The deities of ancient Greece are central characters in a body of mythical narratives that were at the heart of a civilization that lasted many centuries. These characters and stories represent imaginatively the Greeks' understanding of nature, psychology, and their own history. They also include strange and spectacular tales of love and lust, war and peace, heroism and vengeance, supernatural feats and superhuman weaknesses. This imaginative coloring book contains 22 memorable images based on the myths and legends of the Greek gods and heroes. Each full-page illustration appears beside a page of descriptive text. Depictions include Poseidon's wrathful destruction of Odysseus' ship; Apollo slaying the monstrous Python; the return of Persephone from the Underworld; the virgin goddess Artemis; the punishment of Prometheus for bringing fire to mankind; Eos (Dawn) streaking across the sky in her chariot; Hephaistos forging weapons for the king of the gods; Zeus hurling thunderbolts; and 14 other exciting illustrations.
- 48 pages - 8 1/4 inches x 11 inches - Recommended for ages 8 and up - Item #: 978-0486418629