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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that Zeus loved many women, both goddesses and mortals?

Did you know that he turned himself into golden rain for one damsel who was locked away in a tower, and turned himself into a swan for another beauty?

Did you know that he kidnapped one young princess, which led to her brother founding the city of Thebes?

And did you know that to protect his own power, Zeus swallowed his first wife, just as Cronus had swallowed his own children in a previous age?

Greek myth is full of fascinating tales of Titans and Olympian gods. Some of it makes us wonder if there might be some hint of truth behind those stories, no matter how outrageous they may sound. What parts of those stories were merely symbolic, and what parts were literal?

This book contains a brief but unconventional look at the Titans and Olympian gods of Greek mythology. Brief, because a thorough treatment of these legendary super beings could take thousands of hours. Unconventional, because digging for truth is far more interesting than reciting old stories which have little relevance to us today. Attempting to reveal some semblance of truth brings the stories to life. It gives them relevance to our modern world. Here, we will look at many of the more fascinating stories which kept the Greek mortals entertained for hundreds of years. After all, they didn't have iPhones and tablets.

In this audiobook you'll discover:

  • The nature of myth
  • Primordial beings and Titans
  • Creation of the universe
  • Birth of the Titans
  • Stories of a primordial universe
  • Children of Cronus and Rhea
  • Trouble in heaven
  • Titans vs. gods
  • New pecking order
  • And more!

©2016 Ross Tanner (P)2016 Ross Tanner

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very good

I thought this book was great and it is a great. .It was very informative and gives a good look at Greek myths.

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It will take you back to your past.

I have read this topic way back, and now it is great selection again. But this is much much better because it is an audible book. Fun stories and well written. If you are into mythology, this is a must read.

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Good for topic starting

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Good starter books for the kids, could use some more info. But it's great for topic starters as well and gives you a reason to do your own research. Good practicing for my kiddos. I received this item in exchange for an honest review

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Important book about Greek Myth

If you have any interest in Greek Mythology ever then dont miss this fabulous book. It will open many hidden parts from the history.

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An absolute favorite!....

I discovered this book at about the age of 10 (I'm much older now!). I must have checked this book out of the library 100 times. I'm glad to know it's still in print so that my son can read it when his interest in Greek mythology develops. Really, it is a fabulous book.

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Wonderfully well described.

Was a great read. Really in-depth without making me feel I need a collage degree to read and understand. Thank you for writing this book.

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Great source of info for greek history lovers.

This book has a lot of information, but no plot at all. Of course, it's not meant to, but is a source of information not readily available elsewhere in audible shape for sure. Thanks to the author for this brilliant book.

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Much information and easy to read.

I knew very little about the northern countries of the world and their respective myths. this book provides the missing links in my life. very nice descriptions of the north myths. enjoyed the read.

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An excellent read....

This truly was an excellent read!! I had a a small amount of background knowledge of mythology before picking this book up, now I feel like i understand the why of what a lot of their actions and reasons for bring such master story tellers!! I would say this is the definitive book on the topic.

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Short, sweet and to the point.

This book is a brief introduction to the gods, elves, giants and other mythical beings that fill the pages of Viking fiction. The “biography” excels and any reader interested in Norse fiction will surely find this brief work a ready reference. The Norse gods have been portrayed as both noble and vicious in much of the fiction available and this work shows that such characterizations are close to the truth.

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Thanks to the Ross Tanner.

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It was my top favorite topic in my school days and I am still fond of it. After listing this book I can say this is the best of all for time.