The Mythic Warrior's Handbook: Outsmart Athena, Slay Medusa, Impress Zeus, and Claim Your Place in the Pantheon of the Gods

The Mythic Warrior's Handbook: Outsmart Athena, Slay Medusa, Impress Zeus, and Claim Your Place in the Pantheon of the Gods
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1440502641
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9781440502644
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240
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Adams Media
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7.0 inches
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5.0 inches

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Back when lightning-throwing gods and multiheaded monsters ruled a world in constant chaos, there was one man who stood on four hooves against it all. He was Chiron the Centaur, the wise(-cracking) teacher to amateur heroes. He turned cowardly boys into powerful warriors, helped them achieve greatness, and overcome their Daddy issues--seriously, how many kids back then were waiting for Zeus to come by and play catch?

Now, thousands of years later, Chiron's textbook has been unearthed. And it's your chance to join the ranks of Ancient Greece's finest. Be forewarned: It's no simple task. You have a lot to learn. Inside lies the necessary knowledge to start a quest as epic as one of the great's--from the inner workings of Mt. Olympus to the ins-and-outs of the Underworld to the Achilles' heel of each brutal beast you'll battle along the way. This handbook is as important as the sword in your hand and the shield on your back.

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Mythic heroism

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Why would you want to outsmart Athena and impress Zeus? Zeus was a rapist and Athena protected you by teaching you the secrets of civilization and strategic defense. She counsels to gentleness, but does not allow injustice or cruelty. At least our version does. Zeus wasn't even originally a god, but tacked on later as a further propaganda scheme. Of course, all religion is propaganda, but particularly vile to make an assaulter a god. A lot of myths are rewritten later turning good gods like Apollo - reason and healing - also into assaulters. In reality, myths can hurt you, or help you, but many are tricks and traps of cruel tyrants. Watch out for them. Religion is a powerful propaganda weapon. I think greek and roman myths can be reworked for good, since they have positive aspects (in their old form before Zeus and also in our modern and new re-workings) positive traits, like diversity and equality, but as they've been sabotaged in present state, it would be better to create them yourself anew. Artemis and Athena as a team would be better protectors of animals today because we can use technology to assist them and control population with it instead of hunting. Her archery would now be symbolic of the power to hit her goals. As Athena progresses, Artemis gains her strength. Apollo would be a greater hero and god using modern (and sometimes ancient) medicine - to heal you with a balanced reason and emotion instead of lunacy, there are new techniques of all kinds making people lives longer and richer - medicine is a powerful heroic quality. Taking a careful approach they really are guides to helping, healing and defending. Reason of Apllo allows you to see the myths as guides and not only emotional dogma, reworking them for inspiration, seeing through some of the traps in them, inspiring you to heroism and justice, counseling you to gentleness and the careful defense qualities it takes to be a hero.

Fun and Educational

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I'm surprised at how much I'm getting from reading this - really fun and cute for kids.

Entertaining and informative. Great place for students to start being able to RELATE to Classical mythology.

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Entertaining and informative. Great place for students to start being able to RELATE to Classical mythology. Entertaining for the seasoned Classicist as well. Heather Day and Erika Carlson are witty and funny. Good one for the bookshelf to share with the friends, Classics and non-Classicists alike. I recommend to anyone.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is The Mythic Warrior's Handbook and it was written by Chiron the Centaur. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Feb 18, 2010 and it has a suggested retail price of $13.95. It was published by Adams Media and has a total of 240 pages in the book . The 10 digit ISBN is 1440502641 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781440502644. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.