacchus - Ariadne
Chapter XXII: The Rural Deities-Erisichthon-Rhoecus-The Water Deities-The Camenae-The Winds
Chapter XXIII: Achelous and Hercules - Admetus and Alcestis - Antigone - Penelope
Chapter XXIV: Orpheus and Eurydice-Aristaeus-Amphion-Linus-Thamyris-Marsyas-Melampus-Musaeus
Chapter XXV: The Poets: Arion - Ibycus - Simonides - Sappho
Chapter XXVI: Endymion - Orion - Aurora and Tithonus - Acis and Galatea
Chapter XXVII: The Trojan War, Part I
Chapter XXVII: The Trojan War, Part II: The Iliad
Chapter XXVIII: The Fall of Troy - The Return of the Greeks - Agamemnon, Orestes, and Electra
Chapter XXIX: The Adventures of Ulysses: The Lotus-Eaters - Cyclopes - Circe - Sirens - Scylla and Charybdis - Calypso
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Chapter XXX: The Return of Ulysses: The Phaeacians - Fate of the Suitors
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Chapters XXX through LX 
Chapter LXI: The Druids - Iona
Chapter LXII: Beowulf
Proverbial Expressions
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