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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

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Really, not a single fuck was given as she whistled through some really great material without doing it a lick of justice. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry--from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra. More often than not she shares with us the particular poet’s version she has taken inspiration from in her retelling and any others she has borrowed from as supplementation. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. And although each chapter starts with a reference, every now and then I got the sense there were parts missing, like the ending of the story of Arachne, where Edith Hamilton has a happy ending showing Athena regreting her anger to Arachne, but my 3 translations of Ovid’s Metamorphosis shows her wrath is not appeased as she also curses her family.

We have two copies of Mythology in our house—one from high school and one that I picked up along the way from a relative who was downsizing. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. There was this one guy, whose name I'm forgetting at the moment, whom you can tell she just despised, but was too polite to say.Although the myths remain unchanged, the way that we think about them has evolved considerably over the last 150 years. As I started looking through this (to get to my point) I realized that this chapter told the story of this house in a more illuminating way than the somewhat overly cerebral, mammoth introduction in my copy of Oresteia. I look up to it so much for being the root of letting me grow as a reader and aided me to open my eyes and mind to a world of vast imagination, creativity and foreign culture. The book has thick hard cover, with thick quality pages, beautiful strong colour plates and stitch binding.

The majority of Hera’s misdeeds are a result of the fact that Zeus can’t keep his Jörmungandr in his pants (Yes, we’re mixing mythologies, just roll with it). There is about a page of rambling prose in the introduction in which the words "myth", "religion" and "Nature" appear together prominently, but no coherent thesis is advanced.Reading this you get to understand the culture of the Greeks, what they believed in and the values of these stories.

The truth is, she could’ve excluded the final 20 pages and sold this solely as ‘Greek Mythology’ and I may have given it 5 stars. There was once a king who had three daughters, all lovely maidens … Which sounds like Once upon a time there was a …. I listened to the audio of this book during my work commutes, and I liked it because it was a bunch of stories so I didn't have to keep track of a lot.

This book taught me that Troy was a city and Brad Pitt's name in the movie should have been Achilles.

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