Great Myths of the World
Selected by Padraic Colum
Format: Paperback / softback
Great Myths of the World by Padraic Colum
Book Description"This treasure-chest of mythology will entertain and educate the reader for many hours." M. G. Paregian. A treasury of tales from ancient myth and legend, this collection was assembled and recounted by a well-known and much-loved storyteller. All of the legendary heroic and tragic figures of the ancient world appear here, in myths derived from Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Hellenic, Latin, Celtic, Nordic, Mesoamerican, and other traditions. Larger-than-life figures populate these stories Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules and Pandora, Loki, and Quetzalcoatl. Once regarded as sacred lore, their adventures, misfortunes, and rewards form integral and active elements of the cultures from which they arose, and they continue to resonate with a deep human significance.Poet, playwright, and a key figure in the Irish Literary Renaissance, Padraic Colum was a prolific writer. Best known for his adaptations of Celtic tales, and particularly those for younger readers, he also addressed himself to a wider audience. A perfect book to inspire passion for ancient mythology, this volume can be enjoyed by readers of all ages."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486443546
(217mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Padraic Colum
Children of Odin, Paperback (June 2013)
Offers a lyrical introduction to the myths and epic legends of the ancient Scandinavians. Fusing the disparate mythic accounts of his medieval sources, the poet fashions a powerful tale of the divine adventures of gods and men, locked in an inexorable march of fate. He offers a haunting and evocative portrait of the mythic world of the Viking Age.
King of Ireland's Son, Paperback (January 2012)
A true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King Ireland, who sets off on an impossible quest. Generations of children have loved the humour, poetry, action and adventure of Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.
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