Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

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Random House LLC, 1966 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror -- the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom.



Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty -- mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful wife, Hera.



Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an impossible challenge: slaying the monstrous Medusa, whose glance turns men to stone.



The Minotaur, half-man and half-bull, the horrible fruit of a queen's unspeakable desire, who annually destroys the young victims sacrificed to his terrifying power.



A fantastic world of spells and curses, magic and mystery, forces that create and destroy at will.
  

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A wonderful introduction to Greek mythology. - Goodreads
Short, simple, but written in a fluid narrative voice. - Goodreads
Good for subject introduction. - Goodreads
The writing was really average. - Goodreads
This one has more of the story explanations. - Goodreads
These pages are the endings of the god stories. - Goodreads

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Ridiculously over simplified but a good introduction to Greek mythology if you know nothing about it Read full review

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I would say that this book is written for a younger audience, for people who don't know anything about Greek myth. Read full review

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Contents

Poseidon
15
Demeter
22
Prometheus
55
Phaethon
63
Orpheus
74
Eros and Psyche
91
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About the author (1966)

Bernard Evslin (1922-1993), a graduate of Rutgers University, was an award-winning screenwriter and producer of documentary films before turning to writing in the mid-1960s. He wrote more than 30 books which re-told the great Greek myths and legends.

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