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Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey

“2001: A Space Odyssey” is an epic sci-fi film produced by Stanley Kubrick in 1968, which became a milestone in the development of fiction movies and world cinematography. The producer, inspired by the Homer’s epic “The Odyssey”, gave the film its name. Kubrick said: “It occurred to us that for the Greeks the vast stretches of the sea must have had the same sort of mystery and remoteness that space has for our generation”. The plot of the film concerns f(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1968

COUNTRY: United States of America


Margaret Evans Price

A Child's Book of Myths and Enchantment Tales

This is a collection of Greek myths for children. It is a 1986 compilation of Price's 1924 A Child's Book of Myths and 1926 Enchantment Tales for Children. The text is illustrated throughout with Price's large, colourful drawings. The stories generally stick closely to Ovid's versions of myths. An Index of characters at the end provides further context on the characters in the stories.Featured Stories:Prometheus and the Fire of the GodsPandora's BoxHerculesApollo and Diana (s(...)

literary

YEAR: 1924

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Sarah Janet Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, 2)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) is book two of a high fantasy series in which each book takes inspiration from well-known myths or fairytales, with book two being described by the author as influenced by the myth of Hades and Persephone. The novel is published as New Adult in America, a category that explores similar themes to Young Adult, but often with more explicit sexual themes and violence. This impacts the retelling by centring the protagonist’s attraction t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Kiazpora Book Series

A Messob Gift to Lula’s Friend

Lula decides to offer a messob* to her friend as a gift in honor of their friendship. She asks her mother if it is a good idea and her mother agrees. She looks at the messob basket made by her mother and is very excited. Lula knows how to bake and also how to make traditional baskets and she takes some weaving tools from her mother’s kit box for that. The next day Lula looks for palms and straw to weave the traditional basket and her mother permits her to use some of the straw she had kept(...)

african

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Helquist , Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series, Books 1–13)

This series of thirteen 13-chaptered novels follows the "unfortunate events" which befall Violet, Klaus and baby Sunny Baudelaire after the death of their parents in a fire in the family home. On becoming orphans, the siblings are placed in the custody of their uncle, Count Olaf, who, from the first book onwards tries various – and typically murderous – ways, to acquire their huge fortune. Olaf is aided throughout by his accomplices in V.F.S., a mysterious organisation to w(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United States of America


Cynthia Voigt

A Solitary Blue (Tillerman Cycle, 3)

A Solitary Blue tells the story of Jeff Greene, a character first introduced in Dicey’s Song (1982). When Jeff is seven, his mother Melody abandons him, purportedly to devote herself to helping others. Meanwhile Jeff’s father, an academic known as the Professor, is distant and seemingly uncaring. From an early age Jeff is accustomed to feeding both himself and his father, experiencing extreme anxiety lest his father become unhappy. Jeff becomes ill as a result of being negl(...)

literary

YEAR: 1983

COUNTRY: United States of America


Annie Sullivan

A Touch of Gold

Kora is the daughter of King Midas. When Dionysus grants him the golden touch, Midas inadvertently turns her, aged seven, into a golden statue. After begging the deceitful god to reverse the power, the king submerges himself and his daughter in the nearby river, but while celebrating Kora’s return to human form, Midas forgets to adhere to the terms of Dionysus’ bargain – that all the items he turned to gold must be washed in the river before sunset. Twelve objects are forgotten(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

First published in 1851, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys holds a significant place in the reception of classical myth as one of the first retellings written in English specifically for children (Charles Lamb’s Adventures of Ulysses, published in 1808, is an important predecessor, and Charles Kinglsey’s The Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children, was published five years later in 1856).  Prior to this, mythic stories predominantly featured in t(...)

literary

YEAR: 1852

COUNTRY: United States of America


Lee Smyth

Achilles’ Rage (Warriors, 1)

This novel is set during the Trojan War, when two fictional characters, the twins Jem and Wren get involved with the rivalry between Achilles, Odysseus, Agamemnon and Hector. They witness the ending of the war and the seizure of Troy. Jem and Wren are orphans from Lemnos. Their parents were killed and the twins were takes as slaves by the horrible Greek mercenaries Scarp and Claw. They were brought to work with horses and are assigned to Achilles’ camp where they witness his harsh feud wit(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Warrior

Akata Warrior recounts the story of Sunny Nwazue, who is a leopard* Nigerian-American albino girl, struggling to understand her true self through the secret leopard world**, after officially undergoing initiation into a local Leopard Society***. The key to leopards’ extraordinary power is their uniqueness or ‘natural’ flaws. In Sunny’s case, it is her albinism. Sunny finds it difficult to adapt to both worlds, since she is the only leopard person in her family.  One (...)

african

YEAR: 2017

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


Neil Gaiman

American Gods

In American Gods, a man named Shadow is released from prison when his wife dies in a car accident. On his journey to the funeral, he meets a mysterious stranger, Mr Wednesday. Wednesday turns out to be the Norse god, Odin, and hires Shadow as a bodyguard. Wednesday tells Shadow that war is coming, a war between the "old" gods, and the "new." These old gods are the gods of myth and legend, who have come to the United States, brought in the imaginations, memories, and stor(...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

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


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


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


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Apollo and the Battle of the Birds (Heroes in Training, 6)

This is the sixth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). The group is searching for the mysterious aegis and on the way they will battle the ferocious Stymphalian birds and meet Ares. The group also helps the villagers to overcome a deadly drought. Meanwhile Ares, who was raised by Titans, takes time to adapt to his new found family.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Will Beall, James Wan

Aquaman

The plot concentrates on the life of Arthur Curry – the Aquaman. In the opening scenes, we find out more about him and his life. He is half-human, half Atlantean. His mother Atlanna was the Queen of the underwater Atlantis. His father was just an average human working as a lighthouse keeper. Sadly they didn’t have a chance to enjoy peaceful family life together. When Arthur was little, his mother was punished for a betrayal by the army of the King of Atlantis and sentenced to death b(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Katie O’Neill

Aquicorn Cove

Lana, a motherless girl, returns to the small seaside town of Abalone with her father, to spend time with her Auntie Mae, and help her repair the family property after a storm. Walking on the beach and looking in rock pools, remembering times she spent there with her mother, Melody, Lana finds a curious, wounded creature, like a seahorse but not quite. She puts it in a jar of water, and takes advice from Mae to feed it brine shrimp. Later, while on beach clean-up, Lana is greeted by a larger ver(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Megan Levens , Jamie S. Rich

Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars

Will Ares is a successful divorce lawyer to Hollywood celebrities, currently helping his client, movie producer Evans Beatty, divorce his second wife. Gigi Averelle is a wedding planner at her business Goddess of Love, and is organising the wedding of her client, teen film sensation Carrie Cartwright. Cartwright is marrying Beatty. Will is a hopeless romantic, but Gigi is a romance cynic and does not believe in true love. The pair meet through their clients, whose impending wedding is being thre(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Ralph Hardy

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy is a novel aimed at primary school children (8-12). It retells the story of Homer’s The Odyssey through the eyes of Argos – a loyal dog, bred from both wolf and bear (p. 4). Argos follows his master’s trail by asking the birds and other animals if they have heard news of him. He sends out the seagulls to search for information about Odysseus, and soon learns that he was sailing toward the island of Ithaka (p. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

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


George O'Connor

Artemis. Wild Goddess of the Hunt (Olympians, 9)

This collection of myths about Artemis opens with an account of her birth and early childhood narrated by her mother, Leto. This section compliments material from volume 8 in the series, Apollo, The Brilliant One, telling the reader more about Leto's seduction by Zeus, her flight from Hera, Artemis' assistance in the birth of Apollo, and the twins' introduction to their father on Olympus. Once Artemis has received gifts from Zeus, she looses her arrows, striking a tree, then an (...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Shirin Yim Bridges, Albert Nguyen

Artemisia of Caria

This is an illustrated history book for young readers which tells the story of the Persian Wars with focus on the role of Artemisia of Caria and the social history of her life and times. Artemisia opens with sixteen names in a pronunciation guide and an invitation to try saying them aloud, before moving on to an introduction.The introduction begins with an account of the traditional superstition that it is bad luck to have women, or at least upper class women, on board ship, and the general expe(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

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


Shirley Climo , Alexander Koshkin

Atalanta’s Race: A Greek Myth

Atalanta’s Race is a picture book in which the myth of Atalanta is retold. King Iasus of Arcadia prays to Zeus and to Rhea for a son to be born, but when a girl is born, whom his wife calls Atalanta, he commands that she be exposed on the highest slope of Mount Cyllene. The guard lays the baby in the mouth of a cave, ‘away from the bite of the wind,’ a cave which is the ‘den of a she-bear’ (6), that nestles the baby between her own cubs.  In Spring, Ciron,(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

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


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


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


Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Atlantia

The teenage girl Rio Conwy lives in the underwater city of Atlantia because due to the environmental pollution the continents are hardly inhabitable. Nevertheless, every year teens are able to decide to enter the continental world to work there for Atlantia, so that they gain enough air to breathe, to drink and to eat. But those teens will soon die since the polluted environment brings damage to their health. Nevertheless Bay, Rio’s beloved twin-sister, makes the decision to support Atlant(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a story about a young linguist Milo, who wants to fulfill his grandfather’s dream and find the legendary land of Atlantis. In Milo’s opinion Atlantis is now located near Iceland – and there is where he wants to start his research. The animation opens with a quotation from Plato: “[…] in a single day and night of misfortune,the island of Atlantis disappearedinto the depths of the sea.”The first scene presents a lectu(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


William Lau, Walter P. Martishius

Barbie (Series): Mermaidia / Fairytopia. Mermaidia

Being a sequel to Fairytopia (2005, Barbie™), Mermaidia is a story in which Barbie, as the fairy Elina travels to the realm of the mermaids to rescue her merman friend Nalu, who was kidnapped by the evil fairy Laverna. Laverna pressures Nalu to reveal the location of a special berry, by threatening that she would poison the waters of Mermaidia. With the help of Nori, a mermaid in love with Nalu, Elina tries to save Nalu before Laverna’s servants retrieve the magical fruit allowing he(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: Canada United States of America


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.

Barbie® Classical Goddess™ Collection (Series): Goddess of Beauty™ Barbie®

This collector’s edition doll depicts the Goddess of Beauty, in which Mattel conflate Aphrodite and Venus (while these two goddesses are similar, they are not necessarily interchangeable, but the box text makes it clear that the doll is meant to stand in for both goddesses). The doll is separate from the later Barbie as Aphrodite doll from 2009, also surveyed in this database. The doll was the first of the Classical Goddess Series. Unlike the later Goddess Series, this series is based on h(...)

material

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc.

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

This collector’s edition doll depicts the Goddess of Spring, and is not attributed to a specific goddess but could represent either the Greek Chloris or Roman Flora (or possibly both). The doll is dressed in a pale purple crepe peplum-style dress with chiton-style draped sleeves. The hem of the peplum is decorated with floral motifs, and she wears a golden necklace. She holds two overflowing bouquets aloft, one in each hand, and wears a flower in her long auburn hair (although the image fr(...)

material

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc. , Linda Kyaw

Barbie® Doll as Cleopatra

This collector’s edition doll depicts Barbie as Cleopatra (distinct from the similar dolls which depict Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra from 2000, the 1993 Egyptian Queen doll and the 2001 Princess of the Nile doll). Barbie wears a stylised version of Egyptian dress, decorated with Egyptian-style motifs. The text on the back of the box reads: “Amongst the leaders of history, Cleopatra VII stands out – the quintessential woman of great beauty, power, and strength. The la(...)

material

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc.

Barbie® Dolls of the World® — The Princess Collection (Series): Barbie® Doll as Princess of the Nile™

This collector’s edition doll depicts Barbie as an ancient Egyptian princess (distinct from the similar dolls which depict Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (2000), the 2010 Barbie as Cleopatra doll and the 1994 Egyptian Queen doll). The doll is part of the Dolls of the World Princess Collection, which also includes a Princess of Ancient Greece doll. The doll wears a gold, pleated shift under a white overdress. Her hair is styled in shoulder-length braids and is suggestive of ancient Egyptian (...)

material

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mattel, Inc. , Linda Kyaw

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

This collector’s edition doll depicts Barbie as Aphrodite. The doll was the second of the Goddess Series, which is comprised of Athena, Aphrodite and Medusa (the other dolls are also surveyed in this database). Both the text that accompanies the dolls and their costumes suggests that the series is fashion focused, rather than trying to produce authentic versions of the mythological figures it represents. The doll is distinct from the Goddess of Beauty doll, which is a generalised version o(...)

material

YEAR: 2009

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


Mattel, Inc.

Barbie® The Great Eras® Collection (Series): Barbie® Doll as Egyptian Queen™

This collector’s edition doll depicts Barbie as an ancient Egyptian Queen (distinct from the similar dolls which depict Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra (2000), the 2010 Barbie as Cleopatra doll and the 2001 Princess of the Nile doll). The doll is part of the Dolls of the World, Great Eras collection, which also includes a "Grecian Goddess" doll. The doll wears a blue and gold dress with a blue cloak. Her black hair comes over her shoulders and is largely covered by a gold head-piec(...)

material

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: United States of America


David S. Goyer, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder , Zack Snyder, Chris Terrio

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superman (superhero from the planet Krypton is also known as Clark Kent) and General Zod (Superman’s adversary, also from Krypton) fight in the sky, causing death and destruction as the high-rise buildings of Metropolis collapse around them. This is witnessed by Bruce Wayne (whose alter ego is Batman) who saves a little girl from the collapsing Wayne Financial Building 18 months later, Kryptonite is found in the Indian Ocean. Millionaire businessman and opponent of Superman, Lex Luthor, ha(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Be Careful, Icarus!

In Be Careful, Icarus!, Icarus is a young child living in the modern world. He is introduced on the first page, while the facing page uses a single image, single word combination to show what is important to Icarus – a kite. When the story begins, Icarus is making a bird-shaped kite with his father. He is warned not to spill the paint, but still does so. They celebrate when the kite is completed. Out in the park, Icarus is eager to hold the kite himself. His father hands it over and Icarus(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Leslie Patricelli

Be Patient, Pandora! (Mini Myths)

Pandora’s mother tells her not to open a box. Pandora does everything but open it – touches it, leans on it, sits on it, stands on it, bounces on it – until it springs open and cupcakes come flying out. Pandora apologizes and hopes her mother stills loves her. She does.There is an explanation at the end of the book about Prometheus stealing fire from Olympus and being punished for it along with the people of earth.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beast Keeper (Beasts of Olympus, 1)

This is the first book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11 years old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. His father was absent during most of Demon's life, but one day Pan arrives at Demon's home and quite forcibly (and despite Demon's mother's pleading) takes Demon from his home to Olympus. At first Demon fears he will be sacrificed to the gods, but Pan reveals to Demon th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Jo Graham

Black Ships

This is the story of the fictional Pythia, from her birth to adulthood. Gull was a girl born to a Trojan slave woman who was brought to Pylos, to King Nestor's palace after the fall of Troy (which is named Wilusa in the book, the name comes from Hittite texts and is associated with Troy; thus the author shows her proficiency with classical archaeology). The background of the Trojan cycle is referred to in the book, especially the sacrifice of Iphigenia and the curse it incurred on the house (...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Laura Ruby

Bone Gap

Bone Gap is set in the small American town of the same name in the 21st Century and follows two protagonists: Finn, a teenage boy who does not know that he has prosopagnosia (more colloquially known as “face-blindness”, a disability that prevents him from recognising faces), and Roza, a beautiful young Polish woman who mysteriously turns up in Finn’s barn. Finn is the only witness of her subsequent abduction, but nobody believes him. As Roza fights to escape from her captor, Fi(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, 4)

Breaking Dawn is the fourth of Meyer’s Twilight series. The novels deal with a young woman, Isabella (Bella) Swan, as she discovers a world of werewolves and vampires that lies within her own world. The novels explore the consequences of the mortal Bella venturing into this world and crossing the boundary between her mortal world and the immortal world. The text employs narrative patterns, names, and creatures from Graeco-Roman mythology in order to heighten the fantasy of the na(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas

Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

This is a retelling of many mythological stories using the creative imagination of the authors, with Lego© bricks. The myths are specially adapted for children. The myths presented in this book are:Creation and the Birth of Zeus; Prometheus’s Fire and Pandora’s Box; Phaethon and the Chariot of the Sun; Hades, Persephone, and the Story of the Seasons; Eurydice and Orpheus; Athena and Poseidon’s Contest for Athens; Arachne’s Web; Perseus’s Quest; Perseus a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Douglas Petrie, Joseph Hill Whedon

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series, S04E10): Hush

The series itself follows Buffy Summers, a teenaged vampire-slayer who moves to Sunnydale with her mother in the series premiere. During her high school years (seasons 1 – 3), she forms strong friendships with fellow school students, Willow and Xander, and her Watcher, Giles, who is the school librarian. Together, the “Scooby Gang” assist Buffy in her slaying duties. By Season Four, Buffy has begun attending the local college, UC-Sunnydale, and the series takes a turn as Buffy (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United States of America


David Elliott

Bull

Bull is a unique retelling of the Cretan mythic cycle in the form of a verse novel. The story is related through monologues by Poseidon, Minos, Pasiphae, Asterion, Ariadne, Daedalus and Theseus. Poseidon takes control of the narrative, relating how Minos prays to the gods for a sign to justify his right to rule. The god obliges by sending a beautiful milk-white bull out of the ocean. But when Minos conceals the creature within his herds and sacrifices an inferior animal in its place, he incurs P(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Brendan Shusterman , Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep is an episodic, non-linear contemporary novel that retells the Odyssey, and that draws on aspects of fabulism to inform 15-year-old Caden’s delusions as he is treated for schizophrenia in a juvenile psychiatric hospital. The novel alternates between events that occurred before his hospitalisation and during his stay. While these moments can initially be distinguished by the difference in the setting (the real-world setting and the sea voyage), these settings are increasingl(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Constance M. Burge, Brad Kern, Chris Long, Aaron Spelling, Krista Vernoff

Charmed (Series, S04E03): Hell Hath No Fury

‘Hell Hath No Fury’ (4.3) is the first Charmed episode to include Greek mythological characters, in this case the Furies, although these Furies are described as ‘modern knockoffs’ of the classical originals. The episode starts after the death of eldest sister Prue, who was killed by a demon at the end of season three, and the discovery of new half-sister Paige, who is half witch, half ‘whitelighter’ (a guardian angel type character who looks after witches(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


Constance M. Burge, Joel J. Feigenbaum, Brad Kern, Aaron Spelling, Krista Vernoff, E. Duke Vincent

Charmed (Series, S04E09): Muse to My Ears

‘Muse to My Ears’ (4.9) is the second Charmed episode to feature characters drawn from Greek mythology, the Muses, following ‘Hell Hath No Fury’, featuring the Furies (4.3). Unlike the Furies, who were demons who did not speak, Melody the Muse is an important character in the episode, and another unnamed Muse also appears at the beginning of the episode. The episode begins with a Muse, dressed in a long ‘classical’-looking robe, inspiring a congressman to(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


Constance M. Burge, Joel J. Feigenbaum, Brad Kern, Aaron Spelling, Krista Vernoff, E. Duke Vincent

Charmed (Series, S05E04): Siren Song

Siren Song (S05E04) is the third Charmed episode to feature characters drawn from Greek mythology, a Siren, following Hell Hath No Fury, featuring the Furies (S04E03) and Muse to My Ears, featuring the Muses (S04E09). The Siren is central to the episode, and she shares some traits with the Sirens from Greek mythology (her song is irresistible to men, whom she kills), but like the Furies in Hell Hath No Fury she is a demon rather than a mythological Siren. The episode begins with a woman wit(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United States of America


Constance M. Burge, Mel Damski, Doug E. Jones, Brad Kern, Aaron Spelling, Andrea Stevens, E. Duke Vincent

Charmed (Series, S05E19): Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun

Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun (S05E19) is the fourth Charmed episode to feature characters drawn from Greek mythology, nymphs and a satyr, following Hell Hath No Fury (S04E03), Muse to My Ears (S04E09) and Siren Song (S05E04). The wood nymphs featured in the episode are not specifically described as nymphs from Greek mythology, but as beautiful young women who live in the forest, dance and sing and protect nature and "the eternal spring." Also, they have the same function and behaviours a(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United States of America


Constance M. Burge, Daniel Cerone, Joel J. Feigenbaum, Brad Kern, Curtis Kheel , Aaron Spelling, Krista Vernoff, E. Duke Vincent, ​Jonathan West

Charmed (Series, S05E22-23): Oh My Goddess. Part One and Part Two

Oh My Goddess is the fifth Charmed episode to feature characters drawn from Greek mythology, following Hell Hath No Fury, featuring the Furies (S04E03) and Muse to My Ears, featuring the Muses (S04E09), Siren Song (S05E04), featuring a Siren, and Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun (S05E19) featuring a satyr and nymphs. The double episode, which ends season five, includes three Titans as characters, one of which is named Cronus, and also has the three Charmed Ones turned into goddesses of Love, War (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United States of America


Constance M. Burge, Brad Kern, Cameron Litvack, Jon Paré, Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent

Charmed (Series, S07E18): Little Box of Horrors

The episode begins with two female characters fighting over a box. We later learn that these are Katya, a demon, who wants to retrieve the box as a weapon, and thus ingratiate herself with a more important demon, Zankou, and Nina, the guardian of the box. The box mysteriously disappears, and Katya, who can shape shift, poses as Nina, and approaches the Charmed Ones Piper and Phoebe to help her find Pandora’s Box. The Box has turned up on the bed of college student Hope, who opens it slight(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: United States of America


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Series, Part 3)

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a supernatural horror show, a remake of Archie comic book series of the same title. Despite shared origins, this Netflix series has little in common with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003), the previous U.S. television series based on the comic book character of half-witch Sabrina Spellman. The web television series consists as of March 2020 of two seasons each divided in two parts, with a total of four parts to be released between until the end of 2020.(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Series, S02E07): Chapter Eighteen - The Miracles of Sabrina Spellman

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the comic books of the same name, also written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, tells the story of Sabrina Spellman. As she is half-witch, half-mortal, most of her struggles are centered around her attempts to live in both worlds. Not only does she attend a regular high school, but also the Church of Night (which practices magic and worships Satan), led by Father Blackwood, one of Sabrina’s nemeses. The series is a satirical but darker take on the previou(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Maggie Rudy

City Mouse, Country Mouse

In this retelling of the famous fable of Aesop, Tansy mouse (a country mouse) makes friends with William Mouse (a city mouse) when she mistakes the end of his tail for a fuzzy grey caterpillar in her strawberry patch. Over a meal of strawberries, William tells Tansy about the excitement of the city. Tansy tells him the country is better and shows him her world. "Just smell the freshness!" (p. 6). As the sun gets low, Will says he must be going, and he invites Tansy to come with him. &q(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, Louis Leterrier, Matt Manfredi

Clash of the Titans

A remake of the 1981 film of the same name (also surveyed on this database), this film loosely follows both the plot of the original film and the myth of Perseus and Medusa. The film opens with the story of the defeat of the Titans by the Olympians. After Hades has produced the Kraken, the Titans are defeated and Zeus, Poseidon and Hades assigned kingdoms. Zeus creates humans to fuel the gods with prayers, and the voiceover explains that humans are questioning and rising up against the gods(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Barbara Kramer

Cleopatra

The book is dedicated to children who reached level 3, meaning that they are capable of reading on their own and they can start to expand their vocabulary. The opening chapters introduce Cleopatra and explain where her ancestors came from and what her life in Alexandria looked like. The next chapters move on to Cleopatra's reign and her love for Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius. The extensive biography of Cleopatra ends with chapters containing information about the Battle of Actium and the(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mike Maihack

Cleopatra in Space (Series): Target Practice | The Thief and The Sword | Secret of the Time Tablets | The Golden Lion | Fallen Empires | Queen of the Nile

Series of the comics "Cleopatra in Space" is being published since 2014. The series consists of 6 parts: Target Practice, The Thief and The Sword, Secret of the Time Tablets, The Golden Lion, Fallen Empires, and Queen of the Nile. This story is about a young princess Cleopatra who travels in time using magic tablets (Target Practice). She gets to the cosmic school where she meets new friends and realizes that her destiny is to become a saviour, who needs to defeat Xaius Octavian. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Vicky Alvear Shecter

Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen

The book is divided into 11 chapters describing the life of Queen Cleopatra. Many parts of the book discuss the culture and religion of Ancient Egypt during Queen Cleopatra’s reign, and also Roman and Greek cultures. Religion rules in Ancient Egypt are being explained and how the religion worked and affected society, also it explains the social status of Egyptians and influence of Greek culture on Egypt in Hellenic period. Cleopatra Rules! also includes many illustrations: photos, reconstr(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

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


Cynthia Voigt

Come A Stranger (Tillerman Cycle, 5)

Come A Stranger (1986) tells the story of Mina Smiths, who appears elsewhere in the Tillerman series as one of Dicey Tillerman’s few friends. The novel starts a couple of years before Mina and Dicey meet, with Mina finding out she has been awarded a scholarship to a prestigious ballet summer camp. She loves her time at the camp, despite being the only black student, and returns to her home in Crisfield, Maryland, interested only in traditionally white cultural fields (classical music,(...)

literary

YEAR: 1986

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


Edna Barth, Ati Forberg

Cupid and Psyche: A Love Story

The book offers a short retelling of the love story between the mortal Psyche and the god Cupid, son of Venus. The original tale appeared in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (the golden ass). The god of love falls in love with the beautiful mortal Psyche, who is at first ignorant of his true identity. Yet his mother objects to their relationship. Thus the lovers need to fight many obstacles to keep their love. The story is a retelling of the well-known love story, adapted for a young readership. It n(...)

literary

YEAR: 1976

COUNTRY: United States of America


Madelyn Rosenberg, Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Cyclops of Central Park

The frightened and anxious Cyclops lives with his 18 sheep in a cave in Central Park, New York City. One night, when he counts his sheep before going to sleep, he discovers that one sheep is missing, the adventurous Eugene. Cyclops must go out and find Eugene, who is wandering on his own in the big city. He warns his flock to stay near the cave and heads out to the city. He searches for Eugene in museums, hangs posters of him, searches in the Yankee Stadium, he even travels to the Statue of Libe(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Tom Schulman, Peter Weir

Dead Poets Society

The action starts in the fall of 1959 when a new English teacher (a former student), John Keating, arrives at the Welton Academy – a very conservative boarding prep school for boys in Vermont, New England. His unorthodox teaching methods are meant to inspire students to think critically, become individuals and make their lives extraordinary. The Latin expression Carpe diem soon becomes the mantra for a group of boys who are fascinated with Keating’s approach to life. When they find o(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1989

COUNTRY: United States of America


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: The Threads of Life (Demigods Academy, 4)

This is the fourth book in the "Demigods Academy" series, which follows 20 years Melany Richmonds, who enters the Demigods Academy and is recruited by Hades. Hades reveals to her that Zeus and his followers share a sinister plan to cause havoc on earth in order for humanity to worship the gods as saviours. After the great battles of the gods, in which Zeus and Hades perished and Ares and Aphrodite were defeated and locked in Tartarus, Melany Richmond is struck with grief. She and her f(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

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


Elisa S. Amore, Kiera Legend

Demigods Academy: Year Three (Demigods Academy, 3)

Melany Richmond is an 18-year old orphan girl from Pecunia. As narrated in the first book of the series, Melany had entered the Gods' academy in order to train as a soldier for the Gods' Army. In the previous book, Melany was brought to Hades's Hall to be trained there by Hades and the Furies so she could become a fierce warrior. During a battle against the monstrous Chimera, Melany's love interest, Lucian, was killed. However, this book opens with Hades' revival of Lucian, w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Elisa S. Amore, Kiera Legend

Demigods Academy: Year Two (Demigods Academy, 2)

Melany Richmond is an 18-year-old orphan girl from Pecunia. Melany enters the Gods academy in order to train as a soldier for the Gods' Army. After successfully finishing all of her final exams, Melany is claimed by Hades during the end of the year's ceremony. Each student is allocated to a different god for their future training, but, since Hades is not an official member of the academy, he is not even allowed to enter it. His demand causes a stir amongst the gods and students, and Aphr(...)

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


Robyn Le Blanc, Amie Jane Leavitt

Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt

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, Athena, Hera, Persephone, Freya, Hathor and Isis. The book provides numerous facts on the goddess, 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 des(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Dean Hale , Shannon Hale , Victoria Ying

Diana: Princess of the Amazons

Diana is the only child on the island of Themyscira, where she lives with the Amazons (her mother, Hippolyta, and many Amazon aunts). She loves the island and its wildlife. However, as the only child, she feels isolated—everyone else on the island is a grown-up, and expert in their chosen crafts and activities.Her mother is too busy with statescraft, her aunts are busy with their soldiering (Dessa), exercise (Antiope), and teaching (Clio), and do not share her interest in the animals. One (...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Dionysos. The New God (Olympians, 12)

Dionysos opens not with “the new god”, but with the quieter, lesser-known deity, Hestia. The reader is returned to the beginning of the series (Vol. 1 Zeus. King of the Gods), which introduced the creation of the universe and the Olympians. Hestia tells this story, and that of the war with the Titans, this time from her own perspective. She then explains a little about herself; her disinterest in temples and the usual offerings and her content to be found in the hearths of people&rsq(...)

literary

YEAR: 2022

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Sarah McCarry

Dirty Wings (The Metamorphoses Trilogy, 2)

The second instalment in McCarry’s Metamorphoses Trilogy, Dirty Wings is the prequel to All Our Pretty Songs (2013), the story of the powerful friendship between the beautiful, charismatic Aurora, and the unnamed narrator, and the drama ensues when a mysterious, brilliant musician comes between them. Dirty Wings reveals the origins of the friendship between the girls’ mothers, Maia and Cass. In this book, Maia is a naïve, beautiful teenager with a prodigious musical talent for t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


S. E. Anderson

Discovering Hope: A Pandora’s Box Novel

In this tale we encounter a 15 year old modern Pandora, Pandora Katsaros, who is not a model for curiosity but a real girl. She is struggling with pains and challenges due to her parents’ sudden death. Pandora tells the story in her own voice, and states: “The meaning of my first name is ‘all-gifted and talented’, which doesn’t describe me in the slightest.” (pp. 24–25). Pandora is depressed, grieving over her parents, thinking about the boyfriend who du(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

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, Dani Jones

Do Not Open! The Story of Pandora’s Box

This is a retelling of Pandora’s myth for kids as a picture book. The pronunciation of the names is also explained by breaking them to syllables. Before the story begins, at the left page containing the publication data, opposite the first page of the story, we have a short note from the author: "Dear kids, long ago, Greeks wrote stories called myths. These stories helped them to understand things that were happening in the world around them. Myths also taught lessons about right and (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme: Trapped In A Time Warp! (Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, 33)

In this volume of the Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Comic series, Thanos, an Eternal, a fierce enemy of Dr. Strange, captures Dr. Stephen Strange and his ex-wife Clea in a time warp. Thanos tries to stop Dr Strange from assisting the heroes who gathered against him. Dr Strange tries to find a way out from the warp and arrives in ancient Alexandria during 48/47 B.C.E. while Julius Caesar is assisting Cleopatra. Dr Strange is a powerful sorcerer and a man of high intellect. He quickly understan(...)

literary

YEAR: 1991

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


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Dragon Healer (Beasts of Olympus, 4)

This is the fourth 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 first encounters Hephaestus' fire-breathing brass bulls which were hurt by the hero Jason. Hephaestus helps him cure them. Then suddenly a girl c(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Neal Shusterman

Dread Locks (Dark Fusion, 1)

Wealthy American boy Parker Baer has just turned 15. His parents give him a statue of himself as a present, prompting him to reflect that he now has everything he will ever want or need, and to dwell on a growing sense of detachment from his family and his world. Mysterious new neighbour, Tara, moves into the decaying mansion next door, bringing with her thirteen vans full of statues. As the action proceeds, it becomes clear that Tara is a Gorgon, the original Medusa. She works her powers on Par(...)

literary

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: United States of America


Demitria Lunetta, Marley Lynn, Kate Karyus Quinn

Dream Team: Underworld Reformatory (Mythverse, 7)

This is the final instalment in the Mythverse series (for now). The narrator of this book is Mavis Evans and the narrative continues the events of the previous book (Squad Goals). Mavis understands that her sister Edie and Edie's vampire boyfriend Val are still trapped in Tartarus. Meanwhile, she and her team of prisoners (Griff the bear shifter, Shauna, a pixie-vampire and Mac the incubus and also Kit, Shauna's vampire brother) are punished for their escape and receive the death penalty(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Robin Bridges

Dreaming of Antigone

Dreaming of Antigone is the story of sixteen year old Andria Williams, whose twin sister, Iris, died of a heroin overdose six months ago. Her father suicided when the girls were very young, and she lives with her mother and step-father Craig. Still deep in grief, Andria has withdrawn from her friends Natalie and Trista at school, but finds solace in stargazing in the middle of the night and reading poetry with dark, philosophical themes, including the work of American poets Robert Frost, an(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Carl Barks, Jymn Magon

Ducktales (Series)

Inspired by Carl Banks’ 1947 Uncle Scrooge comics, Ducktales was created by Disney Studios to tell the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and their three nephews: Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The series begins with Donald Duck being sent to the Navy and entrusting his three nephews to his uncle Scrooge. a billionaire who lives alone in his mansion in Duckburg. Upon being left with his great-nephews, Scrooge McDuck embarks on various adventures with them, occasionally featuring ancient hi(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1987

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


Sean Qualls, Laurie Ann Thompson

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

The story revolves around a young Ghanaian boy whose mother, Mama Comfort, names him Emmanuel at birth. Though Emmanuel was born relatively healthy, his right foot is impaired. He is rejected by all including his father who leaves and never returns. His mother however does not give up on him. At a very tender age, the mother instills in him a sense of hard work and independence as she tells him that he can get whatever he wants but he will have to achieve it on his own. Emmanuel performs many pe(...)

african

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game

Six-year old boy genius Ender (Andrew) Wiggin is selected for training at the Battle School. An elite force of soldiers is needed to protect humanity from invasion by an alien force, named the ‘Buggers,’ for their resemblance to insects. Ender’s intelligence includes an awareness of his light and dark sides, symbolised externally by his empathic sister, Valentine, and his sociopathic brother, Peter (both of whom have been rejected by the School). As he undergoes his training, E(...)

literary

YEAR: 1985

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


Brodi Ashton

Everbound (Everneath, 2)

A seventeen year old high school student and cheerleader, Nikki, is determined to rescue her boyfriend Jack, who saved her from the underworld, called Everneath in volume 1 of the trilogy. He is threatened by black shadows sucking out his emotions and energy. After finding the Hades-figure Cole, who kidnapped her and brought to the underworld in the past, Nikki asks him, what to do. He reveals to her, that she will encounter dangerous circles, which are made of the four elements, water, fire, ea(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, 1)

A seventeen year old student and cheerleader, Nikki Beckett, whose mother died in a car accident, is trapped for a hundred years in an uncanny underworld named Everneath, ruled at some point by the Egyptian Isis and Osiris, then by Hades and Persephone. Nikki lies imprisoned in a cave together with the underworld-rocker Everlasting Cole, who steals her energy in order to feed himself and who is performing with the band “The Dead Elvises.” The immortals in the Everneath remain immorta(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brodi Ashton

Evertrue (Everneath, 3)

A seventeen year old high school student and cheerleader, Nikki, joins together with Jack, her boyfriend, in order to destroy the perilous and horrible Everneath completely. To fulfil that mission, she moves to Nebraska with Jack, from where they descend into the underworld. There, the couple meets the Hades-figure Cole, who lost his memory. Consequently, it is revealed, that he was tortured by Adonia, the cruel queen of the Everneath, because she feared him as a rival to her throne. By destroyi(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Graham Annable, Gregory Benton, R.O. Blechman, Vera Brosgol, Graham Chaffee, Eleanor Davis, Chris Duffy, Ulises Farinas, Tom Gauld, Sophie Goldstein, Charise Harper, Jaime Hernandez, John Kerschbaum, James Kochalka, Braden Lamb, Roger Langridge, Simone Lia, Jennifer L. Meyer, Corinne Mucha, Mark Newgarden, George O'Connor, Shelli Paroline, Israel Sanchez, Robert Sikoryak, Ricardo Siri, Maris Wicks, Keny Widjaja

Fable Comics

Fable Comics is a fun and diverse collection of comics retelling fables in a lively, modern style. As many author/illustrators were involved, the fables have many different visual styles; many are rendered in a simplistic or impressionistic style, others are highly illustrated. The majority are told in a humorous tone. Most of the fables are from Aesop, while some are from other traditions. The origin of the story is given as a note at the beginning of each story, e.g. "From Aesop", &q(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Walt Disney, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, Thornton Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Bill Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen, Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor

Fantasia (The Pastoral Symphony episode)

Fantasia is composed of 8 episodes, each based on a different piece of classical music: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas. Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack: The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli. Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and Ave Maria by F(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1940

COUNTRY: United States of America


J. K. Rowling, David Yates

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Although the movie has the same title as the book [see the entry] written in 2001, it is a completely separate “prequel” story about the fictional author of the said text, Newt Scamander. The story starts in 1926, when the not-yet-famous magizoologist comes to New York with a mysterious suitcase which, as we learn later, contains various magical creatures. The main purpose is to release one of them to its natural habitat in Arizona, however along the way things get complicated. (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


Lilian Stoughton Hyde

Favorite Greek Myths

This is a collection of Greek myths for children, told in short and simple form without extensive embellishment for context or characterisation. The stories are based fairly closely on ancient literary sources. Black and white images depicting characters surrounded by artistic lines begin the chapters, but there are no illustrations in the main body of the text. The anthology ends with pronouncing and explanatory guides with further context on elements of the stories.Featured Stories:Prometheus,(...)

literary

YEAR: 1904

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Demitria Lunetta, Marley Lynn, Kate Karyus Quinn

Fire & Flood (Mythverse: Mount Olympus Academy, 1)

Edith (Edie) Evans is an American 17-year old high school student. Due to an asthma attack, she is forced to miss her family’s summer vacation in Greece, where her archaeologist mother has gotten a job. Instead, Edie remains in Florida with her grandmother and father, Daniel, while her sister Mavis joins their mother in Greece. Although Edie is enjoying her stay with her grandmother and the trips she takes with her father, she has nightmares in which she has visions of her grandmother drow(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Donna Jo Napoli , David Wiesner

Fish Girl

Fish Girl is the story of a mermaid who was kidnapped as a baby by a fisherman who found her in his catch. Seeing financial opportunity, he set up a seaside attraction in an old house, calling it ‘Ocean Wonders,’ posing as Neptune, the ‘god of seas and storms,’ and charging visitors $2 to ‘see the mysterious fish girl.’ The mermaid is captive in a large tank, which she shares with fish and an octopus, and which is decorated like a girl’s bedroom. Th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

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(...)

material

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Keith Gordon Campbell, Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora Belle Buckman, aged ten, is a self-professed "cynic." The daughter of divorced parents, Phyllis (a romance novelist) and George (an accountant), she lives with her mother, and misses her father. She reads comics, including the Amazing Incandesto, a superhero comic, which she enjoys reading with her father. Looking out of her window one day, she sees her neighbour, Tootie Tickham, chasing a runaway vacuum cleaner, the Ulysses 2000, which swallows up a passing squirrel. Flora rushe(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Catherine Stock, Karen Lynn Williams

Galimoto

Kondi, a seven year old boy, embarks on making a galimoto* with the wires he finds in his old shoe box. His brother, Ufulu, doubts his abilities and thinks that the boy is too young and also does not have enough wire. Ufulu does not discourage Kondi. His friend, Gift, and his uncle, lend him some wires but he still does not have enough. He goes to a grinding mill to obtain more wires but he is harassed by the women waiting in line who think that he wants to grind before his turn. He is left alon(...)

african

YEAR: 1990

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


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


Kate McMullan , Denis Zilber

Go for the Gold, Atalanta! (Myth-O-Mania, 8)

This is the eights 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 bo(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United Kingdom 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


Ready at Dawn , SIE Santa Monica Studio

God of War: Chains of Olympus

The story revolves around Kratos, a Spartan hero seeking to redeem his sins by serving the Olympian gods.During his journey, Kratos receives a number of weapons and magic items. In the God of War: Chains of Olympus there are: weapons – Blades of Chaos given to Kratos by Ares (default weapon), Gauntlet of Zeus forged by Hephaestus; magic – Efreet, an ability to use the spirit of a fiery Djiin, Light of Dawn, orbs of light to hurl and Charon's Wraith, green, ravenous blasting flame(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2008

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


Aimée Carter

Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test, 2)

In this second volume of the Goddess Test trilogy Kate and Henry, the god of the underworld, are a couple. During spring and summer she is allowed to live in the upper world. Because of her attempt to kill Kate in the first volume, Hera is punished and banished to Tartarus, the most terrible part of the underworld. After having finished her visit to earth, Kate goes again down to the underworld accompanied by Hermes. Back at the mansion of Hades, the marriage ceremony takes place and Kate is cro(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: Canada 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


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Gods of the North (Beasts of Olympus, 7)

This is the seventh book in the Beasts of Olympus series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11-year-old 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, the Northern gods under the main god Odin, the ruler of Asgard, have come to Olympus in search for Demon. They are warmly welcomed, and Demon even performs a special show(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sheila Keenan

Gods, Goddesses and Monsters: An Encyclopaedia of World Mythology

As its title suggests, this book is an abbreviated encyclopaedia of world mythology, from India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, Egypt, The Near East, Greece, Rome, Celtic Lands, Norse Lands, North America, Central America, South America, Oceania and Australia. The book contains a bibliography and an index as well. The information is accompanied by stock photos or replicas of famous paintings with explanation for each picture.The Greek section includes brief explanations of the origin of t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Alex Hirsch

Gravity Falls (Series, S01E06): Dipper vs. Manliness

The main theme of the episode is Dipper finding out what does it mean to be a man. When he tries to prove his strength at the beginning of the episode, he fails and faces great humiliation. He runs into the mysterious woods where he meets a minotaur who calls himself Manotaur. The Creature was attracted to the smell of jerky eaten by Dipper – that apparently is the most manly food there is. Standing next to Dipper, the Manotaur also smells “emotional issues” and after hearing t(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Alex Hirsch

Gravity Falls (Series, S01E15): The Deep End

On a very hot day, all residents and workers of Mystery Shack go to the public swimming pool. There, Mabel meets a “mystery loner”, a handsome man, who never leaves the pool and covers his lower body parts with a floating mattress. He speaks with a Spanish accent and communicates in a very dramatic (he has a “terrible secret!”); he has long hair, dark skin, and a fish tail instead of legs. His name is Mermando and he is a merman. Mermando was caught by a fisherman wh(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2013

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


Calef Brown, John Harris

Greece! Rome! Monsters!

Greece! Rome! Monsters! is an illustrated anthology of mythological creatures from the classical tradition. Organised alphabetically, it introduces young readers to twenty monsters, including well known characters like the Cyclops, Medusa, and the Minotaur, alongside more obscure figures such as the Basilisk and Manticore. In addition to the fearsome beasts are more pleasant equine creatures, the Hippocamp, Pegasus and the Unicorn. Curiously the Hydra does not feature, but the collection does in(...)

literary

YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Baby Professor Series

Greek Mythology for Kids: From the Gods to the Titans

This book opens with a short introductory paragraph which says that the Olympians ruled after overthrowing the Titans and then each page is dedicated to a different deity, featuring a photo of the god or titan’s statue on one page and a short biographical text on the corresponding page. The gods featured in this book are Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes and Ares (thereby excluding Dionysus, Demeter and Artemis), and the Titans are Oceanus, Prometheus, Atlas a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Peter Komak

Greek Mythology: The Complete Guide to Greek Gods & Goddesses, Monsters, Heroes, and the Best Mythological Tales!

As the name of the book suggests, it offers brief and adapted myths from Greek mythology. The book offers encyclopaedia-like lists of numerous deities and mythological chatterers. All receive a brief paragraph for minor or marginal deities (for example Ananke, Dione, Argus Panoptes and more) and longer descriptions for major deities, such as the Olympic gods or several Titans. The book covers the following themes/myths: What is Greek mythology?; Primordial deities (like Aether and Chaos, the dei(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Baby Professor Series

Greeks and Persians Go to War: War Book Bestsellers: Children’s Ancient History

Greeks and Persians Go to War opens with a conundrum: how did the Greeks win the Persian Wars when Persia was so much bigger and wealthier? The following pages combine text and large images – particularly maps – to explain the answer.Fifty Years of War. The first section explains that Persia was a "huge empire centred on what is now Iran", while the Greeks lived on mainland Greece and in colonies around the Mediterranean. A modern map of Greece and Asia Minor either side of(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Susan Cooper

Greenwitch (The Dark is Rising Sequence, 3)

Greenwitch is a fantasy novel for children about a humanoid image of leaves and branches that comes to life with the powers of the universe and becomes involved in a battle between good and evil. It makes use of many folktale elements and allusions to Classical mythology in order to bring myth and ancient societal practices to the attention of the modern child. As the third book in the series ‘The Dark is Rising Sequence’, the Greenwitch returns to the lives of Simon, (...)

literary

YEAR: 1974

COUNTRY: United States of America


Karen Healey

Guardian of the Dead

Part One:Guardian of the Dead is a young adult urban fantasy novel about a New Zealand high school student named Ellie Spencer, who is drawn into a mythological conflict that re-enacts key aspects of Maori spirituality, and that will determine the fate of the North Island.After Ellie bumps into fellow student Mark Nolan, she begins to experience disorientation, fevers, and memory loss. She is disturbed by the serial killer on the North Island of New Zealand called The Eyelasher, who is removing (...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Gian-Carla Coppola

Gucci Stories: The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice (1. The Wedding, 2. The Bliss, 3. The Descent, 4. The Petition of Hades)

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in its recreated, contemporary form, shows the Gucci’s 2016 pre-fall collection by the Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Retelling of the Greek myth gives a new perspective to the story which is much more understandable for young viewers. This time the story takes place in New York City where late-night dive bars and the lawns of Central Park stand in for the temples of Ancient Greece. The video consists of four sequences (The Wedding, The Bliss, The De(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Hades and the Helm of Darkness (Heroes in Training, 3)

This is the third book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). The saved Olympians continue their journey following the Oracle’s directions. They now head to the underworld where they encounter the Titans Oceanus, Mnemosyne and the Furies. They are even almost captured by Thanatos. In the process they will discover who the real lord of the underworld is and Zeus gets another step close to understanding his own i(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Anaïs Mitchell

Hadestown (album)

Track listing: "Wedding Song" featuring Justin Vernon – 3:18"Epic (Part I)" featuring Justin Vernon – 2:22"Way Down Hadestown" featuring Justin Vernon, Ani DiFranco and Ben Knox Miller – 3:33"Songbird Intro" – 0:24"Hey, Little Songbird" featuring Greg Brown – 3:09"Gone, I'm Gone" featuring The Haden Triplets – 1:09"When the Chips are(...)

music

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Frank C. Papé, Francis Storr

Half a Hundred Hero Tales of Ulysses and the Men of Old

This is a collection of fifty Greek myths for children written by a number of different authors and including ten retellings from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales. Seventeen stories deal with the Trojan War and its aftermath. Most retellings stay fairly close to ancient literary versions, although a few are more innovative. Black and white illustrations depict key scenes.Featured Stories:Pluto and Proserpine (by H.P. Maskell),Pan and Syrinx (by Mrs Guy E. Ll(...)

literary

YEAR: 1911

COUNTRY: United States of America


Barbara Dee

Halfway Normal

Norah Levy has spent the past two years in treatment for leukemia, and is now able to return to school. But many things have changed, especially her friendship structures. Norah is self-conscious about her status as ‘Cancer Kid,’ and struggles to navigate the emotional labyrinth of well-meaning and occasionally jealous friends and teachers. She becomes friends with Griffin, a slightly older boy in her advanced maths class, who likes her doodles of mythological monsters, and draws ima(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Paul Zindel

Harry and Hortense at Hormone High

Harry and Hortense at Hormone High is the story of Jason Rohr, a teenage schizophrenic who believes that he is the reincarnation of the Greek "god" Icarus. He is convinced he can save the world from apathy and decadence, beginning with the students and staff at his new high school. Jason’s charisma and evangelical enthusiasm impress Harry Hickey, an aspiring writer and the story’s narrator, and his girlfriend Hortense McCoy, who has a passion for psychology. They too long f(...)

literary

YEAR: 1984

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


Ann Poeschel

Helen of Troy

This book summarizes the life of Helen of Troy and her part in the Trojan War, adapted for young readers, by using clear language. The book briefly recounts Helen's parentage, the judgment of Paris, Helen's abduction and the Trojan Horse.The book also includes a glossary, index and a short recommended reading section and websites. While the book focuses on Helen, it also provides information on the Iliad, Greek myths in general, life in Sparta, the role of women in ancient Greece (Sparta(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Ron (Ronald) Clements, Alan Menken, John Musker, David Zippel

Hercules

Hercules tells the story of a young, incredibly strong man who learns that Zeus is his father. To get back to Olympus, he has to prove himself by finding out what it means to be a true hero, eventually by defeating Hades, the main villain of the story, who is bent on taking over the world. Although it is based on the Greek myth, it promotes mainly typically American, rather than ancient, values.(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: United States of America


Bernard Evslin

Hercules

This is a retelling of the myth of Hercules, aimed at young adults in novel format. The book starts with a list of characters of humans/ non humans and a short explanation of each.(...)

literary

YEAR: 1984

COUNTRY: United States of America


Shannon Eric Denton

Hercules

This is a retelling of the myth of Hercules’ 12 labours, aimed at children learning to read. The book is one of six books that form Short Tales Greek Myths series, which is aimed for children reading. The series is described in the editor’s website as “easy-to-read books to children in the hopes that they will acquire a love of reading that will last a lifetime”. So, the main purpose of the book is the educational one: to help small children in learning to read. This(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


John Bankston

Hercules

This book is part of a series of eight on different Greek deities. It tells the story of Hercules, half-man, half-god who with his god-given strength was able to overcome great obstacles. However, he was not able to overcome the greatest internal obstacle of his own anger. Starting with the episode of Hercules’ cattle being stolen, Bankston launches into a discussion of myth and the place of the myth of Hercules in the ancient world. Each chapter contains selections of the myths with other(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

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


Craig Phillips, Tracey West

Hercules and the Nine-Headed Hydra (Heroes in Training, 16)

This is the sixteenth book in the Heroes in Training series. In this installment, after vanquishing Cronus and his army of Titans and Cronies, Zeus and his fellow Olympians begin to rule Greece.Zeus discovers that being the ruler is not as glamorous as he thought. He mostly sits in his palace (together with Hera, Athena and Hermes), listening to the villagers’ complaints and judging local disputes. He misses the adventures he used to have in the past and complains that he has the most bori(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Connie Collins Morgan, Herb Leonhard

Hercules on the Bayou

This book takes the Hercules mythos and places it in Louisiana, merging Cajun and Greek myth. Hercules becomes a Louisiana native, engaging in activities close to the heart of the stereotypical Louisianan lifestyle. The book forms an aetiology for many well-known Louisianan customs. Four short adventures structure the narrative. Each labor gives a basis for Cajun practices today. Instead of focusing on the twelve labours of Hercules that make up the myth in the Classical tradition, Collins (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Laura Geringer Bass, Peter Bollinger

Hercules the Strong Man (Myth Men: Guardians of the Legend, 1)

This is a picture book (mostly one big picture per page) with selected episodes from Hercules' labours. There is no background for Hercules' life; the story simply starts with the labours.The pictures are very colourful, and there are also a few black and white illustrations. The main story told is the search for the golden apples. However, Hercules needs to capture a strange entity first, referred to as "the Old One". Then Hercules encounters Atlas. Atlas is drawn as a (...)

literary

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: United States of America


Bob Layton

Hercules: Full Circle

Hercules is still roaming the universe in the 24th century alone and quite distressed, looking for galactic adventures. He now has a son, Arimathes, who is the king of the Andromeda galaxy. In this story, Hercules is confronted and united with the son he never knew he had. His former love, Lyana, whom he met in the "Prince of Power" series, is now back, bent on vengeance for his abandonment of her. She is a cunning and manipulative woman who wishes to turn the son against the fa(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United States of America


Lee Smyth

Hercules: Gods Versus Titans (Warriors, 3)

This is a reimagined tale of Greek mythology. The story follows the Greek Tydeus (Ty) and his grandfather, the blind poet Homer of Athens, as they accompany Hercules on his adventures. The story is narrated through their respective points of view, as a series of first person narrations. The trio meets when Hercules helps Homer during an earthquake in an unknown city. Then suddenly the (imaginary) king Naxos arrives. He blames Hercules for the devastation caused by the earthquake and proclaims th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Bob Layton

Hercules: Prince of Power

Hercules is the hero in a galactic setting; he has a family now which he needs to protect against all kinds of evils. Regarding the backstory, Hercules returns to Olympus and starts acting rowdily, as a result of which Zeus exiles him to the vast universe to learn some humility. He knew that he would be considered a god on earth and therefore sent him to roam the vast outer space. Hercules then begins his galactic adventures, even racing against a spaceship with his chariot. He changes his attir(...)

literary

YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY: United States of America


Georges Moroz

Hercules: The Complete Myths of a Legendary Hero

The book narrates the life of Hercules from his birth, his madness, the twelve labours, his war campaigns (the Trojan War for example) and finally his death and apotheosis. The book is in novel form.(...)

literary

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: United States of America


Jeff Albrecht, Gary Kwapisz, John Whitman

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Hera continually finds way to combat Hercules, and he is forced to confront different challenges and enemies thrown his way. The book has three “scrolls” (chapters) that tell of different encounters. Each story is the novelization of a made-for-TV movie or movie-length episodes from the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The first scroll is Hercules and the Amazon Women in which Hercules saves the men of a village from “creatures” that are actually women from the(...)

literary

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S00 – Season Zero)

Title of the Works: Hercules: the Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Amazon WomenHercules: the Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Lost KingdomHercules: the Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Circle of FireHercules: the Legendary Journeys – Hercules in the UnderworldHercules: the Legendary Journeys – Hercules in the Maze of the MinotaurThe Hercules: The Legendary Journeys franchise, starring Kevin Sorbo in the titular role, is b(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S00E01): Hercules and the Amazon Women

The narrative of Hercules and the Amazon Women is loosely based on Hercules’ labour to get the belt of the Amazon Queen Hippolyta. The film opens with Hercules and his companion Iolaus walking through the woods where they encounter a young girl who then transforms into the Hydra. In adherence with general mythological tradition, the pair defeat the beast by using fire to burn the stumps of the monster’s head(s), preventing new ones from sprouting. Once the Hydra is slain, a peac(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S00E02): Hercules and the Lost Kingdom

This film’s narrative finds little direct precedent within ancient mythology but draws upon several identifiable themes/tropes for inspiration. After successfully saving a village from a giant, Hercules is approached by a messenger who asks for the hero’s help: his people have been forced out of their home-town, the “lost kingdom” of Troy. Zeus reveals that Hera caused the disappearance of Troy and, in order to find it, Hercules requires the “true compass”. &n(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S00E03): Hercules and the Circle of Fire

This film takes inspiration from several mythological themes, such as Prometheus providing fire for mankind and the wounding of Chiron (with Hydra blood) by Hercules, and combines these into a largely unique narrative. The film opens with Hercules, plagued with premonitions that the world will be covered in ice, on a quest to defeat a witch who has (apparently) been sapping the life force of the local men. Hercules follows a young man into the witch’s cave but becomes suspicious that (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S00E04): Hercules in the Underworld

This narrative is based loosely on a combination of several known mythological tales: the rape of Deianeira by Nessus, the labour of Hercules capturing Cerberus in the underworld, the death of Hercules and Orpheus’ catabasis. The film begins in an undisclosed village where the ground opens up to create an eerie fissure from out of which a strange green light and mist emerge, destroying all who come into contact with it. Meanwhile, in Hercules’ own village, the hero is forced out of &(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S00E05): Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur

This final pilot-movie is essentially a collection of clips from the previous four films loosely grouped together by an overarching narrative which appropriates the figure of the Minotaur into the adventures of Hercules. Hercules has now retired from “heroism” and is focused on settling down with his family for an ordinary life. Upon witnessing his sons fighting, Hercules explains that fighting should only be done to help other people, telling them the story of Eryx the boxer (from H(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S01E01–13)

The Hercules: The Legendary Journeys franchise, starring Kevin Sorbo in the titular role, began in 1994 with a collection of five feature-length, television-movie, pilot-episodes, the popularity of which then ensured the franchises’ continuation via an established television series. The series ran for a total six seasons (1995-1999) and picked up the narrative from the where the films had concluded. The series became even more popular than the films and several spin-offs ensued, inclu(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S02E01–24)

The second season of Hercules: the Legendary Journeys utilizes the same basic structure as the first season (see relevant entry) but builds upon the momentum of the franchises’ popularity to expand the number of episodes to almost double that of the first season (13 and 22, respectively). Each episode is self-contained and depicts Hercules and his companion, Iolaus, embarking upon a quest to defeat a villain/bad-guy and/or to resolve an issue of injustice that plagues a town/village. (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S03E01–22)

Season three of HTLJ, consisting of twenty-two episodes, maintains the successful format of the prior two seasons: a series of self-contained narrative episodes that derive inspiration from tropes associated with both the ancient world and fantasy genres. Examples of the former include episode 2 (Doomsday) in which Hercules assists the inventor Daedalus with his grief over the death of his son Icarus (who famously died when the pair tried to escape Crete – see, e.g., Ovid Met. 8); epi(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S04E01–22)

Season four of HTLJ, consisting of twenty-two episodes, does little to change the successful format of the serial established by the prior seasons: i.e., the season’s arc presents a series of self-contained narrative episodes that derive inspiration from tropes associated with both the ancient world and fantasy genres. Indeed, certain episodes in this season tread over familiar narrative territory: for example, episode 11 (Medea culpa) includes another example of a dragon slaying quest (he(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S05E01–22)

The fifth and penultimate season of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys maintains the same structure as the earlier seasons with 22 stand-alone episodes depicting Hercules’ battle against ‘evil’ (in all of its various guises) and, in his role as champion of the people, his righting of the wrongs performed against the innocent. Certain tropes established in seasons three and four are now cemented as recurrent features: in particular, the modern, metatheatrical take on the clip(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S06E01–08)

This final, sixth, season of HTLJ has a much shorter run than any prior season with only 8 episodes. With the ancient evil Dahak having been defeated at the end of season 5, these final episodes focused on returning to the original formula of the show (see below and analysis) in order to wrap up the narrative arc of the serial (this is hinted at by the title of the final episode: Full circle). Promotional material for the show referred to this season as "the last Legendary Journey&rdqu(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Mark Hess, Kathryn Lasky

Hercules: The Man, the Myth, the Hero

This of Hercules begins with his birth as "Palaemon" and Hera's initial attempt on his life by sending the two serpents to his cradle. After accidentally killing his teacher, Palaemon's mother sends him away. Although he thinks of himself as a monster, Palaemon goes on to make quite a name for himself as a strong warrior, not a monster, and was very happy until Hera tricks him into killing his family. This is when he becomes "Hercules", Hera's glory, and is sent t(...)

literary

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: United States of America


Steve Kurth , Barbara Schulz, Paul D. Storrie

Hercules: The Twelve Labors

This is a graphic novel retelling of the myth of Hercules from his youth to after the labours. It includes glossary, index and further reading. There are only 4 panels devoted to Hercules’ youth and then we are told that as a grown man Hercules was told by the oracle of Delphi (which was manipulated by Hera) to serve King Eurystheus. Unsurprisingly, there is no mention of the murders he committed, this being a children’s story. All the 12 labours are then portrayed and we also meet p(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United States of America


Bob Layton, Ronald Ron Lim

Hercules: Twilight of a God

In these 4 volumes of the comic book series, Hercules has been the champion of the Andromeda galaxy for over 75 years, together with his son and grandchildren. It is a part of the larger Marvel universe. The mythical hero is again placed in a sci-fi environment. It continues his adventures from the Prince of Power series and there are recurring characters. It seems that his comic book version is a kind of stereotypical cliché of the strong man without too many brains. In this retelling he(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Bernard Evslin, William Hofmann

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

This is an anthology book for children which presents the key figures and stories from classical mythology. The retellings are adapted only loosely from their ancient sources, much more loosely than other children’s anthologies of a similar time (e.g. Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, 1962; James Reeves, Heroes and Monsters: Legends of Ancient Greece, 1969). The chapters are lightly illustrated, with most chapter titles accompanied by a line drawing, bu(...)

literary

YEAR: 1967

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


Jef Czekaj

Hip and Hop in the House! A Free-Flowing Tortoise and the Hare Collection

Hip and Hop in the House! reimagines Aesop's familiar characters the tortoise and the hare as rap artists Hip and Hop. True to the core of the traditional fable, Hip's raps are so slow that his audience nods off, while Hop's rhymes are "quicker than lightning" (p. 7) and cannot be understood. Despite coming from different parts of the forest, the pair overcome their differences to become great mates, and share in the honours of "Best Rappers in Oldskool County." &(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


DinoBibi Publishing

History for Kids: Greek Mythology

The book offers a broad and general introduction to Greek mythology. It consists of an introduction, conclusion and six chapters. The following themes are covered: Chapter 1: Who were the Greeks: some information regarding ancient Greece and its culture (e.g., philosophy, maths, drama); it also covers the beginning of mythology. Chapter 2: an abridged creation myth, an introduction of several Titans: Gaia, Nyx, Erebus, Tartarus, Eros, the role of Cronus and the creation of humankind. Chapter 3: (...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Jack Baran , Christopher Carlson , Mark Jean , Shirō Sasaki , Cynthia Voigt

Homecoming

Based on the novel of the same name, Homecoming tells the story of four siblings – Dicey, James, Maybeth and Sammy Tillerman– who are abandoned by their mother. (Their father had already abandoned the family some years before.) Led by the eldest, Dicey, the children make their way mostly on foot down the east coast of the United States. At their lowest ebb, they meet a student called Windy who drives them to the home of their cousin Eunice. Eunice is willing to take Dicey and Ma(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: United States of America


Cynthia Voigt

Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle, 1)

Homecoming tells the story of four siblings – Dicey, James, Maybeth and Sammy Tillerman – who are abandoned by their mother (their father had already abandoned the family some years before). Led by the eldest, Dicey, the children make their way mostly on foot down the east coast of the United States. They come across a range of settings and characters with both realist and archetypal features including: runaway teenagers in the woods, students on a university campus, their bland(...)

literary

YEAR: 1981

COUNTRY: United States of America


Michael McCullers , Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania series focuses on the adventures of Dracula and his loved ones. They live in the Hotel built to protect monsters from people. Action of the third part