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Gods, Demigods & Demons
Title : Gods, Demigods & Demons
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ISBN : 0590414488
Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 234 pages

Gods, Demigods and Demons is a concise, yet wide ranging handbook of Greek mythology that promises a vivid introduction to the great myths of ancient Greece Here are the gods of the Olympian pantheon Here too are the demigods, demons, heroes, and many of the best loved as well as lesser known cycles, fables and nature myths The entries, always readable and informative

Gods, Demigods and Demons is a concise, yet wide ranging handbook of Greek mythology that promises a vivid introduction to the great myths of ancient Greece Here are the gods of the Olympian pantheon Here too are the demigods, demons, heroes, and many of the best loved as well as lesser known cycles, fables and nature myths The entries, always readable and informative, convey the significance of Greek mythology and its place at the core of Western culture They evoke the majesty, as well as the all too human foibles, of the Greek deities and their acolytes Whether they find themselves caught up by the single combat of Hector and Achilles before the looming walls of Troy or find themselves transported, like Odysseus, by the haunting song of the Sirens or are thrilled by the quest of Jason and his Argonauts for the fabled Golden Fleece enthusiasts of myth and ancient history will discover many richnesses to enjoy here Gods, Demigods and Demons is both a helpful guide and a one stop resource that can be consulted again and again It will prove an indispensable companion to the world of the ancient Greeks and the gods they worshipped.


Gods, Demigods & Demons Reviews

  • Q.

    I ve actually had this book since Elementary school I got it through the book order things Elementary Schools offer I was a geek, sue me.As a kid I would read the entries and re read my favourites I must have read Athena s entry a hundred times, and then yell at the Hercules and Xena TV shows because they were wrong, wrong, wrong.While writing my own mythology epic I actually found myself running to this book, dog eared and yellowed paged as it is, for refresher courses on certain I ve actually [...]

  • Alessandria

    Greek mythology has been my area of expertise ever since I was in the 6th grade Tell me to name the twelve Olympian gods, and I will name them all, and then some I like this book because it is informative than others, and it tells you much details, such as about Perseus, and how he killed the monster that was sent by Poseidon to kill Andromeda Some say he used the head of Medusa, others say he cuts it s head off This book uses alot of fugurative language to let you know just w Greek mythology [...]

  • Vida

    Fairly comprehensive Would be nice if related items were listed after each entry I spent hours thumbing through the names, trying to find the wife Achilles installed in an island after his death checking out the competition Haha Understandably, this would pose a lot of problems since some figures are connected to practically everyone else e.g Zeus And yes, I did read the entire thing from cover to cover At least twice Because I m obsessive about my mythology that way.

  • M Strawberry Reviews

    I read this handbook several years ago, and what I remember are the vivid, concise entries and descriptions While it s impossible to cram a whole world of Greek mythology in one little handbook, Mt Evslin does a superb job of covering as much as he can, and giving us the most important facts about each Overall, it serves as a good handbook and jumping off point for those who want something to start off with when learning about mythology.

  • Jade

    This is without a doubt my most well worn, used and abused book The cover is falling off No other books in my collection with the exception of my dictionary hold that claim to fame I got it through the scholastic book club through school when I was in grade seven and have loved it ever since Plus, I found what my real first name means, thanks to this book.

  • Luis Rendon

    I first got this book when I bought a videogame based on Greek Mythology somewhere in 2015 I bought it to help me understand and learn about Greek Mythology I use it to this day when I needed helping understanding stories or references It also helped catch my interest in other books based on Greek Mythology.

  • angrykitty

    okso i thought that i wrote a review.yway is a really good resource when teaching mythology it s not a definitive source, but it s a nice quick reference guide, and it s really helpful when trying to refresh your memory.