The Beast in the Labyrinth and other Greek Tales
The Beast in the Labyrinth and other Greek TalesAnnika Thor, illustrated by Jakob Wegelius
Evil brings death, jealousy and greed, passionate love and horrible revenge. In the tales of ancient Greece there is all this and more! When Annika Thor collects the well-known myths from ancient Greece, adding a few lesser known ones too, and Jakob Wegelius illustrates them in a dramatic and ingenious way, we have superior storytelling and art combined.
How did everything begin? Well, out of the blackness blew a wind and the Night laid an egg that shone as white as silver. Out of the egg came Gaia. Mother Earth, or Gaia, was born. She stood firmly on solid ground and reached out in the darkness, she made mountains rise up and plains spread out. She created rivers and taught them how to flow towards the sea. Finally, she created Heaven, Uranus. Uranus was as big as Gaia and spread over her like a blanket. Together with Uranus, Gaia had twelve children, but only one of them dared to defy his father and free his mother and siblings. And the outcome of this? Three Furies and ourselves: the human race!
From ancient Greece come tales of squabbling gods and goddesses, warlike demigods, brave girls and ordinary people. Read about King Midas and the assears, Atlanta who ran faster than all the young men who wooed her, Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection and lcarus who tested his wings but flew too near the sun, Iphis who was born a girl but became a boy, the beast, the Minotaur in Daedelus’ labyrinth, and many more.