Mythological Creatures | Book by Lynn Curlee | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster CanadaTales about proud gods and goddesses, fabulous creatures, ferocious beasts, and brave heroes from the world of Greek mythology have captured the imaginations of readers, young and old, for centuries. Now see them brought to life like never before, as acclaimed author and artist Lynn Curlee turns his brush to a subject that is unlike any other to create a work of boundless creativity and beauty. From the fierce Chimera, who is part lion, goat, and serpent; to the magnificent Phoenix that rises from its own ashes; to the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece; to the legend of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa; to the noble winged horse, Pegasus; to Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of Hades, Mr. Curlee explores the characters of the myths and legends that have been told and retold for thousands of years. It is a place where nymphs and centaurs roam to the music of Pan's flute and the hungry Cyclops and Minotaur lurk in the shadows -- a magical place of love, danger, and imagination. Lynn Curlee, who received a Robert F.
Most TERRIFYING Creatures From Greek Mythology!
Greek mythology is the body of myths originally told by the ancient Greeks. These stories concern the origin and the nature of the world , the lives and activities of deities , heroes , and mythological creatures , and the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks' own cult and ritual practices. Modern scholars study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself. Two poems by Homer's near contemporary Hesiod , the Theogony and the Works and Days , contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices. Aside from this narrative deposit in ancient Greek literature , pictorial representations of gods, heroes, and mythic episodes featured prominently in ancient vase paintings and the decoration of votive gifts and many other artifacts.
F rom lumbering giants and fearsome trolls to impish satyrs and magical elves, mythical creatures have captured imaginations since the dawn of time. Cultures worldwide have passed down tales through the generations and created untold volumes of lore. Even today, legendary beasts and beings continue to captivate us as stories of old receive contemporary updates in books, movies and on television. In the show, these creatures are feared — and humans restrict their freedoms because of it. There are things that are bigger than us that we glimpse and things that we cannot even conceive: things that are, in any case, beyond our control. They are the unknown. Every culture has its own gaggle of monsters and beings residing in traditional tales.
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My first bookish memories are of holing up in my closet my favorite reading spot and reading my illustrated ancient Greek mythologies for hours. My fascination with the soap opera—worthy cast of goddesses and gods, heart-breaking tragedies, and fantastical shifts from human to beast and back again has only grown stronger over the years. Greek mythology books retellings, translations, and commentary continue to be some of my favorite reads. Books are broken down by category: translations of the classics, fictional retellings, nonfiction commentary, as well as books for teens, middle graders, and kids. All book descriptions come from Amazon. When it comes to Greek mythology, you can go back to the source. Each new translator from the original Greek adds their own spin on the stories, highlighting certain sections and altering the words in profound ways.
The newest book in Black Dog's best-selling, award-winning series explores the fascinating world of Greek mythology from the myth of Narcissus to Odysseus versus the Cyclopes. The book is organized into two main parts. The first section introduces the gods and goddesses, from Apollo to Hades, as well as nymphs, satyrs, centaurs, and the mortal descendents of Zeus, such as Hercules and Midas. Sidebars feature word definitions and fun facts, as well as games and projects. Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited.