Wonder Stories

The Best Myths for Boys and Girls

Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,147 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,244
Added to site: 2011.10.17
mnybks.net#: 30893
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Myth, Young Readers
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A great collection of stories from the greek mythology. Contains stories like "How Orion Found His Sight" and "How King Midas Lost His Ears".

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hink of Prometheus chained to the rock. His flesh that came from the earth was the prey of the vulture, but the seed of the gods which was hidden in every mortal, gave him strength to resist what he believed to be wrong and bear suffering.

A strange old story, is it not? But it is also a story of to-day. Ours is the same earth with its fertile fields and wide forests, its rich mines and its wealth of flocks and herds. They are all given to us, just as the gods gave them to the first men, for the development of peace and plenty. And man, himself, is still a mixture of earth stuff and something else, too, that Prometheus called heavenly seed and we call soul. When selfishness and greed guide our uses of land and food and the metals there is apt to be pretty nearly as bad a time on the earth as when Jupiter and Neptune flooded it. But there is always a chance to be a Prometheus who can forget about everything except the right, and so help in bringing again the Golden Age of the gods to the world.


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