Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. In this book the rousing adventures of the heroes Herakles, Theseus, and Perseus are intertwined with the tragedies of immortal Prometheus and mortal Oedipus, the amorous escapades of Zeus, the trickery of Herbes, and the ecstasy of Dionysus. In-depth introductions to each section deepen your understanding of the myths - and heighten your reading pleasure. Presented in simple yet elegant prose, these tales emerge in brilliant new life. From the creation battle of the gods and Titans to Odyssues' return home from the Trojan War, this indispensable volume contains fifty-six legendary stories - handed down from generations past - that will continue to captivate readers for generations to come.