The Top 7 Greek Mythology Audiobooks by AllYouCanBooks
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1. Homer’s Iliad
The Iliad is a work of Greek literature by Homer, the great Greek poet. This epic is often considered as one of the greatest of all time, though it has been repeatedly challenged by scholars who do not see it as a good work of literature.
At the same time, the Iliad is still a famous and enduring work of literature. What is the Iliad about? That is the question that people should be asking when they think about reading this work of literature. The Iliad is a book of three books that tell the story of Odysseus, also the Trojan prince, and their experiences while on a mission to save their people.
For years, Odysseus has been involved in a war with the people of the Peloponnese, where he has to fight an army of Trojans.
What makes this book so popular among people is the characterization and the theme that are portrayed in the novel. It tells a story of heroes and the role that they play. There are some lessons that are conveyed in the Iliad that help us identify with human character traits and attitudes. It also tells a tale of greatness and its consequences. All these aspects make the Iliad a classic in the field of literature.
Greek deities regularly interact with mankind, throughout this epic, and some believe that it is responsible for the widespread belief systems of the time period, which was roughly 700 B.C.
Roughly 1500 papyrus fragments of antiquity survive, today, making it the 2nd most widespread and preserved complete work of ancient antiquity.
Second only to the New Testament of the Holy Bible, but by very large margins.
2. Homer’s Odyssey
What is Homer's Odyssey about? It's about the search for a lost love, which creates a great deal of tragedy in the world. It's also about the bonds between parents and children and the sacrifices that are required to raise children. It's about how to be a true individual we must learn to be vulnerable to those around us. It's about the things that have an impact on us and how we use these things to help us move forward and to find our own place in the world.
It's about a man becoming a part of himself and overcoming the rigors of the world. It's about a transformation which takes place in man and how his personal growth is one of the most important parts of who he is. It's about the state of man and the choices that are made in his life. It's about finding meaning in life and it's about the power of the imagination which allows us to bring peace into our lives.
Following the Trojan War, the Hero Odysseus begins his journey to his country, but before doing so he is cursed by Poseiden, for blasphemy, to forever be lost from his home.
It takes him many years, trials, tragedy, and adventures, before he finally makes it back.
3. Hesiod’s Theogony
The Greek philosopher and historian Homer wrote about The Greek Theogony in the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Hesiod was one of the few people who had access to Homer's actual writings. It is believed that he took the information and notes in the writings, and added his own style of writing based on the theme. Some scholars believe that the Theogony may be from the same time period as the Iliad and the Odyssey. Most scholars however believe that Theogony is a different genre altogether, which perhaps stemmed from ancient folklore of the Greek Culture.
Hesiod’s Theogony is essentially about the birth of the pagan Greek deities.
It is an Epic series of Poems, which details the drama and interactions of those early characters, and became a long-standing aspect of Greecian culture, identity, origin, beliefs, etc.
In particular, it describes the birth of the Titans, their children, and the foundation of the world, according to Greek Mythology.
4. Prometheus the Titan
Prometheus the Titan was one of the ringleaders of the fight between the Titans, as well as the Olympian gods led by Zeus, to gain control of the heavens, a struggle which was claimed to have lasted ten years. Prometheus did, nonetheless, change sides and support the victorious Olympians when the Titans refused to follow his advice to make use of deception in combat between the two factions.
In Greek myth, the Titan Prometheus had a track record as being something of a creative charlatan, and also was notorious for providing mankind with the present of fire, and also the skill of metalwork, an activity for which he was penalized by Zeus, which guaranteed that everyday an eagle ate the liver of the Titan, as he was helplessly chained to a rock.
His eternal punishment is legendary.
5. Daedelus and Icarus
Daedelus was said to be a genius inventor and craftsman. His skill and ingenuity were legendary, in Ancient Greece. He was famous for inventing wings, which allowed mankind to fly. He shared his invention with his son, but according to legend, his son disobeyed his father’s instructions, leading to his tragic mid-flight death.
He was also famous for being abducted by a great King, and forced to invent the Legendary Labyrinth, which was designed to be an inescapable prison for the monstrous Minotaur creature.
6. Pandora’s Box
Pandora was supposedly created by Zeus, after Prometheus supposedly created the first man. Therefore, the Greeks consider her to be the first woman.
According to legend, she was given a box, or jar, which is said to have contained an array of evils and miseries. The first man married Pandora, and at some point, through temptation and curiosity, Pandora opened the box, and unleashed its miseries upon the world, dooming mankind forever.
It is curiously similar to the Biblical account of the Fall of Mankind, in some ways, which seems to be from whence the story took its inspiration, to some degree.
7. Medusa the Gorgon
Medusa was a demi-deity monster, of sorts, who the Greek Hero Perseus was acclaimed to have slain. According to legend, Medusa had snakes for hair, and anyone who met her gaze would be turned to stone.
After slaying Medusa, Perseus used her head to turn the Titan Atlas, who supposedly holds the world on his shoulders, to stone, to end his tireless task of strength.
He also used Medusa’s head to vanquish his enemies, and later-on he gifted the head to the Greek pagan deity Athena, who is said to have imbued her shield with its powers.
The tale of Perseus and Medusa is a well-known Greek Epic.
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