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Old May 22 2011, 12:25 AM   #16
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Re: Are there any good books with Greek mythological characters?

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Also Incredible Hercules 113-141 by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lethe is a very good comic books series about Hercules in the modern world as a superhero.
Actually it's Fred Van Lente, but "Van Lethe" is a nice Freudian slip for a thread about Greek myths.


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Dan Simmons is sadly another writer that went crazy after 9/11.

Ilium was good. Everything fell apart in Olympos and he played to some of the worst right wing muslim cliches.
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Olympos and Ilium by Dan Simmons.
I liked the first one VERY much.

The second was a HUUUGGGGEE disappointment.
Okay, between these two posts, I'm confused. Which one was the first and which was second? Are you two agreeing or disagreeing about which one was better?


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I was looking around at the DC comics Amazons, and I saw there was one named Artemis who took the Wonder Woman title for a while. So is she the Goddess or just an Amazon named after the Goddess?
She's Artemis of the Bana-Mighdall, a tribe of Amazons. She was named after the goddess, just as the original Wonder Woman, Princess Diana of Themyscira, was named after the Roman counterpart of the same goddess.

However, I believe Diana's mother Hippolyta, at least in some versions, is the same Hippolyta whom Herakles battled in myth (although in the myths, Herc killed her).
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Old May 22 2011, 01:10 AM   #17
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Re: Are there any good books with Greek mythological characters?

Christopher wrote: View Post
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Also Incredible Hercules 113-141 by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lethe is a very good comic books series about Hercules in the modern world as a superhero.
Actually it's Fred Van Lente, but "Van Lethe" is a nice Freudian slip for a thread about Greek myths.


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Dan Simmons is sadly another writer that went crazy after 9/11.

Ilium was good. Everything fell apart in Olympos and he played to some of the worst right wing muslim cliches.
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I liked the first one VERY much.

The second was a HUUUGGGGEE disappointment.
Okay, between these two posts, I'm confused. Which one was the first and which was second? Are you two agreeing or disagreeing about which one was better?

The person I was replying to had them in reverse publication order. Illium is first, then Olympos.

Illium sets up a REALLY interesting universe and mysteries, but then... Olympos... just sort of craps on it.

If the first book didn't end on a cliff hanger, I would recommend it. I rarely sell books back, but, these, I quickly removed from my shelves.
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Re: Are there any good books with Greek mythological characters?

Has anyone read The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley? I remember that my sister had it right around the time that I first started learning about Greek Mythology and the Illiad in school, but she moved out before I ever got around to reading it.
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Re: Are good books with Greek mythological characters?

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Dan Simmons is sadly another writer that went crazy after 9/11.

Ilium was good. Everything fell apart in Olympos and he played to some of the worst right wing muslim cliches.
Another writer? I'm curious, is there a list about who you'd say lost it like that after 9/11?
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