Ancient Mythologies: India, Persia, Babylon, Egypt
The meaning of some of the world’s great myths and legends springs to life in this collection of stories, retold here for children. Through the epic adventures of colorful characters—from kings and beggars to gods and demons—the reader may glimpse the ancient wisdom of early humankind.
Spanning the centuries from Atlantis to the civilizations of India, Persia, Babylonia, and Egypt, the author portrays human development, from primitive hunters to builders of magnificent cities and the great pyramids. Buddha, Krishna, Rama, Zarathustra, Gilgamesh, Isis, and Osiris are just a few of the lively participants in the unfolding historical narrative.
About the Author
Charles Kovacs (1907–2001) was born in Vienna, Austria. He left in 1938 and joined the British Army in East Africa. After the War he settled in Britain, and in 1956 he took over a class at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh, where he remained a class teacher until his retirement in 1976. He died in 2001. His extensive lesson notes have been a useful and inspiring resource material for many teachers; he also gave over 300 lectures to adults and was in demand as a speaker. He is the author of Parsifal and the Search for the Grail, The Age of Revolution, Ancient Greece, The Age of Discovery, Ancient Rome, Botany, Muscles and Bones, The Human Being and the Animal World, The Spiritual Background to Christian Festivals and The Apocalypse in Rudolf Steiner’s Lecture Series.
David Newbatt is an artist and teacher who lives and works at a Camphill Community for young adults with special needs in Aberdeen, Scotland. He also teaches art at the Aberdeen Waldorf School. David works in a wide variety of mediums, mainly watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. He has illustrated various books, including a story by Novalis, the poem of Olaf Åsteson, and Goethe’s fairy tale. He is also a prolific mural painter. His works have been exhibited throughout Europe.