By Nathaniel Hawthorne
From certainly one of America's maximum writers come those vintage stories of magical creatures and adventures written particularly for kids. listed here are the tales of King Midas, the fellow who used to be in a position to flip every little thing he touched into gold; Hercules, the best and most powerful hero of all time; the Gorgons, merciless witches with snakes for hair; and plenty of different very good warriors and evil monsters. contains "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The 3 Golden Apples," "The awesome Pitchers," and "The Chimaera."
Read or Download A Wonder Book: Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) PDF
Similar mythology books
See why this ebook has turn into a global most sensible vendor and a real vintage. The Writer's trip explores the strong dating among mythology and storytelling in a transparent, concise kind that's made it required examining for motion picture executives, screenwriters, playwrights, students, and lovers of popular culture world wide.
Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a contemporary viewers. He demonstrates with a stunning reveal of proper wisdom that Greek mythology is 'no extra mysterious in content material than are sleek election cartoons'. the entire scattered parts of every delusion are assembled right into a harmonious narrative, and plenty of versions are recorded that could aid to figure out its ritual or historic which means.
"Dr. Edinger is a big to me (he cliamed that Jung used to be the large at his shoulder) . he's taking on Dr. Jung's most complex writings and brings them all the way down to earth. Which every now and then are according to arcane texts. .. . occasionally i exploit assorted lectures or passages to enlarge my very own desires and fantacies. "
"I came across Dr. Edinger's Mysterium Lectures a useful assist in my moment analyzing of Mysterium Coniunctionis. His lucid variety brings in a lot extra fabric and is helping make one among Jung's most sensible works extra obtainable to the layman. "
This ebook is a piece via part remark on Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis. Alchemy is a complicated subject on its own. Jung's interpretation of it's hugely nuanced and will simply be complicated besides. And so one wishes an individual with the perception and information of an Edward Edinger to guide the reader throught the murky terrain of Jung's textual content. Edinger is a type of infrequent authors who's capable of be deep and insightful but transparent and concise while. comprises many beneficial diagrams, in addition to a good index.
Jane Yolen breathes new lifestyles into the undying Camelot legend with a made over background of King Arthur’s robust mentor: the nice magician Merlin
There might be not more liked and enduring fable within the Western canon than the tale of King Arthur, his knights, Queen Guinevere, and naturally, his mysterious teach and magical consultant, Merlin. A sorcerer, sage, prophet, and instructor, Merlin’s mysterious lifestyles has encouraged an enormous array of vintage works whereas giving upward thrust to various conflicting legends. the following, award-winning writer Jane Yolen, probably the most acclaimed fable writers of our time, retells Merlin’s stories as by no means before.
Through a sequence of news and poems ranging throughout centuries—from the times of Merlin’s early life as a feral boy to the prospective discovery of his bones in a miles later era—Yolen reimagines either the honor and grimness of Camelot, recalling characters and occasions from Arthurian legend, whereas ingeniously inventing new myths and darkish fables. Merlin’s Booke is an excellent patchwork, made from stories that discover the mysteries of King Arthur’s global and the poor magic that pervaded it.
Extra info for A Wonder Book: Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)
28 Eagle eyes are huge, proportionally much bigger in their faces than our eyes are in our faces (their eyes are actually about the same size as ours in direct comparison). We can only see a bit of the eye when we look at an eagle – most of it is deep in the skull. The cornea, which is only a fraction of the eye, bulges out slightly to ﬁt into the front of the eye socket. The eagle’s distinctive patrician brow, which often deﬁnes its anthropomorphic representation as old, wise, judgemental or regal, is technically called a ‘supraorbital ridge’.
The northwestern coastal nation of Quileute believed that the Thunderbird lived in the blue glacier of a mountain named Mt Olympus by colonizers – creating an unintentional, but perhaps apt, parallelism with classical eagle mythology. 18 In the Iroquois narrative we see the polarity of eagle symbolism – ﬁre and water in this case – neatly encapsulated. Eagles often inhabit the middle spaces of life and death, in the liminal zones between the world of the living and the world of the dead. In the Zuni and Hopi nations there is the story of Eagle Boy in which a boy with a special bond with eagles is taught to ﬂy.
33 It is not uncommon to see eagle pairs, especially Aquila eagles, hunting cooperatively: working together, they can take down much larger prey than themselves. Snake and serpent eagles have smaller, thicker toes for gripping snakes and other slender reptilian prey, and once they land on a snake they can usually break its back very quickly. Some species will even take on very large or poisonous snakes, although this kind of hunting is obviously risky. 34 A snake could of course strike an eagle that made a clumsy attack, although this is apparently rare.