The stories of the gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and. Triton by yelle hughes is an excellent fun read about greek gods in modern times. Buy greek myths for young children usborne gift book by amery, heather, edwards, linda isbn. The following passage is from book of greek myths by ingri and edgar parin d aulaire. Triton became the father of the nymph pallas and foster parent of his fathers rival, athena. Triton is a god of the sea, in greek mythology and the son of poseidon and amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively. I am now fully convinced that im a child of poseidon. In virgils aeneid, book 6, it is told that triton killed misenus, son of aeolus, by drowning him after he challenged the gods to play as well as he did. Medusa and athena ancient greek goddesses greek mythology in later myths mainly in ovid medusa was the only gorgon to possess snake locks. Later legends speak of many tritons, sometimes described as riding over the sea on horses. Triton is one of the mythical greek gods, and he is the son of amphitrite and poseidon.
Illustrated with colorful digital artwork and accompanied by a map of ancient greece, these entries in the greek mythology series give children a brief. Pandora series pandora gets vain, etc by carolyn hennessy goddess girls series athena the. This place is an online book that you can find and enjoy many kinds of book catalogues. After athena was born fully armed from zeus forehead, triton, acting as a foster parent to the goddess, raised her alongside his own daughter, pallas. A collection of greek stories and greek gods for children. Triton was the son of poseidon and he rules the underwater world called atlantica. I will now provide you with an overview of this god, including the aspects that are important in greek mythology. Selfish and gorgeous greek god triton is cast out of olympus afte. Triton lived with his parents, in a golden palace on the bottom of the sea.
However, triton s special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on. He is the son of poseidon and amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is. In greek mythology, deucalion was the son of prometheus and either clymene, hesione or pronoia. The ancient greeks built temples to honor their gods. Kids learn about the god poseidon of greek mythology including his symbols, special. He was born in the region of achaea, greece, and reigned in the area of phthia. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading greek mythology for kids. Tritons characteristically blew trumpets of conch shells. Triton s parents were the god and goddess of the sea, and triton himself acted as his fathers herald.
According to the greek poet hesiod, triton dwelt with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea. They believed these magical beings could interfere in their lives, for good and for bad. Herakles wrestling triton is a common theme in classical greek art particularly blackfigure pottery, but no literature survives that tells the story. Triton, in greek mythology, a merman, demigod of the sea. Triton was son of the seagod poseidon and seagoddess amphitrite. Triton is a mythological greek god, the messenger of the sea. Greek mythology is largely made up of stories about gods and goddesses, but it must not be read as a kind of greek bible, an account of the greek religion.
He lives with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea. According to the most modern idea, a real myth has nothing to do with religion. Triton of greek mythology was depicted as a halfman, halffish merman in ancient greek art. According to the myth, zeus decided to end the bronze age, because he was taken aback by lycaon, king of arcadia, who sacrificed a boy in the name of the father of gods. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The fantastic in every sense of the word books on this list draw from indian, norse, japanese, chinese, and korean myths. What are the best books on greek myths for young children. In percy jacksons greek gods, triton was described to have the.
He was a creature of the sea, the upper half of his body being human, the lower fishlike. Childrens programming has included items such as a recurring segment on cklwtv clarification needed where don kolke would be dressed up as hercules and discuss fitness and greek. Triton, in greek mythology, was the son of poseidon and his nereid wife amphitrite, and was commonly believed to reside with his parents in their golden palace beneath the surface of the aegean sea. Triton is a greek god of the sea, the son of poseidon and amphitrite, god and goddess of the. In late classical art he was often given a doublefish or dolphin tail. Poseidon married amphitrite, and had as children triton and rhode.
Triton was a merman in greek mythology, messenger god of the sea and son of poseidon and amphitrite he had a conch shell which he used as a trumpet in order to tame the waves to his volition. For more great fantasy reads, check out our fantasy books for kids and 10 thrilling books for teens who love fantasy. For some reasons, this greek mythology books for children tends to be the representative book in this website. But perhaps the biggest draw of the complete world of greek mythology for most people will be its 330 illustrations. She has a fondness for mythology and is always looking up information online and in books and now she has a book she says is better than what she can find in. The children of proteus, besides eidothea, include polygonus and telegonus, who both. Triton was a fishtailed seagod, the son and herald of poseidon who stilled the waves with his conchshell trumpet. The name triton today is normally associated with the character from disneys the little mermaid, where triton is the king of atlantica, and father to the main character ariel. I remember reading that he only had daughters and no sons, but now i cant find this information anywhere. Poseidon with triton blowing his shell in the background. Pallas was accidentally killed by athena during a sparring match between the two women. They believed their gods and goddesses and monsters really existed. Greek mythology offers information on all greek gods, greek goddesses and myths of ancient greece.
I am writing a report on greek mythology a topic i chose and this would be of help. Neither poseidon nor amphitrite were merfolk, although both were able to live under water as easily as on land. The book doctor goes on a search for the best myth collections for small children. The stories of the gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and other mythical creatures childs introduction series by heather alexander and meredith hamilton may 4, 2011. Theres more than just greek and roman mythology, too. Triton s mother was the sea goddess known as amphitrite which in roman mythology which follows the same god worships was known as celaeno. The stories of the gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and other mythical creatures. Triton, son of poseidon, was god of the sea like his father, in greek mythology. In many books i have read it is not that easy to understand but i hope to shine light on the. A child who shares her name with a greek god wants to learn more about the legends and history behind her name. He was depicted as fishtailed merman, sometimes bearded, sometimes youthful.
Online shopping from a great selection at books store. He is the father of percy jackson in the rick riordan book series percy jackson and the olympians. Triton is a merman, with the upper body of a human and the tailed lower body of a fish. Tales of gods zeus, titans, prometheus, olympians, athena, mankind, pandora. Triton is a mythological greek sea god and the messenger of the seas. In greek mythology, proteus is an early prophetic seagod or god of rivers and oceanic bodies. The two sides of the strait are within an arrows range of each otherso close that sailors attempting to avoid charybdis would pass dangerously close to scylla and vice versa. Greek mythology introduction the ancient greeks were great storytellers. Although the story is taken from a hans christian anderson fairy tale, the actually origins of triton can be found in greek mythology. Buy the hardcover book complete world of greek mythology by richard buxton at indigo. Like his brother zeus, poseidon had many wives and many children, but amphitrite was not jealous.
Sometimes he was not particularized but was one of many. There will come several differences of how you find greek mythology books for children in this website and off library or the book stores. That is why he is often called the messenger of the sea. All about pandora, hercules, jason, odysseus, minotaur. Greek mythology for kids is an interesting albeit short digital book that is great for kids who are interested in mythology. The following passage is from book of greek myths by ingri and edgar parin daulaire. They had several children, but most famous was triton.
See more ideas about mythology, greek mythology and greek gods. Tales of gods zeus, titans, prometheus, olympians, athena, mankind, pandora kindle edition by keith, charlie. Triton greek mythology britannica encyclopedia britannica. The use of greek mythology in childrens television shows is credited with helping to bring the great symbols of world literature and art to a mass audience of children who would otherwise have limited exposure. According to greek mythology, triton was regarded as a demigod of the sea, a merman. A collection of greek stories and greek gods for children clark, anthony, harper, robert on. The stories of the gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and other mythical creatures childs introduction series greek myths for young children stories for young children only 1 left in stock order soon. I purchased this book and several others in the same series for her to read over the summer before starting 3rd grade. My daughter is 8 years old and just finished 2nd grade. The plot of this inspired novel is spanning the millenia with a twisted family feud that begins in ancient greek, moves through the days of rome and finds its way to contemporary ohio. Nereus and doris became the parents of 50 daughters the nereids and a son, with whom nereus lived in the aegean sea.1209 536 951 1025 714 1199 1355 81 169 455 925 947 1269 638 1132 979 1115 1443 69 912 890 947 1343 1208 963 1414 687 103 1236 562 830 1212 36