I love mythology! When I was growing up I didn't get to study it in school or at home - in fact I knew next to nothing about it until I read the Percy Jackson series. So naturally I took the time to expand my children's universe. Many years ago when my older kids were little we did a whole study on different beast, gods and lore. We had such a fun time studying the different myths. Now as Christians we used that time to talk about how these ideas were created in relation to the Real God. It was a great learning experience.
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In our classical education curriculum we start on greek mythology in 3rd grade. That will be next year for us and I know my soon to be 8 year old will just love learning about it all. He is ready for the fantasy. We received Gods and Heroes and have been looking through the past few weeks learning about all different myths.
This book is set up with a legend in the front that helps you to know where each legend comes from. It covers over 23 locations. From Slavic to Incan - you will learn a lot. In fact there were many myths I had never heard of which was awesome. Even my big kids were interested in broadening their knowledge with this book .This is a big book filled with pictures and information. It is a wonderful resource!
Meet the Original Superheroes.
Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality.
Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time—and are now given fresh life for a new generation of young readers.
Plus, You'll Learn All About:
Dragons: The Hydra, St. George's Dragon, and the Australian Rainbow Snake
Giants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand heads
Monsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed Heracles
Underworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields
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One lucky reader will win a copy of Gods and Heroes!