Books about greek gods and myths
Popular Greek Mythology Books
The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold
Greek Mythology is a dense and fascinating topic for study. Gods, Heroes, and monsters were used in storytelling for drama and for developing morals; similar to the stories in the Bible, crafted by many—over years; a guide on how to live a good life. When Volcanos erupted, Hades—god of the underworld—was angry, and spew molten rock from his domain thousands of miles below the earth where the dead rule. Beyond explaining natural events, mythology was also used to tell stories, establish moral-rules through story, and used for classic entertainment through storytelling. Most people who are interested in Greek Mythology hold many incorrect beliefs—for example; Ares, the God of War, was rarely mentioned in Greek Mythology and was seen as a nuance more than a hero. His sister, Athena; routinely needed to save him.
Which ones are most deserving of your hard-earned money? This list last updated in April of was written with the intention of helping you make that decision. Different people find Greek mythology to be meaningful for different reasons. For some, the wondrous tales and their larger-than-life characters make for great literature. For others, the value of the Greek myths and the religion of which they were a part lies in their importance for understanding the history of Western civilization and thought.
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Updated February 22, by Melissa Harr. This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of Make a cup of tea and get ready to enjoy some of the most influential stories in Western history with something from our selection of Greek mythology books. Many are beautifully illustrated, as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best greek mythology book on Amazon. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.