Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth (Paperback)
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Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth (Paperback)

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Published: 25/04/2024
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Ranging from Artemis to Aphrodite and from Hera to Hestia, this exquisitely written and endlessly enjoyable volume from the bestselling author of Pandora's Jar and Stone Blind highlights formidable Greek goddesses.

Get ready to meet the goddesses.

In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, the bestselling author of Stone Blind and Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearsome, powerful and beloved as their male counterparts, it’s time to look beyond the columns of a ruined temple to the awesome power within . . .

We meet Hera, who, whilst most often known for enacting vicious, creative revenge on the women – mortal or otherwise – who catch the wandering eye of her husband Zeus, turns out not to be such a villain after all.

We meet Demeter, a mother who will go to any lengths, no matter the cost, to retrieve her daughter Persephone from Hades’ clutches.

We’ll be introduced to The Furies, three women who will literally go to the ends of the earth to enact bloody vengeance but who, surprisingly, are the goddesses who can teach us the most about the way we live now.

Examining the role of these goddesses and more, Divine Might will change everything you thought you knew about our most ancient stories. Full of fire, fury and devotion, Natalie Haynes brings the divine women of Olympia kicking and screaming into the modern age.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529089516
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Cheerfully erudite . . . academically rigorous . . . combining immense scholarship with a sarky easy-going tone - The Times

Full of wonderful stories . . . packed with detail from ancient source material - The New Statesman

Incredible stories about timeless emotions. - NB Magazine

The great champion of women in Greek myth . . . One of the delights of the book is that Haynes reacquaints us with forgotten goddesses. - Daily Mail

A powerful read that really opens a new dialogue on the Greek goddesses - Independent

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“Natalie Haynes has never written a bad book”

When I wasn’t reading Divine Might, I was thinking about it. The way Natalie Haynes writes is just perfect, it really clicks with me and I’ve found nothing but enjoyment reading her works, both fiction and... More

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“A field guide to goddesses”

I'm late to Natalie Haynes books and have all the enthusiasm of the recent convert. I'd dipped in and out of Pandora's Jar chasing references in other books, and loved Stone Blind, Divine Might more... More

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“The Greek Goddesses as you have never seen them before!”

An incredibly well-researched and highly entertaining look at the Greek goddesses - how we know them, how the Ancient Greeks know them, and what they tell us about the times they lived in. I enjoyed every second of... More

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