Hoose o Haivers

Tae the east o the Aegean Sea lies the country o the Lydians, whaur King Croesus aince ruled wi his muckle gowd that some say he howked oot the river whaur Midas had washed. In this country steyed a lass whase skill in weavin wis unmatched by ony ither mortal.

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 10.00.32** Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2003, Special Commendation **

Hoose o Haivers was one of the first batch of titles published by Itchy Coo in 2002. It is an anthology of stories from Greek mythology, all based on the versions first given in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

The text of Haivers is now out of print and copies of the original publication are hard to find, so I am republishing here the texts of my own three stories from the anthology: ‘The Aipple Race’ (in which Hippolytus tries to win the love of Atalanta’, ‘Ariadne in the Cloods’ (which includes the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur), and ‘The Weavin Contest’ (in which Arachne challenges Athena to see who can weave the finest cloth).

Download the text of all three Haivers stories.