Greek mythology stories and legends books

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The 10 Best Greek Mythology Books - Norse Mythology for Smart People

Which are the best sources for readers interested in the Greek myths and the history behind them? Here are suggestions for people of varying ages and levels of knowledge. For young people, a wonderful resource is the lovely, illustrated D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. There are also online, out of copyright, and therefore somewhat old-fashioned versions of the Greek myths written for young people, including Nathaniel Hawthorne's popular Tanglewood Tales, Padraic Colum's story of the Golden Fleece , which is one of the central episodes in Greek mythology, and Charles Kingsley's The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children. For somewhat older people who are curious about the stories and real-life history related to Greek myths, a good choice is Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes coupled with Ovid's Metamorphoses.
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The best retellings of Greek myths

Make Your Own List. Lucy Coats , author of one of the best books on Greek myths, recommends her own favourites. There's one for children, one for teenagers, one for scholars, one to read out loud and one that's very definitely adult in content Interview by Sophie Roell. Lucy Coats is a writer of children's books and the author of the fabulous Atticus the Storyteller's Greek Myths. What is a Greek myth? What is it about Greek myths that has attracted us to them down the ages?

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The Ultimate Online Guide to Norse Mythology and Religion

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes. The Siege of Troy is perhaps the best known of the Greek myths. For ten long years, the Greeks waged a brutal war against the city of Troy as revenge for the kidnap of Helen, the beautiful wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta. This story has been told many times, but most often through the eyes of men. Buy A Thousand Ships. Oreo by Fran Ross.

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  1. For some, the wondrous tales and their larger-than-life characters make for great literature. For others, the value of the Greek myths and the religion of which.

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