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Here are the matchless tales of All-Father Odin, who crosses the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard and sacrifices his right eye to drink from the Well of Wisdom; of Thor, whose mighty hammer defends Asgard; of Loki, whose mischievous cunning leads him to treachery against the gods; of giants, dragons, dwarfs and [...]Continue Reading →
For thirty years or more we have been gathering up these myths and legends. Sometimes a brief sentence or two of one would be heard in some wigwam—just enough to excite curiosity—then years would elapse ere the whole story could be secured. As the tribes had no written language, and the Indians had to depend [...]Continue Reading →
In sending forth the stories in the present volume, all of which are here set down in print for the first time, it is my hope that they may enable American children to share with the children of Russia the pleasure of glancing into the magic world of the old Slavic nation.
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Children possess an unestimated sensibility to whatever is deep or high, in imagination or feeling, so long as it is simple, likewise. It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilder them.
Yes you read that book cover right – it was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, of The Scarlet Letter fame.
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There lived a man named Kapoi, at Kahehuna, in Honolulu, who went one day to Kewalo to get some thatching for his house. On his way back he found some owl’s eggs, which he gathered together and brought home with him. In the evening he wrapped them in ti leaves [...]Continue Reading →
In appearance, the gods were supposed to resemble mortals, whom, however, they far surpassed in beauty, grandeur, and strength; they were also more commanding in stature, height being considered by the Greeks an attribute of beauty in man or woman. They resembled human beings in their feelings and habits, intermarrying [...]Continue Reading →
Does the written history of man, comprising a few thousand years, embrace the whole course of his intelligent existence?
Just in time for Halloween! This book is not spooky or scary – don’t worry. It is an account of some of the most common creature myths, and an exploration of their origins. Could dragons [...]Continue Reading →
This book is fun, and full of illustrations that are large and would make excellent coloring pages!
There is a wealth of delightful imagination in the legends and folk-lore of the Jews of a later period which is almost entirely unknown to children.
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The two volumes in the set of A History of Art in Ancient Egypt are chock-full of great information and images to use in your studies!
These would be great for an older student to read as part of an art-study, humanities credit, or ancient civilizations.