Greek Goddesses for Girls: The coloring book edition

Greek Goddesses for Girls: The coloring book edition

by Brian Hanson Appleton

Paperback(Coloring Book ed.)

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Overview

Greek Goddesses for Girls is an illustrated educational book of 58 original acrylic full color paintings by author intended to demonstrate to girls and young women teh cnetral role and importance of female in the Greco Roman religions, mythology and history which are central to our Western heritage.

The Greek deities have all the strengths and weaknesses of human beings but without the limitations and restrictions. They are able to marry siblings, have more than two parents, have numerous offsping which in the case of the Nereids was 5000 siblings.

Author believes Greek mythology reamins relevent and vital today due to teh profound understanding of human nature the ancient Greeks enjoyed. And always the mighiest of heroes would have one tragic flaw. Due to this intense understanding of the human condition transcending time, distance and advancement of technology, our psychology, science and modern languages are permeated with Greek words often of divine origin. Narcissist, Oedipal, Elektra complex, Herculean strength, Socratic method, Hippocratic oath and we continue to use Greek symbols like Caduceus, cornucopeia, aegis or theatrical comedy and tragedy masks. Corporate logos use Pegaus or Athena's owl. Our fairy tails and fantasy films use mermaids, centaurs, unicorns, cyclops, Gorgon. So even if no one practices the ancient F=Greco Roman religions anymore they live on in our subconsience and I believe it is important for young people especially girls to appreciate and be familair with Western heritage.

This book covers trhee genrations of Greek Goddesses, starting with the creators or Protogenoi such as Gaea and Ananke, second generation, Titans and third generation, Olympians. It tells the story of the Titanomachy or war between the Titans and teh Olympiads and the roles of lesser goddesses in it such as Iris and Arce.

The book covers the daunting task of kinship; teh parentage of each goddess as well as husbands, lovers and children and how they are all inter-related as well as the mainevents in their lives. It includes the better-known goddesses like Hera, Aprhrodite, Athena, Demeter,Persephone, Artemis, Hestia, the Three Graces and the 9 Muses and their main centers of worship and temple sin the Hellenistic World and Magna Grecia including Sicily and Southern Italy. It covers main religious practices, beliefs, festivals and rites such as the oracles, especially Delphi and the Greek's relationship to trance, death and afterlife.

The book also covers goddesses important in Western art, literature, theater and poetry like Meda, Elektra,Medusa, Sirens, Circe and Calypso from the Odyssey and the role of Goddesses in the Iliad and the Aneid as well as the stories of Panacea and of the creation of the first mortal woman Pandora. A greta deal of attention is to important but lesser known goddesses such as Mnemosyne, teh Moirai, the Horae, Arethusa, Asteria, Ate, Doris, Phoebe, Thenis, Theia, Tethys, Antheia, Amphitrite, Eris, the Erinyes, Hebe, Hecate, Selene, Cyrene, Eos and others and high points in their lives.

Author relies on Greco Roman sources such as Hesiod, Homer, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Plato, Pindar and Ovid as well as modern interpretations by Robert Graves.

The main goal is to give girls a sense of empowerment thru understanding the importance of female in our Greco Roman heritage in an accessible rather than aloof and purely academic way. The author seeks to make the goddesses live on in the minds and imaginations of girls.

There will be an accompanying black and white coloring book edition for younger children entitled Greek Goddesses for Girls; the coloring book and the author will be coming out with future editions in Greek, Italian, French, Spanish and Persian.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692042939
Publisher: Brian H Appleton
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Edition description: Coloring Book ed.
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 4 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Dedication

Introduction

Table of Contents

Gaea page 13

Children of Gaea and Uranus page 14

Ananke page 15

Antheia page 17

Theia page 20

Phoebe page 23

Rhea page 26

Thenis page 32

Tethys page 36

Menemosyne page 38

The Erinyes page 42

Nyx page 45

Second Generation of Titans page 6

Children of Rhea and Cronus page 6

Hestia page 52

Hera page 52

Demeter page 58

Aphrodite 63

Children of Themis page 67

Eos page 67

Selene page 71

Children of Themis page 74

The Moirai page 74

The Horae page 77

Children of Tethys page 80

Doris page 84

Amphitrite page 86

Thetis page 88

Iris and Arce page 90

Children of Mnemosyne 96

Calliope page 96

Kleio page 99

Euterpe page 100

Terpsichore page 101

Thalia page 102

Melpomene page 103

Erato page 104

Urania page 105

Plyhymnia page 106

Children of Demeter page 107

Persephone page 107

Children of Zeus age 111

Athena page 115

Children of Hera and Zeus page 117

Ate page 117

Hebe page 120

Leto page 121

Artemis page 125

Artemis and Orion page 126

Asteria page 130

Children of Aphrodite page 147

The Three Graces page 148

Calypso page 156

Circe page 166

The Sirens page 169

Pandora page 172

Psyche page 175

Index

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