Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quotes: Myth

Myth, Circe 1404 "Wicked Circe, cried he [Ulysses] in a terrible voice…thou shalt die, vile witch, and do no more mischief in the world, by tempting human beings into the vices which make beasts of them." “Circe’s Palace” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales.

Myth, Enchantment 1373 "The secret of it was, you must know, that the cow was an enchanted cow…they could not possibly help following her, though, all the time, they fancied themselves doing it of their own accord." “The Dragon’s Teeth” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Myth, fauns 1420 " …she encountered fauns, who looked like sun-burnt country people, except that they had hairy ears, and little horns upon their foreheads, and the hinder legs of goats…a frolicsome kind of creature." “The Pomegranate-Seeds” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Myth, giants 1452 "They are a band of enormous giants, all of whom have six arms apiece, and a club, a sword or some other weapon, in each of their hands…stepping a hundred yards at a stride…each of these monsters was able to carry on a whole war by himself; for, with one of his arms, he could fling immense stones, and wield a club with another, and a sword with a third, while the fourth was poking a long spear at the enemy, and the fifth and sixth were shooting him with a bow and arrow." “The Golden Fleece” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Myth, Golden Fleece 1445 "What would you do, brave Jason, asked [King Pelias] if there were a man in the world, by whom, as you had reason to believe, you were doomed to be ruined and slain-what would you do…if that man stood before you, and in your power…I would send such a man, said [Jason], in quest of the Golden Fleece." “The Golden Fleece” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

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