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Gilgamesh

Monday, July 11th, 2011

GILGAMESH THE HERO by Geraldine McCaughrean

We’ve just read the first chapter of McCaughrean’s version of Gilgamesh–the oldest story. Here is Gilgamesh in all his hairy greatness:

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh’s dream and the man-beast who keeps spoiling the hunter’s traps.

Gilgamesh's dream and the man-beast

7 July 2011

Pepi and the Secret Names

Monday, July 11th, 2011

PEPI AND THE SECRET NAMES by Jill Paton Walsh and Fiona French

The tabby cat always came and got drawn in the picture. The prince promised to give Pepi the first kitten from Lady Tmiao’s litter.

11 July 2011

The Conflict of Horus and Seth

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

That Seth’s boat sank right away–because he is the bad guy!

GODS AND PHAROAHS FROM EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY by Geraldine Harris

21 June 2011

The Secret Name of Ra

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

That Isis made the snake out of dirt and sweat.

GODS AND PHAROAHS FROM EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY by Geraldine Harris

20 June 2011

Egyptian Myth and Stories

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

ZEKMET THE STONE CARVER by Mary Stolz

THE STAR BEARER: A CREATION MYTH FROM ANCIENT EGYPT by Dianne Hofmeyr and Jude Daly

 

8 June 2011