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A Book Of Myths
Jean Lang
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A Book Of Myths

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In this little collection of myths, the stories are not presented to the student of folklore as a fresh contribution to his knowledge. The book is intended for those who, in the course of their reading, frequently come across names which possess for them no meaning and who care to read some old stories, through which runs the same humanity that their own hearts know.
Published (first published 1915)
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I love this book. It is like comfort food to me. This was the book that introduced the myth of Deirdre to me, which has become my favorite and makes me cry every time that I read it.

It's really best read with images. You can do so online here -
Ashley Rosebeary
I learned a lot. Some of the stories were a bit dry, but for the most part I was sucked into the various stories. My issue was with the switching between the Roman and Greek names for the gods. If you were in a Greek myth, there were Roman names thrown in and vice versa. Made it a bit confusing.
When Icarus was compared to the young people in the beginning of the history of aeroplanes, I fell in love.
I liked a lot of the poems inserted to the various myths. They spiced the stories. The language of the prose is beautiful, you can tell the author truly loved these myths.
Nom. Learned quite a bit.
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