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Thor's Wedding

Thor’s Wedding

"Hold still, Thor. I'm trying to fix your train." Loki folded a piece of white silk and applied the pins. "I look ridiculous," said Thor gloomily. The huge red-haired thunder god stared in the mirror at his muscular frame squeezed into the tight wedding gown. He frowned. Outside thunder growled in response.
Ulysses and the Cyclops

Ulysses and the Cyclops

Ulysses and his crew sail to the country where the cyclops dwell. And that was only the start of their difficulties.
Thor's Stolen Hammer

Thor’s Stolen Hammer

Thor awakens one morning to find that his hammer, Mjolnir, is missing. But who took it?
How Odin Lost His Eye

How Odin Lost His Eye

Father Odin longed to become the wisest being in the world, so he resolved to win a draught from Mimer's well.

Arachne and the Weaving Contest

The goddess Athena challenges Arachne to a weaving contest to prove who is the superior craftsperson.
Echo and Narcissus

Echo and Narcissus

Echo, doomed forever to repeat the words of others, falls in love with the self-centered Narcissus.
Halcyone the Queen

Halcyone and Ceyx

Halycone, the Queen of Thessaly, wanders along the bleak sea-beach and watching for the brown sail of her husband the King, who has gone to seek council from the oracle.
Spirits of the Catskills

Spirits of the Catskill Mountains

The Catskill mountains have always been a region full of fable, long considered the abode of spirits...
King Midas Judging the Musical Contest between Apollo and Pan. 17th century painting by Filippo Lauri

King Midas Judges a Music Contest

When wandering the hillside in search of peace, one day King Midas changed upon a music contest between Pan and Apollo.
King Midas painting by Michelangelo Cerquozzi (Rome 1602-1660)

King Midas and the Golden Touch

When the god Bacchus grants King Midas a wish, he asks for the ability to turn anything he touches into gold.
Orpheus and his lute

Orpheus and his Lute

When Orpheus loses his wife Eurydice to a snakebite, he ventures into Hades to try to win her back.
Pygmalion and the Statue

Pygmalion and the Statue

Master sculptor Pygmalion falls in love with the statue of a woman he is carving.

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Editor of WorldFolklore.net and AmericanFolklore.net, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
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