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The myths and legends of Ancient Greece


It is hardly necessary to dwell upon the importance of
the study of
Mythology: our poems, our novels, and even our daily
journals teem with
classical allusions; nor can a visit to our art
galleries and museums be
fully enjoyed without something more than a mere
superficial knowledge of a
subject which has in all ages inspired painters,
sculptors, and poets. It
therefore only remains for me to express a hope that my
little work may
prove useful, not only to teachers and scholars, but
also to a large class
of general readers, who, in whiling away a leisure hour,
may derive some
pleasure and profit from its perusal.
E. M. BERENS.
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CONTENTS.
PART I.--MYTHS.
Page
Introduction, 7
FIRST DYNASTY.
ORIGIN OF THE WORLD--
URANUS AND GÆA (Coelus and Terra), 11
SECOND DYNASTY.
CRONUS (Saturn), 14
RHEA (Ops), 18
DIVISION OF THE WORLD, 19
THEORIES AS TO THE ORIGIN OF MAN, 21
THIRD DYNASTY.
OLYMPIAN DIVINITIES--
ZEUS (Jupiter), 26
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