Greek Mythology  The Gods  Goddesses  and Heroes Handbook Book
Score: 4.5
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Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook


  • Author : Liv Albert
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781507215494

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Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook Excerpt :

Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythology—from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

The Mythology Book Book

The Mythology Book


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-05-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241353219

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The Mythology Book Excerpt :

Explore eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics. From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths - profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia - bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.

Mythology   Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Book

Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes


  • Author : James Scott
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002-01
  • Genre: Mythology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1580496083

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Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Excerpt :

Activities are designed to teach the objectives in many state and federal mandates. Primary objectives focus on teaching: Understanding plot, theme, characterization, style, and how they all relate.

Treasury of Greek Mythology Book
Score: 3.5
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Treasury of Greek Mythology


  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426311918

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Treasury of Greek Mythology Excerpt :

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, 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 children’s imaginations. National Geographic completes 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. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Classical Mythology A to Z Book

Classical Mythology A to Z


  • Author : Annette Giesecke
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762497133

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Classical Mythology A to Z Excerpt :

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.

Mythologies Book

Mythologies


  • Author : Roland Barthes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Cultural studies
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099972204

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Mythologies Excerpt :

A series of essays in which Barthes seeks to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals, gestures and messages through which western society sustains, sells, identifies and yet obscures itself.

Bulfinch s Mythology  The Age of Fable Book

Bulfinch s Mythology The Age of Fable


  • Author : Thomas Bulfinch
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release Date : 2022-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547021674

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Bulfinch s Mythology The Age of Fable Excerpt :

Bulfinch's Mythology is a compilation of general audience works by Latinist Thomas Bulfinch. It delves into the roots and stories within classical mythologies all around the world.

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes Book
Score: 3.5
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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes


  • Author : Cory O'Brien
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101619674

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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes Excerpt :

Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: • Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. • The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. • The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies. • The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.

Greek Mythology Book
Score: 3
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Greek Mythology


  • Author : Ken Jennings
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442473300

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Greek Mythology Excerpt :

Provides facts on the classic myths of the Greeks and Romans, from how Prometheus outsmarted the gods to how Achilles's heel led to his death.

Who s Who in Classical Mythology Book

Who s Who in Classical Mythology


  • Author : Michael Grant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134509423

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Who s Who in Classical Mythology Excerpt :

Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background. In addition there are comprehensive genealogical trees of important mythological families and a detailed list of all Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.

Mythology Book
Score: 4
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Mythology


  • Author : Edith Hamilton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-05-10
  • Genre: RELIGION
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1619699265

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Mythology Excerpt :

Edith Hamilton's Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture--the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to today...

Circe Book
Score: 4
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Circe


  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316556330

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Circe Excerpt :

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattl

The Uses of Greek Mythology Book
Score: 1
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The Uses of Greek Mythology


  • Author : Ken Dowden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134926275

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The Uses of Greek Mythology Excerpt :

In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as most modern approaches, are given a context in a book which is designed to be useful, accessible and stimulating.

Introduction to Greek Mythology for Kids Book

Introduction to Greek Mythology for Kids


  • Author : Richard Marcus
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646042166

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Introduction to Greek Mythology for Kids Excerpt :

Discover the exciting and fascinating world of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, monsters, and heroes, from Zeus and Athena to Hercules, Medusa, and more! Take a journey through Mount Olympus, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome with this collection of the greatest tales found in Greek and Roman mythology. From origin stories to family drama, you’ll learn about the most powerful Olympic gods including Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hades, and more. But this book has more than just gods and goddesses! You’ll also discover the dangerous and intriguing world of ancient monsters, fantastical creatures, and mortal heroes that populate some of the most awesome stories from the time, including: Atlas, who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders Kronos, a Titan who swallows his newborn children Persephone, a kidnapped goddess who becomes queen of the Underworld Minotaur, a half-bull, half-man imprisoned in a labyrinth Hydra, a poisonous serpent who grows two heads when one is severed Sirens, sea nymphs whose irresistible singing lures sailors to their doom All of these tales and more are written in a fun, kid-friendly manner, perfect for children interested in history or for fans of the Percy Jackson series.

Norse Mythology Book
Score: 4
From 118 Ratings

Norse Mythology


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393609103

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Norse Mythology Excerpt :

“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.