Myths 1310 "Children are now the only representatives of the men and women of that happy era; and therefore it is that we must raise the intellect and fancy to the level of childhood, in order to re-create the original myths." “The Wayside: Introductory” ” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales. In order to appreciate the ancient myths, we must have the wonder of a child.
Myths, Centaurs 1437 "…centaurs…lived in a cavern and had the body and legs of a white horse with the head and shoulders of a man." “The Golden Fleece” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales
Myths, giants 1328 "There seemed nothing else to be expected, but that, the next moment, he [the brass giant] would fetch his great club down, slam-bang, and smash the vessel into a thousand pieces, without heeding how many innocent people he might destroy; for there is seldom any mercy in a giant, you know." “The Minotaur” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales.
Myths, Minotaur 1324 "…a Minotaur, which was shaped partly like a man and partly like a bull, and was altogether such a hideous sort of creature that it is really disagreeable to think of him." “The Minotaur” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales.