10.11.2013

LEGENDS AND SUPERSTITIONS OF THE SEA AND OF SAILORS IN ALL LANDS AND AT ALL TIMES

 Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors

 
 Author(s)                

Fletcher S. Bassett
 Publisher
Belford, Clarke & Co.
 Date
1885
 Pages
514
 Format
pdf
 Size
12 Mb

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   Very rare book first published in 1885, now digitized by Google, Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors in All Lands and at All Times was written by Fletcher S. Bassett, Lieutenant of U.S. Navy. It is culturally important as it sheds the light on many almost loss myths and stories related to the sailing. The characters involved include the Gods, Saints and Demons of the sea, wind-makers and storm-raisers, sea monsters and sea serpents, sea-giants and dwarfs, storm-raising deeds, and many others. It also tells the reader about sacrifices, offerings and oblations, ceremonies and festivals, as well as famous sea voyages.

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