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Gods, Heroes and Monsters
Gods, Heroes and Monsters

Gods, Heroes and Monsters

Myths and Legends from Around the World



192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: April 2024

ISBN 9781789295542

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Apr 2024)
Michael O'Mara

Price: $19.99


Retells the ancient stories from around the world, which have been passed down by generation after generation of storytellers, each bringing a clearer understanding of life’s biggest questions

Since the dawn of communication, humankind has looked around itself and used myths and legends to make sense of the world. Imaginative tales of goddesses, heroes, villains and beasts bring understanding to the biggest questions in life: Who made the world? What happens when we die? Where did we come from? How should we live our lives?

Gods, Heroes and Monsters invites you to take your place at the campfire that’s been glowing since the first tale was told. Discover the fascinating variety – and several surprising similarities – of the stories that have been shared for millennia, from one person to another, one lesson at a time.

Ancient stories are retold under themes such as the beginning (and end) of the world, death, love and monsters and spirits. Uncover how the successes and catastrophes that befall man started as revenge, love and war between the pantheon of gods. Hear the tales of ordinary men and women who have stepped up and overcome life-threatening challenges, from Mulan to Hercules. Discover how the Chinese, Hindu and Greek civilizations interpreted the Zodiac. Take your own epic voyage from the well-known myths of the Greeks, Norsemen and Egyptians, to the enchanting tales of the Native Americas, Australia’s First Nations, West Africa, China, Japan and beyond.

Author Biography

Mark Daniels is a writer who studied Classics and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, where he focused on the myths of Greek, Roman and Sanskrit poetry. He is the author of The Midas Touch: World Mythology in Bite-sized Chunks, which has been translated into seven languages worldwide.