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Olympus by [Pattanaik, Devdutt]
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It's well written (5 STAR), the narrative has a brilliant flow, educating the curious reader (repeater / new). Almost everything about Greek Mythology is covered and the connections with other Myths has been explored / compared. Devdutt's artwork and grey boxes with the Indian and Roman parallels are unique / fun to read. Till now, I had no clue about the difference between the "Roman Empire" and the "Holy Roman Empire"....which caused Europe's "1000 year Dark Period / Age" which ended with the Renaissance ki "Biryani / Stew Philosophy"....!! Another fabulous read from Devdutt Pattanaik......which also lands as an expose of the "Biryani or Stew" narrative manufactured by the West to suit their :) --By Dhananjay on 27 October 2016

It's a nice little compendium of all the numerous Greek myths which you would have heard of, but didn't know how they were interconnected. I love the artwork inside and the grey boxes with the Roman parallels and possible Indian parallels. It would be foolish to imagine absolutely no connection between the mythology of two cultures which prospered at the same time. It's the perfect follow up to all the numerous mythology books the author has written in his trademark aesthetic and a must add to your Devdutt Pattanaik collection if you have on --By A Customer on 25 October 2016

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• Olympus is the home of the Greek gods, much like Amravati of the Hindu devas.
• Zeus, leader of Olympians, wields a thunderbolt like Indra, and rides an eagle like Vishnu.
• The feats of the Greek hero Heracles, known to Romans as Hercules, reminded many of Krishna, as did his name, ‘Hari-kula-esha’ or lord of the Hari clan.
• The Greek epic of a husband sailing across the sea with a thousand ships to bring his wife, Helen, back from Troy seems strikingly similar to the story of Ram rescuing Sita from Lanka.
Is there a connection between Greek and Hindu mythology then? Does it have something to do with a common Indo-European root? Or maybe an exchange of ideas in the centuries that followed the arrival of Alexander the Great, when Greek emissaries travelled to the kingdoms of Mathura and Magadha?
In this book, mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik turns his attention to ancient Greek tales, and explores a new world of stories. Long have Europeans and Americans retold Indic mythologies. It is time for Indians to reverse the gaze.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20245 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (20 September 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NGTKU6Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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