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Greek Myths: From Gods to Men

Greek Myths: From Gods to Men

Maria Aggelidoy
illustrator: Svetlin

Papadopoulos Publishing, 2007
44 p.
ISBN 978-960-412-665-1, [In Print]
Price € 13,75

The second in an engaging series, Greek Myths: From Gods to Men recreates a time when men and gods shared a constantly changing world. In a poetic narrative, Maria Angelidou leads the reader through the eventful stories of seven mythical heroes and their interplay with the gods, all with their own rivalries and caprices. Atalanta, for example, is abandoned by her father who wanted a boy, but calls on her to inherit his throne when she proves to be a worthy hunter. To reign she must marry, however, and Atalanta has dedicated her virginity to Artemis. The fleetest of runners, she devises a race no suitor can win, but is outwitted by Aphrodite who teaches her suitor a trick with three golden balls. Artemis comes to the rescue, transforming the lovers into lions. Svetlin’s compelling illustrations bring Atlanta memorably to life, along with Asclepius, Hermes, Arachne, Daedalus, Europe and Heracles.

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