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Myths and Legends of All Nations

Logan Marshall

Book Overview: 

This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .the magic wallet and the helmet of darkness."

"My dear, good, admirable old ladies," said Perseus, addressing the Gray Women, "there is no occasion for putting yourselves into such a fright. I am by no means a bad young man. You shall have back your eye, safe and sound, and as bright as ever, the moment you tell me where to find the Nymphs."

[Pg 54] "The Nymphs! Goodness me! sisters, what Nymphs does he mean?" screamed Scarecrow. "There are a great many Nymphs, people say; some that go a hunting in the woods, and some that live inside of trees, and some that have a comfortable home in fountains of water. We know nothing at all about them. We are three unfortunate old souls that go wandering about in the dusk and never had but one eye amongst us, and that one you have stolen away. Oh, give it back, good stranger!—whoever you are, give it back!"

All this while the Three Gray Women were groping with their outstretched hands and tryin. . . Read More

Community Reviews

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I didn't like it at all I rated it this so you can see my opinion. please don't get this book it's not worth ur time p/s

Great introduction and skeletal versions of some of the World's best myths and legends. Each chapter is a good introduction to a different myth. Can be read either before or after reading the full versions. Can help young and beginning readers with accessible versions of classic stories.

**Prometheus, the Friend of Man (Hello again, petty and vindictive monsters *ahem* Olympians)

***The Labors of Hercules (I think they left out just a few key details of that story...)

***Deucalion and Pyrrha (On the one hand, whoever wrote the Bible might be a complete hack, but on the other hand,...more

Interesting and diverse

This book had many interesting tales. Many of them were well-known Greek legends and myths . There are also many other stories from other cultures . It is well worth reading .

Myths From Around The World

This is a collection of myths and legends from around the world. Hercules,King Arthur and El Cid are among the stories included in this volume.

A collection of myths and legends, many I was already somewhat familiar with, others not as much. I had fun remembering those I was and found those I was not familiar enjoyable.

What's with all the editorializing, Logan?