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Title:
The lady of ten thousand names : goddess stories from many cultures
Author:
Mutén, Burleigh.
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Publication Information:
New York : Barefoot Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
79 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Isis, Lady of ten thousand names (Egyptian) -- Kuan Yin, Princess who became a goddess (Chinese) -- White Buffalo Woman, We are all one family (North American Lakota Sioux) -- Cerridwen, Mother of magic (Welsh) -- Freya, Blessing necklace (Scandinavian) -- Ama-Terasu, Ama-Terasu's mirror (Japanese) -- Oshun, Great mother (Nigerian, Yoruba) -- Persephone, Demeter, and Hekate, Triple goddess (Greek).
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 2.0 64447.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781841481432

9781841480480
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

These seven tales from around the world explore different types of love, as well as the choices and challenges that people must face in the pursuit of love.


Summary

She flung her arms above her head and said her true name, Au Set. Glistening feathered wings appeared where her arms had been. from The Lady of Ten Thousand Names


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

Eight different goddesses from Egypt to North America to Nigeria take center stage in The Lady of Ten Thousand Names: Goddess Stories from Many Cultures retold by Burleigh Mutan, illus. by Helen Cann. Readers learn about saintly goddesses such as Kuan Yin, who has been worshipped for centuries in China as the "goddess of kindness, mercy and grace" as well as deities with a darker side, such as Freya, the Scandinavian goddess of love and desire, sorcery and magic, war and death. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Eight myths present the common theme of the powerful goddess while highlighting differences in the folklore of various cultures. Kuan Yin (Chinese), White Buffalo Woman (Lakota), Oshun (Yoruba), and Cerridwen (Welsh) are among the figures whose stories are retold here. The retellings read well and retain details that make them appear to be accurate, although in the retelling of Persephone, Hades does not trick her with the pomegranate seeds-she makes the conscious decision to eat them, having considered the consequence. Though there are no notes specific to each story, a single list at the end implies that Mut?n consulted several sources regarding each goddess. Cann's colorful and romantic spot and full-page watercolor, graphite, and collage illustrations will appeal to readers. The artist uses cultural symbols and patterns in these paintings and borders, though the people all have similar features, and the human postures are occasionally awkward. Readers will appreciate this complementary selection of stories.- Nina Lindsay, Oakland Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Eight different goddesses from Egypt to North America to Nigeria take center stage in The Lady of Ten Thousand Names: Goddess Stories from Many Cultures retold by Burleigh Mutan, illus. by Helen Cann. Readers learn about saintly goddesses such as Kuan Yin, who has been worshipped for centuries in China as the "goddess of kindness, mercy and grace" as well as deities with a darker side, such as Freya, the Scandinavian goddess of love and desire, sorcery and magic, war and death. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Eight myths present the common theme of the powerful goddess while highlighting differences in the folklore of various cultures. Kuan Yin (Chinese), White Buffalo Woman (Lakota), Oshun (Yoruba), and Cerridwen (Welsh) are among the figures whose stories are retold here. The retellings read well and retain details that make them appear to be accurate, although in the retelling of Persephone, Hades does not trick her with the pomegranate seeds-she makes the conscious decision to eat them, having considered the consequence. Though there are no notes specific to each story, a single list at the end implies that Mut?n consulted several sources regarding each goddess. Cann's colorful and romantic spot and full-page watercolor, graphite, and collage illustrations will appeal to readers. The artist uses cultural symbols and patterns in these paintings and borders, though the people all have similar features, and the human postures are occasionally awkward. Readers will appreciate this complementary selection of stories.- Nina Lindsay, Oakland Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 5
Jsis (Egyptian) The Lady of Ten Thousand Namesp. 6
Kuan Yin (Chinese) The Princess Who Became a Goddessp. 16
White Buffalo Woman (North American--Lakota Sioux) We Are All One Familyp. 26
Cerridwen (Welsh) Mother of Magicp. 34
Freya (Scandinavian) The Blessing Necklacep. 42
Ama-terasu (Japanese) Ama-Terasu's Mirrorp. 52
Oshun (Nigerian--Yoruba) The Great Motherp. 62
The Triple Goddess (Greek) Persephone, Demeter and Hekatep. 72
Sourcesp. 80
Forewordp. 5
Jsis (Egyptian) The Lady of Ten Thousand Namesp. 6
Kuan Yin (Chinese) The Princess Who Became a Goddessp. 16
White Buffalo Woman (North American--Lakota Sioux) We Are All One Familyp. 26
Cerridwen (Welsh) Mother of Magicp. 34
Freya (Scandinavian) The Blessing Necklacep. 42
Ama-terasu (Japanese) Ama-Terasu's Mirrorp. 52
Oshun (Nigerian--Yoruba) The Great Motherp. 62
The Triple Goddess (Greek) Persephone, Demeter and Hekatep. 72
Sourcesp. 80

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