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A Wonder Book: Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology (Dover by Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

From certainly one of America's maximum writers come those vintage stories of magical creatures and adventures written particularly for kids. listed here are the tales of King Midas, the fellow who used to be capable of flip every thing he touched into gold; Hercules, the best and most powerful hero of all time; the Gorgons, merciless witches with snakes for hair; and plenty of different outstanding warriors and evil monsters. contains "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The 3 Golden Apples," "The fabulous Pitchers," and "The Chimaera."

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The early inhabitants were from Thessaly. The city of Thebes dominated the region. Delphi, the most celebrated Oracle of antiquity, had her abode in Boeotia, on Mount Parnassus. Mount Helicon, sacred to the god Apollo, was home to the nine Muses. It was from Boeotia that the children of King Athamas fled, leading to the quest for the Golden Fleece. See Jason and the Argonauts under Jason. Bona Dea (The good goddess) Roman A prominent goddess of women, ultimately seen as a version of Mother Earth.

Carthage 31 Calypso Greek In Homer’s Odyssey, the Nymph-queen of the island of Ogygia in the Ionian Sea. Calypso detained the shipwrecked Odysseus for seven years but finally, at the command of the god Zeus, helped him on his way home to Ithaca. Camenae Roman Spirits or Nymphs who tended the freshwater springs that supplied water to Rome, and specifically to the Vestal Virgins. Part of their story is that King Numa, who succeeded Romulus as king of Rome, dedicated a grove of trees to the Camenae after they inspired him to develop wise laws for the young kingdom.

He conferred on her the gift of prophecy, but Cassandra was untrue to Apollo who then breathed a kiss into her mouth that took away her powers of persuasion. From then on, no one believed the prophecies of Cassandra. With the nymph Cyrene, Apollo begot Aristaeus, who was worshiped as a protector of flocks and crops and especially of the art of beekeeping. Among Apollo’s male loves was Hyacinthus, a beautiful youth after whom the spring flower hyacinth is named. Arachne (Spider) Greek The daughter of Idmon of Colophon in Lydia (Asia Minor).

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