Myths, introduced when you are a child, make deep impressions that carry on throughout your life. I discovered Greek myths this way and have had a love of them ever since. The very first myth I ever read explained why we had winter 3 months out of the year. It was a beautiful, gentle tale of the love between a mother and daughter, Demeter and Persephone.
My love of myths and stories and folkore stemmed from this series of books:
"Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature — such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes — as well as mathematics and the sciences." ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childcraft
We had the 1974 version of which I read every one, cover to cover, several, several times.
While researching for a simple children's story of how Odin obtained the runes for a post, I discovered this great site with kid stories accompanied by audio; including this one about
'How Odin Lost His Eye.'
"We learn how Odin, the chief of the Norse gods, gained True Wisdom so that he could see everything that was happening, and was about to happen, all at the same time. He had to pay a high price for the gift, as you will hear."
Read by Elizabeth Donnelly. Adapted for Storynory by Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore. Duration 14.32
Follow the link to read or listen to the audio. http://www.storynory.com/2012/02/14/odins-eye/
Everyone has a story to tell; sometimes several, including me. Here are some stories from my life and from others.
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