In Greek mythology, Kronus was the son of Gaia and Uranus. He overthrew his father to rule over Olympus but because of a prophecy, he ate all his sons except one. In this book, you will be told the story of how Zeus and his siblings betrayed their father, Kronus. We hope you enjoy reading and learning from this amazing myth!
Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
The gods and goddesses of Greek mythology have inspired painting, sculpture, literature and music, books and movies. Their stories continue to influence Western culture, despite the fact that the civilization that created them disappeared thousands of years ago. Author Michelle M. Houle skillfully weaves together the threads of the gods and goddesses of wars, love affairs, and personal quests for power, as well as their very creation. Each story is complemented by expert commentary written by scholars and specialists on Greek mythology.
Author: Fritz Graf
Publisher: JHU Press
This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.
Author: E.M. Berens
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Explore classic stories of the great Greek and Roman heroes, gods, and monsters. Who's Who in Classical Mythology is an indispensable guide to all the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from major deities such as Athena and Bacchus, to the lesser-known wood nymphs and centaurs. Also included, of course, are the heroic mortals, figures such as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus, all brought to life in a fascinating series of portraits drawn from a wide variety of ancient literary sources. Each entry offers a small window into a timeless mythological world, one filled with epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, and all sorts of hideous and fantastic monsters. The perfect book for casual browsers and folklore enthusiasts alike, Who's Who in Classical Mythology offers a rich and readable guide to some of the greatest stories ever told.
Author: Matt Clayton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Explore Captivating Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals while Learning Fascinating Facts about Five Mythologies! This book includes five captivating manuscripts: Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and Heroes Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures The broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology. We move through the birth of Titans, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods' dealings with mortals like Paris of Troy, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Trojan War, and into historical times. Here are just some of the topics that the first part of this book will cover: Uranus: Betrayal by Cronus Cronus: Fear of His Children Titans vs. Olympian Gods Olympian Rule Zeus and His Ladies Prometheus and Herakles An Unhappy Tale of the Underworld The Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena and Atlantis Kraken and Other Monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea's Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian Law Giver 300 Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great The second part is full of fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Here are just some of the topics that the second part of this book will cover: Egypt in Context Creation Fall of Humanity Osiris Myth Chief Gods of the Egyptian Pantheon Lesser Known Pantheon Ancient Egyptian History Here are just some of the topics that the third part of this book will cover: Norse Creation Story The Nine Realms Gods and the "Giants" of J�tunheim Midgard and the Humans Elves, Dwarves, Trolls and Valkyries Odin, Frigg, Thor, and Loki The Death of Baldr Conflict Between the Realms English Days of the Week Here are just some of the topics that the fourth part of this book will cover: Celtic Animism Universal Celtic Gods Local Irish Celt Gods Local Gallic Celt Gods Celtic Sagas: The Cycles Celtic Beliefs: Animal and Human Sacrifice The Wicker Man Celtic Beliefs: Reincarnation Celtic Beliefs: Matriarchy Here are just some of the topics that the fifth part of this book will cover: The Trojan Connection What History and an Analysis of Myth Tell Us Founding of Rome Purely Roman Gods The Creatures of Roman Mythology Borrowings from Etruria Influence of the Greek Pantheon Greek Creatures Adopted by the Romans Celtic Potpourri Roman Conquests of the Celts Truth Behind the Roman Gods Get the book now to learn more about these five mythologies!
The subject of Greek mythology conjures up mythical stories of glorious and wonderful Greek gods, goddesses and heroes with tales of war, love and betrayal. Since ancient Greece was the birth place of philosophy, theater and politics it is understandable that such a great civilization would be capable of creating an elaborate belief system in which to help understand the world around them. Natural phenomena such as the sun, lightening and earthquakes were explained in intriguing, engaging tales that formed the structure of ancient Greek understanding. It was this belief system that has been the fascination of many the world over. Through the stories of the most prominent gods and goddesses, this book provides an insight into how Greek mythology was formed, why the Greek gods and goddesses were conceived and explores the fantastically woven stories that link these gods and goddesses together. Learn about Titans and the Olympians, the stories of their existence and why they represented elements of the natural world Discover the most prominent Greek gods, why they were either titans or Olympians and who the demigods and heroes really were. Read enthralling stories of prominent gods are such as: Cronus Atlas Prometheus Zeus Aphrodite Hermes and more... How are all these Greek mythology stories connected? The study of these gods are both interesting and complex. In order to understand them its necessary to understand how each story relates and the events that gave birth to further gods and their tales. This book delves a little deeper, highlighting the reason for the battles of the gods, the stories of their existence and their relationship to natural phenomena. Learn the answers to some of the most interesting questions Why did Uranus banish his children? How did a group of gods earn the name 'Titans'? What plan was in place to overthrow the Titans? Why did Cronus eat his own offspring? Why was Atlas punished for the war between the Titans and the Olympians? How does ancient Greece influence us today and what relevance does this civilization have to our society? Understand how ancient Greek mythology gave birth to everyday terms used in modern day language. It is surprising just how many terms are attributed to the ancient Greeks. Immerse yourself with in this wonderful ancient world with this informative Greek mythology book and educate yourself with stories that will transport you into the mindset of this fascinating civilization.
Introduction to Mythology
Author: Margaret Klopfle Devinney
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Fourth Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives. FEATURES An innovative pedagogical structure helps students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context Running margin notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms A glossary of deities, an illustrated timeline, and suggested readings offer additional resources A vibrant art program features more than 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps
OF COURSE you think I was the worst father ever, that swallowing my own children was utterly monstrous. You don't know the other side of the myth. Well, let me tell you