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Publisher's Summary

The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other.

The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honor, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods' exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.

This book tells the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage your imagination.

Here is a selection of what you will learn:

  • The creation and the gods
  • The Olympian gods (and a few others)
  • Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora
  • Psyche and Eros
  • Oedipus and his children
  • The Trojan War

©2016 Brendan Gallagher (P)2016 Brendan Gallagher

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Fascinating modern incarnation of mythology

What did you love best about Greek Gods?

I'm a big fan of mythology from around the world, and the way this book weaves them with one another is just endlessly fascinating to me.

What did you like best about this story?

I always felt like I *almost* knew what was going on... but not quite. If you know your myths, then you have an idea what might happen, but you're always just off-balance enough to be surprised by what happens next.

Which scene was your favorite?

I couldn't begin to pick a favorite!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no--I didn't want to leave it, but I wanted it to last as long as possible!