The book contains an introduction and seven sections:[3]

  1. Greek gods of Olympus and the Greek creation myths
  2. Greek and Roman myths involving love and adventure, including the tales of Eros and Psyche and Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece
  3. Heroes before the Trojan War, such as Perseus, Theseus, Heracles and Atalanta
  4. Trojan War and its heroes, including Odysseus, Aeneas and Achilles
  5. Significant families in Greek mythology: the house of Atreus, the royal house of Thebes, and the royal house of Athens
  6. Lesser-known stories from Greek and Roman mythology
  7. Tales from Norse myths involving deities such as Odin, Thor and Loki

Most editions include drawings by American illustrator Steele Savage.

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