Greek Myth Favorites
Originally by D. C. Heath and Company, 1904
Greek Myth Favorites are presented in a manner suited to young readers. These Greek Myth Favorites have been world favorites for centuries, and have in some measure exercised an influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries. While a knowledge of these myths is undoubtedly necessary to a clear understanding of much in literature and the arts, the myths have appealed to poets, painters, and sculptors for many ages. They have great depth of meaning, and are the most beautiful and the best worth telling. Moreover, these myths appeal strongly to the child-mind, and should be presented while the young imagination can make them live.
***Free with Purchase*** – The Hercules Story
*More information on the free Hercules e-book below.
Greek Myth Favorites Table of Contents
- How Troubles Came Into the World
- The Great Deluge
- Apollo and Daphne
- How Apollo Got His Lyre
- Mercury and Argus
- Ceres and Proserpine
- Endymion’s Sleep
- Why Cadmus Founded a City
- Jason and the Golden Fleece
- Procne and Philomela
- Comatas and the Honey-Bees
- King Midas
- The King and the Oak
- Juno and Halcyone
- Philemon and Baucis
- Orpheus and Eurydice
- The Bag of Winds
- Arion and the Dolphin
The Hercules Story
Young readers will be spellbound by the legendary hero of heroes whose name is synonymous with strength and adventure. The immortal strongman narrates a gripping tale that begins with his birth to a mortal woman admired by Zeus and concludes with his ascension to the glorious halls of Olympos.
With great pride, Hercules relates the spectacular deeds by which he achieved immortality. His twelve labors under the command of King Eurystheus are recounted in thrilling detail, including duels with such fabulous monsters as the many-headed, fire-breathing hydra and the man-eating mares of King Diomedes.
Encounters with Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons, Cerberos, the hellhound sentry of the underworld, and many other characters from mythology recreate a timeless world of excitement and adventure.
The story of Hercules was written by the authors Ovid, a Latin poet born in 43 B.C. and Theocritus, classed as an Alexandrian Poet.
01. My Birth, Childhood and Youth
02. I Go into the World
03. My First Labor: To Kill the Nemean Lion
04. I Meet Iolaos, and Do Two Labors, but Get Credit for Only One
05. The Centaurs and the Boar
06. I Clean the Augean Stables
07. The Birds and the Bull
08. I Wrestle with Death and Meet the Man-eating Horses
09. I Bring Back Hippolyte’s Belt and Fight Poseidon’s Dragon
10. The Monster Geryon and His Beautiful Cattle
11. The End of My Labors
12. My Revenge on Troy and My Fight Alongside the Gods
13. My Marriage, Death and Immortal Life
To navigate the stories in the e-books, simply click on your bookmarks icon and click your story of choice from the resulting list on the left side of your PDF reader.
Available by Download in PDF
These books are now in the public domain; however, electronic copies, while out there, are not as plentiful. The format is simple, the illustrations remain, and PDF files can be read on just about any computer or device. Most computers already have a PDF reader; for phones, free apps are available. Just find a free PDF reader or app and you’re good to go. After payment, you will receive by email two links to download Greek Myth Favorites e-book and the free copy of Hercules.