Fifty Famous People. A Book of Short Stories. By James Baldwin. One of the best things to be said of the stories in this volume is that, although they are not biographical, they are about real persons who actually lived and performed their parts in the great drama of the world's history. Some of these persons were more famous than others, yet all have left enduring "footprints on the sands of time" and their names will not cease to be remembered. In each of the stories there is a basis of truth and an ethical lesson which cannot fail to have a wholesome influence; and each possesses elements of interest which, it is believed, will go far towards proving the fallibility of the doctrine that children find delight only in tales of the imaginative and unreal. The fact that there are a few more than fifty famous people mentioned in the volume may be credited to the author's wish to give good measure.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans were well known for their fantastic legends of the Titans, Human Heroes, and Gods of Olympus, but where did these myths originate? Did you know that the origin of the Greek and Roman myths as well as religious practices began in Ethiopia and Ancient Egypt (Kemet)? The Greeks took Egyptian Deities such as Tehuti and called him Thoth, and eventual re-named Hermes. The Great Cushite –Ethio-Egyptian God Amen –Amon was changed to Zeus, Heru was changed to Horus, Anbu to Anubis, Auset to Isis, Ausar to Osiris and the list goings on.