A Book of Myths: With 16 Original Illustrations (b&w)

A Book of Myths: With 16 Original Illustrations (b&w)

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by Jean Lang
     
 

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Preface:
Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams, to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavour to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the earth made gods of their heroes and not…  See more details below

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Preface:
Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams, to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavour to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the earth made gods of their heroes and not unfrequently endowed these gods with as many of the vices as of the virtues of their worshippers.

The Myths Include:

PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA
PYGMALION
PHAETON
ENDYMION
ORPHEUS
APOLLO AND DAPHNE
PSYCHE
THE CALYDONIAN HUNT
ATALANTA
ARACHNE
IDAS AND MARPESSA
ARETHUSA
PERSEUS THE HERO
NIOBE
HYACINTHUS
KING MIDAS OF THE GOLDEN TOUCH
CEYX AND HALCYONE
ARISTÆUS THE BEE-KEEPER
PROSERPINE
LATONA AND THE RUSTICS
ECHO AND NARCISSUS
ICARUS
CLYTIE
THE CRANES OF IBYCUS
SYRINX
THE DEATH OF ADONIS
PAN
LORELEI
FREYA, QUEEN OF THE NORTHERN GODS
THE DEATH OF BALDUR
BEOWULF
ROLAND THE PALADIN
THE CHILDREN OF LÎR
DEIRDRÊ

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012328106
Publisher:
Timeless Classic Books
Publication date:
04/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
792 KB

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