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Is there any juicy writing or collection of writings that tells cool stories (or just simply teaches) about cool Greek gods? Also I very much prefer something that would talk a lot about things like Titans and the earlier gods (Gaia, Nyx, Thalassa, etc.) that people don't talk about. Thanks
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Here you go.
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Hesiods Cosmos by Jenny Strauss Clay is a really great analysis of the early genesis of the Gods from the Titans to the first Olympians. It paints the picture of the Titans conspiring with their mother to punish their abusive father. It goes into the very underrated myth of Zeus facing down Typhon. We see how Gaea becomes a force of perpetual rebellion, always opposing the dominant authority in the cosmos regardless of who it is
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>>7625650
Are you even serious right now?
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>>7625657
You're really missing out if you never read it.
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>>7625660
What am I missing out on?
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>>7625665
A great book.
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>>7625653
Sounds perfect thanks
>>7625650
This looks like it's PG and because of that probably lacking
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>>7625666
What's so great about it, devilsh beast?

It's a genuine question though for real. What's it express about mythology?
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>>7625676
Yeah, Hesiod is the one who really wrote extensively about the cosmos changing hands from the rule of the Titans to the rule of the Olympians, and his work is much harder to crack into than Homers. Jenny Strauss Clay does an amazing job putting it all in context and defining it, at least in my opinion. She really details how Zeus integrates the various aspects of the ancient Titan Gods into his Olympian Order as he gains control of the Cosmos, either through force or willing unification. It especially does a great job explaining how Zeus elevates Hecate to a role of special importance in the end, coming to represent the totality of the archaic Titan order in his new Cosmos
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>>7625621
Start with Edith Hamilton.
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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso.

This is literally exactly what you are looking for.
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Read Appollodurus' Library of Mythology (it's basically an ancient collection of the Greek myths)

The read Hesiod's Theogony (an ancient poem describing the creation of the universe and the Gods)

Then the Iliad & Odyssey

Then the Aeneid

Then Ovid's Metamorphoses and Heroides
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>>7625684
I had this as a kid and it was the shit, best kid book ever, also good for adults too I suppose.
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