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A child's story book of Ancient Myths
on 11 January 2014
I first read this around 60 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it then. It is written for children and now, as an (elderly) adult I find the story telling childish - but then that is the whole point of it. It gives simple stories of the exploits of heroes such as Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Ulysses and Jason, along with tales of how winter and summer seasons came about through events that befell Proserpina, daughter of Ceres, goddess of the crops; the winged horse Pegasus; King Midas (a tale of 'be careful what you wish for!!), the Gorgon's head, and more.
In view of the liberties taken in the recent BBC tales of Jason in Atlantis, it is a useful reference of who had which adventure - and where. I can now go back to Robert Graves books on Greek Mythology and read a more adult version of these wonderful tales.