Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology

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Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Gareth Hinds

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers.

Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?
Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547152295
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 635,205
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lise Lunge-Larsen is an award-winning author and a professional storyteller. Born and raised in Norway, she lives with her family in the hills of Duluth, Minnesota.

Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including Beowulf and the much-acclaimed Odyssey. He lives in New York City with his wife

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Gifts from the Gods 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book explains the meaning of words based on the Gods' stories. It is very interesting and fascinating.