Orpheus: Myths of the World (Floris classics)

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Padraic Colum, the great Irish storyteller, brought together this treasure house of stories from ancient myth and legend, stories that were once sacred and that still have a deep human significance. In this classic collection, he retells stories on similar themes from many different past cultures. He includes stories from ancient Egypt and Babylon, Greece and Rome, Ireland and Iceland, China and Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, and Peru. Here are found all the legendary heroic and tragic figures of the ancient world: Isis, Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, and many more.

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From ancient myth and legend, stories that were once sacred and which still have a deep human significance. In this classical collection, he retold stories on similar themes from many different past cultures, in this way showing the close relation between them.

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Padraic Colum (1881 1972) was a poet, a playwright, and a leader of the Irish Renaissance, but he is best known for his works for children, including The Children of Odin and The Golden Fleece (a Newbery Honor Book).

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