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Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

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This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications.

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Transcriber's Note

Illustration captions in {brackets} have been added by the transcriber for the convenience of the reader.

CURIOUS MYTHS OF THE MIDDLE AGES.

BY S. BARING GOULD, M.A.

BOSTON: ROBERTS BROTHERS. 1867.

STEREOTYPED AT THE BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY, No. 4 Spring Lane.

University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge.

[Illustration: POPE JOAN. From Joh. Wolfii Lect. Memorab. (Lavingæ, 1600.)]

CONTENTS.

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The Wandering Jew 1

Prester John 30

The Divining Rod 54

The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus 92

William Tell 110

The Dog Gellert 132

Tailed Men 144

Antichrist and Pope Joan 160

The Man in the Moon 189

The Mountain of Venus 207

Fatality of Numbers 221

The Terrestrial Paradise 242

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