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. Odin

    MYTH 14 Multiple formats
    From the Thorsdrapa to the Marvel Thor and Avengers movies, Odin, the dark and mysterious lord of Valhalla, looms over all of the ancient tales of the Vikings. With his brothers, he formed the world from...

    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. Sinbad the Sailor

    MYTH 11 Multiple formats
    This book retells the story of Sinbad the Sailor and recounts tales of the voyages on which he acquired his wealth, of the strange peoples and monsters he encountered along the way and of lands beyond...

    Starting at: $14.36

  4. 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: $14.36

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Robin Hood

    MYTH 7 Multiple formats
    He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop, and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new title...

    Starting at: $14.36

  8. 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

  9. Thor

    MYTH 5 Multiple formats
    In the stories of the ancient Vikings, Thor is a warrior without equal, who wields his mighty hammer in battles against trolls, giants, and dragons. He is the god of storms and thunder, who rides to war...

    Starting at: $14.36

  10. 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...

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