Among every people and in every language there are found stories, superstitions, traditions, phrases, which are not to be explained by the thoughts or ideas or beliefs of people now living; and the same stories, superstitions, phrases, are found among people as far apart as those of Norway and Australia.
The people of to-day tell these stories or remember the superstitions or use the phrases without understanding where they came from or what they meant when first used. As the ground in some sections is full of arrow heads that have been buried no one knows how many centuries, so the poetry we read, the music we hear, the stories told us when we are children, have come down from a time in the history of man so early that there are in many cases no other records or remains of it.
These stories vary greatly in details; they fit every climate and wear the peculiar dress of every country; but it is easy to see that they are made up of the same materials, and that they describe the same persons or ideas or things whether they are told in Greece or India or Norway or Brittany.
Wherever they are found they make it certain that they come from a very remote time and grew out of ideas or feelings and ways of looking at the world which a great many men shared in common in many places.
A selection of the classic myths of all times for young people.
Myths that Every Child Should Know is created to instruct while they entertain children.
While it consists of Pre-Christianity Mythological Figures and their stories, they give children good, wholesome entertainment and teach values as well.
The Three Golden Apples
The Pomegranate Seeds
The Golden Touch
The Gorgon’s Head
The Dragon’s Teeth
The Miraculous Pitcher
The Paradise Of Children
The Giant Builder
How Odin Lost His Eye
The Quest Of The Hammer
The Apples of Idun
The Death Of Balder
The Star And The Lily
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