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Alison Forbes, Neville Smith

Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls: “A Horse with Wings”

“A Horse with Wings” tells of how a young boy named Charles wants a pony, but when he kicks his football through the window on the back verandah, he saves his parents the trouble of punishing him by putting himself to bed without any supper. As he drifts off to sleep, a winged horse visits him, Pegasus, who assumes the authoritative voice of an adult, advising that “People do not believe the stories about the ancient Greek gods nowadays, which is rather a shame, because many of(...)

literary

YEAR: 1955

COUNTRY: Australia


Emanuele Luzzati , Gianni Rodari

Atalanta. A Maiden in Greece of Gods and Heroes [Atalanta. Una fanciulla nella Grecia degli dei e degli eroi]

Atalanta. A Maiden in Greece of Gods and Heroes is an illustrated children’s novel in which Gianni Rodari recounts the myth of Atalanta by combining a respectful reading of the tradition with a rewriting imbued with his characteristic fervent imagination. The protagonist of this story is Atalanta, daughter of King Iasus of Arcadia, who is repudiated at birth and abandoned on a mountain by order of her father who desired a male heir to the throne. Little Atalanta is saved and suckled b(...)

literary

YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY: Italy


Patrick Branwell Brontë

Branwell's Blackwood's Magazine. The Glass Town Magazine (with contributions from his sister Charlotte Brontë)

The British authors, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, whose novels included Jane Eyre (1847), Wuthering Heights (1847), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), began their careers by writing elaborate juvenilia alongside their brother, Branwell. Together the sibling Brontë children created an imaginary society in West Africa - The Glass Town Federation, a union of four kingdoms and a federal capital – the Great Glass Town. They wrote extensively about that society, creating sto(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: Canada


Henryk Sienkiewicz

Fairytales and Legends [Baśnie i legendy]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue (accessed: June 11, 2021), Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Agata Więcławska and Michał Kucharski, pp. 346-347 and 350-353.The collection is divided into three thematic parts: tales about Hinduism’s origins and the legends of Ancient Egypt, Gre(...)

literary

YEAR: 1967

COUNTRY: Poland


Justyna Jastrzębska

Greek and Roman Gods. The Most Important Information from Mythology [Bogowie greccy i rzymscy. Najważniejsze wiadomości z mitologii]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.The author highlights the differences between Greek and Roman myths. According to her, Greek mentality is characterized by abundant fantasy and imagination, able to create a ma(...)

literary

YEAR: 1911

COUNTRY: Austro-Hungarian Empire Congress Poland Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria Russian Empire


Martin Brown , William Terence Deary

Horrible Histories (Series): The Groovy Greeks

A humorous overview of the mythology and history of Ancient Greece. After an introduction to Greek ‘gruesome gods’ and ‘petrifying plays and electrifying epics’, Deary zooms in on the ‘savage Spartans’ and the ‘odd Athenians’. He then summarises the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, before giving an entertaining account of the life and deeds of ‘Alexander the Great-er’. The following chapters describe how Ancient Greeks thought, lived, an(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


The British Museum

How to write a myth

This webpage, which forms part of a series of activities for “Young Explorers” created by the British Museum, provides various facts and ideas to enable children to write, and then potentially perform, their own myth. Information is provided on particular features of myths along with suggestions of figures to research for ideas: from ancient Greece (Herakles) West Africa (Anansi) and Central America (Huracán). The webpage is illustrated with a depiction of Theseus killing the Minota(...)

ephemeral

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Mini Myths (Series): Be Careful, Icarus!

In Be Careful, Icarus!, Icarus is a young child living in the modern world. He is introduced on the first page, while the facing page uses a single image, single word combination to show what is important to Icarus – a kite. When the story begins, Icarus is making a bird-shaped kite with his father. He is warned not to spill the paint, but still does so. They celebrate when the kite is completed. Out in the park, Icarus is eager to hold the kite himself. His father hands it over and Icarus(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Mini Myths (Series): Don't Get Lost, Odysseus!

In Don’t Get Lost, Odysseus, Odysseus is a pre-school-aged child living in the modern world. The first page introduces the character with a single word – his name, while the facing page introduces his main fascination, 'Adventure', which is illustrated by the entrance to a children's play area.Odysseus and his mother are approaching a mall; she wants to go to a shop, he wants to go home. Once they are in a shop, Odysseus' attention switches to wishing to go to an enti(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Gisela Baños, Victor Sabaté

Mythological Monsters [Monstruos Mitológicos]

Monstruos Mitológicos is an engaging exploration of the mythological creatures of the classical world. The illustrated chapter book selects fourteen monsters and beasts from ancient Greece; these include the ghastly and terrifying and the incredible and awe-inspiring. Included in the selection are the Minotaur ("Minotauro"), Medusa, the Sphinx ("la Esfinge"), mermaids ("las sirenas"), Chimera ("Quimera"), and the Harpies ("las arpías&quo(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: Spain


Carissa Weiser, Jason Weiser

Myths and Legends

Myths and legends is a podcast series on the “folklore that has shaped our world”. It was awarded the First Top Podcast prize in the Top Mythology Podcasts of 2020 by Feedspot (accessed: April 3, 2020). In Myths and legends legendary and folkloric traditions from all over the world and throughout different times are presented to wide audiences in informative and engaging audio episodes.Classical mythology holds a significant place in this selection. In fact, among the current 177 epi(...)

radio

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & The Olympians (Series, Book 2): The Sea of Monsters

This second book in the Percy Jackson series opens with Percy experiencing a recurring dream about his friend Grover, who is perceived to be in danger. Percy notes that he hasn’t seen Grover since the previous summer’s events; Grover having gone on a quest to locate the missing god Pan. Percy recalls an uneventful year, which he is about to complete without being excluded from school. In the absence of Grover he has also made a new friend, Tyson, a physically strong, but emotion(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series): The Demigod Files

The Demigod Files is a selection of three short stories and ‘fact files’ which acts as a companion to the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The ‘fact files’ provide brief bibliographies of the main demigod characters and gods in the series. Each ‘file’ gives details on strengths and weaknesses, as well as personality traits of the individual. When discussing a god, the fact file refers to them in their ancient and modern incarnations. In the fi(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United States of America


Thor Freudenthal, Marc Guggenheim, Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series): The Sea of Monsters

The film opens with Percy Jackson providing voiceover to a scene set seven years previously. Four children run through the woods from an unseen threat. Three of the children are revealed to be Luke, Grover and Annabeth. As they approach the boundary to Camp Half-blood the fourth, unnamed, child fights the monsters alone to save the others. She is killed and revealed to be Thalia, daughter of Zeus. In response to her death, Zeus transforms her body into a tree and creates a magical boundary emana(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Laura Paoletti , Ali Smith

Save The Story (Series): The Story of Antigone [La Storia di Antigone]

Ali Smith’s The Story of Antigone follows the familiar plot of the play by Sophocles. Prior to the beginning of the play, Antigone’s brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, are leading the opposing sides in the Theban civil war. The two brothers kill each other at the same time and Creon declares that Eteocles was the rightful king of Thebes and will be honoured and that Polyneices is a rebel and will be denied holy rites of burial. After the death of her brother, Antigone goes against th(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Italy


Mo Willems

Sheep in the Big City

A male (thus, referred to as “he” during the whole show) sheep – called Sheep, escaped from his owner, Farmer John, because a certain military organization (The Top-Secret Military Organization) owns a sheep-powered ray gun invented by The Angry Scientist (a scientist persistently called by mistake The Mad Scientist by the other characters, which of course makes him angrier). Sheep is the only sheep that can power the ray gun, because the weapon has a hole exactly his size. Thu(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United States of America


Amanda McLoughlin, Julia Schifini, Eric Schneider

Spirits

Spirits was named Second Top Podcast in the Top Mythology Podcasts of 2020 by Feedspot (accessed: April 2, 2020). It consists of weekly episodes, brought out every Wednesday, on mythology and urban legends from all over the world. The logo and the title of the podcast allude to the loose format of the episodes, wherein classical myths are “served up over ice”, like a cocktail in a bar, by “two tipsy history geeks”.The tracks are listed according to thematic tags. A sectio(...)

radio

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Peter Bull Art Studio , Sarah Kahn

Spot the... (Series): Spot the Mummy in the Museum

Each volume in the Spot the... series presents children with an environment to explore. Greco-Roman culture forms a prominent part of the environment in this edition, which is set in a museum. Each double-page spread in the books in this series depicts a scene from the specified environment which children search to find the themed object; in this case they search for the mummy in each room of the museum. Each double-page also picks out approximately five objects that are specific to that scene f(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Alexandra Hetmerova

Swimming Pool

This short animation has an interesting take on reception of antiquity because we see it just in the end. It all starts with a man looking at the local swimming pool from his apartment block. He sees people playing and having great time but it seems to irritate him. He desperately looks at his watch, looking for something to happen. As the day ends, the public swimming pool is being closed. Suddenly, the happiness shows up on a strange man’s face. He grabs a towel and leaves his house in t(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Czech Republic


Christina Balit, Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden

The Adventures of Odysseus

This book offers a compact retelling of the trials and tribulations of Odysseus’ journey home from Troy. The prologue begins with the judgement of Paris and how this led to a 10 year long war between the Greeks and the Trojans. The prologue explains that the Greeks won the war, retrieved Helen and began their journeys home with ships full of loot. The book proceeds to tell the story of Odysseus’ journey home beginning 9 years in as he washes up on the shores of Phaeacia. In the same (...)

literary

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Tadeusz Zieliński

The Fabulous Antiquity [Сказочная древность (Skazochnaya drevnost’)]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. Starożytność bajeczna [The Fabulous Antiquity] is the first part of the Świat antyczny [The Ancient World] series – four books by Tadeusz Zieliński about the p(...)

literary

YEAR: 1922

COUNTRY: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Eric Freeberg, Kathleen Olmstead

The Iliad

This retelling of Homer's epic tale begins with a prologue that describes the judgement of Paris and how that led to the generals of ancient Greece marching on Troy. We are introduced to each of the gods of Olympus and told that we will learn of a great warrior Achilles, and his rage. The prologue ends with a picture page depicting the key characters in the narrative. The narrative begins with a clash between Achilles and Agamemnon which leads to Achilles withdrawing from battle and seeking (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Eric Freeberg, Tania Zamorsky

The Odyssey

This book begins with a brief prologue that touches on the judgement of Paris, Odysseus winning the war with the Trojan horse and the Greeks having to endure a tough journey home due to interference from the Gods. The narrative follows that of Homer's The Odyssey fairly closely, beginning with Odysseus longing for home on Calypso's island only for the Gods to decide to help Odysseus get home. Athena helps Odysseus reach Phaeacia where he tells king Alcinous of his troublesome journey hom(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Michael Eagle, Emily Little

The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War

This book is part of a series named Step into Reading which consists of five steps for children to build up their reading skills. The series spans from step one which is aimed at preschool and kindergarten children to step five which is aimed at children aged between 7 and 9. This book falls under the "Step 5" bracket. The book consists of 6 small sections and a pronunciation guide. Section 1 titled "The Wall" introduces the kingdom of Troy and describes the Trojan wall (...)

literary

YEAR: 1992

COUNTRY: United States of America


Gerd Scherm

The Wanderers [Die Irrfahrer]

The prophet and scribe Seshmosis, who saved his nation, the Tajarim, from Egyptian bondage thanks to the support of the goddess GON, god without a name, leaves Byblos with his friends in order to travel to Crete. He intends to analyse a mysterious locket there, whose origins are Cretan, and which is inscribed in a secret language. Once arrived in Crete, the adventurers meet not only Minos, the king of Crete, but also his obliging daughter Ariadne and her lover Theseus who is eager to become hims(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Germany


Aleksei Bitskoff, Maz Evans

Who Let the Dogs Out (Series, Book 3): Beyond the Odyssey

Beyond the Odyssey is the third book in the Who Let The Gods Out series by Maz Evans, and picks up the story of Elliot and his immortal companions a short time after the end of Simply The Quest. Elliot and the gods are still living at Home Farm, but Hermes remains in a coma and Elliot's mother's illness is getting worse. On top of all that, the school has a sent another "very scary letter’", saying that they are going to conduct a welfare visit to see how everything (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Andrew Dettmann, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Daniel Truly

Young Hercules

The Young Hercules franchise (cf. the 1998 serial of the same name, starring Ryan Gosling) is a spin-off/prequel to the Hercules: the Legendary Journeys franchise. The Young Hercules film also serves as a prequel to the Young Hercules serial (see here) and thus seeks to establish the main characters who appear in this latter production (i.e. Hercules, Iolaus, Jason, Ares, Discord and Cheiron). The narrative of the Young Hercules film is a re-telling of Jason and the Argonauts’ voyage to ob(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America