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Heroes Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author : Bernard Evslin
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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 Ancient Greek Mythology

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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 Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author : Bernard Evslin
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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

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This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favourite myths as well as some you might not have heard before! Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labours of Herakles, 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 humour 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 the Greek Myths

Author : Evslin Bernard
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An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s. A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on c

Heroes Monsters of Greek Myth

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

Greek Myths

Author : Ellen Eichenwald Switzer
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Examines the sources and stories of Greek mythology, recounting the tales of gods, heroes, lovers, and warriors.

Gods Heroes and Monsters

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This action-packed guide includes character profiles, lavish CGI artworks of dramatic scenes from famous Greek myths, and images of artifacts from the ancient Greek period. From fates and furies to the Minotaur and Medusa, it's the perfect way to introduce (or rediscover) Ancient Greek mythology!

Gods Men Monsters from the Greek Myths

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A collection of myths relating the exploits and adventures of the gods and heroes of ancient Greece.

Greek Mythology

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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

Greek Mythology Stories for Kids

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Welcome to the greatest collection of Greek mythology retellings for children to read and enjoy. The great Gorgon witch Medusa, The blood-thirsty Minotaur, and The fiery Chimera. These are just some of the many fascinating monsters that kids can discover and learn in their Greek mythology course study.Each unique story covers the basics of the legends of these monsters from a child's point of view. Your little ones can imagine themselves as the small yet courageous Amara, or even the demigod Dione. Sit back and watch as the mythical tales in this creative history book teach your children about the enchanting journeys of the heroes, gods, and monsters of Ancient Greece.Whoever said that history can't be fun?

Classical Tales of Mythology

Author : Thomas Bulfinch
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The myths and legends of the ancient world are vividly told here by master storytellers of the 19th century Thomas Bulfinch and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Legendary figures such as Ulysses and Theseus set off on fantastical adventures, the retelling of which here leads to allegorical tales of universal appeal. Discover stories of powerful women such as the witch Circe who turned the comrades of Eurylochus into swine. Find out how Prosperina's mother almost laid waste to the entire Earth in her quest to rescue her daughter from Hades. With full colour, rarely seen, enchanting paintings throughout, the imagination of the reader will be fired up.

Gods Heroes and Monsters

Author : Carolina López-Ruiz
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"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

Bernard Evslin s Greek Mythology

Author : Bernard Evslin
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Gods, heroes, and monsters made accessible by “one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world” (The New York Times). With over ten million copies of his books sold worldwide, Bernard Evslin’s modern takes on Greek myths have captured the imaginations of countless readers. Collected here in one volume are nine books of timeless action and adventure surrounding such legendary figures as Zeus and the Olympians; heroes such as Perseus, who slew the hideous Medusa; the epic struggles of the Trojan War; and much, much more . . . This ebook includes Gods, Demigods and Demons; Hercules; Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths; Jason and the Argonauts; Monsters of Greek Mythology Volume One; Monsters of Greek Mythology Volume Two; The Adventures of Ulysses; The Dolphin Rider; and The Trojan War.

Greek Mythology

Author : Matt Clayton
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This book includes two popular manuscripts on Greek mythology: Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Greek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals Introducing: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters: The first manuscript on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. Just some of the topics covered in the first part of this book include: Uranus: Betrayal by Cronus Cronus: Fear of His Children Titans vs. Olympian Gods Olympian Rule Zeus and His Ladies Prometheus and Herakles An Unhappy Tale of the Underworld The Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena and Atlantis Kraken and Other Monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea's Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian Law Giver 300 Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great Greek myth is full of fascinating tales of Titans and Olympian gods. Some of it makes us wonder if there might be some hint of truth behind those stories, no matter how outrageous they may sound. What parts of those stories were merely symbolic and what parts were literal? Just some of the topics covered in the second part of this book include: Greek Heroes Honorable Thieves Legends of Pride Legend of Cadmus, Founder of Thebes, Greece The Illiad The Odyssey Myths of Wonder Cecrops and Dragons Greek Religion The Burdens of Selfishness and Hubris The Ages of Man Morals of the Gods Zeus Giving Birth to a New Kind of Chaos Greek Monsters Typhon and Echidna Perseus and Cetus Herakles and His Labors Greek Connection to Civilization Foundations of Greek Thought And More Get this book now and learn more about Greek mythology

Greek Mythology

Author : Adam Angelos
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Greek mythology is a collection of stories handed down from generation to generation throughout Greece. Starting in Ancient Greece, these stories were of ancient deities that had a hand in every day concepts, such as the rising and setting of the sun, the different Gods and their responsibilities, and the many tales of heroes and villains. Greek mythology is a very important part of ancient culture.This book is a collection of the very best Greek Mythological tales, along with some information about this history of Greek Mythology.Enter the incredible world of Greek Mythology today with the help of this book, and discover the amazing tales of the Gods, Heroes, Monsters, and much more!Here Is What You'll Learn About...The Origins Of Greek MythologyThe Gods & GoddessesThe Monsters & Heroes Of Greek MythologyThe Trojan WarPandora's BoxProcne & PhilomenaPygmalion & GalateaMuch, Much More!

Gods Demigods and Demons

Author : Bernard Evslin
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The essential companion guide for all readers of Greek mythology 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.

Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook

Author : Liv Albert
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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!

Monsters of Greek Mythology Volume Two

Author : Bernard Evslin
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The gods, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology come wondrously alive in this second volume of Bernard Evslin’s award-winning series Book two of Bernard Evslin’s extraordinary work opens with the story of Hercules, the strongest man on Earth. Son of a mortal woman and Zeus, feared and hated by Zeus’s wife, Hera, Hercules is condemned to twelve labors in which he must fight the world’s most terrifying monsters. It seems that the world’s mightiest hero may have met his match against the Hydra, a beast with one hundred heads that spew lethal poison. Other tales feature Atlas, the Titan condemned to bear the world on his shoulders; the hideous gorgon Medusa, who turns men to stone; the half-man, half-bull Minotaur; the Sphinx; and many more. Greek myths come to thrilling life in these timeless stories of love and revenge, sorcery and enchantment, in which gods and demigods, mortals, fiends, and demons battle between good and evil. It is a world where bushes become bears, the four winds go to war, and the Nemean Lion and giant crab Cancer strike terror into the hearts of all.

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Author : Donna Jo Napoli
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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.