The Heroes

Or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children


Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 255

View: 1178

Heroes of Greek Mythology


Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121704

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4550

DIVOne of the Victorian age's great storytellers recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa, the search for the Golden Fleece, and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. 60 illustrations. /div

Greek Fairy Tales


Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535245500


Page: 166

View: 8557

Once upon a time there were two princes who were twins. Their names were Acrisius and Proetus, and they lived in the pleasant vale of Argos, far away in Hellas. They had fruitful meadows and vineyards, sheep and oxen, great herds of horses feeding down in Lerna Fen, and all that men could need to make them blest: and yet they were wretched, because they were jealous of each other. From the moment they were born they began to quarrel; and when they grew up each tried to take away the other's share of the kingdom, and keep all for himself. So first Acrisius drove out Proetus; and he went across the seas, and brought home a foreign princess for his wife, and foreign warriors to help him, who were called Cyclopes; and drove out Acrisius in his turn; and then they fought a long while up and down the land, till the quarrel was settled, and Acrisius took Argos and one half the land, and Proetus took Tiryns and the other half. And Proetus and his Cyclopes built around Tiryns great walls of unhewn stone, which are standing to this day.But there came a prophet to that hard-hearted Acrisius and prophesied against him, and said, 'Because you have risen up against your own blood, your own blood shall rise up against you; because you have sinned against your kindred, by your kindred you shall be punished. Your daughter Danae shall bear a son, and by that son's hands you shall die. So the Gods have ordained, and it will surely come to pass.'

The Heroes

Or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children


Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776671570

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 3179

In this engaging volume geared toward younger audiences, acclaimed historical fiction author Charles Kingsley turns his attention to ancient mythology, spinning mesmerizing tales from the legendary exploits and adventures of brave heroes like Perseus, Theseus, and the Argonauts.

Tales of the Greek Heroes (Film Tie-in)


Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4940

Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods . . . These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.

The Heroes, Or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children


Author: C. Kingsley

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781115790406

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7819

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Celtic Tales


Author: Louey Chisholm

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613107692

Category: Celts

Page: 115

View: 3881

This little book was written after several variants of the Tales had been read: Old Celtic Romances, by Dr. Joyce; Reliquae Celticae, by Dr. Cameron; The Pursuit after Diarmud O'Duibhne and Grainne the daughter of Cormac Mac Airt, by Standish Hayes O'Grady; The Three Sorrows of Story-telling, by Dr. Douglas Hyde; The Laughter of Peterkin, by Fiona Macleod, and other translations and retellings. One of my friends tells me that you, little reader, will not like these old, old tales; another says they are too sad for you, and yet another asks what the stories are meant to teach. Now I, for my part, think you will like these Celtic Tales very much indeed. It is true they are sad, but you do not always want to be amused. And I have not told the stories for the sake of anything they may teach, but because of their sheer beauty, and I expect you to enjoy them as hundreds and hundreds of Irish and Scottish children have already enjoyed them?without knowing or wondering why.

Greek Myths for Young Children


Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794530495

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8277

Traditional fold stories, myths, and fables to encourage children to learn about different cultures.

Adventures of the Greek Heroes


Author: Mollie McLean,Anne Wiseman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395137147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

View: 5608

Presents a brief introduction to Greek myths and the feats of Hercules, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Meleager, Jason, and others. Reissue.

Greek Gods and Heroes


Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336519

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 6046

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.

The Heroes: Or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children


Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377715896

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 2222

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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes


Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484729382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8979

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

The Tale of Troy


Author: Roger Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973269

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2604

The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. Also contains a beautiful introduction by best-selling author Michelle Paver, and additional endmatter including an author profile, who's who, activities, glossary and more.