Mythology

Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
ISBN: 9780446607254
Size: 42.47 MB
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A collection of Greek and Roman myths arranged in sections on the gods and early heroes, love and adventure stories, the Trojan war, and a brief section on Norse mythology

World Mythology A Timechart Of Gods And Heroes

Author: Tris McCall
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785836919
Size: 25.74 MB
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The world’s most enduring and celebrated myths unfold like never before in this extraordinary and expansive timechart. Six feet in length, the chart presents the major elements from ten of history’s most revered mythologies, exploring the particulars and peculiarities of each, while also highlighting what intriguing things they share. From the Egyptian Necropolis to the Aztec Empire, the Greek Pantheon to the Norse halls of Valhalla, and far beyond, World Mythology: A Timechart of Gods and Heroesexplores the foundations of the greatest stories ever told. Creation, destruction, gods, wars, heroes, birth, death, the afterlife, love, sex, art, and more—every civilization to ever rise and fall has had their own system for understanding the chaos and joy of life, and while they’re all uniquely fascinating, they’re also compellingly alike. The Egyptians’ great Atum, the Mesopotamians’ “raging storm” Enil, the Aztecs’ plumed serpant Quetzalcoatl, the Zoroastrians’ uncreated Ahura Mazda, the Greeks’ electric Zeus, the Dagda powerhouse of the Celts, the Norse’s almighty Odin, and the Incans’ omnipotent Viracocah all seem so very different at first blush, but every one is a father god. Each a creator and destroyer, fickle and powerful, well-loved and well-feared—they are individually enthralling, but when seen together, they reveal something universal about humankind. Immerse yourself in tales of gods and monsters, underworlds and paradises, heroes and battles, and more from around the globe and across time!

Handbook Of Classical Mythology

Author: William F. Hansen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072266
Size: 28.50 MB
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Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

Greek Roman

Author: David Owens
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781688141605
Size: 18.28 MB
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The book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a "cast of characters" profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.

The Ancient Greeks

Author: Virginia Schomp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761425472
Size: 48.10 MB
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"A retelling of several key ancient Greek myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Greeks"--Provided by publisher.

Gods And Heroes Of Ancient Greece

Author: Gustav Schwab
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307805182
Size: 36.56 MB
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From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. Edited by Gustav Schwab Introduction by Werner Jaeger Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

The Greek Myths

Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857384139
Size: 39.71 MB
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The Greek Myths contains some of the most thrilling, romantic, and unforgettable stories in all human history. From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy, to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too close to the sun, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, these timeless tales exert an eternal fascination and inspiration that have endured for millennia and influenced cultures from ancient to modern. Beginning at the dawn of human civilization, when the Titan Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and offered mankind hope, the reader is immediately immersed in the majestic, magical, and mythical world of the Greek gods and heroes. As the tales unfold, renowned classicist Robin Waterfield creates a sweeping panorama of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends. The terrible curse that plagued the royal houses of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wooden horse and the sack of Troy - these amazing stories have influenced art and literature from the Iron Age to the present day. And far from being just a treasure trove of timeless tales, The Greek Myths is a catalogue of Greek myth in art through the ages, and a notable work of literature in its own right.