Fletcher S. Bassett
| Publisher||Belford, Clarke & Co.|
| 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.