Bulfinch’s mythology: the age of fable or stories of gods and heroes
This classic best-selling novel is a collection of legends, myths, and stories from mainly three eras: Greek and Roman mythology, legends of King Arthur and medieval times. The book depicts and explains literature about various gods and goddesses and profound depth about the creation of humankind and gods.
It is an excellent book for beginners to apprehend the heritage of Greece and its tales and stories. The book narrates how the world came to being, heroes of the Trojan War, the twelve Olympians and other brief Norse myths which include the introduction of deities such as Thor, Loki, and Odin.
Considered as one of the oldest western pieces of literature to date, the Iliad is a must read for adults who already have a basic idea of Greek mythology. Homer narrates a poem about the storyline of the Trojan War and everything that had happened during that period in the city of Troy. The book is followed up with a compelling sequel, the Odyssey.
Odyssey revolves around Odysseus’s ten-year struggle to journey home after his experiences in the Trojan War. In the book, he faces the wrath of gods, defeats mystical creatures while his wife Penelope fends off the throne with her son until her husband returns.
The term “Theogony” literally means the lineage or birth of gods. Hesiod through his poem entails the details of the origins of how the Gods and universe came to be.
Apollonius Rhodius had written this epic Greek poem in the late third century BCE. The book entails thrilling action, fighting, adventure and revolves around Gods. It narrates the journey of Jason along with the Argonauts in their attempt to retrieve the Golden Fleece from the hands of the Colchis.
The Library of Greek Mythology
The book narrates nearly every detail about Greek mythology all the way from the origin of the universe to the Trojan War and is an excellent choice for young adults to learn everything there is to know.
The Greek Myths
Regarded as a treasure of Greek mythology, the Greek Myths was written in 1955. This timeless classic is perfect for those who want to get acquainted with Greek mythology as it narrates everything from the creation of the universe out of chaos, the birth of the twelve Olympians, incidents of the Trojan War and Odysseus’s return after his struggles.
The lightning thief
Favorite among young adults, the Percy Jackson novel series is based on Greek mythology with a few modern twists. It narrates the story of how a twelve-year-old boy stops Gods from going to war by retrieving the stolen lightning bolt of Zeus.