Bulfinch's Mythology The Age of Fable

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Chapter XI

The Ram with the Golden Fleece. The Hellespont. Jason's
Quest. Sowing the Dragon's Teeth. Jason's Father.
Incantations of Medea. Ancient Name of Greece. Great
Gatherings of the Greeks. Wild Boar. Atalanta's Race. Three
Golden Apples. Lovers' Ingratitude. Venus's Revenge.

Chapter XII

Labors of Hercules.— Fight with Nemean Lion.— Slaughter of the
Hydra. Cleaning the Augean Stables.— Girdle of the Queen of the
Amazons.— Oxen of Geryon.— Golden Apples of Hesperides.—
Victory over Antaeus.— Cacus Slain.— Hercules, Descent into
Hades.— He Becomes the Slave of Omphale.— Dejanira's Charm.—
Death of Hercules.— Hebe, Goddess of Youth

Chapter XIII

Theseus Moves the Fated Stone, and Proceeds to Athens.—
Procrustes's Bedstead.— Tribute to Minos.— Ariadne.— Clew of
Thread.— Encounter with the Minotaur.— Theseus Becomes King of
Athens.— Friendship of Theseus and Pirithous. The Theseum.—
Festival of Panathenaea.— Elgin Marbles.— National Greek
Games.— The Labyrinth.— Daedalus' Wings.— Invention of the
Saw.— Castor and Pollux.— Argonautic Expedition.— Orpheus's
Harp.— Gemini

Chapter XIV

Destruction of Semele.— Infancy of Bacchus.— March of Bacchus.-
- One of the Bacchanals taken Prisoner.— Pentheus.— Worship of
Bacchus Established in Greece.— Ariadne.— Bacchus's Marriage.—
Ariadne's Crown

Chapter XV

Pan.— Shepherd's Pipe.— Panic Terror.— Signification of the
Name Pan.— Latin Divinities.— Wood Nymphs.— Water Nymphs.—
Sea Nymphs. Pleasing Traits of Old Paganism.— Mrs. Browning's
Poem.— Violation of Cere's Grove.— Erisichthon's Punishment.—
Rhoecus.— Water Deities.— Neptune's Symbol of Power.— Latin
Name for the Muses, and other Deities.— Personification of the
Winds. The Harpies.— Worship of Fortuna

Chapter XVI

Transformation of Achelous.— Origin of the Cornucopia.— Ancient
Meaning of fight of Achelous with Hercules.— Aesculapius.— The
Cyclops. Antigone.— Expedition of the "Seven against Thebes."-
- Antigone's Sisterly Devotion.— Antigone's Burial.— Penelope.-
- Statue to Modesty.— Ulysses.— Penelope's suitors.—
Penelope's Web

Chapter XVII

Orpheus's Lyre.— Unhappy Prognostics at Orpheus's Marriage.—
Eurydice's Death.— Orpheus Descends to the Stygian Realm.—
Orpheus Loses Eurydice Forever.— Thracian Maidens.— Honey.—
Aristaeus's Loss and Complaint.— Cyrene's Apartments.— Proteus
Captured.— His Directions to Orpheus.— Swarm of Bees.—
Celebrated Mythical Poets and Musicians.— First Mortal Endowed
with Prophetic Powers

Chapter XVIII

Adventures of Real Persons.— Arion, Famous Musician.—
Description of Ancient Theatres.— Murder of Ibycus.— Chorus
Personating the Furies.— Cranes of Ibycus.— The Murderers
Seized.— Simonides.— Scopa's Jest. Simonides's Escape.—
Sappho.— "Lover's Leap"

Chapter XIX

Endymion.— Mount Latmos. Gift of Perpetual Youth and Perpetual
Sleep.— Orion.— Kedalion.— Orion's Girdle.— The Fatal Shot
The Pleiads.— Aurora.— Memnon.— statue of Memnon.— Scylla.—
Acis and Galatea.— River Acis