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Athena. The Story of a Goddess by Imogen and Isabel Greenberg.

August 25, 2018

AthenaAthena. The Story of a Goddess by Imogen and Isabel Greenberg. Pub. Bloomsbury, 2018.

The Greek legends were the true beginning of Western storytelling and literature but always the complication was, who was what god or goddess and how were they related.

Athena who was to become Goddess of wisdom, war and courage was born from one of her father Zeus’s headaches. Her sister was the Goddess of love Aphrodite, her stepmother was the wife of Zeus, Hera and she had great competition with her uncle, Poseidon, God of the sea.

Athena loved to interfere in the lives of the mortals on Earth and this book recounts some of those famous stories that we all know. The story of the Trojan Wars and Helen of Troy and the subsequent 20 year journey of Odysseus which was part of Athena’s battle with Poseidon. Then there is the story of Arachne. Guess what Athena turned her into?

This is a picture book size work of brilliance. Text has handwritten font and the illustrations are classic. Greek Legends don’t get better than this.

Aimed at the junior and intermediate reader but well worth a look from older readers.

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