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Re: Early Myth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0228  Wednesday, 10 February 1999.

[1]     From:   Helen Ostovich <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Feb 1999 11:15:55 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0215 Re: Early Myth

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 09 Feb 1999 13:40:16 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0217 Re: Early Myth

[3]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Feb 1999 21:33:12 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0215 Re: Early Myth


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From:           Helen Ostovich <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Feb 1999 11:15:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0215 Re: Early Myth
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0215 Re: Early Myth

Thanks to all who offered suggestions on the early myth.  I think it was
Sinbad's fifth voyage I was trying to reconstruct.  I will check out
Proteus as another source, but Hercules' wrestling match was with
Antaeus, whose strength came from contact with the earth, and I don't
think a river was involved there.  The Robin Hood story is a reworking
of the earlier legend, I believe, and Candalaio sounds like an
interesting variation.

Thanks again,
Helen

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Tuesday, 09 Feb 1999 13:40:16 -0500
Subject: 10.0217 Re: Early Myth
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0217 Re: Early Myth

Sinbad, Proteus, Friar Tuck, animal myths (there is also one about a
scorpion who hitches a ride across a river and then stings her host,
because its her nature).   There a lot of recurrent themes and
situations in mythology (cf. the recent thread re camels and needles'
eyes).

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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Feb 1999 21:33:12 -0000
Subject: 10.0215 Re: Early Myth
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0215 Re: Early Myth

>But the hero has
>been forewarned, and knows that if he keeps him off the ground long
>enough he'll be forced to turn into his own shape again, that of a weak
>old man, as he gets his strength from the earth, and in this way he
>overcomes him.
>
>The connection with Shakespeare's Proteus is of interest, naturally.
>
>Stephanie Hughes

Isn't this Hercules and Anteus?

Robin Hamilton
 

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