It is the story of a Kore inscribed on a grave stele. On her journey to find the sacred goose, which is a prisoner on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, Myrsene meets gods and mortals, beasts and warriors. Some of them will try to help her, others to obstruct her. Armed with courage and a magic ring, she tries to achieve her goal.

All the characters in the book are from the sculpture collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

The book contains an archaeological appendix with relevant information.