Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.
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!
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.
Using a cultural studies approach to deal with certain classical myths and the way they inform psychoanalytic theory, historical experience, elite culture, popular culture and everyday life, this book follows the 'myth model' to show the mythic content of many elite and popular culture texts. Berger explores diverse topics such as the Oedipus Myth, James Bond, Star Wars, and fairy tales.
Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
While the ancient Roman pantheon in many ways resembles that of ancient Greece, there is much that sets apart Roman mythology. Romans also borrowed from the religions of ancient Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Middle East, and legendary figures such as Romulus and Remus, tied closely to the history of Rome, feature prominently in ancient stories. The major and lesser figures of Roman mythology are presented in this vibrant volume with sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology and religion.