On Greek Mythology – All About History
Ancient Greek myths and legends have been told through the written word on the pages of great books, poems, plays and film scripts, the imagery on pottery, artists’ canvasses and sculptures and even through spoken word throughout history. The tales that have captivated many a mind have served as great moral triumphs and lessons and have highlighted the many pitfalls, imperfections and crucial mistakes of the infamous gods, goddesses and heroes of whom they are based upon.
The Book of Greek Mythology will explore the origins of mythology in Ancient Greece and how the belief systems in Greece shaped their society into one of the greatest empires in history. It will also look at the influence and impact of the great legends on both the Ancient Greek people and the many great minds that have drawn inspiration from them in the thousands of years since. Fact will be separated from the fiction and the stories explored as we discover the legend of Mount Olympus and the Underworld, the divine deities; Zeus, Aphrodite, Hera, Hades and Persephone and the great beasts; Scylla, Pegasus and Cyclops.
Finally, we will find out how the tall tales have weathered over time with the intellectual breakthroughs in philosophy and psychology and exactly what their lasting legacy looks like today