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Author Ogden, Daniel.
Title Dragons, serpents and slayers in the classical and early Christian worlds : a sourcebook / Daniel Ogden.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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Description xxiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The classical dragon. The genealogy of the great dragons -- Typhon, slain by Zeus -- Python, slain by Apollo -- Heracles' dragons (i): baby Heracles and the dragon-pair sent by Hera -- Heracles' dragons (ii): the Hydra -- Heracles' dragons (iii): Ladon, the dragon of the Hesperides -- Heracles' dragons (iv): Cerberus, the hound of Hades -- The Chimaera, slain by Bellerophon -- Medusa, slain by Perseus -- Lamia, slain by Eurybatus and others -- The dragon of Ares, slain by Cadmus -- The dragon of Nemea, slain by the Seven against Thebes -- The dragon of Colchis, slain or sent to sleep by Jason and Medea -- The dragon-pair sent against Laocoon and his sons -- The dragon of the River Bagrada, slain by Regulus and his army -- Some unique dragon-slaying and dragon-averting narratives in later Greek sources -- The sea monster of Troy, slain by Heracles -- The sea monster of Ethiopia, slain by Perseus -- Scylla, slain by Heracles and encountered by Odysseus -- The Christian dragon. The serpents of the Bible and its Apocrypha -- The dragons of the early hagiographical tradition -- St Philip, the Echidna and the Ophianoi -- St Silvester and the dragon of Rome -- Saintly tales originating between the fourth and sixth centuries AD -- Saintly tales of the central medieval period -- St Patrick and St George -- Appendix A: World-foundational dragon-slaying tales from the ancient Near East and India -- Appendix B: Germanic dragon fights of the eighth to thirteenth centuries AD -- Appendix C: A selection of dragon- and serpent-slaying tales of folkloric Interest.
Subject Dragons -- Folklore.
Dragons -- Religious aspects.
Dragons in the Bible.
Mythology, Classical.
ISBN 9780199925094 (hardcover : acid-freepaper)
0199925097 (hardcover : acid-freepaper)
OCLC number 806291872