In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal. For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom. 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.

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She taught his wife to spin and weave. The other gods in the Pantheon were Zeus”s children; three of them were also Hera”s. Ridiculously over simplified but a good introduction to Greek mythology if you know nothing about it. A great compilation of classic Greek myths! If heroe still having trouble, follow these steps to sign in.

The terrified plotters fell to their knees, weeping and pleading. Availability can change throughout abd month based on the library’s budget.

Granted, these are meant to be the author’s translations, but they leave a lot out regarding the gods. She hung a golden cradle from the branches of an olive tree and put him to sleep there. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself. Next morning, after a mighty swallow, Cronos vomited up first a stone, and then Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon–who, being gods, were still undigested, still alive.

Jul 06, Shweta rated it really liked it Shelves: After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late s.

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His sister Demeter was the earth-goddess, lady of growing things. While informational if you only have a slight amount of understanding when it comes to Greek mythology, it’s a little bit simple in terms of the stories. Add it now to start borrowing from the collection.


Account Options Sign in. But if you want a more in depth understanding of a particular god or goddess, this is not the book for you. I have always been particularly fond of the story of Orpheus, which is well told here. The story of Hephaestus The Smith is about the ugly smith god who was cast out at birth by his mother Hera And was raised by Thetis a naiad. The long list of vocabulary written in the back is quite accessible to the first time reader of Greek mythology plus shows the clear link between the Greeks and modern civilization.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

His sister Hera, queen of the gods, was also his wife. Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths.

Impact of setting The setting affected the story very little as it was a series of greek myths and it never defined a specific place. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem?

One by one, he swallowed them all. Then Hephaestus leaped back, frightened, because out of the head sprang a tall maiden in armor, holding a long spear. Description Details Reviews The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert.

It was more or less: It did not disappoint. There stood a lady so tall, so sternly beautiful that Arachne knew she must be a goddess, and she was afraid she knew which one. Readers learn a new side of Daedalus, the father of Icarus, who invented the labyrinth for King Minos. But, like the other gods, she was also very jealous. What this affected was ,humans were quickly punished for their misdeeds by demigods and gods. For all his mighty strength, she often beat him, because she was a mosnters of strategy.


There is also a section esvlin Mythology becomes Language at the end of the monsterw that helps us learn mythological derivation of certain commonly used English words. Berna We have known the Greek Gods, the demigods and the heroes through various re tellings in fiction and movies that try to capture their essence in terms of powers and conquests. But sometimes mountains still explode in fire and the earth still quakes, and no one knows exactly why.

Why crows are black and why nothing grows in winter. Moreover, the author presented them in a way that was easy to read without feeling like I was reading a children’s book.

It was perfect to listen to in the car or getting ready in the morning. Honestly, it’s not a bad book. He is 10 years old. If that doesn’t work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what’s preventing the page from loading. Orpheus was a legendary musician and poet who could charm anything with his lyre but in his pride tried to get his wife back from hades. The Kindle Book format for this title is not supported on: Visit our Beautiful Books page heries find lovely books for kids, evskin lovers and more.

She was Metis, a Titaness, daughter of one of his old enemies. Books by Bernard Evslin. But Zeus had laid a trap. If you or your child is interested in Greek Mythology I highly recommend this book. I listened to a voice audio of the VA Todd Haberkorn reading it.

If every character in all of these myths was built up with a personality the book would be boring to read.