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9 Modern Greek Mythology Retellings That Will Change The Way You Think About The Classic Tales
In the year I worked on Persephone, so did several other completely unconnected authors. An idea gets in the air, and several different people catch it. Not Persephone reincarnated. Not a girl living through a similar story. Some of the myths have already happened in my world, but the majority are still unfolding in new and interesting ways.
You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. Romantic tropes are everywhere, and they are fabulous. I adore them and I always tend to find my favorite ones in romance books so I can enjoy them more. I decided to do a sort of Trope Tuesday piece where I will be talking about many tropes and recommend you all some of my favorites that fit. What is a trope? It can also be described as another variation on the same theme.
I kind of hate Greek mythology. But mostly, I had a horrific experience of trying to cram all the myths into my brain on one of the last days of summer to prepare for a class that then never touched any of the myths. But one myth that I have always loved is the Persephone and Hades myth. Sure, he wanted companionship, but would he force Persephone? Persephone had a toxic relationship with her mom and decided she kind of liked this dude and now she gets to rule the underworld for half the year.
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Hades and Persephone - Modern Adaptations
Believe it or not, some of my favorite kinds of books are the ones that pull from stories I already know. Whether it's adapted fairy tales, re-written classic literature, updated fables, or modern Greek mythology retellings , I'm a sucker for re-reading tales I've already been told in new and exciting ways. Ever since I started studying Greek mythology in grade school, I've been fascinated by the world of Mount Olympus and beyond. The idea of all-powerful gods and goddesses who were in charge of specific parts of the world enthralled me, the prospect of magical powers and fantastic beasts thrilled me, and the promise of immortality and ultimate power enticed me. Like other retellings and reinterpretations, books that use Greek myths as their inspiration take an old and familiar story and update to be something new, excited, and never before seen. Why bother rewriting something that has already been written, you may ask?