Think Greek mythology is a thing of the past? Feel as if you’ve read everything on the shelf? Don’t despair. Doris Orgel’s new book, We Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera explains the differences between the gods and goddesses; outlines the Olympians’ family tree; describes the differences in their moral values; and focuses on the women in the myths, particularly the three goddesses listed in the title. Orgel does a superb job retelling the myths from the goddesses’ viewpoint; you’ll feel as if you’re hearing their actual voices. Full of beautiful illustrations, the book is written for the novice as well as those who are more familiar with the myths. Teachers will find it a useful resource for the classroom.
Jamie Whitfield teaches middle school English and literature.