Brush Up Your Mythology!

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Gramercy Books, 1999 - Social Science - 237 pages
Greek and Roman tales are more popular and influential than ever and can be seen in all aspects of our modern culture. Brush up Your Mythology! takes an irreverent look at those gods and spirits whose myths and legends have become commonplace today. Chaos, Mother Earth, and Cupid appear, along with the origins of the days of the week and an alphabetical listing of all the important gods and goddesses. Black-and-white illustrations further enliven this terrific reference book.

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

Oddly enough, this book appears to have been originally titled "By Jove!", which would have been far more fitting. Though you will learn (or relearn) a number of famous tales, the purpose of this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - mwhel - LibraryThing

We encounter vague references to the ancient Greek and Roman gods in so many common expressions today. Most of us are only dimly aware of the origin of these references. What a fun and light read this ... Read full review


Lesser Gods Demigods and Nymphs
Heroes Heroines and Antiheroes
Beasts Monsters and Demons

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