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DD (nearly 4) very curious about how Medusa got her hair.

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Lioninthesun Fri 03-Jul-15 19:55:45

I've already got a Greek Myths book which she loves and I bought a child's version on Medusa, but they don't really deal with Athene/Athena turning her into the monster. DD is now very curious with each myth as to why they became monsters and who turned them into one. She is focussed on this aspect now and not so much the hero winning.

I've found bits on the computer but was wondering if anyone can recommend a kids guide on this? I don't want to be having to read long excerpts from wiki etc and was hoping they might all be in one place! I did classics an age ago and realise that they are all stories within stories, but no idea if there is a kids compendium, perhaps <wishful thinking?>

JaneTheTankEngine Fri 03-Jul-15 20:16:05

I remember this as being fairly enthralling when I was (a lot) younger. It was one of a series, although I think only the Greek and the Norse were any fun:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79633.Greek_Myths_and_Legends

Some of the better crazy stories for Athena. She's the reason why spider's webs are so complicated apparently as well. Nothing topped Zeus turning into animals and shagging everything not nailed down though shockblush

Lioninthesun Fri 03-Jul-15 20:37:36

Ooh thank you! What a great find!
I know, sexism abounds. At least they had Godesses though!

Lioninthesun Fri 03-Jul-15 20:39:05

Just seen it's the other Usbourne one I have already, for young children grin

Nyborg Fri 03-Jul-15 20:58:01

This was my favourite book when I was 11. It's probably significantly too old for your DD now, but might be one you could read together:

www.amazon.co.uk/Monsters-Greek-Myths-World-mythology/dp/0856540277

Lioninthesun Fri 03-Jul-15 22:34:06

She seems to like Athene smiting people for boasting blush So far Arachne and Medusa have been her firm faves.

I love the way Zeus' voice always "rolls like thunder" grin

EarlyMyths Tue 21-Jul-15 14:33:47

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