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Gods & Goddesses December 18, 2008

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quiverI just started reading Quiver by Stephanie Spinner, which tells the story of Atalanta, who in Greek myths was an accomplished hunter, swiftest moral alive, and fiercely determined never to marry. When her father commands her to marry, she swears an oath that she will marry the first man to outrun her in a race, but whoever she defeats must be put to death.

Spinner has also written Quicksilver, a teen novel about Hermes, prince of thieves and messenger to the Gods.


I’m excited about rediscovering these books, partly because they remind me of some other favourite titles set in the times of ancient Greece:

lightningThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesen
Troy by Adele Geras

Mythology by Hestia Evans
The Twelve Labours of Hercules by Rick Riordan
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths retold by Eric Kimmel