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 SnakeGiants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand headsMonsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed HeraclesUnderworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|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).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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,.
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.