Brick Greek Myths

Brick Greek Myths

The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

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Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them--in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules. Watch Athena spring from the head of Zeus, and see Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty trident. Maintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of her, and beware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds. Be awestruck by the amazing Mount Olympus made completely from LEGO bricks! These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology.
Publisher: ©2014
New York, NY :, Skyhorse Publishing,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781629145228
Characteristics: vi, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Thomas, Becky
Sweeney, Monica
Contents: Creation and the birth of Zeus
Prometheus's fire and Pandora's box
Phaethon and the chariot of the sun
Hades, Persephone, and the story of the seasons
Eurydice and Orpheus
Athena and Poseidon's contest for Athens
Arachne's web
Perseus's quest
Perseus and Medusa
Perseus and Atlas
Perseus and Andromeda
Perseus and the prophecy
Artemis and Apollo
Artemis and Orion
Artemis and Actaeon
Atalanta
Daedalus and Icarus
The Minotaur
Tantalus
Sisyphus
Marathon
Narcissus
Heracles : the birth of the divine hero
Heracles and Eurystheus
The twelve labors of Heracles
Heracles and Admetus
Heracles and Omphale
Heracles and Deianira
Heracles and Nessus
Heracles, Iole, and Deianira
Jason and the golden fleece.
Summary: Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them--in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules. Watch Athena spring from the head of Zeus, and see Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty trident. Maintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of her, and beware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds. Be awestruck by the amazing Mount Olympus made completely from LEGO bricks! These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology.

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