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Myths and Myth-Makers - John Fiske

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Myths and Myth-Makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted
by comparative mythology by John Fiske




MYTHS AND MYTH-MAKERS OLD TALES AND SUPERSTITIONS INTERPRETED
BY COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY

BY JOHN FISKE

La mythologie, cette science toute nouvelle, qui nous fait
suivre les croyances de nos peres, depuis le berceau du monde
jusqu'aux superstitions de nos campagnes.--EDMOND SCHERER



TO MY DEAR FRIEND, WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS,IN REMEMBRANCE OF
PLEASANT AUTUMN EVENINGS SPENT AMONG WEREWOLVES AND TROLLS AND
NIXIES, I dedicate THIS RECORD OF OUR ADVENTURES.

PREFACE.

IN publishing this somewhat rambling and unsystematic series
of papers, in which I have endeavoured to touch briefly upon a
great many of the most important points in the study of
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