Myths and Legends Books

The Myths and Legends series examines the great stories that have echoed down through time and have helped to shape our cultures. Each book in the series focuses on a specific legendary figure, such as King Arthur, Hercules, or Sinbad, or upon a collection of myths about topics such as giants, wizards or dragon slayers. The books retell these classic myths in a straightforward but entertaining style, while providing interesting, information about the history behind the stories and how these legends have changed and developed over time.

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  1. The Knights of the Round Table

    MYTH 13 Multiple formats
    The Knights of the Round Table were the original knights in shining armour, and this book is for anyone who is interested in fantastical tales of bravery or the actual history behind the stories. In medieval...

    Starting at: $15.16

  2. Theseus and the Minotaur

    MYTH 12 Multiple formats
    Even before Theseus descended into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur, he was already a famous hero and a veteran of many battles. The son of a man, a woman, and the god Poseidon, he'd journey far...

    Starting at: $14.36

  3. Charlemagne and the Paladins

    MYTH 10 Multiple formats
    Amidst the chaos and violence of Europe in the eighth century, Charlemagne became king of the Franks and established a large empire. As Charlemange's power grew, so did the stories attached to his...

    Starting at: $17.60

  4. Wizards

    MYTH 9 Multiple formats
    From the wise and mysterious soothsayer with his long grey beard to the deathless necromancer practicing his dark magics in a forgotten dungeon, wizards have captured our imaginations since the earliest...

    Starting at: $14.36

  5. Troy

    MYTH 8 Multiple formats
    When Paris, prince of Troy, ran off with Helen, wife of the king of Sparta, it launched the greatest war of the mythic age of Greece. Heroes and gods assembled on both sides, as the combined armies of...

    Starting at: $14.36

  6. Hercules

    MYTH 6 Multiple formats
    Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his ‘twelve labours', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment...

    Starting at: $14.36

  7. King Arthur

    MYTH 4 Multiple formats
    From his court at Camelot, King Arthur ruled over a unified Britain in a mythical age of peace and prosperity. His glory, however, would be short-lived. For even as he drew the sword from the stone, a...

    Starting at: $17.60

  8. The War of Horus and Set

    MYTH 3 Multiple formats
    Long ago the brother gods Osiris and Set ruled peacefully over the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt, each in his own kingdom. But over time Set came to covet his brother's lands and crown, and eventually...

    Starting at: $14.36

  9. Jason and the Argonauts

    MYTH 1 Multiple formats
    The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom,...

    Starting at: $14.36

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