The Simon & Schuster Book of Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Alice Low

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0027613909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8049

Recreates the popular myths of ancient Greece, including the legend of Odysseus.

Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780707634

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 150

View: 7812

The legends of long-ago Greece that have inspired centuries of great art and literature are retold here by a famous poet and novelist.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264485

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 212

View: 1952

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.

Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Sylvie Baussier

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 9781786031471

Category:

Page: 88

View: 2404

Each Top 40 Famous title introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. In this fun title, 40 gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology are waiting to be discovered, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles. Each portrait includes the person's genealogy, allies and enemies, history and the myths associated with them.

Gods and Heroes of the Greeks

The Library of Apollodorus

Author: Apollodorus,Michael Simpson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870232060

Category: Religion

Page: 311

View: 1425

The Greek Myths

Author: Robin Waterfield,Kathryn Waterfield

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623652146

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6650

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.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology

Author: Michael Ford

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 190875981X

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 3787

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.

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

Author: Gustav Schwab

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307805182

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 768

View: 2642

From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. Edited by Gustav Schwab Introduction by Werner Jaeger Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Friedrich Pfister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 272

View: 4389

Gods and Heroes

Mythology Around the World

Author: Korwin Briggs

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523503912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2726

Meet the Original Superheroes. Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality. Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time—and are now given fresh life for a new generation of young readers. Plus, You'll Learn All About: Dragons: The Hydra, St. George's Dragon, and the Australian Rainbow Snake Giants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand heads Monsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed Heracles Underworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields

Greek gods and heroes

Author: Ann Birchall,Peter Edgar Corbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 937

Stories of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Men

A Primer of the Mythology and History of the Greeks

Author: Caroline Hirst Harding,Samuel Bannister Harding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 195

View: 6067

Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art

Author: Karl Schefold,Luca Giuliani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521327183

Category: Art

Page: 375

View: 1026

This volume is the sequel to Karl Schefold's Myth and Legend in Early Greek Art, and the second in his ambitious project to trace the representation of the Greek myths in Greek art from the beginnings down to the Hellenistic period.

The Greek Gods and Heroes - Ancient Greece for Kids | Children's Ancient History

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541918738

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 2104

The Greeks sure had many gods and heroes too! They like to look up to powerful figures and thank them for specific aspects of their lives. This devotion has created a strong culture with belief systems. The Greeks dared to imagine and it they became famous for being a great civilization. Learn about some of the gods and heroes the Greeks believed in. Buy this book today!

Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336519

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 9315

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.

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484729382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 733

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.

Greek Gods and Heroes

As Represented in the Classical Collections of the Museum : a Handbook for High School Students

Author: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,Arthur Fairbanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art and mythology

Page: 82

View: 9875

The Heroes and Mortals of Greek Mythology

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756544807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9709

Describes the origins, personalities, and special powers of the Greek mythical heroes, including such figures as Heracles, Theseus, Perseus, and Oedipus.

Greek Gods and Goddesses

Author: John Green,Drew Silver

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486418629

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5512

The ancient Greeks worshipped a host of gods and goddesses. Preserved today in poetry, art, and mythology, these divine beings were part of a religious pantheon from which worshippers sought health, good crops, and deliverance from enemies. This collection of mythical figures introduces youngsters to Greek mythology in an appealing way to fans of all ages.