This series explores myths of different cultures. These books expand the reader's mind, offering fascinating stories and their historical background. The books include creation stories and the roles of principal gods and goddesses of each culture. Every chapter is enhanced with a Question and Answer section, and an Expert Commentary section written by noted scholars and mythology specialists. Original illustrations by Native American artist William Sauts Bock complement the curriculum-related text. Each book includes a glossary, chapter notes, a further reading list with Internet addresses, and an index.
In Heroes in Greek Mythology, author Karen Bornemann Spies concentrates on the most well-known of the heroes, such as Heracles, Atalanta, and Jason and the Argonauts. She explores the relationship between ancient Greek hero myths and modern-day fairy tales, and includes expert commentary and questions and answers to supplement each story.