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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

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It tells how the Masai first got their cattle, or how the Greeks discovered fire and shares legends that explain death, including the story of the Maori god Tane. What did Japanese mythology say about the beginning of the Universe? How did Oedipus become the classic tragic hero in Greek mythology? Who brought about the origin of death in Maori mythology? With vivid retellings of famous legends, Myths and Legends makes it easier than ever before to understand the stories that are central to every culture. Discover the world’s greatest myths and legends – from Greek mythology to Norse mythology – in this comprehensive guide.

From the tombs of the Pharaoh to the legend of Medusa, houses with legs to shape-shifting animals, we're endlessly fascinated by ancient myth and magic from all over the world. Author and illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton shares some of his favourites. I love books about mythology that take a well loved story that’s been told a thousand times and completely flip it on its head. This lovely short comic is one of the best examples of this. Using the characters from David and Goliath, Tom Gauld shows us the story from the other side of battle. Revealing the life of a larger than average man who just wanted to be left alone and work in admin. It's sensitive, funny and poignant. Like the last recommendation this is another book that, as a child, you feel must contain some kind of magic. The illustrations and design of the book are made to look an ancient artefact and the information is presented through the lens of an explorer (Emily Sands) as she hunts for the tomb of the god Osiris, which is a perfect way to get a child invested in learning about mythology. A beautiful book that takes the most famous Greek myths and makes them fun and easy to digest. Marcia Williams uses a comic book format to tell each story and doesn’t shy away from the darker elements without it ever being too much for a child to process. My favourite was always Arachne. It showed me how the Greeks believed the gods could be just as spiteful and vain as humans which inspired the story of my last book Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse.Myths and legends are deeply rooted in the world’s literature, language, and history. But what does the phrase “Achilles heel” refer to, and what did Oedipus or Beowulf actually do?

Gather round for enthralling stories of gods, danger, heroes, and great cosmic events. With over 1000 illustrations, Myths and Legendsexplores epic global stories, bringing to life the greatest creation myths of all time, such as that of Brahma and Vishnu, and the Inca god Viracocha. It brings you monstrous creatures and terrifying people including the witch Baba Yaga, as well as epic adventures such as King Arthur’s search for the Holy Grail and Jason’s capture of the Golden Fleece. Illustration: Helen Ward The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore by Michael Dylan Foster and Shinonome Kijin I was completely obsessed with Tintin as a child and this book was my favourite. Something I think is so great about all the Tintin books is how on their surface they are pure adventure but they inspire the reader to learn more about the world Tintin discovers. This book was no different and i ended up convincing my mum to buy other books about Egyptian mythology so I could discover the story that inspired Hergé - the 1922 discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and the urban myth than anyone connected with the discovery was cursed.

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