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Myths and Stories for Kids

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Ancient Myths for Kids retold by Lin Donn

People in ancient times loved to hear stories of adventure and trickery, just as we do today. Although the ancient Greek storytellers were quite inventive, and each told a myth in their own way, each god's personality and powers remained the same from story to story.

Theseus and the Minotaur (word)

Theseus and the Minotaur (ppt)

Hermes and Apollo (ppt)

Dionysus & Ariadne

Zeus, Hera, and Little Io

The Oracle at Delphi

Hades, Cerberus, and the Underworld

Hades and the King of Corinth

Apollo and Cassandra

Demeter and Persephone

Baby Hercules & The 12 Labors of Hercules

The Charming Story of Eros & Psyche

King Midas and the Golden Touch

King Midas and the Donkey Ears

Story of the Just Plain Rotten King Tantalus

Echo & Hera

Echo & Narcissus

Echo & Pan

The Sun Chariot

Perseus, Andromeda, and the sea god, Poseidon

Icarus and Daedalus, Wings

The Gift of Fire - Zeus & Prometheus

Pandora's Box

Zeus and the Great Flood

How Aphrodite Caused the Trojan War

The Magic Rocks - a myth about Ares

Legend of the Trojan Horse

The Cyclops Cave & The Sirens
(Greek, from "The Odyssey" by Homer)

Aesop and His Fables (ppt)

Fox and Crow (ppt)

Fox and Sick Lion (ppt)

By Lin & Don Donn:  Case Files from The Hercules Detective Agency, founded to help the ancient Greek people

Some Greek myths were told thousands of years ago, but some - like the Case Files from the Hercules Detective Agency - were written down quite recently by storytellers Lin and Don Donn. These myths share the daily life, occupations, beliefs, problems, inventions, and solutions of the ancient Greek people, helped and hindered by the many gods and goddesses and magical beings in which they believed and worshipped.

How It All Started - The Hercules Detective Agency

Original Stories by Lin and Don Donn about the ancient Greeks

  1. Hercules and the Misunderstood Minotaur

  2. Hercules and the Enchanted Well

  3. Hercules and the Missing Olive Trees

  4. Hercules and Kerberos on Strike

  5. Hercules and the Very Inventive Rescue

  6. Hercules and the Scaredly Fish

  7. Hercules and the Tricked Bully

  8. Hercules and the Stone Zoo

  9. Hercules and the Reluctant Oracle

  10. Hercules and Olympic Team Herc

  11. Hercules and the Bad Barber

  12. Hercules and the Talking Tools

  13. Hercules and the Mad Machine

  14. Hercules and the Constant Chatterbox

  15. Hercules and the Voiceless Storyteller

  16. Hercules and the Monster Under the Bridge

  17. Hercules and the Stinky Sandals

  18. Hercules and the Awesome Actor

  19. Hercules Challenged

  20. Hercules and the Golden Lyre

  21. Hercules and the Mischievous Trickster

  22. Hercules and the Magic Earrings

  23. Hercules and the Rhyming Poet

  24. Hercules and the Three Harpies

  25. Hercules and the Pearl Divers

  26. Hercules and the Festival Arrow

  27. Hercules and the Dragon Egg

  28. Hercules and the Dangerous Dragon

  29. Hercules and the Golden Nugget

  30. Hercules and the Moving Mountain

  31. Hercules and the Monster on the Causeway

  32. Hercules and the Amazing Matchmaker

  33. Hercules and the Temple Worm

  34. Hercules and the Charcoal Burners

  35. Hercules and the Ionian Sea Pirates

  36. Hercules and the Island of the Sirens

  37. Hercules and the Magic Wool

  38. The Minotaur to the Rescue

  39. Hercules and the Missing Trident

  40. Hercules and the Terrible Tutor

  41. Hercules and the Dance Teacher

  42. Hercules and the Water Rights

  43. Hercules and the Winged Monsters

  44. Hercules and the Treasure Map


Myths and Stories from other Ancient Civilizations, retold by Lin Donn

From Ancient China

Loawnu the Wise Woman

Wang the Peddler

The Legend of the Shadow Puppet

The Real Story of Mulan (ppt)

Ancient Chinese Dragons (ppt)

The Story of the Warrior Well (ppt)

The Warrior Well (word)

The Warrior Well (ppt, China, Mongolia)

From Ancient Mesopotamia

The Legend of Gilgamesh (word)

Gilgamesh - The First Superhero (ppt)

How Marduk Became the King of ALL the Gods (word, Babylonian)

From Ancient Rome

The Legend of Romulus and Remus

Horatius at the Bridge

The Punic Wars & Hannibal of Carthage

Little Io (Roman Version)

Nero at the Circus Maximus (ppt)

Nero Goes Insane (ppt)

Many myths adopted from the ancient Greeks, altered somewhat by the ancient Romans to better fit their culture, retold by Lin Donn

From Ancient Egypt

The Story of Rameses II (ppt)

The Red Slippers - an Ancient Egyptian Cinderella story

Freedom of Speech - Poor Soldier

Creation Stories

Isis and Osiris

From Ancient Russia

Happy Together (word)

Happy Together (pptx)

From the Aztec Empire

Place of the Prickly Pear Cactus

Journey of a Princess

From the Maya Empire

The Adventures of the Hero Twins (ppt)

From the Inca Empire

Manco Capac

Llama Legends

From Africa in olden times

Anansi the Spider

The Lion's Whisker

From American Indians in olden times

Wise Owl (word)

Wise Owl (ppt)

How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch (word)

How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch (ppt)

Clever Coyote (word)

Clever Coyote (ppt)

Child of Water and Little Blue Rock (word)

Child of Water & Little Blue Rock (ppt)

The Invisible Warrior (ppt)

 

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