“The Olympic Pillow Fight Set” by Heavy Baggage Design

There are more things on the Internet, than are dreamt of in ancient philosophy. For example, these plush toys will let you win each fight… – the pillow fight. 🙂

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Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

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“Beasts of Olympus” Book Series

Have a look at a book series devoted to mythical creatures! It is called “Beasts of Olympus” (2015-). Its author is Lucy Coats. At this moment the series consists of 8 books: “Beast Keeper”, “Hound of Hades”, “Steeds of the Gods”, “Dragon Healer”, “Centaur School”, “Zeus’s Eagle”, “Gods of the North” and “The Unicorn Emergency”.

The series was published by Piccadilly Press (illustrated by David Roberts) and by Penguin Young Readers (illustrated by Brett Bean).

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David Roberts, the cover of the book “Dragon Healer” [source]
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David Roberts, the cover of the book “Hound of Hades” [source]
The cover of the book "Centaur School" (fifth part of the "Beasts of Olympus" series)
Brett Bean, the cover of the book “Centaur School” [source]

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Brett Bean, the cover of the book “The Unicorn Emergency” [source]

 

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  • Lucy Coats’s website: http://www.lucycoats.com/books/beasts-of-olympus-series/

Found by Anna Mik

Children’s Works Inspired by “A Roman Triumph”

This year (7th June – 24th September 2017) in the National Gallery in London you can see  the “Take One Picture” exhibition that shows children’s works inspired by Rubens’ “A Roman Triumph”.

It is interesting to see how children interpreted many objects from the Ancient world, for example Roman classical buildings, temples, columns, decorative designs, musical instruments,  animals. The results of their work are amazing! 🙂

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Peter Paul Rubens, A Roman Triumph, about 1630 [Source]

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All photos were taken by the authors of this post in the National Gallery in London.

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Found by Dorota Bazylczyk and Anna Mik during a research query in London, UK.

Mythical Female Characters in “DC Super Hero Girls” Series

In children’s animated series “DC Super Hero Girls” (DC Entertainment Production, 2015-present) we can find many interesting female characters – several of them can be associated with the world of mythology.

  • Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira): 
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  • Queen Hippolyta (mother of Wonder Woman): 
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  • Artemiz (sic!, member of Female Furies): 
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  • Mad Harriet (her image seems to be related to the character of Medusa): 
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  • Themis (as a sculpture on the Super Hero High School Campus): 
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Through Argos’ Eyes Again

Ralph Hardy’s novel “Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog” (2016) about a friendship as old as time…

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Book cover from Amazon.

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Found by Katarzyna Marciniak

 

Poseidon’s Trident in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

In the new part of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, Jack Sparrow searches for the Poseidon’s Trident, which can help him take control over the sea and defeat Captain Saltazar:

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Take also a closer look at the skull…. 🙂

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Found by Katarzyna Marciniak & Dorota Bazylczyk