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Greek Wonder Tales
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Excerpt from Greek Wonder Tales: Translated and Edited Divides them into two classes - 'nereids of the Sea' and 'nereids Of the Mountain'; and such phenomena of nature as Whirlwinds and storms being ascribed to their agency, the peasant or Shepherd will bow to the ground when he hears them passing overhead, as otherwise the Nereids might punish him for his lack of reverence by carry ing him Off with them to their mountain haunts. Offerings of milk, honey, and cakes are made to these 'outsiders' in certain spots which they are believed to frequent and the country-women, when they see the wind-driven clouds scudding overhead, repeat aloud the words, Honey and milk to avert all evil from themselves. Tempestuous weather is also sometimes attributed to the festivities attend ant on a wedding among the Nereids. They are held to marry, as a rule, male beings of their own kind; but they also occasionally fall in love with mortal men, who, if they return their affection and prove faithful to them, are rewarded with great prosperity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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