Category Archives: Mythology

The White Stag by Kate Seredy (1937)

This poetic folktale tells the ancient, mystical founding of Hungary. Nimrod the Mighty Hunter, from the Old Testament, has two sons, Hunor and Magyar.  Their father  believes they are destined to lead his starving people to a land of plenty.  … Continue reading

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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of ‘The Iliad’ by Rosemary Sutcliff (1993)

My 7th grade reading teacher, Mrs. Steppe, taught Greek and Roman mythology.  She passed out a piece of paper with the Greek gods and goddesses listed on one side and the Roman gods and goddesses listed on the other.  I … Continue reading

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