The Heroes

by Charles Kingsley


Description:  Stories of the heroes of ancient Greece, told in fine poetic prose. Includes accounts of Perseus who slew Medusa the Gorgon, Jason who sought the Golden Fleece, and Theseus who slew the Minotaur. By preserving the Greek spirit in the retelling of these myths, Kingsley gives us plain strength and seriousness, courage, steadfastness, and beauty. Dozens of attractive illustrations by T. H. Robinson enliven the text.


Additional information:

Ages:  9-12
Length:  213 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  ​None
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-291-2
Genres:  Literature, Greek Mythology

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Table of Contents

STORY I.—Perseus

Part I. How Perseus and His Mother Came to Seriphos

Part II. How Perseus Vowed a Rash Vow

Part III. How Perseus Slew the Gorgon

Part IV. How Perseus Came to the Æthiops

Part V. How Perseus Came Home Again 


STORY II.—The Argonauts

Part I. How the Centaur Trained the Heroes on Pelion

Part II. How Jason Lost His Sandal in Anauros

Part III. How They Built the Ship Argo in Iolcos

Part IV. How the Argonauts Sailed to Colchis

Part V. How the Argonauts Were Driven into the Unknown Sea

Part VI. What Was the End of the Heroes


STORY III.—Theseus

Part I. How Theseus Lifted the Stone

Part II. How Theseus Slew the Devourers of Men

Part III. How Theseus Slew the Minotaur

Part IV. How Theseus Fell by His Pride

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