The Age of Fable

Thomas Bulfinch

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The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes is the first book in Bulfinch's Mythology. Most of the material in this volume was drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses, with Bulfinch excluding any bawdy material. With a range of chapter subjects from Greek and Roman mythology including Prometheus and Pandora; Apollo and Daphne, Pyramus and Thisbe, Cephalus and Procris; Juno and Her Rivals, Io and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon, Latona and the Rustics; Phaeton; Midas, Baucis and Philemon; Proserpine, Glaucus and Scylla; Pygmalion, Dryope, Venus and Adonis, Apollo and Hyacinthus; Ceyx and Halcyone: or, the Halcyon Birds; Vertumnus and Pomona; Cupid and Psyche; Cadmus, The Myrmidons; Nisus and Scylla, Echo and Narcissus, Clytie, Hero and Leander; Minerva, Niobe; The Graeae and Gorgons, Perseus, Medusa, Atlas, Andromeda; Monsters, Giants, Sphinx, Pegasus, and Chimaera, Centaurs, Griffin, and Pygmies; The Golden Fleece, and many more.

This book has 126,946 words, 236 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1855.

Production notes: This ebook of The Age of Fable was published by Global Grey on the 17th November 2018, and updated on the 5th December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Apollo and Daphne' by Piero del Pollaiuolo.

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