Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook: From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who’s Who in Greek Mythology by Liv Albert

Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook: From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who's Who in Greek Mythology

Published: March 30th 2021

Publisher: Adams Media

Length: 240 Pages

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb:

Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore!

In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

My Review:

The author links together the different gods, goddesses, monsters and significant characters that populate Greek mythology. Each has their own story, what they are most famous for and important points. The layout is easy to follow and I particularly enjoyed the recommendations for books and films based on Greek Mythology.

If your starting out on learning more about the Greek Myths this is a fantastic starter book. Simple and easy to read it brings the colourful characters to life.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.

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