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Goddesses and Heroines: Women of Myth and Legend

by Xanthe Gresham-Knight Author and Alice Pattullo Author

These illustrated tales from around the world introduce inspirational female characters from ancient myth and legend. Meet the youthful Aphrodite, the girl who created the world through imagination and sheer willpower; Hecate, the math whiz whose political drama on Mount Olympus saw her topple the powers that be; the heroic Mulan, whose bravery, athleticism, and cross-dressing helped her bypass gender barriers in ancient China; Osun, the Nigerian goddess who proved that unless we live as one, we will never truly be free; and the not-so-fair-y Russian godmother Baba Yaga. A great introduction for young readers to the ancient world.