Basher History: Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses

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This book has stories about 59 gods and goddesses divided into three sections: Greek, Norse, and Egyptian, and it has a page that covers Roman deities. Today, we think the mythologies are fiction, but long ago, gods were thought to be everywhere and real. Some are immortal and others are mortal. Each page has basic information and a short story about a mythological character. The Greeks believed gods controlled nature and personality, the Norse gods controlled lots of things, and Egyptian gods were gods of nature. Some gods do weird things. The Egyptian sky goddess, Nut, swallows the sun god, Ra, at night. The Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, gave her father, Zeus, a bad headache. A Norse goddess, Skadi, chose her husband, Njord based on his feet…she thought they were really cute! The Romans adopted the Greeks’ myths and renamed the gods. The king of the gods, Zeus, became Jupiter. His wife became Juno. The goddess of the moon, Artemis, became Diana. Read the book to find out more about the gods and goddesses!

This book is good for kids maybe 7-12 years old. I liked this book because of the many stories. The author wrote the book to teach kids about mythology.

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Author Simon Basher, Mary Budzik
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Kingfisher
Publish Date 22-Jul-2014
ISBN 9780753471722
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Issue August 2014
Category Early Reader


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