Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer

By Marilyn Singer

Contributor note: Illustrated through Josée Masse
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A new booklet of distinct reversible poems according to Greek myths from the author of Mirror Mirror  
 
What occurs for those who delay a replicate to poems approximately Greek myths? You get a brand-new standpoint at the classics! and that's simply what occurs in Echo Echo, the latest number of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. learn a method, each one poem tells the tale of a well-recognized fable; but if learn in opposite, the poems exhibit a brand new viewpoint! Readers will have fun with uncovering the twin issues of view in famous legends, together with the tales of Pandora’s field, King Midas and his golden contact, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus.
 
those crafty verses mix with appealing illustrations to create a set of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.

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Neither can the similarly named 'beautiful rising' of Rameses and the 'firm life' of Neferarkara be satisfactorily placed. It is highly unlikely that these structures can have crumbled into a ruin so complete that no trace whatsoever has been left of them-that is, unless they were built of mud bricks. The brick pyramid of Amenemhat III at Howara, however, still remains, as does that of Senusert III at Dahshur. So much has been written of late concerning the pyramids that it would be idle to pursue the subject further in a work such as this, which professes to give an account of the mythology of Egypt and an outline only of its polity and arts.

The sites of towns, with the temples, fortifications, and private dwellings, have been comprehensively treated, so that the record is almost complete from the building of the foundation to the decorative designs of the artists. The site of each city, again, is generally tha,t of several belonging 39 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYTHS to different epochs; the ruins of the older buildings were levelled to an even surface and the newer one begun several feet higher. The artificial mounds thus made are sometimes as much as 80 or 90 feet in height.

We are not at present finally considering the natures or characteristics of the deities mentioned in the Pyramid Texts, but merely affording such a brief outline of them as will give the reader some idea of Egyptian religion in general during the early dynasties. The goddess Net, or Neith, who is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts of Vnas, is a figure in which we descry a personification of moisture or rain, because of her possession of the arrow, the symbol of lightning. The hawk-headed Horus, probably originally a hawk totem, is one of the manifestations of the sun-deity, from whom he may have evolved, or with whom he may have been confounded.

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