From the July/August, 2016 issue of Touchstone

First Myths by Kathie Johnson

Column: First Books

First Myths

by Kathie Johnson

Books on myths are a special genre. They tell exciting stories, sometimes scary, sometimes weird, sometimes romantic, sometimes heroic. They imagine how things came to be and why; they tell of creation and destruction, life and death. There is often an important lesson embedded in a myth, and any educated person needs to know the most common myths to understand cultural references.

Greek & Norse Myths

There are so many good books retelling the great myths, especially those of the Greeks and Norsemen, that it's hard to know where to begin. Perhaps the best-loved co . . .


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