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Greek Myths in Order of Publication

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

The story of the Helen of Troy, the “face that launched a thousand ships”. Helen was married to a Greek King, but the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, promised her to Paris, a Trojan Prince.

Troy

Troy

Although on an epic scale, the Battle for Troy involves some very personal grudges between the warriors. The climax of our story is the showdown between the Greek Achilles and the Trojan Hector.

The Wooden Horse

The Wooden Horse

One of the most famous tricks of all time. The war between the Greeks and the Trojans is in its tenth year. The Trojans rejoice when they wake up one day to find that the Greek army has finally departed. They have left behind them a strange gift – a giant wooden horse.

In the Cyclops Cave

In the Cyclops Cave

How Odysseus and his men found themselves trapped in the cave of the terrifying Cyclops, the one-eyed giant. Only one of the famous tricks of Odysseus can save them.

Circe the Beautiful Witch

Circe the Beautiful Witch

Odysseus sends his men to explore the interior of a mysterious island. They are enchanted by the singing voice of the beautiful Circe who then turns them into pigs. Odysseus comes in search of his missing men.

The Homecoming of Odysseus

The Homecoming of Odysseus

Odysseus returns home 20 years after leaving for Troy. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope.

The Minotaur

The Minotaur

How Theseus killed the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne – an exciting myth from Ancient Greece with some historical background about King Minos and Crete woven in.

The Boy Who Flew Too High

The Boy Who Flew Too High

The myth of how Daedalus made wings out of feathers and wax and flew away from imprisonment by King Minos on the island of Crete. His son Icarus ignored his warnings and flew too close to the sun.

The Midas Touch

The Midas Touch

King Midas entertains a satyr. As a reward he receives a gift – everything he touches turns to gold. He soon learns that the gift is a curse .

Orpheus

Orpheus

The ancient Greek story of Orpheus the musician, who traveled down to The Underworld to try and bring his bride back from the dead. Told in Bertie’s verse. Tragic and sad .

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