Myths of the World (Padraic Colum/Boris Artzybasheff)

Myths of the World (Padraic Colum/Boris Artzybasheff)

Myths of the World (Padraic Colum/Boris Artzybasheff)

Product Code: BKST3655
Made In: United Kingdom
Product Size: 6 x 9.3 in 328 pages
Age: 7 - 10 years
Safety: Manufactured according to European Safety Standard EN71.

Price: $25.00 - Out of Stock

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A treasure trove of stories from the ancient world, retold by one of Ireland's greatest storytellers. 

This classic collection of myths and legends includes stories from all the major ancient civilizations, and some lesser known ones: Egypt and Greece, and Babylon and Rome, alongside Ireland and Iceland, India and Finland, China and Japan, Mexico, Peru and Polynesia. The tales range from creation stories to heroic epics, and feature Isis, Gilgamesh, Hercules and Pandora, to name but a few. 

This edition faithfully preserves Padraic Colum's original language. His lyrical rhythm and melody represent the very best of traditional storytelling. With illustrations by Boris Arzybasheff

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CONTENTS:

“The Significance of Mythology” by Padraic Colum

Egyptian: 
Osiris and Iris 
Ra, his Going-Down and Uprising 

Babylonian: 
In the Beginning 
Gilgamesh 
The Story of Utnapishtim and of the Deluge that Destroyed all that was on the Earth 
Ishtar's Descent into the World Below 

Persian: 
Jemshid the Resplendent 

Jewish post-Christian Period: 
The Angels and the Creation and Fall of Man 
The Confounding of the Angel of Death 

Greek: 
In the Beginning 
Prometheus 
Pandora 
Demeter 
Orpheus 
Dionysos 
Apollo 
Herakles 

Roman: 
The Children of Mars 
Numa the Law-Giver 
The Sibyl 
Pomona and Vertumnus 

Greco-Roman: 
Cupid and Psyche 

Celtic: 
Irish: Midir and Etain 
The Death of Conaire Mor, the King of Ireland 
The Voyage of Bran to the Land of the Immortals 
Welsh: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and his Visit to Annwn, the Realm of Faerie 
Math, the Son of Mathonwy 

Finnish: 
Lemminkainen, his Destruction and his Restoration to Life 

Icelandic: 
In the Beginning 
The Building of the wall 
Mimir 
Balder 
Loki's Punishment 
The Children of Loki 
Ragnarok, the Fate of the Gods 

Indian: 
Vedic: The Heavenly Nymph and her Mortal Husband 
Epic: The Churning of the Ocean 
The Birth of the Ganges 
Savitri and the Lord of Death 
Damayanti's Choice 
Buddhist: Gotama's Attainment 

Chinese: 
In the Beginning 
The Weaver Maiden and the Herdsman 

Japanese: 
The Sun Goddess and the Storm God and the Strife there was Between them 
The First People 

Polynesian: 
In the Beginning 
Maui the Fire Bringer 
How Maui Strove to Win Immortality for All Creatures 
Pele, Hawaii's Goddess of Volcanic Fire 

Peruvian: 
Viracocha 
The Llama-herder and the Virgin of the Sun 

Central American and Mexican: 
In the Beginning 
The Twin Heroes and the lords of Xibalba 
Quetzalcoatl 
Quetzalcoatl's Enemy 
The Gods of the Aztecs 
The Aztecs 

Zuni: 
Paiyatuma and the Maidens of the Corn



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