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Athena and Arachne

Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
Length: 7 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Narrator Benjamin Soames' engaging performance creates a clear picture of the interactions between mortals and gods in this retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Arachne. The beautiful and talented Arachne weaves cloths so wondrous that even the gods marvel at her creations. However, when Arachne challenges the goddess Athena to a weaving competition, Athena is offended by her insolence and punishes her. Soames peppers his narration with precisely-evoked character voices, capturing Arachne's arrogance and Athena's anger with great realism.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

Bellerophon and the winged horse Pegasus launch into the blue sky in search of the dreaded three-headed Chimera, but will success go to the hero's head? Orpheus, devastated by the death of his wife, Eurydice, dares the dangers of the kingdom of the dead in an attempt to bring her back to life. Echo loves Narcissus but he only loves himself: a story that can only end in sadness. These and other colourful legends from Ancient Greece are retold in lively form by Benjamin Soames, with classical music providing further excitement.

©2006 Edward Ferrie (P)2006 Naxos AudioBooks

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