Myths, introduced when you are a child, make deep impressions that carry on throughout your life. I discovered Greek myths this way and have had a love of them ever since. The very first myth I ever read explained why we had winter 3 months out of the year. It was a beautiful, gentle tale of the love between a mother and daughter, Demeter and Persephone.
My love of myths and stories and folkore stemmed from this series of books:
"Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature — such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes — as well as mathematics and the sciences." ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childcraft
We had the 1974 version of which I read every one, cover to cover, several, several times.
Read by Elizabeth Donnelly. Adapted for Storynory by Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore. Duration 14.32
Follow the link to read or listen to the audio. http://www.storynory.com/2012/02/14/odins-eye/
Everyone has a story to tell; sometimes several, including me. Here are some stories from my life and from others.
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