Monday, December 12, 2016

Sun Lore of All Ages

William Tyler Olcott - Sun Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths and Legends Concerning the Sun and Its Worship (1914) direct link
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A companion to the book in the last post, Sun Lore of All Ages is pretty much what the title describes.  Instead of constellations Olcott this time divides his subject into chapters on festivals, ancient ideas, folklore, myths, worship, symbolism and science with stories ranging from Apollo wandering the Earth in disguise to Siamese sleeping and burial customs.