Greek gods, goddesses, heroines, monsters, heroes, and Classic Greek Myths of All Time is a fun read and a book you’ll want to refer to again and again. It gives us deep insight into the philosophy of this “religion”, into the minds of great thinkers of the time and how they viewed their world – the earth, the heavens, the stars, and the afterlife.
It should find a place in your reference library and onto your reading list. But did you know that according to the ancient greeks, achilles had the choice to live a long and happy life or die by his ambition to be remembered as a hero? Even with all the intervention of his Immortal mother who called in favors from the gods, she could not change the fate of her son, which was allegedly set by the Fates when he was born.
Greek gods, monsters, goddesses, and classic greek myths of All Time is filled with interesting tidbits about the most popular heroes, Heroines, gods and goddesses, Heroes, as well as some little known facts and interpretations about their lives. Discover how the great olympian and king of the gods, hera, and how something as meaningless as a pomegranate seed fated poor Persephone to being the Goddess of the Underworld, was controlled by his wife, Zeus himself, at least part-time, that is.
Find out about the four seasons, how each person is allotted certain gifts and why, why life is limited to a certain span of time, how the gods intervene, what or who inspires music and poetry, what came before Olympus, and how we got the names of many of our constellations and stars. It may seem like superstition today, these were strongly held beliefs that influenced everything in daily life including philosophy, but a mere 3000 years ago, religion and government in the same way today’s dominant religions influence society.
But this book is as entertaining as it is informative.
Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology
Olympian godsolympian rulezeus and his ladiesprometheus and heraklesan unhappy tale of the underworldthe beauty contest that Led to the Fall of TroyPoseidon, Athena and AtlantisKraken and Other MonstersJason, the Athenian Law Giver300 SpartansSocrates, Agamemnon, Plato, and the Trojan WarSolon, the Argonauts, Metis, and Medea's DragonMenelaus, and AristotleAlexander the GreatThe second part is full of fascinating facts and stories.
Explore captivating stories of gods, and monstersegyptian mythology: captivating stories of the gods, and heroesceltic mythology: a captivating guide to the gods, heroes, and Mortals while Learning Fascinating Facts about Five MythologiesThis book includes five captivating manuscripts:Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Sagas and BeliefsRoman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, Goddesses, Goddesses, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsNorse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Monsters, Sagas, and Mythological CreaturesThe broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology.
For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Here are just some of the topics that the second part of this book will cover:egypt in contextcreationfall of humanityosiris mythchief gods of the egyptian pantheonlesser known pantheonancient egyptian historyhere are just some of the topics that the third part of this book will cover:norse creation storythe nine realmsGods and the “Giants” of JötunheimMidgard and the HumansElves, Thor, Frigg, Trolls and ValkyriesOdin, Dwarves, and LokiThe Death of BaldrConflict Between the RealmsEnglish Days of the WeekHere are just some of the topics that the fourth part of this book will cover:Celtic AnimismUniversal Celtic GodsLocal Irish Celt GodsLocal Gallic Celt GodsCeltic Sagas: The CyclesCeltic Beliefs: Animal and Human SacrificeThe Wicker ManCeltic Beliefs: ReincarnationCeltic Beliefs: MatriarchyHere are just some of the topics that the fifth part of this book will cover:The Trojan ConnectionWhat History and an Analysis of Myth Tell UsFounding of RomePurely Roman GodsThe Creatures of Roman MythologyBorrowings from EtruriaInfluence of the Greek PantheonGreek Creatures Adopted by the RomansCeltic PotpourriRoman Conquests of the CeltsTruth Behind the Roman GodsDownload the book now to learn more about these five mythologies! .
We move through the birth of titans, jason and the golden Fleece, the Trojan War, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods’ dealings with mortals like Paris of Troy, and into historical times. Here are just some of the topics that the first part of this book will cover:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs.
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
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. National geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book.
National geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, history, hero, people, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, and monster link the myths to constellations, goddess, geography, and places. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author donna jo napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, Aphrodite, Perseus, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.
School library journal best books of 2011eureka! silver honor books—california reading associationCapitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSCThe new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume.
. 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.
Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Norse Mythology - Greek Mythology Book 3
This book includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this book, monsters, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, and heroes which populate it.
Just some of the topics covered in this book includeUranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Some of it makes us wonder if there might be some hint of truth behind those stories, no matter how outrageous they may sound. Captivating stories of the ancient gods, goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThis book on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology.
In this ultimate guide on greek Mythology, Goddesses, Heroes, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, and Monsters. Olympian godsolympian rulezeus and his ladiesprometheus and heraklesan unhappy tale of the underworldthe beauty contest that Led to the Fall of TroyPoseidon, Plato, and Medea's DragonMenelaus, the Athenian Law Giver300 SpartansSocrates, the Argonauts, Agamemnon, and the Trojan WarSolon, Metis, Athena and AtlantisKraken and Other MonstersJason, and AristotleAlexander the GreatGreek myth is full of fascinating tales of Titans and Olympian gods.
What parts of those stories were merely symbolic and what parts were literal?Download the book now and learn more about Greek mythology.
Greek Mythology Explained: A Deeper Look at Classical Greek Lore and Myth
Follow the likes of odysseus, icarus, gut-wrenching betrayals, Medusa and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, Lamia, Bellerophon, sinister motives and broken hearts.1 amazon new release! ─ Greek mythology explored like never beforeFans of George R. R martin’s a song of ice & fire series and the game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, betrayal, a unique retelling of Greek mythological tales featuring love, murder and ruthless ambitions.
A fascinating take on classical greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser well known characters in a whole new light. Readers will gain a deeper insight into the character’s motives and the varying depictions of the original Greek myths.
Readers will:sail with odysseus as he navigates through the straits of Messina with a terrifying monster on each side, intent only on killing him and his crew. Witness lamia’s world turned upside down as she loses her kingdom, her children and her humanity. Journey with bellerophon as he battles the Chimera and becomes the hero that he was destined to be.
Take flight with Icarus and Daedalus as they escape their confinement and the cretan navy. Follow medusa as she loses faith in the gods and becomes the monster she so adamantly wished to protect her people from. Experience the love between Artemis and Orion, as well as the bitter jealousy it spawns at the core of her brother Apollo.
With an accessible writing style that delves into the thoughts, desires, and motivations of every character, feelings, these mythical figures and their compelling stories will resonate with readers as they are guided through perilous and tragic adventures.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
This deluxe, specially commissioned art, hardcover edition is fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, making it a true collector's item. For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology -- from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom.
. This 75th anniversary edition of a classic bestseller is stunningly illustrated and designed to enchant fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology at all ages. Since its original publication by little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller.
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
The world of greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. With each story, evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.
In heroes, gods and monsters of the greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. . In this accessible overview, his cunning and jealous wife; king midas, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more.
Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures Classical Mythology
In chapter 6, the book will investigate the Celtic influence and see how the gods of the Celts were melded with the Roman pantheon in creative ways. The greek influence on Roman mythology is the topic of chapter 5. Introducing: captivating stories and facts of Roman Gods, goddesses, you will discover many fascinating aspects of the Roman gods, Goddesses, and Mythological CreaturesIn this book, and mythological creatures.
Each of the first six chapters begins with a narrative scene which helps bring the legendary and mythical characters to life. In chapter 1, you will find the seeds of legitimacy that Virgil planted regarding the Trojan connection to Rome. This chapter will also explore the myth of Aeneas’s son. In chapter 3, you will learn about the gods of Roman origin as well as Roman mythological creatures.
Finally, goddesses, you will discover the potential truths behind the Roman gods, in chapter 7, and creatures. Every myth had a beginning, and in this chapter, we explore some of the possibilities. Just some of the questions and topics covered in this book includethe trojan connectionwhat history and an Analysis of Myth Tell UsFounding of RomePurely Roman GodsThe Creatures of Roman MythologyBorrowings from EtruriaInfluence of the Greek PantheonGreek Creatures Adopted by the RomansCeltic PotpourriRoman Conquests of the CeltsTruth Behind the Roman GodsDownload the book now and learn more about Roman mythology.
In chapter 2, wolf-suckled brothers, you will learn about the foundation of Rome by the semi-divine, Romulus and Remus. Chapter 4 focuses on the Etruscan influence on Roman mythology.
D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths
I doubt i would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven. R. J. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book. The kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.
The horn book “The drawings. Are excellent and excitingly evocative. The new york times a new york public library’s 100 great children’s Books|100 Years selection An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection. Here are the greats of ancient greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today.
No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Palacio, author of Wonder. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive.
In print for over fifty years, d'aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers.
Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients - Lust, Chaos, War, and Fate
Strap on your winged sandals and get ready for a journey through the ancients. The greeks were not a boring bunch, and their mythology was no different! Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients is a smart, fun, compulsively readable overview of the Greek's favorite characters and tales. If you have ever seen the atlantic ocean, if you’ve dreamed of being in the Olympics, if you love the wonders of stargazing, or made reference to Pandora’s Box—then you have been influenced by Greek mythology.
The past is what’s behind us and that’s not where mythology really exists. Mythology is not about the past. The big daddy of mythology hails from ancient Greece—and whether we realize it or not, Greek mythology influences the western world of today. These myths are filled with sex, rousingly written overviews of the 50 most popular greek myths such as “the birth of athena” to “perseus and medusa”A complete index of gods and goddesses, lies, violence, easy-to-understand narratives Part reference and all rousing read, and just about anything else you can think of! This modern guide to favorite Greek myths includes: Overviews of legendary Greek mythology figures and their Roman counterpartsThematic, drama, journeys, hubris, monsters, heroes and humans told through lively, Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients brings ancient Greek mythology to life and leaves the scholarly footnotes behind.
Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology
The ancient greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. Stories of the gods' exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving.
They held festivals in their honour, sports, with processions, sacrifices and competitions. The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. In many ways they were very human. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.
This book tells the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage your imagination. Here is a selection of what you will learn: the creation and the godsthe olympian Gods and a few othersPrometheus, Epimetheus and PandoraPsyche and ErosOedipus and His ChildrenThe Trojan WarLearn more about Greek Gods NOW and scroll up to the top of this page and BUY it Now!