Greek Mythology

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10 Mythological Heroes & Stories (Greek Mythology) Publisher's Summary

Ten mythological heroes and stories from Greek mythology, for a delightful overview of the fundamentals of our culture. This is a selection of the most touching and inspiring stories from Ancient Greece; they have all inspired countless works of art through the centuries, often come from even more ancient myths, and are here retold in a detailed and lively manner.

This selection contains:

  • "The Myth of Apollo and Daphne" about the revenge of the cruel god Eros on Apollo;
  • "Atalanta", the story of the swiftest runner who ever was;
  • "Echo and Narcissus", about a nymph who angered a god;
  • "Endymion", a shepherd whose beauty made the goddess Diana fall in love;
  • "Icarus", this ageless story of failure at the hands of pride;
  • "King Midas", the famous cautionary tale;
  • "Orpheus and Eurydice", the ultimate tragic love story and one of the most famous Greek myths;
  • "Phaeton", a similar story to that of Icarus about the pride of wanting to be like a god;
  • "Pygmalion", a sculptor so skilled he fell in love with one of his creations;
  • "The Death of Adonis", one of Greece's most touching stories, in which a goddess hopelessly falls in love with a man whose sole passion is hunting.
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    • 10 Mythological Heroes & Stories (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    Ten mythological heroes and stories from Greek mythology, for a delightful overview of the fundamentals of our culture. This is a selection of the most touching and inspiring stories from Ancient Greece; they have all inspired countless works of art through the centuries, often come from even more ancient myths, and are here retold in a detailed and lively manner.

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    • The Death Of Adonis (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "The Death of Adonis" is a fundamental part of Greek mythology and one of its most touching stories. Accidentally wounded by one of Eros' arrows, the goddess Aphrodite falls desperately in love with the handsome Adonis, son of a king and a beauty among mortals. Yet his only passion is hunting and he refuses to take her warnings seriously when he hears about a great boar he would love to slay. There is something of the idea of coming of age in this tale, when the moment of realisation brings forth the understanding of what could have been and where the real beauty lays.

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    • Orpheus (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 21 mins
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    The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is the ultimate tragic love story. It is perhaps one of the most famous Greek myths, and the greatest artists have composed masterpieces to honour these two great lovers who lost their chance at reunion. The earliest account comes from Ibycus (circa 530 BC), a Greek lyric poet. This short story is a mixture of the various existing versions, presenting the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in all its details, all the way to Orpheus' death at the hands of the Bacchantes.

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    • Echo and Narcissus (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The myth of Echo and Narcissus appears in Ovid's "Metamorphosis", a Latin mythological epic from the Augustan Age. It is one of the most touching stories ever written and has inspired countless works of art through the centuries. The nymph Echo angers Hera, queen of the gods, who curses her: henceforth, Echo will only be able to repeat the last words that struck her ears. One day, the beautiful Narcissus, son of a nymph and a river god, passes through the forest.

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    • Icarus (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The myth of Icarus is an ageless story of failure at the hands of pride, similar to that of Phaeton. It is a fundamental part of Greek mythology and of modern culture. This short story is a retelling of the myth from 1914, a year in which it was easy to fear for a son who would soar in the sky with metal wings; the story of Icarus and Daedalus is told in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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    • King Midas (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 17 mins
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    The myth of King Midas is a cautionary tale about the dangers of believing that gold should be coveted above all things, and the foolishness of wishing without thinking. It appeared in Ovid's "Metamorphosis", and has inspired many works of art and literature through the centuries. This is a retelling of the complete tale of "The King with the Golden Touch", from the Gordian knot to the ears of an ass, in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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    • Phaeton (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Phaeton is the son of Apollo and a mortal woman, and his heart's desire is to be seen but once driving his father's chariot, the one used by the god to make the sun travel in the sky. This myth is an ageless story of failure at the hands of pride, similar to that of Icarus. It is a fundamental part of Greek mythology and of modern culture. This short story is a retelling of the myth in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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    • 12 Labours of Hercules (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "The Twelve Labours of Hercules" are a series of feats ordered by the gods carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, whose name was later romanised as Hercules. The legend was first written whole, as a fixed cycle of twelve labours, in an epic Greek poem now lost, in about 600BC; as they survive in the original source, the labours are not all recounted in a single place, but must be reassembled from many sources. This short story is a retelling of Hercules' legend with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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