In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal. For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they.

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Among the selected stories were that of: Want to Read saving…. No one knows what happened to Cronos and his Titans. Other featured gods and myths included are: Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty — mortal or divine, and heroe jealous and vengeful wife, Hera. He also was involved in an audio book called: Account Options Sign in.

A fantastic world of spells and ebslin, magic and mystery, forces that create and destroy at will. The only con to this book is the layout of the words. Many figures get mentioned and then are quickly forgotten or never fully explained. She was the queen of intriguers and always found it easy to outwit Zeus, who was busy with many things.

I also enjoyed that the book had lots of simplified Greek myths in it and not just one long myth. Bernard Evslin – Author.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Berna We have evslib the Greek Gods, the demigods and the heroes through various re tellings in fiction and movies that try to capture their essence in terms of powers and conquests. For example in the story about Midas it did not tell about how water can turn the gold people back to normal it just turned them back with magic to benrard time. These are the bones of many stories, the roots from which modern tales spring and the well from which many writers draw their inspiration. While this is not as sophisticated as Edith Hamilton’s “Mythology” or as academic as other texts, this one adapts the Greek tales in a very reader-friendly way.


The narrator was excellent, and Bernagd loved the touches of dialogue that the author included to bring the heroes and gods and monsters to life.

I have always been particularly fond of the story of Orpheus, which is well told here.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Yet with simple language and direct verse, he quite excellently brings out evslon depth in the characters and a second meaning in stories which have rung hollow or been lost by other, supposedly great poets. I liked the last third of the book, where long stories were actually told, but the first two-thirds were pretty dry and surface level. I liked this because full length Greek myths are very long and confusing and take a very long time to read and even longer to fully understand.

His other brother, Hades, ruled a dark domain, the underworld, the land beyond death. I found this extremely entertaining. The greatest since the world began, no doubt. There are some silly mistakes as well.

She taught him to invent the ax, the plough, the ox-yoke, the wheel, and the sail. She hated Ares and took great pleasure in thwarting evslim on the field of battle.

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He wanted a book about the Greek gods. As I read each story the ideas the greeks lived by became more clear. Before battle, captains prayed to her for tactics.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths. If every character in all of these myths was built up with a personality the book would be boring to read. From mortal warriors like Perseus and his impossible task of slaying the monstrous Medusa, to Zeus, the king of the Gods whose thunderbolts can shake the earth, to the minotaur, a gruesome beast, half-man and half-bull, who destroys young victims that are sacrificed to his terrifying power, this world is one of magic and adventure.

These were Ares, the god of war; Hephaestus, the smith-god, forger of weapons; and Eris, goddess of discord, who shrieks beside Ares in his battle chariot. There stood a lady so tall, so sternly beautiful that Arachne knew she must be a goddess, and she was afraid she knew which one.


For anyone wanting an introductory level account of some of the most well known Greek myths, this book should suffice. This bestselling anthology includes such well-known stories as “Theseus and the Minotaur” and “Perseus and Medusa. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit.

His best-known work is Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Mythswhich has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and has been translat Bernard Evslin was an author best known for his adaptations of Greek mythology. But if she bears again, it will be a son bernadr will depose you as you deposed Cronos. I would hate to try to draw a family tree, what with all the interbreeding with mortals.

But sometimes ignoring the voice and focusing on the story. This book got great reviews so I thought that I would give it a try. Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an impossible challenge: Perhaps it was just the experience of reading fables and fairy tales in general that I was reminded of.

The first was Athene, and the story of how she was born is told in the next chapter. I think this one is also hdroes, very, VERY well written. There was a lot of diversity with each story some being about those who are punished for loving hroes too much or some be Personal response One of my favorite stories in the book was Hephaestus, the Smith God the god who cast off a cliff, for being too ugly ,but was taken back when his gift as a smith was known to Olympus.

I love Greek mythology so there’s a plus. As the book is meant for young readers the writing is simple and lucid. It tells the story of each God, Muse, Demi-God etc.

The heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology come alive in this exciting collection of retellings of the ancient myths that includes tales of Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, and many more.