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Myths & Legends
Myths & Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings | Philip Wilkinson
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Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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@wanderinglynn Thank you so much!! You spoiled me. I love the Greek & Norse mythology theme. Everything is perfect! The book sleeve is gorgeous. I can't wait to read the books & devour the chocolate!! 😊💕 #MythsAndLegendsSwap

@MeganAnn Thanks for organizing this fun swap!

wanderinglynn So happy you like everything. I picked out the fabric for the bookvelope & Lauren did a fabulous job making it. I hope you enjoy everything! 💜 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @wanderinglynn Oh my gosh it's homemade! That makes even more special. Thank you so much! 💖💖 7mo
wanderinglynn Oh, just to be clear, I didn‘t make it. I get them made by Lauren, who has an Etsy shop called Bookvelopes. She does a fabulous job. I have several & love giving them as gifts. I just picked out the Greek mythology-inspired fabric. ☺️ 7mo
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Gissy Love that bookmark😍❤️ 7mo
MeganAnn Awesome package! That bookvelope is very cool and I‘m swooning over the Medusa bookmark!! 😍🎉👏🏻⚡️ 7mo
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Butterfinger
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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@Peddler410 thank you so much for all you got for my daughter. It was lovely. Much thanks for toward your daughter too. #mythsandlegendsjrswap

Peddler410 Glad she likes everything! 7mo
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cobwebmoth
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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3/3 I saved this for last because I love it so much.😍 I've always loved the story of Hades and Persephone, and I've always thought that Cerberus just needed an understanding cuddle. This print is amazing! Thank you so much @MeganAnn ! You put together the perfect #MythsandLegendsSwap package for me.❤

KatieDid927 Beautiful! 7mo
Soubhiville That‘s lovely! 7mo
MeganAnn You‘re so welcome and I‘m so happy you like it! I just knew this print would be perfect for you when I saw it 😘✨🐕 7mo
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Crazeedi What a perfect box you received !! 7mo
KatieDid927 I recently saw the new musical Hadestown on Broadway and it‘s about Orpheus/Eurydice and Persephone/Hades. It‘s SO GOOD. The woman who plays Persephone will probably win a Tony. She performed on the Today show this morning. 7mo
cobwebmoth @KatieDid927 That sounds amazing! 7mo
bullbunny That picture is very pretty! Currently loving the retelling of Hades and Persephone called Lore Olympics on webtoons 7mo
Chrissyreadit I love the print so much! @KatieDid927 my daughter and I were just talking about Hadestown. I miss being a train ride away from amazing theatre. 7mo
Reggie Persephone, Dameter, and Hades is my all time favorite myth. How the seasons got started. What a beautiful print!! 7mo
Graywacke “I‘ve always thought that Cerberus just needed an understanding cuddle “ 😂 😂 7mo
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cobwebmoth
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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1/3 I decided to not cram everything in one photo/post. Look at the amazing goodies that @MeganAnn sent! I absolutely love the variety of mythologies represented in this package. Megan, you totally get my eclectic tastes. Thank you!❤ The background is the wrapping paper.😍
#MythsandLegendsSwap

KatieDid927 You got the same sleeve you gifted me! 😆 love it!!! It‘s so cute. 7mo
Avanders Those socks are so cool!! 7mo
cobwebmoth @KatieDid927 I know!😄 I love it! 7mo
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cobwebmoth @Avanders They're awesome! 7mo
wanderinglynn That wrapping paper is awesome! 7mo
MeganAnn Yay!! So happy you like everything!! I chuckled when I saw you got @KatieDid927 the same patterned book sleeve and the same Celtic Tales book! Apparently we have similar tastes when shopping for swap! 😆❤️🎉⚡️ 7mo
KatieDid927 @MeganAnn I‘d say so! They‘re both awesome! 7mo
LeahBergen That wrapping paper!! 😮😮 7mo
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Avanders
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!!! Thank you soooo much @Readergrrl for this amaaaazing #mythsandlegendsswap package!!! The dragon journal is sooo pretty, the socks are amazing, and I love the metal feather bookmarks!! As for the books, I‘m super excited about all of them... and I‘d never even heard of the 2 on top!!! Yay!!!! Thank you thank you!! 🥰😍😆♥️🥰😍😘♥️
What a great way to wake up 😁😁😁

Avanders And thank you @MeganAnn for organizing such a fun swap!! ♥️ 7mo
MeganAnn What a great package!! ❤️👏🏻🎉⚡️Lonely Werewolf Girl has me intrigued 😊 7mo
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Soubhiville Un Lun Dun is a really cool book! Great package! I love the dragon journal too. 7mo
BethM Great socks! 7mo
Avanders @MeganAnn me too!! 😍😘🥰 @MidnightBookGirl glad to hear it!! It‘s sooo exciting receiving a new book that‘s right up your alley that you‘ve never heard about! @Readergrrl @Soubhiville it‘s been on my radar for a hot minute ... hope to get to read it soon! @BethM right?! So excited... 7mo
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Avanders
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Loooook at this pretty paper! I thought it deserved a post all its own... the pictures hardly do it justice though...
and the wrapping job was so good!!!
#mythsandlegendsswap @Readergrrl

ephemeralwaltz gorgeous!
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MeganAnn SO pretty!! 😍😍😍 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loving those wrappers 👍 7mo
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LibrarianRyan That paper is amazing. 7mo
Itchyfeetreader This paper is beautiful! 7mo
bullbunny I agree, love the paper 7mo
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kaysworld1
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Hello @MeganAnn I got it today.
Took everyone a while to realise it was for me I think it got a bit water damaged! 🤷
#mythsandlegendswap
@shanaqui 🙏🐈

squirrelbrain Oh dear! 🌧 7mo
kaysworld1 @squirrelbrain yer I spent 45 minutes with the post office people! Need a cup of tea now ☕ 🤦 7mo
shanaqui Oh no! I hope everything inside is okay. 😖 7mo
kaysworld1 @shanaqui it looks alright just traveling damage I think xx 7mo
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cobwebmoth
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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The weather is dreary today, but here's a bit of sunshine! Super excited for the opening next week. Thank you @MeganAnn !❤
#MythsandLegendsSwap

MeganAnn Yay!! I had so much fun shopping for you! 😊⚡️🎉✨💙 7mo
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Peddler410

If you are in North Carolina and participating in #mythsandlegendsjunior your child‘s package should arrive tomorrow!

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ravenlee
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Butterfinger We hope your little girl enjoys it. 7mo
MeganAnn Yay!! ⚡️🎉✨ 7mo
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cobwebmoth
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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#MythsandLegendsSwap package is on its way today. I didn't wrap the food items, so they're not in the first picture. I really hope the recipient likes the things I've picked for them. @MeganAnn I'll email the tracking number to you later today.💞

Avanders Great paper!! 💝 7mo
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
LibrarianRyan Pretty paper. 7mo
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TheBookHippie
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Let the waiting begin ....oye #mythsandlegendsswap

hermyknee Gotta love those flat rate boxes 💕 7mo
TheBookHippie @hermyknee I do!!!!! Right after amazon prime 🤣🤣 7mo
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ravenlee
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Packages sent for #mythsandlegendsswap and #mythsandlegendsswapjr - estimated arrival by the end of this week!

@MeganAnn

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Chrissyreadit
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego your #mythsandlegendsswap has arrived!!! Fun fact: my mom was confused by the box and stored it in the freezer all day -🤪🤣🤣🤣

bullbunny Lmao 7mo
SaharaSarah33 😂😂 7mo
MeganAnn 😂❄️⚡️ 7mo
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Avanders
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Lol I really like how she ends her intro note 😆😆

To sign up, go check out @MeganAnn ‘s page...
(Also Megan — I saw you emailed — will try to respond tomorrow!)

#mythsandlegendsswap

MeganAnn Aww thanks for sharing. 😊 And no rush on the email - reply whenever you have time! (edited) 9mo
BethM I keep trying to prevent myself from signing up for this 😂 9mo
Avanders @BethM lol I didn‘t even try... 😳😜 There is a 3rd Swap pending, though... and I *am* trying to resist that so‘s not to exhaust my financial resources toooo much 😁😁 9mo
BethM @Avanders what‘s the third swap? Tell me not cozies or I‘ll cave. As I‘m caving to these two lol. 9mo
Avanders @BethM lol not cozies 😆 It‘s like a mad hatter tea party swap, tea hat and all ☺️ It‘s TheReadingMermaid ‘s Swap if you want to check it out.... 😁 9mo
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Readergrrl
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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I signed up a few days ago but forgot to post that I had! Looking forward to this swap!
#MythsandLegendsSwap

MeganAnn Yay!! 🎉💕 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I held out on my swap addiction until my daughter asked me to do this one with her in mind.... so now I have to share whatever arrives- but I am always happy when my teens are interested in books. #mythsandlegendswap

LibrarianRyan There‘s a junior edition of this swap so your daughter could join... sorry to be an enabler. 9mo
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan she will be 17 in July, and reads adult books, although we both like well written books for any age. I figured that would be too young for her. Her two loves have always been Greek Mythology and Shakespeare. 9mo
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit 👍🏻😁🤓 9mo
MeganAnn It‘s so much fun sharing books with our kids (at any age!). 😍 Thanks for signing up and sharing! 9mo
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LittleBug
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Couldn‘t resist! Just registered for #MythsandLegendsSwap 🤩🤩

Thanks @MeganAnn for organising!!

MeganAnn Happy to have you! Thanks for sharing ✨❤️ 9mo
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LitsyHappenings
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Repost for @MeganAnn :
#MythsandLegendsSwap sign-ups now open! I‘ve been working on perfecting the forms all day so I figured why not post them a bit early. Surprise!

Sign-up: NOW - March 1
Matched: March 4
Open Date: May 1

https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53
When you‘re done with the form, please create a post to say you‘ve registered and tag me.

This is a swap for those interested in mythology and legends of all kinds.

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Nessavamusic
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Just signed up for the #mythsandlegendsswap thank you for organizing @MeganAnn 🥰

hermyknee Aaahhhhhhh I want I want.... 😅 so many swaps... 😳 9mo
Nessavamusic I know! @hermyknee I‘m just doing these two... 9mo
hermyknee I SIGNED UP! 9mo
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Nessavamusic Woohoo! 9mo
MeganAnn Yay! So excited and thanks for sharing 😊 9mo
iread2much Looks cool! 9mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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The wonderful @MeganAnn is hosting a myths and legends swap!! I can‘t tell you how happy this makes me!! 💜💙💚

Head over to her page for the link and more information!

MeganAnn Thanks so much for sharing!! 😍 9mo
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MeganAnn
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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#MythsandLegendsSwap sign-ups now open! I‘ve been working on perfecting the forms all day so I figured why not post them a bit early. Surprise!

Sign-up: NOW - March 1
Matched: March 4
Open Date: May 1

https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53
When you‘re done with the form, please create a post to say you‘ve registered and tag me.

This is a swap for those interested in mythology and legends of all kinds.

Junior swap form will be posted shortly.

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LitsyHappenings
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Repost for @MeganAnn :
Save the date for the #MythsandLegendsSwap
Sign-up: February 17-March 1
Opening Day: May 1

Send 2 books based on mythology & legends plus 1-2 bookish gifts.

Parents: I‘m doing a 2nd #MythsandLegendsJunior Swap option for the kiddos! All ages welcome & I‘ll try to match similar ages if possible. Middle Grade readers will especially enjoy this one I think. If your kid already likes Rick Riordan books, they‘ll love this!

MeganAnn Thanks for sharing!! 9mo
EchoCharlie Oh, the first weekend in May I'm going to be a steampunk convention, I could look for goodies to send while I'm there! 9mo
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MeganAnn
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Save the date for the #MythsandLegendsSwap
Sign-up dates: February 17-March 1
Opening Day: May 1

Send 2 books based on mythology and legends plus 1-2 bookish gifts.

Parents: I‘m doing a second #MythsandLegendsJunior Swap option for the kiddos! All ages welcome and I‘ll try to match similar ages if possible. Middle Grade readers will especially enjoy this one I think. If your kid already likes Rick Riordan books, they‘ll love this!

BookishMarginalia Sounds great! 9mo
BethM Sweet! 9mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Sounds awesome! 9mo
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cathysaid In awe of this graphic! 9mo
sprainedbrain Ooooooh... I‘m so down for both of these! 9mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain so excited!! I think the kids will have fun! 9mo
MeganAnn @cathysaid aww thank you 😊❤️ I had a lot of fun creating it! 9mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn Jack has been asking to do a swap, so he will be thrilled. 😃 9mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain my son was asking to do one too! That‘s what sparked the idea... we were talking about it and he said it would be cool to do a mythology themed one (because he‘s super into that right now). Then I said well I want to do a mythology themed swap too! So here we are 😆😆😆 9mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn It‘s just wonderful when stuff for the kids works out well for us, too! 😂 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Fantastic! My girl loves RR‘s Percy Jackson! 9mo
ravenlee I am super interested in both of these! 9mo
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm yay! My son loves Percy Jackson too 😍 9mo
MeganAnn @ravenlee would love to have you and your kiddo join in!! 😍 9mo
Craftylikefox I was taking a swap break BUT myths and legends are a love of mine! 9mo
Readergrrl Oooh, I‘d like this! 9mo
MeganAnn @Readergrrl would love to have you join us! @Craftylikefox it'd be so fun to have you join us too... You've sent me the best boxes! 😍 9mo
Readergrrl I‘m definitely in!! 9mo
Readergrrl I also think my 12 yo daughter would be interested too! 9mo
Bookishthoughts Oh this sounds so cool!! 9mo
MeganAnn @LazyDays aw thanks!! 😊 9mo
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MeganAnn
Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Would anyone be interested in a #MythsandLegendsSwap if I hosted it? Theme would be to send 2 books based on mythology and/or legends 🐉🧜‍♂️⚡️🤴🦄 🗡🏺
I‘m thinking opening day would be May 1st (Beltane!)

I‘d do two parts to this swap: 1. for everyone and 2. A Junior swap for anyone with kiddos who might interested - all ages, but I think middle grade readers would specifically enjoy it (I.e. readers of Rick Riordan‘s books)

Continued 👇🏻👇🏻

jpmcwisemorgan Oh boy. I‘ve tried to stay away from swaps but this one is so tempting.... 9mo
MeganAnn My inspiration for this swap was my son! He was asking when there would be another junior swap since he loved doing the Christmas one back in 2017. Since I hadn‘t seen a junior one in awhile I thought perhaps I could host one. Then, since he‘s super into mythology right now we thought that‘s be a cool theme and since I love mythology myself I thought why not make it available for everyone! 😆 Give me all your thoughts and ideas 💡 Would you join? (edited) 9mo
MeganAnn @jpmcwisemorgan sorry/not sorry to tempt you 😂 🤷‍♀️ 9mo
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Mynameisacolour This is an awesome idea! I'd be interested for sure! 9mo
taraWritesSci I'd love to! 9mo
cobwebmoth That would be very tempting for me. 9mo
LibrarianRyan Sure. Would you allow adults to send to kids? Not a perv just a former kids librarian and I would have fun with that. (edited) 9mo
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan ha! I'm sure that could be arranged... with your background I bet you'd put together the coolest package for them! 9mo
jpmcwisemorgan Yeah, I‘d join this one, 😀 9mo
Emilymdxn I‘d be really interested in this but I find sending and receiving packages from north America difficult from the uk sometimes. I always send things well in advance but there can be customs delays - would love to join if that‘s okay, or if there‘s other interest from Europe! 9mo
MeganAnn @Emilymdxn yeah I‘ve seen that myself - it seems some things are fine and arrive quickly but others get stuck in customs and take months to arrive. Id love if you still join in! I‘d try and match you with someone in your own country or Europe first if possible. 9mo
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