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Gods of the ancient world : a kids' guide to ancient mythologies  Cover Image Book Book

Gods of the ancient world : a kids' guide to ancient mythologies / written by Marchella Ward ; [illustrated by Xuan Le].

Ward, Marchella, 1991- (author.). Le, Xuan (Illustrator), (illustrator.).


"Many legendary tales are told about the gods and goddesses, from kind ones who help humans with their problems, to fierce ones who just want power and revenge. Open this compendium of 23 illustrated tales from across the world to read their stories and learn more about the cultures they came from, with over 100 illustrations and photos."-- Page 4 of cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744060966
  • ISBN: 0744060966
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How the world began. The heart of Ptah -- Egyptian gods -- Out of chaos -- The world that came from a shell -- Survivor gods -- The Chameleon and the Lizard -- Ymir and Odin -- The world that came from a gourd -- The TaĆ­no people -- Lord of the dance -- Divine dancers and celestial music -- Gods helping humans. Chahk opens up the maize mountain -- The Maya people -- Enki and Atraphasis save the world -- Between the rivers -- The Simorgh rescues Zaal -- Many gods or one? -- Marwe in the land of the ghosts -- Guanyin and the invention of kindness -- Tabulech tricks the chief -- Mother goddesses -- Rulers of nature. Olokun controls the ocean's waves -- The Kingdom of Benin -- Zorya and the snake god -- The Sun and the Moon -- Hoori's gems of the sea -- Gods and animals -- The mountain spirit and the dragon -- Persephone and Demeter -- Gods of the seasons -- Keeping humans in line. Anansi and the wisdom of the world -- Hi'iaka teaches Papulehu a lesson -- Athena loses her temper -- Sekhmet's revenge -- Vengeful gods and evil spirits -- Thre prince and the Moon -- Superhumans -- A world of gods.
Subject: Mythology > Juvenile literature.
Gods > Juvenile literature.
Goddesses > Juvenile literature.
Mythology, Classical > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Informational works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


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Crawford County Library-Steelville J398.2 WAR (Text) 33431000744084 New J Non-Fiction Available -

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