The Kingfisher Book of Myths and Legends

The Kingfisher Book of Myths and Legends

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The sagas of Zeus, Isis, Thor and Beowulf are some of the best-known adventure stories ever told. This collection of over 30 myths and legends, retold by Anthony Horowitz, includes: Isis and Osiris; Pyramus and Thisbe; Orpheus in the Underworld; and The Dragon and St George
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 170 x 236 x 30mm | 879.98g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations, index
  • 0753408899
  • 9780753408896
  • 780,492

Table of contents

"Isis and Osiris" (Egyptian); "Pyramus and Thisbe" (Babylonian); "The Judgement of Paris" (Greek); "The Seven Pomegranite Seeds"(Greek - "Demeter and Persephone"); "The Spinning Contest (Greek - "Arachne and Athena"); "The Story of the Pan Pipes" (Greek); "Glaucus and Scylla" (Greek - Circe); "The Achilles Heel - (Greek); "The Mares of Diomedes" (Greek - Hercules); "Pandora's Box" (Greek); "The Gorgon's Head" (Greek - Perseus); "Orpheus in the Underworld" (Greek); "The Riddle ofthe Sphinx" (Greek - Oedipus); "Procrustes and his Magic Bed (Greek); "The Eye of the Cyclops" (Greek - Odysseus); Narcissus (Greek); "The Minotaur" (Greek - "Theseus"); "The Hounds of Actaeon (Greek); Romulus and remus" (Roman); "The Dragon and Saint George" (English); "The Grendel" (Anglo-Saxon - "Beowulf"); "The Ugly Wife" (Celtic - King Arthur); "Nidud the Cruel (Norse - "Volund the Blacksmith"); "The Death of Nornagest (Norse); "The Stolen Hammer of Thor" Norse); "The Wishes of Savitri (Indian); "The Great Bell of Peking" (Chinese); "The Monkey who would be King" (Chinese); "The First eclipse" (Japanese); "The Fabulous Spotted Egge" (Cheyenne Indian); "Gerguiaguiatugo" (Bororo Indian); "The Ten Fingers of Sedna" (Eskimo); "Given to the Sun" (Inca); "Catching the Sun" (Inca; "Catching the Sun" (Polynesian); "Death and the Boy" (West African).
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