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Sònia González, Jaime Moreno Delgado

100 Myths. Gods, Heroes and Legendary Creatures [100 Mitos. Dioses, Héroes y Criaturas Legendarias]

100 Mitos is a compilation of 100 classical myths and legends for children. The book is divided into three parts called Gods and Titans (Dioses y titanes), Heroes, Demi-gods and Humans (Héroes, semidioses y humanos), and Legendary Creatures (Criaturas legendarias). In Dioses y Titanes, the stories included relate to the following characters, places and events: Aphrodite (Afrodita); Apollo (Apolo), Ares; Artemis (Ártemis); Asclepius (Asclepio); Athena (Atenea); Atlas; Charon (C(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: Spain


Heather Alexander , Meredith Hamilton

A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology

The book is divided into an introductory section of character profiles and short stories – ‘Who’s Who and What’s What’, taking up almost half the book, and a second section of full-length mythology retellings. Who’s Who and What’s WhatIntroduction – Why Greek mythology is still being told; why we have different versions; the story of Cronus and Uranus; the war between the Titans and Olympians; a chart showing Titan marriage pairings.Titan Chil(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Ivan Aksenchuk

A Great Relay [Большая эстафета (Bol’shaia ėstafeta)]

The film presents the history of the Olympic Games as bringing peace to the nations. The animation starts with a story of a nice woman being kidnapped by a handsome Greek soldier. Helen (it is apparently she) agrees with kidnapping after a while and takes her belongings with her.There is a pursuit across the sea, and the couple hides behind a city wall. A great war starts. We see also the Olympic gods watching the war. Some of them want to participate in it, but Zeus asks Apollo to pla(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1979

COUNTRY: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Age of Mythology

In Age of Mythology users play as one of three ancient civilizations (Greek, Egyptian or Norse), and guide their people from the paucity of the Archaic Age to the cultural and military brilliance of the Mythic Age. Starting with a small settlement, players collect resources – Food, Wood, Gold and divine Favour – that enable them to erect buildings, train soldiers, and research new technologies to strengthen their civilization. The overall aim is to defeat rival players by either dest(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: United States of America


Demitria Lunetta, Marley Lynn, Kate Karyus Quinn

Amazon Academy: Amazon Queen (Mythverse, 5)

This book follows the events of the previous book in the series (Amazon Princess). In the previous book, Brandee Jean Mason, the beauty pageant regular from Wisconsin, won the challenge to become the new queen of the gods and replace the dead Zeus. However, during her coronation ceremony, Zeus reemerged. Since he died, he now occupies a different body, that of one of the contenders, Sora. Hades is the one responsible for bringing Zeus back and for refusing to accept the result of the competition(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Demitria Lunetta, Marley Lynn, Kate Karyus Quinn

Amazon Princess: Amazon Academy (Mythverse, 4)

This book follows the events of the previous book in the series (Wither & Wound) yet focuses on a new set of heroes and a different setting. In the previous book, Edie Evans, the dragon shape shifter killed her father Zeus in a fatal duel. As a result Zeus’ powers left him and entered different individuals across the world. Minor deities then begun to create havoc on earth so Edie and her friends set out to locate the people with Zeus’ powers and try to save the world. Thisbook f(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Amphitrite the Bubbly (Goddess Girls, 17)

In this installment, we meet a new character, Amphitrite, a mermaid who is not a regular student at MOA academy. Amphitrite is a mermaid who dreams about living on land. In this combination of mythology and “the little mermaid”, Amphitrite does not forsake her marine home for life on land, but learns to combine both. The story alternates between her narrative and Poseidon’s, and the connecting theme is identity – who you really are. Amphitrite’s sister, Thetis,(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Richard Bonson, Stewart Ross

Ancient Greece

The book’s main story takes place in 416BC Greece. It is the story of a young man competing in the Olympic Games, told in the form of a graphic novel. After a brief plot overview and the historical background, the story continues around the border of every page, whilst the centre of each page is filled with factual information. The plot of the story focuses on a young Athenian man named Kinesias and his journey to and attendance of the Olympic Games. Kinesias dreams of personal succes(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: United States of America


Cath Senker

Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks is an educational, introduction to ancient Greek culture aimed at children aged 7+. This title is one of several titles in the Ladybird Histories series, including Kings and Queens, Tudor and Stuarts, Ancient Egyptians, The Vikings, Romans, and Anglo-Saxons. Each is written in a similarly serious tone. Through the combination of titles, the series presents the Ancient Greeks as an important non-British historical society. Ancient Greeks focuses on the Classical period, w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Kendare Blake

Antigoddess (Goddess War, 1)

Like several other recent novels for young adults, including Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test (2011) and Bree Despain’s Into the Dark series, Kendare Blake’s Antigoddess explores the premise that ancient gods have survived into the modern age. Ranging across both urban and natural landscapes of the United States, the novel is focalised through Athena, who is accompanied by her brother, Hermes. The pair resemble modern teenagers: Hermes wears jeans and a tight t-sh(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Yuyi Chen, Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite & the Gold Apple (Little Goddess Girls, 3)

In the third book of the Little Goddess Girls series, Athena, Persephone and Aphrodite continue to travel along the Hello Brick Road to Sparkle City, where they hope the mighty Zeus might grant their wishes. Athena wishes to return home, from which she was mysteriously carried away by storm and brought to this magical, Mount Olympus, land. Persephone hopes Zeus helps her overcome her bad luck. Aphrodite wishes for the gift of likability, for sometimes she says things to people without thinking a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Yuyi Chen, Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite & the Magical Box (Little Goddess Girls, 7)

In the seventh book of the "Little Goddess Girls" series, the little goddess girls are traveling together, looking for adventures. Suddenly, a big carrot comes running towards them, holding a burning torch. He tells them his name is Prometheus Carrot. Then, he touches with his torch a glittery pink brick on the road and suddenly an elevator with a talking face shows up through the bricks. The carrot goes inside telling the elevator he wishes to go to Veggie-Boo-boo and the elevator mov(...)

literary

YEAR: 2021

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the Beauty (Goddess Girls, 3)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment (the third book of the series and the first which focuses on Aphrodite) we follow the adventures of Aphrodite, the pretty and stylish goddessgirl of love and beauty. Aphrodite gives Athena a makeover to make her more appealing to boys and gets jealous at the too-good outcome. Aphrodite learns the meaning of true beauty (Hephaestus) and hollow beauty (Ares) and in the end, friendship is the most beautiful thing.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the Diva (Goddess Girls, 6)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment we follow Aphrodite’s plan to up her grade in Hero-ology class. She goes to Egypt where she encounters Isis. Aphrodite and the Greek go encounter the Egyptian goddesses and compete with them. Aphrodite needs to find her own voice and what makes her special. The book also reiterates themes from the Trojan war.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the Fair (Goddess Girls, 15)

In this installment, Ares’ sister, Eris, goddess of discord, suddenly appears at his birthday party. The self-confident Ares, the envy of many other godboys, is in fact scared of his older sister who bullied him since childhood. When Eris crashes his surprise birthday party, Ares is terrified: “panic filled him. He had to get rid of his sister before she ruined everything for him here at MOA.” (p. 19). In a retelling of the judgement of Paris, Eris causes strife between the stu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Natalia Kapatsoulia, Filippos Mandilaras

Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty [Αφροδίτη η θεά της ομορφιάς (Afrodítī ī theá tīs omorfiás)]

Mandilaras and Kapatsoulia recount Aphrodite’s life, starting with her birth from the sea in Cyprus and ending with her veneration in Greek temples and legacy for sculptors and painters. Aphrodite emerged from the sea in a large seashell. She was beautiful and everyone fell in love with her. Zephyrus travelled with Aphrodite, first to the island of Cythera—where he spent a night with her—and afterwards to the west part of Cyprus. In Cyprus, the Hours made Aphrodite beautif(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Greece


George O'Connor

Aphrodite. Goddess of Love (Olympians, 6)

Aphrodite is the sixth instalment of the tremendous Olympians series. It is narrated by the Charites and begins in a time before time, with the ancient Greek creation myths – Gaea and Ouranos, unfocused Eros, and the rise of the Titans leading to Kronos' castration. "The seat of Eros' power in Ouranos" is depicted falling into the sea in a mass of pink foam. The foam churns while more of the creation story plays out. The Olympians, humans, and animals all develop and(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nick Roberts, Stella Tarakson

Apollo's Mystic Message (Hopeless Heroes, 5)

This is book 5 in the Hopeless Heroes series. This is series of portal-fantasy adventures in which a timid boy travels to the world of ancient myth by means of a magic vase, and learns to be brave through adventures with classical heroes. At the end of the previous book, Tim Baker was told by his mother's boyfriend (and his school teacher), Larry Green, that there is a vase at the British Museum which depicts an image of a modern boy holding a vase. At first, Tim is reluctant to believe it i(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


George O'Connor

Apollo. The Brilliant One (Olympians, 8)

The Muses narrate this collection, taking turns to tell different myths about Apollo:The birth of Apollo and Artemis.Apollo establishes the oracle at Delphi.Daphne.Marsyas.Hyacinth.Asklepios.A thoughtful Author's Note on Apollo follows. Profile summaries of Apollo, Asklepios, and the Muses are included along with eight points for follow-up discussion and a bibliography and recommended reading list that includes explicit reference to works used in the creation of the graphic novel (Hesiod, Ae(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Marios Aristopoulos, Jesse McGibney, Maciej Paprocki, Lee Vermeulen

Apotheon

Apotheon features the story of Nikandreos, a warrior from the village of Dion, and his journey to save his village and the Earth from the wrath of Zeus. The story begins with the ransack of Dion by invaders. Nikandreos saves his village alongside surviving soldiers and then heads to the temple, where Hera congratulates him for defeating the invaders and recruits him as her champion to take down Zeus, in revenge for her husband’s affairs with other gods and humans. He agrees to this task an(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Canada


Franciszek Kobryńczuk

Arachne

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue (accessed: June 11, 2021), Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.A mortal woman named Arachne boasts that she is a better weaver than Athena. In response, the goddess orders Arachne to demonstrate her skills. When Athena realizes that Arachne’s skills are indeed(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Poland


Nick Roberts, Stella Tarakson

Arachne Golden Gloves (Hopeless Heroes, 3)

This is book 3 in the Hopeless Heroes series. This is a series of portal-fantasy adventures in which a timid boy travels to the world of ancient myth by means of a magic vase, and learns to be brave through adventures with classical heroes. Tim Baker, the school-child hero of the book is doing the housework since his mother is busy with her jobs. He catches a spider, and is very interested in it. Yet his mother is afraid of it. Tim decides not to kill the animal but rather set it free outside. H(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Ares and the Spear of Fear (Heroes in Training, 7)

This is the seventh book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). Demeter, Hestia and Hades have gone missing and the rest of the group need to find them as well as a magical spear which is guarded by the Amazons. Lastly they meet another Olympian, Athena. Hera finally gets her own magical object, only to lose it.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Ares. Bringer of War (Olympians, 7)

Ares: Bringer of War presents the figure of Ares through a retelling of the myths of the Trojan War with Ares as a major focus point. The book closes with an author's note on adapting Homer's Iliad and his preference for a version of the Trojan War which includes the gods. Profile summaries of Ares, Eris, and Achilles follow, along with eight points for discussion, a Bibliography and Further Reading recommendations.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joe Caramagna, Travel Foreman, Derek Fridolfs, Len O'Grady, Michael Avon Oeming

Ares. God of War

Part 1. Ares opens with a repeat of the cover image in which a Mohican-haired Ares looks down reflectively amidst a battlefield strewn with bodies. The opening text quotes Zeus in Homer's Iliad declaring Ares the most hateful of the gods. A second scene of devastation accompanies Ares' account of how the other gods called on him long ago to halt Hades' attack on Olympus. He recalls that even as Hades' hellish demons swarmed about them Hercules discouraged Zeus' appeal to(...)

literary

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: United States of America


Yuyi Chen, Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Artemis & the Awesome Animals (Little Goddess Girls, 4)

In the fourth book of the Little Goddess Girls series, Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and their new friend Artemis, arrive at Thunderbolt Tower in Sparkle City. They are eager to meet Zeus, the king of the gods, who might grant their wishes. This time we are informed that the city is located in Greece and is situated on the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain. Athena wants to return to her home, Persephone wishes for good luck, Aphrodite for the gift of likability, and Artemis for co(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Artemis the Brave (Goddess Girls, 4)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment we follow the adventures of Artemis, the goddess of hunt and her meeting with Orion. The book explores the meaning of true bravery as well as first love and honesty.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Artemis the Loyal (Goddess Girls, 7)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment, fairness and accepting others are the main themes. Artemis is angered that she cannot participate in the Olympics, since girls are not allowed. She needs to overcome the prejudice against the participation of girls in sport, decided long ago by Zeus and thus break a very long tradition. She even needs to face her own brother who does not encourage her, as well as the rest of the godboys. We also get a different v(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Ubisoft , Ubisoft Montréal

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Please note, this entry will contain spoilers for the game.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a game set in ancient Greece, during the Peloponnesian War. It is the prequel to the other games in the Assassin’s Creed series. It follows the adventures of the “tainted one”, who is either named Kassandra or Alexios. The player has the choice to play either as Kassandra or as Alexios. For this entry, the protagonist will be referred to Kassandra as she is the “canon” chara(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, Thomas Yeates

Atalanta. The Race Against Destiny

The myth of Atalanta is retold here to familiarise young people with her myths and with ancient Greek culture more broadly. Atalanta is exposed as an infant, reared by a bear, then taken to live with hunters. She learns from the Delphic oracle that she will 'lose [her]self' if she marries. She takes part in the Calydonian boar hunt, challenges potential suitors to race her for her hand in marriage, and experiences metamorphosis once she finally marries. Chapter Headings:AbandonedFou(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United States of America


Yuyi Chen, Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena & the Island Enchantress (Little Goddess Girls, 5)

In the fifth book of the Little Goddess Girls series, Athena, who has returned home in the previous book, is contacted by the fairy goddess Hestia who asks her to come back to the magical land of Olympus for a quest. Athena quickly clicks her magic winged sandals and is miraculously transported to a mysterious island. Upon arriving there, she is met by a yellow owl, Owlie, who hands her a key with an attached note that reads: "Help Heracles" (Athena has no idea who or what Heracles is)(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Yuyi Chen, Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena & the Magic Land (Little Goddess Girls, 1)

Little Athena returns home from school, playing a game about pets on her tablet. Suddenly she is caught up in a strange storm and is whisked off to a strange new land. When she lands safely, she discovers a cute white dog named Oliver near her; this is the same dog she had chosen on her tablet game. A sign nearby reads: Hello Brick Road. Then a little Greek goddess named Hestia flies to her, and explain to Athena that she has arrived at magical Mount Olympus. Next magical sandals appear fro(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney

Athena (EDGE: I HERO: Legends, 5)

In this choose-your-own-path book, the reader is Athena. Athena is punished by the gods because she helped Odysseus evade Hera’s traps. Hera and Poseidon would like to avenge these acts by punishing Athena and stripping her of her divine powers. Athena now becomes a mortal and must face challenges before she can confront Zeus and plead for her innocence. On her way to Mt. Olympus, Athena encounters mysterious creatures and faces real danger. She is chased by the fierce hunter Orion and his(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Josef Hill, Elena Paige

Athena Finds Her Confidence (Taki and Toula Time Travelers, 2)

In this time-traveling series first installment, two modern day Greek children from Crete, Toula (8 years old girl) and Taki (6 years old boy) find strange traditional Greek shoes called tsarouhia in their mother’s chest. They find out that wearing these shoes enable them to time-travel to ancient Greece. In this book, they arrive at the time of the competition between Athena and Poseidon for the founding of a new city. They help Athena find her courage and win the competition against(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Australia


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls, 1)

This is the first book in the Goddess Girls series and in which we are introduced into the world of MOA (Mount Olympus Academy). The academy is the school for various little gods and goddesses from Greek mythology, who are referred to as goddessgirls and godboys. The series is aimed at older readers, especially girls, with an emphasis on girl-power. Using the format of the American teen high-school comedy romance, Holub and Williams retell different Greek myths (there is no identification r(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena the Proud (Goddess Girls, 13)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.The students are traveling to King Minos’ new amusement park which includes a Labyrinth and a mechanical Minotaur. They also meet the King’s daughter Ariadne and the court’s inventor Daedalus. They are joined by Heracles’ cousin, Theseus. Athena, the heroine of this story, learns a valuable lesson about pride while Theseus learns how to be a hero.In the story we have two parallel stories; one about Athena and one a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena the Wise (Goddess Girls, 5)

General summary for the series see underAthena the Brain.In this installment, Athena meets the new boy in school, especially admitted by the headmaster Zeus – the boy Heracles (the Greek pronunciation is kept). The wise Athena is confronted with the brawny Heracles and the two form a strong friendship in which Athena helps Heracles in his dangerous tasks while he encourages her with her own problems. Furthermore it appears that bullying is not a problem only on earth. In the book we have t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Athena [Αθηνά (Athīná)]

This comic book is about the goddess Athena. On the inside of the front cover, we read about Athena’s temples on the Acropolis, her motherless status, and her many adjectives, which, we note, derive from Homer. Also, we learn about festivals honouring Athena. The book closes with Pericles praising Athena’s virtues. The story starts with young and beautiful Athena’s presentation to the world. She stands in Zeus’ hand as he sits on a throne surrounded by other O(...)

literary

YEAR: 1965

COUNTRY: Greece


Heather E. Schwartz, Susan C. Shelmerdine

Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War

This book is part of a Legendary Goddesses by Capstone publishing, a set of short informational books on ancient goddesses, which includes books on Aphrodite, Hera, Diana, Freya, Hathor and Isis. The book provides numerous facts on the goddess Athena, such as myth and cults, supplemented by photos and illustrations (from various picture archives such as Alamy, Getty and many more listed in the book’s inner cover.). The photos in the book are accompanied by explanatory notes which describe (...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Athena. Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians, 2)

These tales of Athena are narrated by the Moirae, the Fates. They are all-seeing and know what happened in the earliest times, and even what happened inside Zeus' head. They know who Athena is, and here they tell stories of her birth, followed by three stories of Athena establishing her identity: young Pallas, monster Pallas, Perseus and Medusa, and finally a story of fully-established Athena – the myth of Arachne.The Fate Klotho narrates at first. She recaps the myth of the triumph of(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Imogen Greenberg , Isabel Greenberg

Athena: The Story of a Goddess

This a humorous, illustrated, modern re-telling of the myths of Athena for a younger audience using elements of graphic novel storytelling. Some of the myths told are directly connected to Athena, but this expands into a re-telling of the myths around the Trojan War. This is preceded by a short introduction of each of the main characters of the book, both gods and heroes. The individual myths are not separated by headings, but flow into each other, almost like a biography of Athena. The myths co(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


David Hair, Catherine Mayo

Athena’s Champion (Olympus, 1)

Athena’s Champion begins Hair and Mayo’s Olympus trilogy, which follows the early stages in Odysseus’ story. This novel details his discovery of his true parentage and divine lineage, and awakening to the world of the Gods as Odysseus is selected as Athena’s champion. As her champion, he is required to fight for her on earth alongside – and eventually against – Theseus, another of her celebrated servants. Odysseus begins the story as he attends a coming-of-age(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Mattel, Inc.

Barbie® Classical Goddess™ Collection (Series): Barbie® Doll as Goddess of Wisdom™

This collector’s edition doll depicts the Goddess of Wisdom, which is not attributed to one specific goddess but could represent either the Greek Athena or Roman Minerva (or both); this doll is distinct from the 2010 Barbie as Athena doll, which is also surveyed in this database. The doll is dressed in a gold pleated sheath dress draped with ivory chiffon and an ivory cape with gold, Greek-inspired printed patterns. A metallic medallion is attached to her dress between her breasts, with a (...)

material

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc. , Linda Kyaw

Barbie® Goddess Series (Series): Barbie® Doll as Athena

This collector’s edition doll depicts Barbie as Athena (distinct from the Goddess of Wisdom Barbie from 2000, which is not attributed to a specific goddess). Barbie wears a stylised armour-style ball gown, thigh-high gold boots and a floor length cloak. She is armed with a gold and silver spear and shield, and wears a helmet with a long plume, echoing her long black hair which falls beneath in a ponytail. Unlike the Goddess of Wisdom doll, the Athena doll is presented in a warrior-like cos(...)

material

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc. , Linda Kyaw

Barbie® Goddess Series (Series): Barbie® Doll as Medusa

This collector’s edition doll depicts Barbie as Medusa. The doll was the first of the Goddess Series (2008-2010); although in mythology Medusa is not mortal, she is not a goddess herself. The series is fashion focused, rather than trying to produce authentic versions of the mythological figures it represents. Like the other dolls in the Barbie Goddess Series, Barbie as Medusa is first and foremost a fashion doll, designed to be admired as a fashionable representation of ancient myth rather(...)

material

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Aleksei Bitskoff, Maz Evans

Beyond the Odyssey (Who Let the Dogs Out, 3)

Beyond the Odyssey is the third book in the Who Let The Gods Out series by Maz Evans, and picks up the story of Elliot and his immortal companions a short time after the end of Simply The Quest. Elliot and the gods are still living at Home Farm, but Hermes remains in a coma and Elliot's mother's illness is getting worse. On top of all that, the school has a sent another "very scary letter’", saying that they are going to conduct a welfare visit to see how everything (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Irrational Games

Bioshock: The Collection

First released in 2007, the Bioshock series is a collection of dystopian and utopian First-Person Shooter games set in the underwater city of Rapture and the sky city of Columbia. The first two games accompany “Jack”, a shipwrecked man who comes across the ruins of the city and explores its secrets left behind. Bioshock Infinite, on the other hand, is a prequel and explores the days before the city “Rapture” was created.Within the city of Rapture, each area is named after(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Worldwide


Alan Lee, Rosemary Sutcliff

Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad

Published posthumously in the year following her death, Sutcliff’s Black Ships Before Troy purports to be a retelling of the Iliad, but in fact begins much earlier than Homer’s poem, with the story of the Golden Apple and the Judgment of Paris, and concludes with the Wooden Horse and the Fall of Troy. There are nineteen chapters, followed by a Pronunciation Guide and Bibliography. "The Golden Apple" describes the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, and Paris’ decision (...)

literary

YEAR: 1993

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Richard Woff

Bright-Eyed Athena in the Stories of Ancient Greece

In the women’s quarters of a house in ancient Athens, a young woman learns the art of spinning from older women as they create intricate tapestries while narrating inter-related stories about deities, creatures, heroines and heroes. The stories bear especially upon Athena, the goddess whose cult the women serve as creators of the Panathenaic robe. The young woman – herself to be an initiate in the Mysteries of Athena – listens spellbound to the stories which include Athena&rsqu(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Brush Your Hair, Medusa!

Medusa in this work is a very young child living in the modern world. The book opens with her looking crossly at a hairbrush. The reader follows Medusa's father's vain attempts to brush her hair. She prevaricates, jumping on the bed, doing somersaults, and brushing her toy mermaid's hair. Grandma arrives and is shocked to see Medusa's wild locks. Grandma takes Medusa on a trip. As far as Medusa is concerned, the trip is to get sweets. Medusa is taken to a hairdresser, who finally(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Ewa Nowacka

Bull Apis Greets Cat Pusia [Byk Apis pozdrawia kotkę Pusię] (The Wings of Time [Skrzydła czasu], 1)

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.This is the first book in the series Skrzydła czasu [The Wings of Time]. Paweł, through an accident with a television game brought by his father, is transported with his c(...)

literary

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: Poland


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Calliope the Muse (Goddess Girls, 20)

In this installment, we meet Calliope, the muse of epic poetry. Calliope is new at MOA, and as a new student she is anxious and wishes to prove her worth. She used to live with her sisters, but now she wants to show them that she is already mature enough and perfectly able to take care of herself. “She wanted to stand on her own two feet, to have them see her as the almost-teenager she was!” (p. 27). This is of course a universal feeling shared by almost all adolescents; the need to (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Cassandra the Lucky (Goddess Girls, 12)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.Cassandra is the daughter of Trojan royalty Priam and Hecuba. Along with her twin brother Helenus, she has the gift of foreseeing the future, and sells the fortunes as fortune cookies. Yet there is a problem with Cassandra’s prophecies: “Prophecies no one ever believed, unfortunately, despite their truth. Instead she was widely considered to be a liar [...]” (pp. 49–50). This was the result of a curse Apollo p(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, 2)

Catching Fire begins six months after the events of The Hunger Games. Having survived the Games, Katniss, now seventeen, is living in luxury in the Victor’s Village with her mother and younger sister, Prim. The novel begins on the morning of the Victory Tour, with Katniss and Peeta about to visit the other eleven districts and the Capitol of their nation Panem to celebrate their win in the Games. Before they leave, President Snow visits Katniss at home and warns her that her actions in the(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Centaur School (Beasts of Olympus, 5)

This is the fifth book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly refer to in the series) is the 11-year-old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official Beast Keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demon must write his notes and read the medicine books, but he cannot read the words properly, until Hephaestus devises special glasses for him. Demon must (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Coeur de Pirate , Ubisoft Montréal , Thomas Rollus, Jeffrey Yohalem

Child of Light

Child of Light follows the story of Aurora, the daughter of an Austrian count, who wakes one day in the mysterious realm of Lemuria. Befriended by the firefly, Igniculus, Aurora finds the Lady of the Forest and asks her the way home. Instead, she learns that Umbra, Queen of Night, has poisoned Lemuria, and will claim the human world too, if she is not stopped. Armed with an ancient sword, and Igniculus’s light, Aurora sets off to retrieve the sun, moon and stars, and so save her family fro(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2014


Beverley Cross, Desmond Davis, Ray Harryhausen, Charles H. Schneer

Clash of the Titans

The film loosely follows ancient versions of the myth of Perseus and Medusa. The film opens with king Acrisius of Argos throwing his daughter Danaë and her infant son Perseus into the sea in a casket. After the credits, the scene cuts to the gods on Olympus, where Zeus swears to punish Acrisius and has Poseidon release a monster, a titan called the Kraken to destroy Argos. It is revealed that Perseus is the child of Zeus.Danaë and Perseus drift safely to the island of Seriphos, where P(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1981

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


William F. Russell

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

This book is divided into two sections by reader age: the first part contains stories meant for children of over five years and the second part is for children of eight and over. The "ages eight and over" section is primarily made up of stories from the epics of Homer and Virgil. Each story begins with a note from the author, an "approximate reading time" and a pronunciation guide to names and some of the more old-fashioned words. Each story ends with an “A Few Words Mo(...)

literary

YEAR: 1989

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Clotho the Fate (Goddess Girls, 25)

Clotho, an eleven years old goddess girl, is one of the fates, who is responsible for spinning the Thread of Fate. Together with her sisters, 12 years old Lachesis and 13 years old Atropos, they predict the destiny of mortal new-borns. They work closely as a team each night and they travel from one place to another for their nightly routine, like nomads. While her sisters like this setting, Clotho secretly yearns for a permanent home and some companionship. According to Zeus’ rules, the si(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Crius and the Night of Fright (Heroes in Training, 9)

This is the ninth book in the Heroes in Training series (see  entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). Once again the group of Olympians needs to battle Cronus’ solders while trying to find Artemis, Apollo’s twin. Artemis is held under a special sleeping spell and the Olympians need to free her from her keeper and escape from his company of special warriors. Zeus will discover his great power and the responsibility that comes with it. He must l(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Cronus and the Threads of Dread (Heroes in Training, 8)

This is the eighth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). The group is caught in a great battle against a giant spider and then Athena finally regains her cleverness. Then the group continues towards Cronus’ temple in the sky, where Zeus finds out an awful truth about Cronus and himself.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, 1)

One day, one of the wise men of Arcadia is tempted to make a bargain with the "demon" who rules Arcadia. In return for granting his wish he agrees to give to him in marriage one of his unborn twin girls upon her 17th birthday. The girl, Nyx, is trained to kill her future husband and deliver Arcadia even at the price of her own life. Once she is in her husband's mysterious castle, she needs to carefully navigate her way to overcome her husband. And even though she falls in love with(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Marcia Dorothy Williams

Daedalus and Icarus & Orpheus and Eurydice

This short book contains two stories previously published in a longer collection by the same author. Like other books in the same series, the main body of the book is taken up with one story, while around a third of the book comprises a shorter retelling. The first story, Daedalus and Icarus, is told in a series of short chapters. Daedalus is presented as a craftsman renowned for his skills who boasts about his achievements. When his nephew, Talos, turns out to be a craftsman whose skills e(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, Steve Kurth , Barbara Schulz

Demeter and Persephone. Spring Held Hostage

The myth of Demeter and Persephone is retold here to familiarise young people with the myth and with ancient Greek culture more broadly. The myth provides an aeitiology for the seasons. Persephone is abducted by Hades, god of the Underworld. Persephone's mother, the goddess Demeter, searches for her. Demeter mourns her daughter when it transpires that she has been taken to the Underworld, causing harvests to fail and plants to die. A compromise is reached in which Persephone splits her time (...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United States of America


Elisa S. Amore, Kiera Legend

Demigods Academy: Year One (Demigods Academy, 1)

Melany Richmond is an outsider. She is an 18-year-old orphan girl, with blue hair, piercings and tattoos. Her appearance is disapproved of by the Demos family (especially their snotty and spoiled 18-year-old daughter, Callie), a rich, posh Greek family from Pecunia. Melany and her adoptive mother, Sophia, live on the grounds of the Demos’ estate, where Sophia is the family’s housekeeper. Melany has been living there for five years but does not feel like she truly belongs there.In the(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Annie Di Donna, Abraham Kawa, Alecos Papadatos

Democracy

Democracy is set in 490 BCE, just before the Battle of Marathon. One of the men fighting for the Athenians, Thersippus, fears that Athena would abandon them and this would cause Athens to fall. A second soldier, named Leander, approaches Thersippus and tells him that they will win as Athena would help them; he proceeds to tell a story of how he once saw Athena and how she helped him. Leander begins by explaining that when he was 16, he was living with his father, councilman Promachus, when (...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Andrei Valentinov

Diomedes, the Son of Tydeus. Book 1: I Won’t Return [Диомед, сын Тидея. Книга I: Я не вернусь (Diomed, syn Tideia. Kniga I: Ia ne vernus’)]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the myth of Diomedes, aimed at young adults, in novel format. The plot of the novel is reframing and reinterpretation of the myths of Seven against Thebes and Epigones, as well as other events from the life of Diomedes before the Trojan War. Diomedes, the son of Tydeus the Unforgiven, was born in exile. His father owes his unfortunate nickname and his status of exile to kindred killing performed by him in the state of madness. Diomedes himself exper(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: Russia


Andrei Valentinov

Diomedes, the Son of Tydeus. Book 2: Someone Else Will Return [Диомед, сын Тидея. Книга II: Вернусь не я (Diomed, syn Tideia. Kniga II: Vernus’ ne ia)]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the myth of Diomedes, aimed at young adults, in novel format. The plot of the novel is reframing and reinterpretation of Iliad and Odyssey. The second part of Valentinov’s novel on Diomedes is dedicated to the exploits of the hero during the Trojan War and subsequent events.Diomedes has enough knowledge and experience to understand that the beginning of war between the West and the East on Troad plain would be suicidal: if Trojans call for help fro(...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: Russia


Craig Phillips, Tracey West

Dionysus and the Land of Beasts (Heroes in Training, 14)

This is the fourteenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see Zeus and the Tunderbolt of Doom). In this installment, the Pythia tells the Olympians they must find the last Olympian. They head to the “Land of Grapes” and meet the rock band “Dion and the Goat Guys”. The lead singer is Dionysus who turns out to be an Olympian as well. Meanwhile Apollo gets his own magical object, when his Lyre turns golden and whatever he sings about materializes. In the end the group mu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Imogen Greenberg , Isabel Greenberg

Discover… The Ancient Greeks

Discover...  began in 2016. It is part of a series offering a light-hearted introduction to a range of ancient cultures, including The Roman Empire, The Ancient Aztecs, and The Ancient Egyptians.Discover... The Ancient Greeks opens with the stated intention of exploring who the ancient Greeks really were. The book is divided into 2-page sub-sections, each discussing a different aspect of ancient Greek culture.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Don't Get Lost, Odysseus!

In Don’t Get Lost, Odysseus, Odysseus is a pre-school-aged child living in the modern world. The first page introduces the character with a single word – his name, while the facing page introduces his main fascination, 'Adventure', which is illustrated by the entrance to a children's play area.Odysseus and his mother are approaching a mall; she wants to go to a shop, he wants to go home. Once they are in a shop, Odysseus' attention switches to wishing to go to an enti(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Josée Masse, Marilyn Singer

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths

Echo Echo is an anthology of fourteen palindromic poems retelling the standard heroic and moral tales from the corpus of myth, including Pandora’s Box, Midas and the Golden Touch, Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Demeter and Persephone, Orpheus and Eurydice, Arachne, and Atalanta, alongside less regularly retold stories drawn from Ovid, including Pygmalion and Galatea, and Echo and Narcissus. The first poem in the collection, entit(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Echo the Copycat (Goddess Girls, 19)

In this installment, we meet Echo, the forest nymph (Oreiad nymph). We get a chance to be introduced to a different character from the usual goddesses from MOA. Echo loses her tree in a lightning-bolt accident, and blames Zeus by mistake. Her trip to MOA will teach her about friendship, copying and being true to one’s self. Echo finally finds out where she belongs and where she wants to be. Home is truly where your heart is.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Eos the Lighthearted (Goddess Girls, 24)

Eos is the 11 year old goddess girl of dawn. Eos attends a mortal middle-school, where she is the only immortal. Her best friend is the mortal Tithonus (from a royal Trojan family) who is obsessed with insects. Eos’ story follows a few story lines: Eos is invited to celebrate the commemoration of the statue of Nyx, goddess girl of the night, at Artemis temple and thus she spends time with the Mount Olympus Academy girls. During this time, Aphrodite becomes jealous of her since she thinks E(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Henryk Sienkiewicz

Fairytales and Legends [Baśnie i legendy]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue (accessed: June 11, 2021), Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Agata Więcławska and Michał Kucharski, pp. 346-347 and 350-353.The collection is divided into three thematic parts: tales about Hinduism’s origins and the legends of Ancient Egypt, Gre(...)

literary

YEAR: 1967

COUNTRY: Poland


Robert (Bob) Blaisdell, John Green

Favorite Greek Myths: In Easy-to-Read Type

This short anthology of Greek myth is divided into six chapters, with mini sub-chapters within these. 1. Gods and Titans – The stories of Kronos and Ouranos and of Zeus’ war with the Titans.The Story of Prometheus: How Prometheus stole fire and Pandora opened the box. The Story of Persephone: The abduction of Persephone. 2. Hercules – How Hercules carried out labours to become immortal. 3. Heroes and Monsters – Divided into multiple hero stor(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: United States of America


Passport Games Studio , Cecilia Hyland, Eric Hyland

Fleecing Olympus

Fleecing Olympus is a 3-6 player table top game consisting of character cards, playing cards, and gems. The aim of the game is to be the player with the most gems in their hand when the playing cards run out. At the beginning of each round, the players are dealt one of nine possible character cards at random. Each character card represents an ancient Greek god or goddess who the player will henceforth be known as throughout the game. The character cards, which consist of Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, A(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Maria Dynowska

From Greek Legends: „Metamorphoses” According to Ovid [Z podań greckich: “Przemiany” podług Owidjusza]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.This book is an overview of Greek myths selected by the author from the first six books of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. It begins with the Four Ages of Man followed by the flood(...)

literary

YEAR: 1911

COUNTRY: Congress Poland


Irena Parandowska, Józef Wilkoń

From the World of Myths [Ze świata mitów]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.Selection of seventeen widely known Greek myths from various sources including Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey: Pandora, Flood Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha, Daedalus, Talos and Icarus, Persephone, Eos and Orion, Perseus, Sis(...)

literary

YEAR: 1967

COUNTRY: Poland


Kate McMullan , Denis Zilber

Get Lost, Odysseus! (Myth-O-Mania, 10)

This is the tenth book in the Myth-O-Mania series. In this series, Hades is the narrator who promises to tell the whole truth about the Greek myth; he claims that his brother Zeus, is a myth-o-maniac (that is, a liar) and that he fabricated the myths and wrote his version so that he and his children will appear noble and praiseworthy. In this book, Hades narrates Odysseus’ voyage. Hades claims that Zeus wrote down that it was he who helped Odysseus get home after the Trojan War. Hades(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Kate McMullan , Denis Zilber

Get to Work, Hercules! (Myth-O-Mania, 7)

This is the seventh book in the Myth-O-Mania series, which offer alternative versions of the Greek myths, narrated by Hades. Hades, who is a self-professed shy and serious god, promises to tell the whole truth about the Greek myth; he claims that his brother Zeus, is a myth-o-maniac (that is, a liar) and that he fabricated the myths and wrote his version so that he and his children will appear noble and praiseworthy. Hades’ versions offer the “true” story of the myths.In this b(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


Evangelia Desypris, Daniela Stamatiadis

Getting to Know the Olive [Γνωρίζω την ελιά (Gnōrízō tīn eliá)]

The opening pages inform us that olive oil is precious and its production labour-intensive. Oil goes well with food that is consumed on a daily basis, such as bread and salad. Next, children are asked to count the number of olives on branches and to estimate the capacity of oil containers of different shapes. Then, children are taken back to the past, to the mythic contest between Athena and Poseidon, the Olympic Games, and the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In the closing page there are in(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Greece


Gareth Hinds, Lise Lunge-Larsen

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology is a collection of stories that function as an annotated index of words and phrases taken from classical mythology. The stories of Achilles, Pandora, Fortuna, the Furies and the Fates, among others, are retold for late childhood readers alongside vivid illustrations that convey much in the way of emotion and drama. As with many graphic novels, there are speech balloons, including one quoting the opening line of Homer&rs(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


SIE Santa Monica Studio

God of War

God of War is a video game series created by Santa Monica Studio, an exclusive title for the PlayStation consoles (with the exception of God of War: Betrayal). Individual games have their separate entries, see under the name of each gameIt tells the story of a Spartan warrior – Kratos – and his adventures in the world of ancient Greece.* The series consists of the following games:God of War, 2005 for PS2;God of War II, 2007 for PS2;God of War: Betrayal, 2007 for Mobiles (Ja(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: United States of America


SIE Santa Monica Studio

God of War II

The story revolves around Kratos, a Spartan hero. The Olympian gods acknowledged his deeds presented in the first game of the series (see the entry for more info), and rewarded him with a seat on the Olympus. Since the day Kratos became the new god of war, he has been leading Sparta against other Greek poleis. The game begins with a cutscene that shows Kratos looking down on Rhodes, a new territory to claim. Athena disagrees with his methods, as he openly sides with one polis and that's why (...)

electronic

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United States of America


SIE Santa Monica Studio

God of War III

The story revolves around Kratos, a Spartan warrior, who sets on his quest to defeat the Olympian gods – in revenge for their actions against him in the previous installments. (see the God of War and God of War II entries for more info)The game opens with Kratos’s famous words that ended God of War II: “Zeus! Your son has returned. I bring the destruction of Olympus!” The warrior marches to Olympus atop Gaia, along with her fellow Titans saved with the power of the Fates,(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Javaground and Sony Online Entertainment Inc

God of War: Betrayal

The story revolves around Kratos, a Spartan warrior who helped the Olympian gods kill Ares and became the new god of war. During his journey, Kratos receives a number of weapons and magic items. In the God of War: Betrayal there are: weapons: Blades of Athena and Blade of Artemis and magic: Army of Hades and Medusa's Gaze, all of which he received in the previous game. He can also collect gorgon eyes and phoenix feathers to boost his health and mana respectively – this is a standa(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United States of America


Tera Lynn Childs

Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods., 2)

In the second book of the Oh. My. Gods. series, Phoebe Castro must try to find a way to control her newfound powers. Phoebe is an 18-year-old American girl from California who moved with her mother to the Greek island of Serfopoula. There Phoebe attends a special school, for Greek gods' descendants. After struggling to find her place in the school and coming to terms with her mother's remarriage to the school headmaster, Damian Petrolas, this book focuses on Phoebe's struggles to bal(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Yung In Chae, Alida Massari

Goddess Power: A Kids' Book of Greek and Roman Mythology: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women

The book focuses on Titaness, Goddesses and their adapted related myths. Before the actual myth, we have a short “identity card” for the goddess, including the pronunciation of her name, family,, symbols, strength and a few sentences of introduction on the goddess’ origin or role. The stories are as follows: Gaia and the creation of the world and the Titans, Rhea and Cronus and the birth of the gods, Hera and the myths of Io, Echo, Narcissus, Heracles. Artemis: her birth, Actae(...)

literary

YEAR: 1938

COUNTRY: United States of America


Rebecca Guay, Burleigh Mutén

Goddesses: A World of Myth and Magic

As its title suggests, this book offers brief informational entries on various goddesses from different cultures around the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Near East, North America, South and Central America, Oceania and Polynesia. The information is alphabetically organized, with accompanying original illustrations. For each goddess we have her name, spelling guide, origin, and one passage which describes her role and attributes. It is also mentioned whether the goddess is still worshiped today (f(...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United States of America


Giovanni Caselli, Michael Gibson

Gods, Men and Monsters from the Greek Myths

This is a collection of a select number of Greek myths retold for older children, with accompanying line drawings and bright colour illustrations of varied sizes depicting key scenes. The stories focus on detailed characterisation, particularly in the hero myths, and often bring up lesser known versions. The book opens with labelled line drawings of the major gods and a map of Greece. A section at the back explains the line drawing symbols that appear at the start of each chapter, e.g. a fennel (...)

literary

YEAR: 1977

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Good Job, Athena!

Little Athena is a master in tying shoes. But one day another girl asks her to tie a bow for her and then takes the credit for it in front of the other children. What will Athena do?(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc.

Grecian Goddess™ Barbie® Doll (2001)

This collector’s edition doll depicts the ‘Grecian Goddess’. Although not clear from her name, the doll is supposed to represent the goddess Athena, as distinct from the 2010 Barbie as Athena doll and the 2001 Goddess of Wisdom doll (both surveyed on this database). The doll is dressed in a white pleated dress (identified by the box text as an Ionic chiton) with tulle overskirt and a scalloped tunic (referred to on the box as a peplos), all gold-bordered. She also wears a purpl(...)

material

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: United States of America


Almasty , Sylvie Baussier

Greek Gods & Heroes: 40 Inspiring Icons [Dieux: 40 dieux et héros grecs]

This is a collection of profiles of Greek gods, heroes, antiheroes and monsters aimed at children. Each character occupies a double spread featuring the character’s picture labelled with some of their main attributes, as well as a short intro, family tree box and other boxes with further stories. These boxes have regular themed headings; for example, "Descendants", "Lovers" and "Conflict" are recurring ones. At the bottom of the profile is a summary line for t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: France


John Green, Drew Silver

Greek Gods and Goddesses

This is a colouring book that contains 22 images of the Greek gods and goddesses. Opposite of each image, there is an information text on the deity. The images are a full-page, black and white illustrations with the name of the god/goddess and a caption describing the scene. For example: "Kronos attacking Ouranos," or "Pan playing his syrinx by the side of the stream." The illustrations are not childlike or cute, but the gods depicted in a beautified way. The images and (...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


Robert Graves

Greek Gods and Heroes

This is a dryly humorous children's anthology of myth by Robert Graves, better known for his earlier mythography work The Greek Myths. It tells key Greek myths, with a focus on the personalities of the key gods who it introduces in the opening chapter. There are no illustrations. The stories included are:The Palace of Olympus (introduction to the different gods)Other Gods and GoddessesDemeter's Lost DaughterThe TitansThe Underworld of TartarusThe Birth of HermesOrpheusDeucalion's Flo(...)

literary

YEAR: 1960

COUNTRY: United States of America


Avner Katz, Rakefet Zohar

Greek Mythology for Kids [(Mitologya Yevanit l’yeladim) מיתולוגיה יוונית לילדים]

This book is an illustrated collected edition of former individual four books previously published separately: Great Stories from the Olympus (1999); Pandora’s Box (1996); Hercules and Other Heroes (1997) and Famous Lovers (1998). The book offers various stories from the Greek mythology about gods and heroes in an accessible language for children. The stories included in this volume are:Great Stories from the OlympusWhen the World Was CreatedThe Love Goddesses' ShellThe Revenge of the (...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Israel


Charlie Keith

Greek Mythology for Kids: Tales of Gods

This book is a self-published adaptation of stories for the Greek mythology aimed at children. The tone of the stories is light hearted and the introduction presents the book as follows: “This is a story about gods and the things they ate. Or maybe it’s a story about things and the gods they ate. It gets confusing after a while.” The introduction presents the ancient Greeks as a people who feared the gods, as the gods controlled natural elements, thus hinting at the origin of m(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Online


Brandon Terrell

Greek Mythology's Twelve Labors of Hercules: A Choose Your Path Book

This is a “choose your own path” book, in which the reader takes on the role of the hero and makes decisions and choices of action and plot development at each stage to create an interactive adventure, following instructions within the book in order to proceed. Within the framework of the story, the reader/hero of the book – referred to in the second person as “you” – while attempting to avoid a bully in the school library, hears strange noises coming from a b(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nikola Kucharska

Greek Myths for Children in Pictures [Mity greckie dla dzieci w obrazkach]

The book presents seven most popular Greek myths in a comic book style, using illustrations with almost no words. Every myth has its own two pages and can be viewed on vertically or horizontally displayed page. The myths in the book are presented chronologically, after a short summary of all seven myths at the beginning, the reader enters the world of unknown or misunderstood mythology. The first myth shows the creation of the world. The comic book style presentation leads the viewer from illust(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Poland


Mirosław Rutkowski

Greek Myths for Children. Gods [Mity greckie dla dzieci. Bogowie]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Anna Górska, pp. 326-331.First part of a book cycle. Includes an introduction describing the origin of the world. Each chapter contains stories about different gods and mythical characters. Author begins with a (...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: Poland


Mirosław Rutkowski

Greek Myths for Children. Heroes [Mity greckie dla dzieci. Herosi]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Anna Górska, pp. 326-331.Second part of a series. Four myths about the greatest Greek heroes: Theseus, Hercules, Perseus, and Jason. Written for school children in the form of short stories. Theseus, son of(...)

literary

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: Poland


Elżbieta Lubomirska, Elżbieta Olczak

Greek Myths for Fun [Mity greckie na wesoło]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.The book is a collaborative work: Elżbieta Olczak wrote the text, and Elżbieta Lubomirska prepared the illustrations and the book’s design. The most important Greek (...)

literary

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: Poland


Heather Amery, Linda Edwards

Greek Myths for Young Children

This is a highly illustrated volume of myths retold for children. Contents:1. About the Greek Myths2. The Gift of Fire3. Pandora's Box4. Persephone and the Seasons5. The Story of Arachne6. The Many Tasks of Heracles (Intro, plus 12 Labours)7. Echo and Narcissus8. Daedalus and Icarus9. Bellerophon and the Flying Horse10. Jason and the Golden Fleece (Intro, Argo Sets Sail, The Harpies, The Clashing Rocks, Fire-Breathing Bulls and Dragon(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Anita Rejch

Greek Myths. Fairytales of the Ancients [Mity greckie. Baśnie starożytnych]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Barbara Krcha, pp. 294-295. The book is a collection of the most popular Greek myths adapted for children between 10 and 12 years old and written in an accessible language. The author compares mythical events to(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Poland


Carole Hénaff, Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden

Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales

Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales is a highly illustrated retelling of the myths of Demeter and Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Eurydice. There is at least one illustration on almost every facing pair of pages with the illustrations setting the events in antiquity. Each myth is divided into chapters in the manner of a novel.Demeter and Persephone begins by prompting the reader to imagine a tri-part world, Olympus above, the world of mortals, and the realm of the dead below. P(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


George O'Connor

Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians, 4)

Hades is the fourth instalment in the Olympians series. The graphic novel, told in a style akin to a modern super-hero comic, introduces the Greek Underworld and tells the myth of Persephone. The story opens in darkness, with words announcing that this is what happens when you die. The narrative follows Hermes, who goes on to the banks of the Styx. With the use of a perspective familiar from first-person computer games, the reader can see "their" shadow in the water; their greeny-white(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Kate McMullan

Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Myth-O-Mania, 1)

Have a Hot Time, Hades comprises seventeen chapters plus a prologue and epilogue, from the perspective of Hades, detailing his birth and the genesis of his conflict with Zeus. The prologue introduces Hades as the ruler of the Underworld and shows his distrust in myths and his readiness to set the record straight as they are all biased against him and he knows best.Chapter One, Hothead Dad, narrates the genesis of the Olympians from Mama Gaia who gave birth to Cronus, the Titan. Cronus in tu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: United States of America


Tony Ross , Francesca Simon

Helping Hercules

Helping Hercules tells the story of a young girl named Susan who does not want to help or do chores at home. She finds a magic coin that takes her back to Ancient Greece where she becomes entangled in scenarios from Greek mythology – she has to help Hercules clean out Augean stables, help Orpheus get Eurydice back from Hades, help Paris choose between the goddesses, help Bellerophon capture Pegasus to find the chimera, fight Medusa, deal with Midas, and help Hercules get the apples from th(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Hephaestus and the Island of Terror (Heroes in Training, 10)

This is the tenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 10)). The Olympians are headed to Lemnos to find Artemis’ bows and arrows. On the deserted island they encounter another Olympian, Hephaestus, who presents himself as the ruler of the island due to his many mechanical inventions. Hephaestus is haughty and a braggart, and quickly challenges Zeus for the leadership of the Olympians. The Olympians must fight the islan(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Hephaistos. God of Fire (Olympians, 11)

Hephaistos, an attractive graphic novel focusing on myths connected to Hephaestus, opens with hammering reverberating around mountain tops. Hephaestus is revealed, working with his hammer, but the narrator goes on to tell a story of Prometheus. The giant elemental Titans are shown and then compared to Prometheus, a small human-like child of the Titans, but with the gift of foresight and prophecy. Living under the Titans he knows what it is to feel helpless. He chooses to live amongst the humans;(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Hera. The Goddess and her Glory (Olympians, 3)

Hera begins with a recap of the triumph of Zeus and the other Olympians over Kronos (from Zeus. King of the Gods). New aspects of the battle are shown, including Hera's participation in the fighting and her ability to command Zeus haughtily to assist her when she does not wish to put her full effort in ("Honestly, I almost broke a nail", she complains). Aspects of Zeus' seduction of Hera, seen in Athena. Grey-Eyed Goddess, are shown with Hera's perspective now supplementing(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Janusz Towpik, Jadwiga Żylińska

Heracles’ Story [Opowieść o Heraklesie]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.This story is an adaptation of the Heracles’ myth covering selected stories from ancient sources. Among them, the story of the Twelve Labours and a few other stories were originally interpreted by Żylińska. For instance, th(...)

literary

YEAR: 1973

COUNTRY: Poland


Geraldine McCaughrean

Hercules

The book narrates the life of Hercules, from his early youth to his tragic death and following deification (or rather becoming a constellation). Due to the subject matter and the mentions of murder and tragic deaths the book is more suitable for older children. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Robert Burleigh , Raul Colón

Hercules

This is a picture book retelling of the myth of Hercules’ descent into Hades and capture of Cerberus, aimed at children. The book starts with a list of characters, both humans and non-humans, and a short explanation of each. The book concentrates on the last and most dangerous labor of Hercules, namely his descent into Hades and abduction of Cerberus, but the author uses the opportunity to retell the rest of Hercules’ labours for his young readers as well. The overall frame(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United States of America


Anika Fajardo, Nadine Takvorian

Hercules and His 12 Labors: An Interactive Mythological Adventure

This book is a "choose your own adventure" book, inviting the reader to relive the twelve labors of Hercules from a first person perspective, written in the second person, of the persona of the demi-god Hercules. There are three story paths, including a total of thirty junctions at which choices can be made for the reader’s preference. The eighteen optional endings give the reader the possibility to take ownership of the Hercules story and really feel the action themselves. For e(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Józef Ciembroniewicz

Hercules: Fights Between the Olympian Gods. A Story for Young People [Herkules: walki olimpijskich bogów. Opowieść dla młodzieży]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. This is an adaptation of Hercules’ myth covering the most important related stories. Among them are Hera’s dislike of Hercules and the story explaining w(...)

literary

YEAR: 1919

COUNTRY: Poland


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Tracey West, Suzanne Williams

Hermes and the Horse with Wings (Heroes in Training, 13)

This is the thirteenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see for example Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom) and the first by a new author, Tracey West. The Olympians encounter a new member, Hermes and need to try and get along with him. Meanwhile, they also help Bellepheron in his fight against the monstrous Chimera. Although until now they were more concerned in saving themselves, the Olympians now start to grow into their roles as defenders of Greece, especially as their reputation grows. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Hermes: Tales of the Trickster (Olympians, 10)

This enjoyable graphic novel is the most humorous one of the Olympians series to date. The novel takes as its frame the myth of the killing of Argus Panoptes. A traveller and his dog arrive at the field that the giant, Argus, guards, where he keeps his many eyes on a lone white cow. The traveller begins to tell the giant stories:The first is the story of the dogs' complaint. Hermes arranged for dogs to make their complaint to Zeus about being under human bondage. But they "voided their (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Hestia the Invisible (Goddess Girls, 18)

In this installment, we meet Hestia, the goddess girl of the hearth. Hestia is extremely shy and tries to avoid speaking in class, for example. She even added hoods to her chitons so she can hide her face, calling this “her invisibility strategy” (p. 23). Hestia is extremely private. At school, “keeping her hooded head down and avoiding eye contact with anyone, she managed to ward off conversation.” (p. 29). The humans on earth have a contest to find an “MOA st(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Kate McMullan , Denis Zilber

Hit the Road, Helen! (Myth-O-Mania, 9)

This is the ninth book in the Myth-O-Mania series. In this series, Hades is the narrator who promises to tell the whole truth about the Greek myth; he claims that his brother, Zeus, is a myth-o-maniac (that is, a liar) and that he fabricated the myths and wrote his version so that he and his children will appear noble and praiseworthy. In this book, Hades tells the story of Helen of Troy. Hades claims that in his version, Zeus put the blame for the Trojan War on Helen. Yet Hades claims, tha(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


​Cinzia Bigazzi, Celina Elmi

Homer for Fun: The Odyssey [Omero per gioco – L'Odissea]

This book is part of the Le Novelle della Cipolla series, which provides abridged myths accompanied by lavish illustrations. This book relates the voyage of Odysseus (called in the book by his Roman name, Ulysses), from the end of the Trojan War till his safe return to Ithaca. After opening with the council of the gods, the story follows Telemachus and Penelope and we first meet Odysseus on Calypso’s island. Thus the narrative follows the plot of the Homeric epic quite closely. Odysseus is(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Italy


Ian Trevaskis

Hopscotch. Medusa Stone (Hopscotch, 1)

Hopscotch: Medusa Stone is the story of Australian teens, Jake and Hannah, who travel from a sleepy seaside town, “Pelican Bay,” to the world of Ancient Greek mythology, when they play a game of hopscotch, using directions from a mysterious parchment, and a magical stone (the "Medusa Stone" of the title). They find themselves in the power of a games-maker, Costas the Giant, who commands them to retrieve items from the Ancient Greek heroes - Odysseus, Perseus, and Hercules. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Australia


Dominic Brigstocke, Steve Connelly, William Terence Deary, Chloë Thomas

Horrible Histories (Series)

A sketch show based on the books of the same name by Terry Deary, focussing on many aspects of history not just the Classical areas. Each episode includes parodic songs teaching children about aspects of history, with both live-action and animated sections often working in conjecture to form the full picture of the sketch. Each sketch is accompanied by the narrative character Rattus Rattus who is used as an accuracy marker for the jokes within the series. The show takes a non-linear format (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Kalliope Kyrdi, Evi Pini

Icarus Tells Stories about Statues in the National Archaeological Museum [Ο Ίκαρος αφηγείται ιστορίες για αγάλματα στο Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο (O Íkaros afīgeítai istoríes gia agálmata sto Ethnikó Archaiologikó Mouseío)]

A talking animal, a duck called Icarus, takes us through the galleries with sculpture at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Icarus shows us statues of males, females, and animals (as we notice also on the front cover), prompting us to pay attention to their style, meaning, and material.The value of experiential learning is emphasised in the introduction (page 3), so that teachers and parents can prepare for the museum visit. Throughout the book, Evi Pini and Kalliopi Kyrdi address bot(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: Greece


Simona Bursi, Linda Cavallini, Susanna Davidson, Alex Frith , Anne Millard, Matteo Pincelli, Russell Punter, Lesley Sims , Louie Stowell

Illustrated Stories From the Greek Myths

Illustrated Stories From the Greek Myths is a highly illustrated collection of short stories for children or young teens.Contents:The Wooden Horse: Russell Punter (Author) and Matteo Pincelli (Illustrator),The Minotaur: Russell Punter (Author) and Linda Cavallini (Illustrator),Bellerophon and Pegasus: Susanna Davidson (Author) and Simona Bursi (Illustrator),The Twelve Tasks of Heracles: Alex Frith (Author) and Matteo Pincelli (Illustrator),Perseus and the Gorgon: Lesley Sims (Author) a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Iris the Colorful (Goddess Girls, 14)

In this installment, we meet Iris. Iris’ wishes make Zeus acknowledge her and her abilities, so she can be crowned as the goddess of rainbows. Meanwhile, the academy is facing a potential disaster when the titan Typhon is freed form Tartarus by his mother Gaia and comes to wreak havoc and destroy the Academy. Iris’ resourcefulness, together with the four wind brothers, rescues the day. At the same time, Iris faces a dilemma when she and her best friend, Antheia, like the same boy.In (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Adèle Geras

Ithaka

Just as her novel Troy imagines new stories playing out within the final days of the Trojan War, in this text Geras locates her tale on Ithaca during the long years of Odysseus’ absence.  The story centres on the teenager Klymene, granddaughter of the old nurse Eurycleia. Orphaned as a baby, she and her twin brother Ikarios have grown up in the royal palace alongside Telemachus. The trio have always been friends, but Klymene is beginning to have other feelings for the Prince. Tel(...)

literary

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Deirdre Barry, Richard Morss

I’m a Monster (Series, 52 Episodes)

2D animation series for children of pre-school age (4-8 years), about monsters from various parts of the world. In each episode of the series (duration: 2 minutes) we meet another character who presents himself to the audience (with the voice of an actor) and tells some fun facts about himself.* Most of presented characters are well-known – they come from mythology of different cultures, from literature, movies etc. The material is rich, colorful and original. In twelve episodes of th(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Ireland


David Antram, John Malam, David Salariya

Jason and the Argonauts

In this straight-forward retelling of the myth of the Argonauts, the story begins with the prophecy by the oracle who proclaims that Pelias, king of the city-state of Iolcus, should pay attention to his family, because they will deprive him of power. So Pelias decides to kill everyone, showing mercy only to his brother Aeson, whom he throws into the dungeon. When he arrives to kill Jason, his brother's son, he is tricked by Alcimede the boy's mother, into believing that the young man had(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Nick Roberts, Stella Tarakson

Jason's Wild Winds (Hopeless Heroes, 6)

This is book 6 in the "Hopeless Heroes" series. This is a series of portal-fantasy adventures in which a timid boy travels to the world of ancient myth by means of a magic vase, and learns to be brave through adventures with classical heroes. At the end of the previous book, Tim Baker was prepared to sacrifice himself so that the evil Hera would not harm his friends. For this deed he was named a hero by Athena who helped him return to his home.In this story we find Tim puzzled over a s(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Bruce Coville

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love is book 5 in the Magic Shop series of middle-grade chapter books. In this series, children in an American town named Venus Harbour have their lives transformed by visiting a mysterious ‘magic shop’ run by a man named Mr Elives (i.e. ‘mystery lives’). In this volume, Juliet is a shy teenager who is conscious she’s never had a boyfriend, and who uses her sharp tongue to push others away. In Chapter One, ‘Killer Strikes Again,’ ru(...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nintendo Research and Development Team 1 , Project Sora , TOSE Software , Toru Osawa, Masafumi Sakashita, Masahiro Sakurai, Gunpei Yokoi

Kid Icarus (Series): Kid Icarus (Light Myth: Palutena’s Mirror) [Kid Icarus (Hikari Shinwa: Parutena no Kagami)] | Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters | Kid Icarus: Uprising ( New Light Mythology: Palutena's Mirror) [Kid Icarus: Uprising (Shin Hikari Shinwa: Parutena no Kagami)]

Kid Icarus The story begins in a land called “Angel Land” where humans and deities live in harmony. Two goddesses rule the land: Palutena, goddess of light and Medusa, goddess of darkness. The goddess of light liked the humans and helped them flourish, but the goddess of darkness hated them, so dried up their crops and turned them into stone. Palutena transformed Medusa into a monster and banished her to the underworld. Once there, Medusa gathered monsters and demons and assembl(...)

electronic

YEAR: 1986

COUNTRY: Japan


Ann Shen

Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You

This lavishly illustrated collection features the stories of fifty female divinities and heroines from across the world. There are ten classical entries. In addition to well-known Olympians like Athena, Aphrodite and Artemis, more obscure figures, like Tyche, the goddess of Fortune, and Eos, the Dawn, are also included. The entries are arranged into five chapters – Creativity and Manifestation, Love, Power, Protection, and Reinvention, highlighting cross-cultural connections and universal (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series)

LEGO’s permeation into popular culture is evident through its release of thematic sets to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999, and through its collaboration with Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and The Simpsons. As of 2010, LEGO began to release themed collectible minifigures that were based on fantasy, sports, history, and popular culture. A minifigure is defined as a small posable person with ‘rotating arms, legs, hands, and heads… (with) connectors (...)

material

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series): Battle-Goddess

The classically-themed LEGO minifigures have one key similarity. This is that they have an instantly recognisable iconography. The simplification of these key figures makes them easier to distinguish and identify. These figures can be identified by their core attributes by individuals with varying levels of knowledge of the Classical world. One of the figures chosen by LEGO to be adapted into this form is the Greek goddess Athena. Athena has the strongest, and most identifiable, iconography of t(...)

material

YEAR: 2014


Marisa De Castro

Let’s Go to Crete! [Πάμε στην Κρήτη; (Páme stīn Krī́tī?)]

Marisa Decastro and Mark Weinstein take young children and their guardians on a sightseeing tour of Crete, which is, as we read in the opening page, Greece’s largest island. Children are encouraged to mark places of interest on a sketch-map of Crete. The exploration of Crete starts with its diverse landscapes. These range from high mountains with gorges to plains with olive groves. Mention is made of the Cretan ibex, the so-called “kri-kri”, an indigenous wild goat. The descrip(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Greece


Marisa De Castro

Let’s go to Nafplio [Πάμε στο Ναύπλιο; (Páme sto Náfplio?)]

The book starts with an illustration of a typical nuclear family in a car. The mother in the front, father at the wheel, and the daughter son at the back. The mother and son’s red-blond hair could imply a family of foreign visitors to Greece, driving to Nafplio from other Greek cities. Subsequently, we see a simplified map of the Peloponnese and southern central Greece, dotted with places of interest, such as the Corinth Canal. Nemea is marked with a drawing of a man, presumably Her(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Greece


Alexandra Bracken

Lore

In Lore, 18-year-old Melora Perseus, better known as Lore, lives a seemingly ordinary life in a New York brownstone with her friend Miles. But as the last of her family, Lore’s life is anything but normal. The descendent of one of five surviving Greek bloodlines, Lore grew up training to fight in the Agon, a competition that takes place every seven years and sees nine Greek gods and goddesses: Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Poseidon, Artemis, Athena, Hermes and Apollo, turned into (...)

literary

YEAR: 2021

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joe Infurnari , Boaz Yakin

Marathon

Marathon tells the story of the Battle of Marathon, which was fought in Greece in 490BCE. The book's focus is placed on the traditions around extraordinary running feats relating to the battle, with the runner, Eucles, acting as protagonist.The book opens in the years before the Battle of Marathon, when Athens was ruled by the tyrant, Hippias, son of Peisistratus. Eucles, at this time, is a child slave. After Eucles being noticed for his speed, Hippias takes him on as his messenger, but warn(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Bohdan Wróblewski, Jadwiga Żylińska

Master Daedalus [Mistrz Dedal]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.It is the life story of Daedalus beginning from his first visit to an Athenian blacksmith. The young Daedalus, a descendant of Erechtheus, king of Athens, starts to learn his craft locally and still, as an apprentice, quickly bec(...)

literary

YEAR: 1973

COUNTRY: Poland


Athina Bali

Match and Learn the Greek Gods

This book contains colourful stickers and illustrations. Each page shows a description of a Greek god for whom the child needs to find the corresponding sticker. Furthermore, there are several stories in the book containing moral lessons on teamwork, winning and losing, respecting nature etc.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Medea the Enchantress (Goddess Girls, 23)

In this installment, we meet the twelve year-old Medea, princess of Colchis. Medea’s father is very strict: “he wouldn’t let her hang out with kids he didn’t approve of.” (p. 11). While the king appears severe and controlling, he means well and just wishes to protect his only child. In this way, the authors try to explain to their readers why some parents appear stricter, namely not because they do not love their children, but quite the opposite. Nevertheless, Medea(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Medusa the Mean (Goddess Girls, 8)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment, Medusa, the mean girl of previous volumes, is the unlikely heroine. As the only mortal in school, she feels insecure and is desperate to fit in, and we are shown that, despite her spiteful behaviour, she has feelings too. Medusa hates her mortality and wishes to be like the other immortal students “How she longed to be like them!” (p. 7). All she really wants to is to truly feel like she fits in, as A(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Medusa the Rich (Goddess Girls, 16)

In this installment of the Goddess Girls series, Medusa learns the hard way that all that glitters is not gold. Medusa, who needs to be careful not to hurt mortals with her stone gaze, deliberately asks for the golden touch. Medusa is the main heroine of the story and she accompanies Dionysus to his visit to King Midas; then she agrees to take the golden touch from the king, thinking it would resolve her financial problems. In this retelling of the myth, Midas is reluctant to have a golden touch(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Blue , Overly Sarcastic Productions , Red

Miscellaneous Myths (Series): Perseus

The series Miscellaneous Myths is devoted to various motifs, characters and tales from world mythologies. Red states at the beginning of the first video in the series, Perseus, that she decided to "focus primarily on Greek mythology, because it’s one of the mythologies that’s been more influential to popular culture in the past millennia or so". The aforementioned video about Perseus can serve as a perfect example of the style and characteristics of the series. In the (...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Online


Kendare Blake

Mortal Gods (Goddess War, 2)

As this novel is the second in the series, it is a continuation of many of the plots developed in the first book Antigoddess, a summary of which can be found here. Picking up three months after the events of Antigoddess, Cassandra Weaver is still grieving the loss of her boyfriend, Aidan Baxter (Apollo) and is determined to avenge his death by killing Aphrodite and the remainder of the Olympians with her newly discovered, god-destroying powers.The novel begins with Athena and Demeter discus(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Kevin O’Malley

Mount Olympus Basketball

Mount Olympus Basketball presents a basketball game between two teams: the Gods (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Hades) and the Mortals (Hercules, Achilles, Jason, Theseus, Odysseus). Narrated by two sports announcers, Fred and Chet, the game shows the gods and mortals tricking and outwitting one another. The book is full of puns and allusions to the myths. Jason is supported by a troupe of cheerleaders, the "Dancing Argonauts" (p. 4). Zeus fouls Hercules while persuading the referee, Eu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mirosław Rutkowski

Mythology [Mitologia]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Anna Górska, pp. 326-331.Intended for middle and high school students learning mythology. First part of the book presents well-known myths, such as the origin of the world, Jason and the Argonauts, or Hercu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Poland


Jan Parandowski

Mythology. Beliefs and Legends of the Greeks and Romans [Mitologia. Wierzenia i podania Greków i Rzymian]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.Description of the most important Greek and Roman myths. This is a significant, or even the most important book responsible for increasing basic awareness of ancient culture in(...)

literary

YEAR: 1924

COUNTRY: Poland


Sandra Lawrence , Emma Trithart

Myths and Legends

Sandra Lawrence's Myths and Legends is relatively unusual amongst children's myth books in that it places more emphasis on comparative mythology than on story-telling. The book's five sections are arranged to stress features shared in common across myths, such as journeys, creation, trees, tricksters, and solar chariots. Some myths are told in summary form to demonstrate the story types that are being introduced (King Arthur: The Once and Future King and Theseus: The Highly-Strung He(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


José Daniel Cabrera Peña, Neil Smith

Myths and Legends: Jason and the Argonauts

The book describes the quest of Jason and the Argonauts in great detail, accompanied by original paintings by the illustrator as well as maps and photos from other sources. The main story is narrated in the middle, yet there are excerpts in several chapters which illuminate other key points of the story, such as the Golden Fleece, the list of Argonauts, Jason in movies etc. This is not a fiction but rather a narration of the myth aimed at older readership. The book includes an introduction on th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


Grzegorz Kasdepke

Myths for Children [Mity dla dzieci]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.,online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. The text of the book is based on Najpiękniejsze mity dla dzieci, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Wilga, 2004, 56 pp.The magical and amazing world of ancient gods and heroes sho(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Poland