Patten. Folk Tales and Myths

Author. TitleToday's free book is Junior Classics: Folk Tales and Myths by various authors, edited by William Patten (1912). For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust and Project Gutenberg (I have not checked for other online sources).



Table of Contents

Stories from Northern Sagas
The Northmen’s Story of How All Things Began
How the Queen of the Sky Gave Gifts to Men
The Dwarfs and the Fairies
How Thor Went to Jötunheim
How Thor’s Hammer Was Lost and Found
Iduna’s Apples of Youth
How the Fenris Wolf Was Chained
The Story of Balder the Beautifu
The Wonderful Quern Stones
The Story of Brunhilda and Siegfried
Brunhilda and the Magic Sword
Brunhilda’s Sleep Guarded by Loki’s Fiery Arm
How Siegfried Killed the Dragon
How Siegfried Finds Brunhilda
The Story of Lohengrin
The Plot Against the Beautiful Elsa of Brabant
[4]The Knights of the Holy Grail
Lohengrin the Champion of Elsa of Brabant
Ortruda Plots for Revenge
The Departure of Lohengrin
The Wooing of the Daughter of the King of Ireland
Three Tales of the Rhine
The Lady of Kynast
The Guardian Angel
The Giant Who Laughed at a Dwarf
The Legend of Saint Christopher
Prince Ivan and the Gray Wolf
King Robert of Sicily
Myths of Greece and Rome
The Riddle of the Sphinx
The Gift of Athene
Daphne, Child of the Morning
The Vengeance of Apollo
The Story of Arion
The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice
Orpheus the Sweet Singer
Niobe, a Victim of Latona’s Jealousy
The Sad Story of Pyramus and Thisbe
The Twelve Labors of Hercules
Hercules’s Search for the Apples of Hesperides
The Story of Cupid and Psyche
How Phaëton Drove the Sun
Baucis and Philemon Changed into Two Trees
The Paradise of Children
Two Tales of the Hudson
Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Some Animal Myths of Various Lands
The Hare Who Thought the World Had Come to an End
A Hindoo Tale translated from the Jataka
The Watering of the Saplings
A Hindoo Tale translated from the Jataka
The Old Hare and the Elephants
A Hindoo Tale translated from the Hitopadeca
The Elephant Has a Bet With the Tiger
A Tale from the Malay Peninsula
How the Tortoise Out-Ran the Deer
A Tale from the Amazon River
Which was the Stronger, the Tortoise, the Tapir, or the Whale?
A Tale from the Amazon River
How the Turtle Got His Shell
A Tale from New Guinea
The Legend of Rata
A Maori Myth
Why the Hippopotamus Lives in the Water
A West African Myth
Why the Elephant Has Small Eyes
A West African Myth
The Boy Who Set a Snare for the Sun
An American Indian Myth
The Bird Lover
Wunzh, the Father of Indian Corn
When Brer Wolf Have His Corn Shucking
A Tale told by the Georgia Negroes
Brer Rabbit’s Cool Air Swing
A Tale told by the Georgia Negroes
Three Stories of the Seasons
The Four Seasons 
The Three Lemons  
The Winter-Spirit and His Visitor

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