A compilation of over 20 classic myths and legends about the best-known heroes, heroines, gods and monsters of Greek mythology, adapted from the work of H.A. Guerber and other renowned writers. Its stories include: Perseus and his confrontation with the snake-headed Medusa; Theseus and his battle in the labyrinth with the bull-headed Minotaur; Bellerophon and his capture of the winged horse, Pegasus; Jason and his retrieval of the golden fleece from under the watchful eye of its dragon protector; Midas and his wish for the power to turn anything that he touched into gold; Prometheus and his theft of fire from the gods to benefit mankind; and Pandora and her unleashing of the world s miseries from the box she was forbidden to open. In addition, this book includes the story of the tragedy of Oedipus and the heroic voyage of Odysseus following the end of the Trojan War.
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152 x 229 mm