Mythology

Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Author: Edith Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316438537

Category: History

Page: 384

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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. 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 deluxe, hardcover edition is fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned art, making it a true collector's item.
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World Mythology: A Timechart of Gods and Heroes

Timeless Tales Explored, Compared and Explained

Author: Tris McCall

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785836919

Category: Social Science

Page: 36

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The world’s most enduring and celebrated myths unfold like never before in this extraordinary and expansive timechart. Six feet in length, the chart presents the major elements from ten of history’s most revered mythologies, exploring the particulars and peculiarities of each, while also highlighting what intriguing things they share. From the Egyptian Necropolis to the Aztec Empire, the Greek Pantheon to the Norse halls of Valhalla, and far beyond, World Mythology: A Timechart of Gods and Heroesexplores the foundations of the greatest stories ever told. Creation, destruction, gods, wars, heroes, birth, death, the afterlife, love, sex, art, and more—every civilization to ever rise and fall has had their own system for understanding the chaos and joy of life, and while they’re all uniquely fascinating, they’re also compellingly alike. The Egyptians’ great Atum, the Mesopotamians’ “raging storm” Enil, the Aztecs’ plumed serpant Quetzalcoatl, the Zoroastrians’ uncreated Ahura Mazda, the Greeks’ electric Zeus, the Dagda powerhouse of the Celts, the Norse’s almighty Odin, and the Incans’ omnipotent Viracocah all seem so very different at first blush, but every one is a father god. Each a creator and destroyer, fickle and powerful, well-loved and well-feared—they are individually enthralling, but when seen together, they reveal something universal about humankind. Immerse yourself in tales of gods and monsters, underworlds and paradises, heroes and battles, and more from around the globe and across time!
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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264485

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 212

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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.
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Mythos

(Ancient Greek Mythology Book for Adults, Modern Telling of Classical Greek Myths Book)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452178912

Category: History

Page: 352

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Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. This stunning book features classical artwork inspired by the myths, as well as learned notes from the author. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive wit, voice, and writing style • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome • Retellings brim with humor and emotion and offer rich cultural context Celebrating the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, Mythos breathes life into ancient tales—from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire. This gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with the brilliant storyteller Stephen Fry as your guide. • A collectible volume complete with a textured case, a foil-stamped jacket, and full-color art throughout • The perfect gift for Greek mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry • Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
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Heroes

The Greek Myths Reimagined (Greek Mythology Book for Adults, Book of Greek Myths and Hero Tales)

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781797201863

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In this sequel to the bestselling Mythos, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry moves from the exploits of the Olympian gods to the deeds of mortal heroes. Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths. Whether recounting a tender love affair or a heroic triumph, Fry deftly finds resonance with our own modern minds and hearts. Illustrated throughout with classical art inspired by the myths, this gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive voice and writing style. • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome. • Retellings brim with humor and emotion. "Mostly Chiron saw in the child, and the young man he became, boundless courage, athleticism, intelligence, and ambition. He saw too lots of words beginning with 'self,' which gave him pause. Self-belief, self-possession, self-righteousness, self-confidence, self-love. Perhaps these characteristics are as necessary to a hero as courage." In Heroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time. • A collector's edition filled with classical art inspired by the myths and a luxe, foil-stamped jacket • Perfect gift for mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry • Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
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The Greek Myths

Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold

Author: Robin Waterfield,Kathryn Waterfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857384139

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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 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 timeless 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.
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