Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Book Review - Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World

About the Book

Meet the Original Superheroes.

Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality.

Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time—and are now given fresh life for a new generation of young readers.

Plus, You'll Learn All About:

  • Dragons: The Hydra, St. George's Dragon, and the Australian Rainbow Snake
  • Giants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand heads
  • Monsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed Heracles
  • Underworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields

My Take on the Book
This is a great book that incorporates so many Gods and Heroes from all over the world. The book shares these in so many fun ways. The book is very complete look at so many characters from throughout mythology. As someone that loves myths this book has so many that I have heard of before, but also ones that were more obscure. I learned a ton from this book and this was definitely something that I would recommend to anyone that is a fan of mythology. The book would also be a great book for young readers that want to learn more about mythology.

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