Classic myths (1901) by Mary Catherine Judd (with Illustrations)

Classic myths (1901) with Illustrations

Classic myths



Excerpt:
The very cordial reception given this little book by teachers and children, both in school and out of school, has tempted me carefully to revise the stories, omitting some and adding others, in the hope of making the book still more welcome and more helpful. The illustrations in the present edition are all from classic sources and reproduce for the reader something of the classic idea and the classic art. The book was originally prepared as an aid in Nature Study, and this thought has been retained in the present edition. By reading these myths the child will gain in interest and sympathy for the life of beast, bird, and tree; he will learn to recognize those constellations which have been as friends to the wise men of many ages. Such an acquaintance will broaden the child's life and make him see more quickly the true, the good, and the beautiful in the world about him.

Some Contents of the book

How the Horses of the Sun Ran Away, Greek, 9
Woden, God of the Northern Sky, . . Norse, 16
Jupiter, God of the Southern Sky, . . Roman, 26
Diana, Queen of the Moon, .... Greek, 29
Jack and Jill on the Moon Mountains, Norse, 34
The Man in the Moon, German, 36
A Story of an Evening Star, . . . Greek, 38
The Giant with a Belt of Stars, . . . Greek, 42
The Great Bear in the Sky, .... Greek, 45
Castor and Pollux, the Starry Twins,. Greek, 52
The Milky Way, . . .' Russian, 55
How Fire Came to Earth,. ... Greek, 60
Beyond the Fire Island, .... Russian, 64
A Legend of the North Wind, . . . Norse, 70
Orpheus, the South Wind, Greek, 76
The Little Wind-god, Greek, 81
The Voices of Nature, Finnish, 86
A Bag of Winds, Greek, 90
Echo, the Air Maiden, Greek, 94
Iris, the Rainbow Princess Greek, 97
The Thunder-god and His Brother,. Norse, 101
Neptune, King of the Seas, .... Greek, 103
Why Rivers Have Golden Sands, . . Greek, 109
Old Grasshopper Gray, Greek, 115
Where the Frogs Came from, . . . Roman, 119
The Birds with Arrow Feathers, . . Greek, 122
 
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