Greek Myth Re-Tellings I Want to Read

Greek Myth Re-Tellings I Want to Read

Greek Myth Re-Tellings I Want to Read

I love Greek Myth re-tellings, and after a recent break I’m back into reading them pretty much whenever I can.

Today I thought I would share a list of the Greek Myth re-tellings I haven’t read, but have got on my to-read list.

Let me know if you have read any of these and if I should prioritise any of them. Particularly, since I have a lot of ‘reading time’ right now.

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

A modern-day story where the Gods are living amongst us. Aphrodite is a phone-sex operator and Artemis is a professional dog-walker. Erm, this sounds hilarious.

The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth

A re-telling of the Trojan war, but one without honour. The main premise of the book is that songs and stories are written by the victors. What is the Trojan war was not fought to win back the Spartan Helen, but actually an excuse to plunder the great city of Troy?

Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

A classic story of girl meets boy, except this is a re-telling of Ovid’s Metamorphosis. A fluid LGBT story of mythology.

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

A story of a woman, who like the famous Helen, started a war. This is a re-telling of another woman, who has dreams of an adventurer who fled the city of Troy during the war, and who is in  a power struggle against her father.

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

A re-telling of Theseus, on his journey to become the rightful heir of Athens. Re-creating the famous myths, like the slaying of the minotaur, this is an adventurous re-telling of one of the most popular characters in greek mythology.

Song of Sacrifice by Janell Rhiannon and Regina Wamba

A look at the women in the midst of the Trojan War. Not the great queens and seers, like A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, but the Trojan women of the city.

Achilles by Elizabeth Cook

Another re-telling of the great Achilles during the Trojan wars. Mixed with famous characters from Odysseus, Hector and Hecuba, among others.

Do you have any other Greek Myth re-tellings suggestions for me? Let me know in the comments below.

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Greek Myth Re-Tellings I Want to Read

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