Gifts From the Gods

Gifts From the Gods

Ancient Words & Wisdom From Greek and Roman Mythology

Book - 2011
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Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers. Did you know that "museums" were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That "Janus" was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?
Where did these words -- and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus -- come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks -- stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Childrens, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547152295
Characteristics: 90 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hinds, Gareth 1971-


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Sep 21, 2014

my favorite story is ''The three Graces.''This book is good becouse:i like to hear storys about the greek gods!

flash2121 Jun 04, 2013

it a good book to read...

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Sep 21, 2014

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