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Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs

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... 1342)[13] Part of a complex of tale types associated with Aladdin and the Lamp, incorporated into the One Thousand and One Nights by the French writer Antoine Galland in 1709[6]. Incorporated into the Fenian Cycle of British Isles legends in the Middle Ages[4].Cognate of the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris[9] Told in Europe since the fifteenth century[9] ...
... 1300) by the French Dominican Johannes Gobii Junior[13].Can be traced back to one of the most famous medieval collections -Gesta Romanorum -whose earliest dated manuscript is from 1342[13]. Incorporated into the Fenian Cycle of British Isles legends in the Middle Ages[4].The tale appears in Straparola's 'Le piacevoli notti' from the sixteenth century(Thompson, 1977;Bottigheimer 2014). Danae's myth, described in Ovid's Book IV of the Metamorphoses, published around 8 C.E.[14].Possibly related to the Greek myth of Gyges and Kroisos[3]. ...
... Occurs in an episode of the Greek myth of Jason and Medea -the death of Pelias[5]. subtype of this tale occurs in a 16th century text on the Celtic legend of Maelgwyn[4]. ...
... Introduction Lindahl et al. (2000:103 ...
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