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.
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.
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?
A classic story of girl meets boy, except this is a re-telling of Ovid’s Metamorphosis. A fluid LGBT story of mythology.
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.
A re-telling of Theseus, on his journey to becoming 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.
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.
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.