A Manual of Mythology in the Form of Question and Answer

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge William Cox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... because the word dragon means one who has keen sight, and the name was naturally applied to the creatures which may be supposed to bear the sun through the heaven. THE TALE OF TROY. (558) What is the tale of Troy or Ilion? It consists of that series of legends, which together make up the mythical history of Paris, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus. (559) Is the whole of this tale contained in the Iliad and Odyssey, which are generally called the poems of Homer? No; but there are expressions and hints scattered throughout the poems which seem to show that the poets were acquainted with many incidents, about which they did not care to speak. (560) How does this tale begin? With the birth of Paris, whose mother Hecabe (Hecuba) dreamt that her son was a torch which would destroy the land of Ilion. (561) What was the consequence of this dream? The child was exposed on the heathy sides of mount Ida; but he was rescued by a shepherd, and growing up beautiful, brave, and generous, he was called Alexandros, the helper of men. (562) How was Paris made known to his parents? His father, Priam, ordered a sacrifice to be offered up for the repose of Paris in Hades, and his servants chose the favourite bull of Paris, who followed them and was conqueror in his own funeral games. Although no one else recognised him, his sister Casandra, to whom Phoebus had given the power of second sight, under the penalty that her predictions should not be believed, told them who the victor was. (563) Did Paris remain in Troy? He refused to stay with those who had treated him so cruelly in his infancy, and in the dells of Ida he won (Enone, the beautiful daughter of the stream Kebren, as his bride. (564) How long did he remain with (Enone? Until he departed for Sparta with Menelaiis. (565) H...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... because the word dragon means one who has keen sight, and the name was naturally applied to the creatures which may be suppose...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217426336

ISBN - 13:9780217426336

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