Heroes Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Heroes  Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
Author: Bernard Evslin
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781453264485
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Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. 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. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. 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.

Heroes Gods and Monsters of Greek Myths

Heroes  Gods and Monsters of Greek Myths
Author: Bernard Evslin
Pages: 213
ISBN: 0553207989
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Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retellings of the ancient Greek myths, arranged in four sections: the Gods, Nature Myths, Demigods, and Fables. Includes a brief section on words from the Greek myths which are part of the English language.

Greek Myths

Greek Myths
Author: DK,Jean Menzies
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780744029932
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before! Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labors of Heracles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humor and intrigue of the original tales. Stunning illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder breathe new life into each classic story. Additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a pronunciation guide. Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories. It will be treasured forever.

Heroes Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology

Heroes  Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology
Author: Michael Ford
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781908759818
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Release: 2012-02-21
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heroes, Gods and Monsters in Ancient Greek Mythology' is a collection of classic archetypal Ancient Greek myths, including the stories of Jason, Perseus, Odysseus, Heracles, Oedipus and Theseus, and many more dark and delirious, famous Ancient Greek myths. These stories, which have had a great influence on thinkers throughout the centuries, inform popular culture even today. Here they are told as if by a fireside storyteller, detailing the horrific perils these heroes faced. A historical introduction explains who the Ancient Greeks were, describing their beliefs and customs, and a 'Finding out more' section provides you with the tools you need to discover even more about this increidble civilisation and their beliefs.

Heroes Monsters of Greek Myth

Heroes   Monsters of Greek Myth
Author: Bernard Evslin,Dorothy Evslin,Ned Hoopes
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0590434403
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Release: 1967
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A retelling of all the great tales of Greek mythology in language that is simple, swift and highly dramatic.

The Greek Gods

The Greek Gods
Author: Bernard Evslin,Dorothy Evslin,Ned Hoopes
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0590441108
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Release: 1966
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brief, simplified tales introduce youngsters to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greek mythology.

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Treasury of Greek Mythology
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781426311918
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Release: 2014-10-08
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Gods Heroes and Monsters

Gods  Heroes and Monsters
Author: Stella Caldwell,Selene Nicolaides
Pages: 80
ISBN: 178312119X
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Release: 2015-10
Editor: Not Found
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mythworld is a lavish album of discovery in which the legendary creatures, battles and heroic deeds of Greek mythology are brought to jaw-dropping life. Stunning photographs of ancient treasures are paired with full-bleed awe-inspiring CGI scenes from the classic myths - your chance to rediscover gripping tales of the Odyssey, the Trojan Wars and the adventures of heroes such as Perseus and Heracles. Lively text explains the historical context of the myths and an illustrated map showcases the awesome Greek mythical world. From fates and furies to minotaurs and muses, this is a book to stir your imagination.

Gods Heroes and Monsters

Gods  Heroes  and Monsters
Author: Carolina López-Ruiz
Pages: 622
ISBN: 0190644818
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Release: 2018
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Features more mythological sagas from Apollodorus' Library and additional excerpts from his other work, including the stories of Deucalion, Dionysus, Bellerophon, Kadmos, and Tiresias" -- Publisher's website

Greek Gods and Heroes

Greek Gods and Heroes
Author: Robert Graves
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9780795336515
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Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A retelling of the greatest myths and legends of the ancient Greek gods and heroes for readers of all ages by a celebrated historical novelist. In the ancient past, the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece lived on Mount Olympus and ruled the world of mortals. Famous heroes shaped the course of history, beautiful women drew the gazes of gods and men alike, and the gods were both fickle in their favors and breathtakingly generous to those they smiled upon. From Midas’ tragic gift to the exploits of Hercules and the curse of Pandora, renowned classicist and historical novelist Robert Graves brings the legends of ancient Greece to life in a lively, accessible way that’s sure to appeal to everyone; from children to adults, and from casual readers to serious scholars.

Classical Tales of Mythology

Classical Tales of Mythology
Author: Thomas Bulfinch,Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781398806320
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Release: 2021-01-15
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet legendary heroes, powerful goddesses and vengeful monsters in this beautiful hardback collection of more than 20 epic tales from Greek and Roman mythology, featuring lavish full-color illustrations throughout. The myths and legends of the ancient world are vividly told here by master storytellers of the 19th century, Thomas Bulfinch and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Discover how Theseus defeated the minotaur, why the witch Circe turned men into swine and the story of Pandora and Epimetheus. This treasury captures the beauty and magnificence of these timeless myths, illustrated with enchanting full-color Pre-Raphaelite and art nouveau paintings by Walter Crane and John William Waterhouse, among others. Stories include: • Echo and Narcissus • Juno and her rivals • Pygmalion • Cupid and Psyche • The Gorgon's Head • Cadmus and the Dragon's Teeth • The Pomegranate Seeds

Gods Demigods and Demons

Gods  Demigods and Demons
Author: Bernard Evslin
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781453264386
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Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essential guide to more than 540 supernatural figures of Greek mythology—as well as notable mortals—from Acantha the nymph to Zeus, king of the gods. Do you know the story behind Pandora’s Box, or the difference between Hercules and Heracles? Turn to this alphabetic encyclopedia, with more than 540 entries detailing all the major and minor characters, events, and settings of Greek mythology, from an introduction to the nymph Acantha to a succinct characterization of Zeus, the all-powerful ruler of the gods. This invaluable reference covers all types of heroes, gods, demigods, creatures, demons, and notable mortals, with their classic stories retold in riveting summaries. This comprehensive guide brings Greek mythology to life, and includes a helpful pronunciation key.

Classical Mythology A to Z

Classical Mythology A to Z
Author: Annette Giesecke
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780762497133
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters
Author: Emily Roberson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780374310639
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greek mythology meets the Kardashians in Emily Roberson's Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters, a fresh, fast-paced debut young adult novel about celebrity culture, family dynamics, and finding love amidst it all. Sixteen-year-old Ariadne’s whole life is curated and shared with the world. Her royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by the tabloids, all over social media, and the hottest thing on television. The biggest moneymaker? The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster. To win means endless glory; to lose means death. In ten seasons, no one has ever won. When the gorgeous, mysterious Theseus arrives at the competition and asks Ariadne to help him to victory, she doesn’t expect to fall for him. He might be acting interested in her just to boost ratings. Their chemistry is undeniable, though, and she can help him survive. If he wins, the contest would end for good. But if she helps him, she doesn’t just endanger her family’s empire—the monster would have to die. And for Ariadne, his life might be the only one worth saving. Ariadne’s every move is watched by the public and predestined by the gods, so how can she find a way to forge her own destiny and save the people she loves?

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology
Author: Oliver Laine
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1984109316
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Release: 2018-01-24
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You've seen all the movies and read all the fantasy stories, but how much do you really know about your favorite gods and heroes? By Zeus's Beard! This Brief Guide on Greek mythology will get you up to speed! This book contains information on the different divine beings often mentioned in the many books and movies, that draw inspiration from Greek Mythology. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to both major and minor characters alike, as well as learn more about some of the most popular myths surrounding them. From gods to monsters, and everything in between, you'll walk away from this book with heftier knowledge on not only these characters and the significance they once held for the ancient people of Greece, but also how these myths and legends influenced modern culture to this day as well. Here is a Brief Preview of What You'll Learn... The Greek Pantheon The Protogenoi Nature Daimones and the Nymphai The Olympians Monsters and Heroes And Much, Much More!

Mythology

Mythology
Author: Hestia Evans
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780763634032
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Release: 2007
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elaborate facsimile journal of a Greek mythology primer from the early nineteenth century.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology
Author: Peter Komak
Pages: 74
ISBN: 1761032879
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Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tales of Greek mythology have been passed down for thousands of years, and have gone on to have a great impact on Western society. These stories are the inspiration for many poems, books, movies, and television shows. This book aims to provide you with a greater understanding of these incredible stories, and why they are so powerful and intriguing!Inside, you will learn about the different Greek gods, deities, monsters, and heroes that are talked about in mythology. You will discover the different bloodlines and family trees of both the Olympian gods, as well as the Titans.Included, are some of the most famous and interesting mythological tales, such as how the universe came to be, Heracles' (Hercules) 12 labors, and the great war between the Olympians and the Titans.Here Is What You'll Learn About...The Different Greek GodsPrimordial DeitiesOlympians & TitansMythical MonstersThe Trojan WarStories Of ZeusHeracles & His 12 LaborsMuch, Much More!

A Child s Introduction to Greek Mythology

A Child s Introduction to Greek Mythology
Author: Heather Alexander
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781579128678
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Release: 2011
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an introduction to Greek mythology, discussing the roles of gods and goddesses, as well as the adventures of heroes and mythical beings.

The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths
Author: Robin Waterfield,Kathryn Waterfield
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781623652142
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Quercus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A highly readable and beautifully illustrated re-telling of the most famous stories from Greek mythology. 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, joined by his wife, writer Kathryn 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 amazing 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.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology
Author: Neil Matt Hamilton
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1699920168
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Release: 2019-10-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greek myths and legends have inspired men and women around the world for hundreds of years. The stories of Apollo, Perseus, Achilles, and others have sustained the imaginations of old and young alike, even into the present. In fact, characters of Greek myth and legend have found their way into mainstream culture in the form of popular television and film characters. Greek mythology was so influential that even formed the basis of Roman myth. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will be exposed to the exciting tales of gods and heroes that formed the canon of the Ancient Greek religion. Greek myth has become a part of us in ways that we do not fully appreciate. In fact, heroes like Achilles, Heracles, and Perseus have helped to form the image that we have today of the hero. The basis for much of the philosophy and dramatic arts that characterize Western society today has its root in Ancient Greek culture, which was closely tied to and spurred on by Greek myth and legend. The Ancient Greeks used the tales of their gods and heroes to help understand their world and their own place in it. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will learn about all the gods and heroes by reading the formative myths of the Greeks. Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters explore the Greek gods and the Ancient Greek legends by delving into the tales told by Greek and Roman poets and historians, including Homer. They told tales about the creation of the universe, how the Titans were the first gods before the Olympians, and how the Titans and Olympians went to war with one another. Because the Ancient Greek religion was demonstrated in these tales about their gods and heroes, learning about these figures in the form of stories allows the reader to understand who the Ancient Greeks were and why they were. The world of Ancient Greek legend was very different from our own. The people at the heart of Ancient Greek civilization - living in modern-day Greece, Italy, Turkey, and other places - these people were part of a culture so far removed from the way that we think and perceive today as to be almost unrecognizable to us. Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes and Monsters give you the lens you need to understand, even beginning with a description of the world they lived in and a summary of their history through the major historical periods. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will learn everything there is to learn about Greek myth and legend. You will learn about the Titans and Olympians, the monsters, who the major gods and goddesses were, who some of the important heroes were, and how Ancient Greek legend has a legacy that continues among us today. Poets and dramatists like Homer, Hesiod, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus recorded Greek stories in a form that has allowed them to be read and appreciated today. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will learn some of these tales including: Pandora's Box Jason and the Argonauts The Courtship of Leda The Tale of Arachne The Sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis Heracles and His Twelve Labors The Judgment of Paris The Trojan War