The angriest gods... the bravest mortals... the 40 most iconic Greek gods and heroes of all time are here! In this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how the Greek mythology sparked humankind's imagination and why these epic stories have been retold for thousands of years.
Meet the king of the gods and the ruler of the seas, uncover the horrors of the underworld, discover the allure of Aprhodite and learn about the triumphs and tragedies that befell the ancient world's biggest stars. From Gaia, the goddess of the earth, to Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca, these are the 40 gods and heroes to learned about by all: Gaia; Cronus; Zeus; Themis; Hera; Hestia; Prometheus; Pandora; Hades; Demeter; Persephone; Aphrodite; Hephaestus; Ares; Athena; Poseidon; Apollo; Artemis; Asclepius; Hermes; Dionysus; Perseus; Sisyphus; Oedipus; Antigone; Heracles; Orpheus; Jason; Medusa; Minotaur; Theseus; Ariadne; Phaedra; Tantalus; Helen; Agamemnon; Iphigenia; Electra; Achilles; Odysseus. Each spread presents a single figure, highlighting key facts about their family tree, conflicts, enemies, allies and lovers, along with a fun, illustrated depiction of them that calls out elements of their dress and associated symbols and objects.
Each god, mortal and monster is a legend in their own right, but who will you choose as your hero? Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons: Black Music Greats, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Fantastic Footballers, Music Legends and People of Peace.