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  • Roman Myths and Legends

    Jilly Hunt

    eBook (Raintree, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This series mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Roman myths and legends so compelling.
  • Roman Myths and Legends

    Andrew Masters

    Hardcover (Brighter Child, May 1, 2000)
    Action, adventure, and magic are the elements of these five exciting tales of heroism, illustrated with striking full-color artwork. Children enter enchanted worlds where heroes with superhuman strength fight monsters and dragons, where bizarre creatures roam, and where ships are wrecked in storms created by angry gods.•Adventure stories that will appeal to children and reluctant readers.•Magnificent original artwork.•Stories retold by a well-known children's author.
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  • Greek Myths and Legends

    Jilly Hunt

    eBook (Raintree, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The Ancient Greeks lived thousands of years ago, but their myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people ever since. This book mixes dramatic retellings and nonfiction information to give a full picture of Greek myths, exploring the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Greek myths and legends so compelling.
  • Myths and Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland Davis

    Paperback (Dover Publications, March 23, 1992)
    The most popular myths and legends of Japanese culture are charmingly retold in English in this handsomely illustrated book. Here are myths of gods, heroes and warriors; legends of Buddha, and of the goddess Benten and the god Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions and supernatural beings; observations on the spiritual properties of fans, flowers, dolls and butterflies and much more.The collection begins with the early myths of Japan, which the author describes as "quaint, beautiful, quasi-humorous." These are followed by legends celebrating early heroes and warriors, and the earliest examples of the Japanese romance, "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon-Maiden." Many of the legends that follow reflect a poetic love of beauty and of nature. But as the author points out, "there is plenty of crude realism in Japanese legend. We are repelled by the Thunder God's favorite repast, amazed by the magical power of foxes and cats; and the story of 'Hōïchi-the-Earless' and of the corpse-eating priest afford striking examples of the combination of the weird and the horrible."Thirty-two full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon; A Kakemono Ghost; The Jelly-Fish and the Monkey; The Firefly Battle; Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent; Sengen, the Goddess of Mount Fuji; and other subjects of these timeless myths. In addition, the author has included several invaluable appendixes that offer a helpful note on Japanese poetry, a listing of gods and goddesses, a genealogy of The Age of the Gods, and an index of poetical quotations.
  • African Myths and Legends

    Catherine Chambers

    eBook (Raintree, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This series mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make African myths and legends so compelling.
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  • Chinese Myths and Legends

    Anita Ganeri

    eBook (Raintree, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The Ancient Chinese lived thousands of years ago, but their myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people ever since. This book mixes dramatic retellings and nonfiction information to give a full picture of Chinese myths, exploring the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Chinese myths and legends so compelling.
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  • Roman Myths and Legends

    Anthony Masters, Andrew Skilleter

    Hardcover (Hodder Wayland, )
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  • Celtic Myths and Legends

    Fiona Macdonald

    eBook (Raintree, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The Celts lived thousands of years ago, but their myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people ever since. This book mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of Celtic myths, exploring the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Celtic myths and legends so compelling.
  • Roman Myths and Legends

    Jilly Hunt

    Paperback (Raintree, Jan. 1, 2013)
    The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This series mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Roman myths and legends so compelling.
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  • Myths and Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland Davis

    eBook (Digireads.com Publishing, Jan. 1, 2013)
    "Myths and Legends of Japan," written in 1913, was an immediate best-seller when it was first released. With the Meiji Restoration, Japan began a period of modernization in the late 19th century that would open up the country to the rest of the world for the first time. This allowed historians like F. Hadland Davis, the author of "Myths and Legends of Japan" an unprecedented opportunity to study and introduce Japanese culture to Western audiences. Stories about creation, mystical creatures, and ghosts, as well as stories about Buddhism, folk tales, and other amazing tales grace the pages of this anthology. The information stored in this collection is not just entertaining, but also well-researched and accurate. Davis included anthropological tidbits as well about how the stories were representative of Japanese culture. Students of Japanese history or those wishing to learn more about Japanese culture will be delighted with this comprehensive collection of Japanese folklore.
  • African Myths and Legends

    Dianne Stewart

    eBook (Struik Lifestyle, July 22, 2014)
    African Myths and Legends is a spellbinding, fascinating collection of myths and legends to enliven the imagination of young readers. No-one is entirely sure whether these legends are fact or fiction, but that is where the magic lies! Each story is accompanied by snippets of information highlighted by the story. Vividly told and illustrated, the book sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on – often by word of mouth – from generation to generation. Illustrated in magnificent colour by Gina Daniel and Angus McBride, African Myths and Legends weaves fantasy and magic, and is also informative and educated.
  • Roman Myths and Legends

    Anthony Masters, Andrew Skilleter

    Paperback (Hodder Wayland, Oct. 31, 1999)
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