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Greek Mythology

Captivating Stories of the Ancient Olympians and Titans
Narrated by: JD Kelly
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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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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  • Janet Crawford
  • 02-12-17

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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  • David
  • 05-12-17

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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  • Willy Staples
  • 02-12-17

The greatest book yet.

The storytelling is superb and to be able to correlate movies about Greek mythology with the stories in this book adds to the enjoyment. I love listening to it again and again.

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  • Gail Bishop
  • 02-12-17

Book is great for those interestd in the myth

It describes (in order of power and rank) the Gods in both Greek and Roman name. It focuses more on the Roman names but in the beginning tells who their Greek name as well. The book is flexible and easy to carry in a large purse. HIglights many well known stories that you may have heard of as a child. Highly recommended!

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  • Alberta Augustine
  • 02-12-17

I am fan of gods and goddesses

I was a fan of gods and goddesses that is why I picked this book.It was my passion reading this kind of stories. I even shared the stories to my daughter during our bonding time.Absolutely great..

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 02-12-17

Great for group listening.

The myths include background information, pronunciation guides and estimated reading times. I read these to my kids, and I used them as "lights out" stories for sleepover parties.

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  • Wilda Sullivan
  • 02-12-17

Greek myths are the greats.

Greek myths are the best. I know so much about them and I'm sure that I will love this one too. Go greeks. Very creative people they were

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 02-12-17

Gods and goddesses

This book is awsome!!!!! I love greek mythology and so should you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Leroy Carter
  • 02-12-17

Classically Beautiful

This book is awesome and everybody who loves history and loves Greek must read it. This audible is very easy to listen and a fabulous information.

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 02-12-17

Greek Mythology at its best.

This book is excellent no doubt. It gives a detailed account of the gods and Titans associated with Greek mythology.