Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide To Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs And Myths
Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story.
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– What Is A Myth?- The Sources Of Greek Mythology- The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods- What Of Man? What Of Woman?- The Greek Pantheon- The Trojan War- The Influence Of Greek Drama- Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological TalesThis guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the supreme god and ruling the earth from Mount Olympus. It covers the creation of man, it seems, as a bit of an afterthought for the amusement of the Olympians and some of the most famous stories that have come down to us via the writings of the great dramatists of the Classical Age. There are concise biographies of the twelve gods that make up the Olympians as well as of the heroes of the Trojan War.