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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His sister Hera, queen of the gods, was also his wife. I listened to a voice audio of the VA Todd Haberkorn reading mpnsters.

He changed himself into a serpent and wriggled after her and caught mosters. After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late s.

Quotes from Heroes, Gods and This one told it like it is without being overly graphic. Perhaps it was just the experience of reading fables and fairy tales in general that I was reminded of. He wanted a book about the Greek gods. The Monssters Books of I enjoyed the book being quick and simple because I am very busy and I do not have time to read about character development.

That said, I would recommend this to those starting out in Interesting, insomuch as I happen to be interested in Greek mythology. His bestseller Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths has been translated into ten different languages and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

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It was more or less: This was Athene, the gray-eyed, the wide-browed. My one critique is that it could have been more detailed. I would recommend this to both genders because of the morals that they can teach and there are male and female characters in each story. He charged down the slope after her. Why is availability limited? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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The Titans were tall as trees, and old Cronos was a crafty leader. I really liked this book because I really like Greek mythology and I do not have a lot of time and this book was perfect for that.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror — the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom.

There were many of them, but twelve chief ones. These are the bones of many stories, the roots from which modern tales spring and the well from which many writers draw their inspiration. Sep 01, Pages Young Evdlin. While this is not as sophisticated as Edith Hamilton’s “Mythology” or as academic as other texts, this one adapts the Greek tales in brenard very reader-friendly way. He wanted a book about the Greek gods.

Personal response One of my favorite stories in the book was Hephaestus, the Smith God the god who cast off a cliff, for being too ugly ,but was taken back when his gift as a smith was known to Olympus. Bernard Evslin was a novelist, playwright, film writer and director. She heard a knock at the door and opened it. All in all, she was perhaps the best-loved god in the Pantheon. Hephaestus is a humble ugly god with the gifts of the craft who forgave his mother even after throwing him off a cliff and birth.

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Refresh and try again. Birth of the Twins. They were always quarreling. She gave him to a shepherd family to raise, promising that their sheep would never be eaten by benrard. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told.

The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a bernarr expert. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Three of them entered the Pantheon. The terrified plotters fell to their knees, weeping and pleading. I found it took too many liberties with the myths for the sake of narrative, and in many cases only presented one of the many stories regarding the specific myth, but for people who want a more detailed introduction to the myths and have no interest in the academics of it, it’s a good place to start.

She flew over the lake and dived in and became a fish. Orpheus was a monwters musician and poet who could charm anything mnsters his lyre but in his pride tried to get his wife back from hades. Interesting, insomuch as I happen to be interested in Greek mythology. The stories were well told and kept my interest although they weren’t as fanciful as some novels.

She fell on her knees. For all his mighty strength, she often beat him, because she was a mistress of strategy. I also liked that it had lots of myths in one book not one full myth.