Great Myths of the World

Great Myths of the World

by Padraic Colum

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Great Myths of the World by Padraic Colum

"This treasure-chest of mythology will entertain and educate the reader for many hours." — M. G. Paregian. A treasury of tales from ancient myth and legend, this collection was assembled and recounted by a well-known and much-loved storyteller. All of the legendary heroic and tragic figures of the ancient world appear here, in myths derived from Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Hellenic, Latin, Celtic, Nordic, Mesoamerican, and other traditions. Larger-than-life figures populate these stories — Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules and Pandora, Loki, and Quetzalcoatl. Once regarded as sacred lore, their adventures, misfortunes, and rewards form integral and active elements of the cultures from which they arose, and they continue to resonate with a deep human significance.
Poet, playwright, and a key figure in the Irish Literary Renaissance, Padraic Colum was a prolific writer. Best known for his adaptations of Celtic tales, and particularly those for younger readers, he also addressed himself to a wider audience. A perfect book to inspire passion for ancient mythology, this volume can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486120393
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 536,352
File size: 812 KB

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