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Mythology by Edith Hamilton
The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.
Edith Hamiltons 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. We meet the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works of art, literature, and cultural inquiry--from Freuds Oedipus complex to Wagners Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene ONeills Mourning Becomes Electra. Praised throughout the world for its authority and lucidity, Mythology is Edith Hamiltons masterpiece--the standard by which all other books on mythology are measured.
Chapter 3 - How the World and Mankind Were Created
Unlike many other creation stories, in the Greek versions the gods are created by the universe instead of the other way around. In the beginning, two entities exist, Heaven and Earth. Their children are the Titans, whose children, in turn, are the Olympians, the main Greek gods. Shared by all the gods, Olympus is perfect. Rain never falls there, and the gods while away their time eating, drinking, and listening to music. There are twelve proper Olympians: Zeus; his two brothers, Poseidon and Hades; his two sisters, Hestia and Hera who is also his wife ; his children, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, and Artemis; and two gods sometimes considered his offspring, Hephaestus and Aphrodite. There are also lesser gods in Olympus, like Eros, the Graces, and the Muses.
Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters Her celebrated and bestselling books include Mythology, The Greek Way.
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