Clash of the Titans by Alan Dean Foster

By Alan Dean Foster

PLAYTHING OF THE GODS

He used to be Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae, born in shame, exiled to perish at sea, fated to outlive at heavenly caprice -- until eventually he met his love, defied the Gods and dared to struggle them or die.

She was once Andromeda, enslaved by means of her personal good looks which beggared the heavens and taken a curse upon her urban, her domestic, her heart....until Perseus authorised the Devil's personal problem, replied the lethal riddle and rode forth on his winged horse Pegasus to assert his love and to stand the final of the Titans, armed basically with a bloody hand, a witche's curse, and a severed head...

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Key characters zeus • king of the gods hera • queen of the gods semele • princess of Thebes dionysus • god of wine and the theater pentheus • king of Thebes agave • Pentheus’s mother plot synopsis a child rescued Hera, jealous of her husband Zeus’s affair with Semele, ordered the Titans to take Semele’s child Dionysus and tear him apart. This they did, but one Titaness, who was the child’s grandmother, took pity on him and made him whole again. Dionysus on his travels When he grew up, Dionysus went traveling with Silenus, a wise but drunken old satyr.

So began a hopeless mismatch. Apollo took off in pursuit of the dismayed Daphne through the mountains. As she ran from him, she prayed to Zeus to be transformed so that Apollo could not catch her. Her prayers were answered, and she was turned into a laurel tree. Apollo declared the laurel tree sacred because of his love for Daphne, and from this point on, he always wore a wreath of laurel leaves in his hair. the classical world 49 apollo’s lyre p Crime and reconciliation n Ancient Greece D Arcadia, Greece w Apollodorus, Library of Mythology; Homeric Hymn to Hermes Apollo was the owner of a herd of cattle and tended them carefully, but his attention once wandered from them while he was conducting a love affair with the youth Hymenaeus.

At the heart of the maze, he fought and killed the Minotaur. return to athens Following the twine out of the maze, Theseus rescued his fellow Athenians and set sail for home, taking Ariadne with him. But forgetting that he owed his Theseus slays the Minotaur in the labyrinth, which was built by Daedalus for Minos to contain the monster. success to her, he abandoned her on the island of Naxos. He was punished for his heartlessness, because his sailors forgot to hoist the white sails, and Aegeus, watching from the shore, assumed Theseus was dead and threw himself from the cliff, into a sea that was forever after called the Aegean.

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