Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World

Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World

by Korwin Briggs


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Meet the Original Superheroes. 

Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality. 

Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time—and are now given fresh life for a new generation of young readers. 

Plus, You'll Learn All About:
Dragons: The Hydra, St. George's Dragon, and the Australian Rainbow Snake
Giants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand heads
Monsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed Heracles
Underworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523503780
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 165,325
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Korwin Briggs is a writer and illustrator who grew up in a small town halfway between Philadelphia and Amish country. He went to an old Quaker boarding school where he shot lots of nerf guns and then to the Rhode Island School of Design where he drew lots of chickens. Since graduating, he’s been working as a professional freelance artist in a couple of different cities (currently New York).

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Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MimiHey More than 1 year ago
This concise who's who of heroes and legends was very enjoyable. It's amazing how much information on the different gods and heroes the author managed to put in each few pages, and still make it an engaging read. A nice, multicultural starting point for anybody who is interested in mythology,.
Bellasgram1217 More than 1 year ago
Gods and Heroes by Korwin Briggs I have always been interested in myths and legends. This book did not disappoint me. I found it to be very accurate with other books I have read. The illustrations are very colorful and vivid. I like how the book is laid out alphabetically from Amaterasu The Radiant Sun Goddess to Zeus The God of Kings. Each beginning page has a color which can go back to a map and show where the legend is from. It also has a design which will tell the culture. As the story begins you will find a icon of if they were a God (lightening), Hero (helmet) or Creature (monster). In addition it has Tradition (where myth came from), Home (exact location) and Alias (listing other names and cultures. Though I would not recommend this book for anyone under 13 due to the violence and cruelty. This is a great book for anyone who is a fan of myths and legends and would do great for a school report. I like the detail in this book as it is through but not enough to lose interest. I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.