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Mythology : timeless tales of gods and heroes

Edith Hamilton (Author), Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
Monsters, mortals, gods, and warriors: For over sixty years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology. From Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom, Edith Hamilton's classic collection not only retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today. An essential part of every home library, Mythology is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas, the primary characters, the triumphs, failures, fears, and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago-and still spellbinding to this day
Print Book, English, 2017
75th anniversary illustrated edition View all formats and editions
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, New York, 2017
Children's nonfiction
371 pages : color illustrations, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
9780316438520, 0316438529
Introduction to classical mythology
Gods, the creation, and the earliest heroes
Stories of love and adventure
Great heroes before the Trojan War
Heroes of the Trojan War
Great families of mythology
Less important myths
Mythology of the Norsemen
Genealogical tables
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1942
Includes index