Myths Every Child Should Know

Pictures from Myths Every child Should Know edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie and illustrated and decorated by Mary Hamilton Frye. My copy is dated 1922, but says clearly Copyright 1905, 1914 by Doubleday, Page & Company. It was printed in the USA and I think is in the public domain.

There is a Project Gutenberg text version of another edition of this book, but it is not the same.

[picture: Front Cover, Myths Every Child Should Know]

Front Cover, Myths Every Child Should Know

The front cover shows King Midas, an illustration that also occurs in the book itself.

[picture: Frontispiece: ``Yes, there he sat, on the back of the winged horse!'']

Frontispiece: “Yes, there he sat, on the back of the winged horse!”

“At length—not that he was weary, but only idle and luxurious—Pegasus folded his wings, and lay down on the soft green turf. But, being too full of aërial life to remain quiet for many moments together, he soon rolled over on his back, with his four slender legs in the air. It was beautiful to see him, this one solitary creature, whose mate had [...] [more...]

[picture: Title Page, Myths Every Child Should Know]

Title Page, Myths Every Child Should Know

MYTHS Every Child Should Know [more...]

[picture: The Chimæra]

The Chimæra

Chapter-head illustration for “The Chimæra” or, “The Chimera” as one might write today. Two children are shown in silhouette on a shore by the edge of a forest. The boy (seated) wears shorts and the girl (standing) wears a blouse and short skirt. Both have bare legs and feet, and they seem to be looking at something in the stream; the girl is [...] [more...]

[picture: The Golden Touch]

The Golden Touch

Chapter-head illustration for “The Golden Touch,” the story of King Midas. [more...]

[picture: The Gorgon's Head]

The Gorgon’s Head

A silhouette of Perseus with shield and sword, and with winged sandals on his feet. This is a Chapter-head illustration for “The Gorgon’s Head.” [more...]

[picture: Perseus]

Perseus

A detail from the chapter head illustration, showing Perseus, with shield uplifted to hide from the Gorgon’s eye, sword at the ready, and of course with wings on his feet (or ankles). [more...]

[picture: Behold it then! cried Perseus]

Behold it then! cried Perseus

“Behold it then!” cried Perseus, in a voice like the blast of a trumpet. [more...]



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