Divine Might by Natalie Haynes, Paperback, 9781529089493 | Buy online at The Nile
Departments
 Free Returns*

Divine Might

Goddesses in Greek Myth

Author: Natalie Haynes  

Paperback

The scintillating follow-up to Pandora's Jar from bestselling author Natalie Haynes.

Read more
Save
23%
RRP $37.00
$28.49
Or pay later with
Check delivery options
Paperback

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Summary

The scintillating follow-up to Pandora's Jar from bestselling author Natalie Haynes.

Read more

Description

Bestselling author Natalie Haynes returns to the world of Greek myth she so wittily explored in Pandora's Jar and turns her focus on Olympus itself - not on the gods, who have had far more attention than they deserve over the millennia since these stories were first told, but on the goddesses.Here we meet Athene, who sprang fully formed from her father's brow (giving Zeus a killer headache in the process), goddess of war, guardian of the city named for her and sacred to her, and provider of wise counsel. Here, too, is Aphrodite, born of the foam (or, some sources say, sperm released from a castrated Titan's testicles), the most beautiful of all the Olympian goddesses, dispensing desire and inspiring longing - but with a nasty line in brutal punishment of those who displeased her. And then there is Hera, Zeus's long-suffering wife, whose jealousy of his repeated dalliances with mortals, with nymphs, with other goddesses, led her to wreak elaborate and often painful revenge on those she felt had wronged her. Well, wouldn't you?We also meet Demeter, goddess of the harvest and mother of the hapless Persephone; Artemis, the huntress, virgin goddess of childbirth (Greek myth is full of confusion); the Muses, all nine of them; wide-bosomed Gaia, the earth goddess; and Hestia, goddess of domesticity but also of sacrificial fire.

Read more

About the Author

Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Amber Fury, The Children of Jocasta, A Thousand Ships, which was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2020, and Stone Blind. Her non-fiction book about women in Greek Myth, Pandora's Jar, was a bestseller in both the UK and the US. She has written and performed eight series of her BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015 she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.

Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
28th September 2023
Pages
304
ISBN
9781529089493

Returns

This item is eligible for free returns within 30 days of delivery. See our returns policy for further details.

Save
23%
RRP $37.00
$28.49
Or pay later with
Check delivery options