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A classic introduction to the subject of Greek mythology, fascinating for children and adults alike
Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen retell some of the most famous Greek myths in this classic of children's literature. This is the epic history of the Greek Gods told from their violent beginnings to the creation of man. The novel begins with newborn Hephaestus cast from Mount Olympus by his mother Hera. He is raised in a grotto by Thetis and Eurynome, and the two goddesses tell him various Greek creation myths. The novel continues with myths of the Olympians and the age of gods and mortals, and concludes with Hephaestus returning to Olympus, having been cast down for a second time after reproaching Zeus.