By DK Publishing
Observe the adventures of heroes and monsters that exist on the planet of legendary and magical creatures!
Stories were advised on each continent because the sunrise of time, and a few have lasted for millions of years, changing into what we all know this day as myths. those fantastical stories train and fascinate through developing remarkable worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's ebook of legendary Beasts & Magical Monsters supplies little ones the chance to find those tales, and encourages them to appreciate storytelling from varied cultures.
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Additional resources for Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters
Ask and Embla, Norse The gods created an area for humans to live called Midgard (see page 90) and surrounded it with the giant Ymir’s eyebrows. The man, Ask, was made from a fallen ash tree and the woman, Embla, was made from a fallen elm. Odin breathed life into them, Vili gave them thoughts and feelings, and Ve gave them sight and hearing. ▲ Creator gods, Mayas The ancient Mayan text, the Popol Vuh describes how the creator gods ﬁrst made animals but these did not worship them. Then they made creatures made of clay, but they too turned away from the gods.
Dumuzi’s sister took his place for six months of the year so he could spend time with Inanna on Earth. When Inanna is on Earth without her husband it is fall and winter. When he returns to her, spring and summer follow. 43 AROUND THE WORLD The underworld Below the land of the living lies the underworld, where souls go when they die. In some cultures, it is a place where life came from and where it naturally returns, but others see it as a place of punishment for wrongdoing. Gods rule over these dark places and guards with supernatural abilities patrol the entrance.
What’s in a name? ” Fire for mankind When Zeus, the ruler of the gods, hid ﬁre from the people, Prometheus went up to the heavens to steal it. He hid the ﬂame in the hollow stem of some fennel and brought it down to Earth. Immortality In one of the Greek myths, Prometheus became immortal after helping a centaur, Chiron. Chiron the centaur was shot by one of Hercules’ poisoned arrows. He was in terrible pain and wanted to die, but he couldn’t because he was immortal. Prometheus took pity on Chiron and offered him his human right to die, thereby gaining Chiron’s immortality for himself.
Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters by DK Publishing