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Classic Myths: Greek, German, and Scandinavian [NOOK Book]

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Subjects: Mythology, Classical;
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Classic Myths: Greek, German, and Scandinavian

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Overview

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.
Subjects: Mythology, Classical;
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940024230824
  • Publisher: School Education Co.
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1896 volume
  • File size: 179 KB

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A MYTH OF THE SUN. Phaeton was the son of the sun-god, Apollo. "Mother Clymene," said he one day, "I am going to my father's palace." "It is well," she said. "The land where the sun rises is not far from this. Go and demand a gift from him." That night he bound his sandals more tightly, ;ind wrapping a thicker silken robe about him, started for the land of Sunrise, sometimes called Iiidia by mankind. Many nights and many days he traveled, but his sandals never wore out nor did his robe make him too hot or too cold. At last, he saw as he climbed the highest mountain peak of all the earth, the glittering columns of his father's palace. Nearer he came, and found they were covered with millions of precious stones and inlaid with gold. As he started to climb the numberless stairs, the silver doors of the palace flew open, and he saw the wonderful ivory ceiling and walls of the long hall. Glad he was that the steps were many, for he looked long at the pictures carved, in the ivory, by an immortal artist. On the ivory Avails, were cut pictures of earth and sea. On the right, was earth with its towns, forests and rivers, and the beings that lived in each. On the left, was the sea with its mermaids sporting in its waves, riding on the backs of fishes or sitting on the rocks drying their sea- green hair. "Their faces were alike, yet not alike, as sisters ought to be." Up, up the hundreds of steps he climbed, never wearied. On the ceiling of this marvelous hall, he could see carved the stars of heaven, and on the silver doors, the twelve strange beings of the sky, formed of stars, six creatures carved on each door. The last step was reached. Outside the sky was dark, but, at the doorway, hestopped for the light from his father was more than he could bear. There sa...
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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    School Time Rocks!

    I think that this book is excellent, even though it has numerous typos. If you know basic Greek mythology, it is easy to decipher. All in all, it was very good. Even me,( the amateur junior Greek mythology expert) learned something from this book. Four stars!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Good

    It has a looooooooot of typos but It has good myths

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    LOOK AT THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0

    I am an ametuer greek mythology expert!!!



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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    ????

    wont download

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Wonn Wont download

    It looks like a good bokk but it wont down load

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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