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Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology (Mythlopedia)

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You think you know Greek mythology? Mount Olympus was one rough zip code! Here is the gods'-honest truth about these lying lovers, beast-bearing dads, brawling bros, and evil shape-shifters, who ate their young with relish--and their siblings for dessert.


Olympians take on the Titans to rule the world!

A dad swallows his kids to keep the peace!


Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Scholastic (first published 2009)
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Dec 03, 2009 Hilary rated it really liked it
A humorous look at a variety of the gods from Greek Mythology. The book is well organized, dedicating 4-6 pages per god. Each God is outlined with quick to read facts like what their Roman name is, what their attributes are, and who their parents, siblings, friends foes etc... are. Key myths relating to each god are presented in short, easy to read stories that pick out the main plot points. Stories (along with facts) are written with a touch of humor, and accompanied by pictures that are just ...more
Oct 24, 2014 Jack rated it really liked it
The "Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology" is a 128 page book about most of greek gods, like Zeus and Poseidon, Titans, like Cronus, and other creatures, like Pan. It includes what their symbols are, some of their fun facts, and information on them. It also talks about who their parents, siblings, spouses, filings, offsprings, friends, enemies, and some even who their pets are! Included through their description are some stories about them, how they were created, and more. ...more
Bert Edens
Jun 04, 2010 Bert Edens rated it it was amazing
This a fun, entertaining romp through Greek Mythology. It makes learning mythology exciting and humorous for kids and adults alike. And you don't have to worry about nude statues and such as all pics of statues that would be otherwise unclothed have boxers or swim trunks or similar attire.

Highly recommended!
This was great for what it was! If I were an elementary school kid, I would have eaten this up. It's humorous, filled with pictures, broken down in an easy to follow fashion, and the book tied it back to how you see it today. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!
Tiffiny Federico
I asked one of the 6th grade library patrons which book on Greek mythology he liked the best. He immediately handed me Mythlopedia: Oh My Gods! I asked him why this book was the best and he said it had EVERYTHING. He loves to read fiction based on mythology, such as the Percy Jackson series and this book helps him figure out who all the god and goddess are, how they are related to one another, and how they get along. Plus, it was funny and it wasn’t boring. Not a bad recommendation from a 6th ...more
Nov 29, 2010 Nick rated it it was amazing
Mythlopedia: Oh My Gods!: A Look-it-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology
by Megan E. Bryant

Do you love books that are humors? Well if you do then this book is perfect for you. This book is about ancient god’s life and experiences. It also tells you about their lovers, power(s), family, and friends. It even tells you their life mistakes and other cool stuff about them. These Gods are the Olympians and the titans. Wow, that is a bad combination. Did you hear about the war they had. Well guess what? A
Hailey Story
One theme in this book could be rebellion. An example for rebellion could be when Hades went to the underworld and is now the god of it. Gods and goddesses being rebellious and having to go down to the underworld. The author did a great job at making this book funny and interesting so its a great book for children to read to understand the Greek Gods and Goddesses. A symbol in the book they explained the myth of when the father swallowed his children, this is a great symbol to explain how ...more
Feb 05, 2014 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Buddy read with Erica!

I've been obsessed with Greek mythology all my life, and this book helped remind me why.

It focused only on the main gods, but there was still a lot of information packed into this small book. The layout was pretty cool, as it devoted several pages to each god and had a cheat sheet at the beginning with things like who they were married to, who their siblings were (sometimes those were the same people...), etc. The pictures and captions throughout made me smile, and there we
Bryce Vasquez
May 19, 2014 Bryce Vasquez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The theme of the book is and informational book. The theme is shown by the numerous amount on information, it talks about what the mythical gods and goddesses are about. The author wrote this book for people that want to know more about how the Greeks and mythical creatures. The author wanted to tell people how they lived and most of their lives just more childish than most book would address this topic. This book contributes to the community by teaching all readers that even though you have a ...more
Mar 02, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
Very funny take on mythology. I love all the pictures, captions, dialogue bubbles, and top ten lists. Marry that with a ton of great information, and you have a winner. There are also other books in this series.

I'd go with upper elementary on up for this one, as they are cautious in their approach but still do discuss the violent and lusty natures of the Greek deities.
Oct 27, 2015 Claire rated it really liked it
I love this whole series. It is really funny and has many illustrations like a family portrait of all the gods and monsters. It gives you interesting facts in the top ten list,a family tree, and all of the gods' foes, friends, parents, and spouses. I've read this over and over and recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn and have fun.
Oct 06, 2011 Ricki rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Even though they are directed for middle schoolers, the books can be appreciated by people of all ages. There is a different god on each page, along with guiding pictures and humorous quotes. I love learning about Mythology, so I could sit with this books for hours. I always have at least one student in each class who is obsessed with these.
Jul 23, 2010 Shiela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
LOVED IT! Great way to introduce the realm of Greek mythology in a fun and "modern" way. Both adults and children will enjoy. In fact, I'm tempted to buy the who "Mythlopedia" series after having so much fun with this one. Definite read for all Greek Mythology lovers.
Oct 06, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
This book is a good one because it tells about the gods in myths and facts. My favorite part of it was when it was giving facts about the gods it was in first person and it made it seem like they were happy about their mistakes and tragedies.
Apr 25, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
Review from library copy

Good for 6-8 grade. The art has been edited so naked bodies are covered (sometimes with, say, a leopard print bikini). Information is fairly basic and written for lower reading levels.
Jan 19, 2014 Devon rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, non-fiction
A tad repetitive but I guess it's hard not to be when everything is so intertwined with drama.

I read this book and plan to read several others in the series to give a little background knowledge for the Percy Jackson series as I read that since it it's completely based on Greek mythology.
Dec 05, 2010 Olivia rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology, favorites
A fun book with all the greek gods. (There is no goddesses so if you want that check out She's All That.) You kind of have to know greek mythology to "get it" but if you do it's really funny. For grades 4 and up.
Kate Hastings
Jan 22, 2010 Kate Hastings rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Grades 4-8, mythology
Shelves: nonfiction
Just in time for Percy Jackson fans! Learn fun facts about all your favorite Mount Olympus residents.
Feb 06, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-books, non-fiction
Fantastic book about all things Greek mythology, very interesting and funny, great illustrations, perfect for older kids and teens, great companion to The Lightning Thief.
Mar 17, 2011 Ron rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, mythology
We ran across this at the Public Library while reading the Percy Jackson series. It helped in keeping straight who was how. It will make you LOL in spots.
Oct 03, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing
this is a cool book. it tells you all about the gods and godesses of greek mythology, it has lots of funny cartoons too.
Feb 19, 2010 Matthew rated it it was amazing
OH MY GODS!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!! I learned so much about greek mythology from this book
Mr. George
May 25, 2011 Mr. George rated it really liked it
Percy Jackson fans rejoice! I love the humor and sheer fun look this book gives to the pantheon of the Gods.
Aug 20, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
I thought it was informational on the greek gods and the titans but it was also a funny version of it luved it!
Aug 13, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Want an introductory book to some of the Greek Gods told in a humorous way? This is your book, my friend.
May 18, 2011 Lily rated it really liked it
Amzing mythology book! It has everything you need to know about the Greek gods, and the characters are portrayed in facebook form.
Kim Heimbuch
Apr 08, 2014 Kim Heimbuch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A colorfully illustrated and entertaining book covering the basics of Mythology. Surely to be enjoyed by all ages!
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