Myths and Legends 1 by Richard Baines

Myths and Legends 1

byRichard Baines

Paperback | July 22, 2009

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Myths and Legends 1 and 2 are two companion anthologies of myths and legends. Designed to broaden students'knowledge of myths and legends and to open up some of the best legendary stories, students will learn that each culture has its own stories, and that these often have similar themes andplots and relationships running through them. The stories featured are drawn from many countries, cultures and traditions.One half of each volume consists of the traditional tellings of myths and legends. Turn the book over and upside down, and the other half contains modern and imaginative adaptations of the stories.

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Richard Baines is a well-respected OUP author.

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Title:Myths and Legends 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:145 pages, 9.72 × 7.99 × 0.39 inPublished:July 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195567986

ISBN - 13:9780195567984

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Part 1: The Heroes1. The Story of Dirty Boy [A North American Indian legend] / The Naming of Dirty Boy [A Dirty Boy story]2. The Mighty Deeds of Beowulf [A Norse legend] / Mwangi and the World Game [Beowulf rides again]3. King Arthur and Excalibur [A Celtic legend] / The Hermit [How the real Arthur story came to be told]Part 2; The Women4. Amaterasu Hides Her Face [A Japanese myth] / Amaterasu Goes Manga [A Japanese manga comic]5. Artemis and Actaeon [A Greek legend] / Hunters of the Black Bear [An Artemis and Actaeon adventure]6. Deirdre of the Sorrows [An Irish legend] / Bird in a Cage [Deidre of the Sorrows Down Under]Part 3: The Losers7. The Death of Jinini [An Australian Aboriginal legend] / The Dollhouse [A Jinini horror story]8. Daedalus and Icarus [A Greek legend] / Kiril and the Skylady [Daedalus and Icarus go to Bulgaria]9. Pyramus and Thisbe [A Babylonian legend] / Love Letter from Ambon [A Pyramus and Thisbe tale]