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CLASSIC MYTHS

Retold By

MARY CATHERINE JUDD Principal of the Lincoln School Minneapolis Minn.

ILLUSTRATED BY

ANGUS MAC DONALL with drawings entirely from classic sources

PREFACE

The very cordial reception given this little book by teachers and children, both in school and out of school, has tempted me carefully to revise the stories, omitting some and adding others, in the hope of making the book still more welcome and more helpful. The illustrations in the present edition are all from classic sources, and reproduce for the reader something of the classic idea and the classic art.

The book was originally prepared as an aid in Nature Study, and this thought has been retained in the present edition. By reading these myths the child will gain in interest and sympathy for the life of beast, bird, and tree; he will learn to recognize those constellations which have been as friends to the wise men of many ages. Such an acquaintance will broaden the child's life and make him see more quickly the true, the good, and the beautiful in the world about him.

MARY CATHERINE JUDD.

Minneapolis, October, 1901 .

TABLE OF CONTENTS

How the Horses of the Sun Ran Away Greek Woden, God of the Northern Sky Norse Jupiter, God of the Southern Sky Roman Diana, Queen of the Moon Greek Jack and Jill on the Moon Mountains Norse The Man in the Moon German A Story of an Evening Star Greek The Giant with a Belt of Stars Greek The Great Bear in the Sky Greek Castor and Pollux, the Starry Twins Greek The Milky Way Russian How Fire Came to Earth Greek Beyond the Fire Island Russian A Legend of the North Wind Norse Orpheus, the South Wind Greek The Little Wind god Greek The Voices of Nature Finnish A Bag of Winds Greek Echo, the Air Maiden Greek Iris, the Rainbow Princess Greek The Thunder god and His Brother Norse Neptune, King of the Seas Greek Why Rivers Have Golden Sands Greek Old Grasshopper Gray Greek Where the Frogs Came from Roman The Birds with Arrow Feathers Greek Why the Partridge Stays Near the Ground Greek Juno's Bird, the Peacock, Roman The Gift of the Olive Tree, Greek The Linden and the Oak, Greek The Little Maiden Who Became a Laurel Tree Greek The Lesson of the Leaves Roman The Legend of the Seed Greek The Girl Who Was Changed into a Sunflower Greek Why the Narcissus Grows by the Water Greek The Legend of the Anemone Greek The Mistletoe Norse The Forget me not German Pegasus, The Horse With Wings Greek Suggestions to Teachers A Bibliography A Pronouncing Index

ILLUSTRATIONS

Thor, with His Red hot Hammer, frontispiece Phaeton Falling from the Chariot Woden Frigga, the Mother of the Gods Jupiter and His Eagle The Head of Jupiter Diana The Man in the Moon The Man in the Moon Venus Orion with His Club The Great Bear in the Sky The Great Bear and the Little Bear Castor and Pollux Minerva Boreas, the God of the North Wind Tower of the Winds at Athens Orpheus Mercury Ulysses Cover of a Drinking Cup Iris The Head of Iris Neptune A Greek Coin Silenus Holding Bacchus Aurora, the Goddess of the Dawn Latona Jason Castor, the Horse Tamer Pollux, the Master of the Art of Boxing Daedalus and Icarus Making Their Wings Juno and Her Peacock Athena Minerva Daphne A Sibyl Ceres Apollo Narcissus Adonis and Aphrodite Woden on the Throne Bellerophon and Pegasus

[Illustration: THOR, WITH HIS RED HOT HAMMER]

HOW THE HORSES OF THE SUN RAN AWAY

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