Review: Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology by Patrick Auerbach

Posted July 2, 2017 by Stephanie in 4 Stars, Greek gods, Mythology, Nonfiction, Review, The gods and goddesses of greek mythology / 7 Comments

Title: Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology
Author: Patrick Auerbach
December 6th 2015
Genre: Nonfiction ~ Mythology
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4/5

The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other.

The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honour, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods’ exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.

This book tells the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage your imagination.

Here is a selection of what you will learn:
The Creation and the Gods
The Olympian Gods (and a few others)
Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora
Psyche and Eros
Oedipus and His Children
The Trojan War

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I was familiar with all of the mythologies and gods (being obsessed with Greek mythology like I am) in this book but that didn’t even take away how enjoyable it was to read. It would also be a great book for those who are less familiar with them. 

There are quick introduction about the gods and goddesses, their names (and Roman names), who they are related to (although they’re pretty much all related to each other) and other information like that. There are also chapters about Oedipus, the Trojan War (this was my favorite), Medusa, Heracles and more. 

Overall, Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology by Patrick Auerbach was a quick but very interesting and informative read about the Greek gods and the most known mythologies surrounding them. The writing style was simple and easy to read but also unique in its own way. Definitely a book I’d recommend.

7 responses to “Review: Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology by Patrick Auerbach

  1. I love the Greek Gods and all mythology like that, so I know I would enjoy this one too. I don't read non fiction often but I have read a lot of non fiction on this subject, which just goes to show how much I love it.

  2. Oh this is so cool! I love Greek and Roman mythology. I remember when I was younger I used to read so many fiction and non-fiction books dealing with Greek mythology. It was so fun and I learned so much, most of which I still retain! I'm going to check out this book. Wonderful review, Stephanie!

    Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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