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The Homeric Hymns by Homer
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Oct 04, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: mythology
Read in October, 2008

I'm hooked on Greek myth!
I'm so glad I got this specific edition of The Homeric Hymns. Every page has detailed footnotes (sometimes longer than the original text on the page) that gives history, comparisons to other myths, definitions, and more. It is a very comprehensive text that gives the reader more knowledge and understanding than a reading of the hymns on their own could ever do.

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David Is it the true that it was the earth (Gaea) that advised Zeus to swallow (incorporate) his wife Metis (with their unborn daughter Athena)? I always thought it was his own idea. Regardless, it seemed to accomplish what his father and grandfather (cronus and uranus) couldn't. Athena casts her decision for Orestes and against the Furies.

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