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Greek myths and legends have inspired men and women around the world for hundreds of years. The stories of Apollo, Perseus, Achilles, and others have sustained the imaginations of old and young alike, even into the present. In fact, characters of Greek myth and legend have found their way into mainstream culture in the form of popular television and film characters. Greek mythology was so influential that even formed the basis of Roman myth. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will be exposed to the exciting tales of gods and heroes that formed the canon of the ancient Greek religion. 

Greek myth has become a part of us in ways that we do not fully appreciate. In fact, heroes like Achilles, Heracles, and Perseus have helped to form the image that we have today of the hero. The basis for much of the philosophy and dramatic arts that characterize western society today has its root in ancient Greek culture, which was closely tied to and spurred on by Greek myth and legend. The ancient Greeks used the tales of their gods and heroes to help understand their world and their own place in it. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will learn about all the gods and heroes by reading the formative myths of the Greeks. 

Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters explore the Greek gods and the Ancient Greek legends by delving into the tales told by Greek and Roman poets and historians, including Homer. They told tales about the creation of the universe, how the Titans were the first gods before the Olympians, and how the Titans and Olympians went to war with one another. Because the Ancient Greek religion was demonstrated in these tales about their gods and heroes, learning about these figures in the form of stories allows the reader to understand who the Ancient Greeks were and why they were. 

The world of Ancient Greek legend was very different from our own. The people at the heart of Ancient Greek civilization - living in modern-day Greece, Italy, Turkey, and other places - these people were part of a culture so far removed from the way that we think and perceive today as to be almost unrecognizable to us. Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes and Monsters give you the lens you need to understand, even beginning with a description of the world they lived in and a summary of their history through the major historical periods. 

In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will learn everything there is to learn about Greek myth and legend. You will learn about the Titans and Olympians, the monsters, who the major gods and goddesses were, who some of the important heroes were, and how ancient Greek legend has a legacy that continues among us today. Poets and dramatists like Homer, Hesiod, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus recorded Greek stories in a form that has allowed them to be read and appreciated today. In Greek Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, you will learn some of these tales including:

  • Pandora's Box
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • The Courtship of Leda
  • The Tale of Arachne
  • The Sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis
  • Heracles and His Twelve Labors
  • The Judgment of Paris
  • The Trojan War
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  • Henry
  • 05-11-2019

Would definitely recommend to all beginners

Have always been interested in this. Very good LISTEN and an easy listen. Would recommend to anyone who's interested in Greek mythology!

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  • Aladin
  • 05-11-2019

This is a wonderful and highly practical audiobook

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this AUDIO book. It brought me back to my child time, immersed myself in the fantasies of the gods, monsters and magic power.

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  • Oliver
  • 05-11-2019

There are so many things in this audiobook

Many of the best Greek myth stories from my own childhood. really captivating and in many ways quite magical and mysterious, as with all great myths

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  • Miller
  • 05-11-2019

This audiobook gives a clear understanding

Great stories of old well listen! Informative, interesting and very entertaining. Learnt a few things too!

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  • Ramon York
  • 05-11-2019

This audiobook providing lots helpful information

This is good and helpful audio book. Thanks Neil Matt Hamilton for creating this audio book. This audio book is very helpful for all. Anyone can get help from this audio book. Lot of tips are given in this audio book. This audio book sound is good. Highly recommended for all.

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