Welcome to The Read-a-Myth Reading Challenge 2011!
The Read-a-Myth Reading Challenge is hosted by JoV of Bibliojunkie and Bina of If You Can Read This. We love the myths series by Canongate, which consists of fourteen works that retell some of the most important and most central of our myths. We want you to come join us and share any stories about a mythology figure that you love or interested in.
The hostesses do not receive any monetary royalty or advertising fee for promoting the Canongate myth series, but would like to use this platform to encourage everyone to read books about re-telling of myths or a study of mythology.
The names of mythological figures (especially Greek ones) are an essential part of our contemporary life. Ajax – Greek warrior in the Trojan War, who “cleaned up” in battle, is the name of a popular household cleanser. Hermes – Olympian Herald and Messenger god, is a luxury brand goods, specialise in scarf. Hyperion – Titan whose name means “he who goes before the sun”, is the name of a company that specializes in “business analytical software.” And do you know Nike – Winged goddess of Victory, who can run and fly at great speed, is a name from mythology? Olympus – Home of the Olympian gods, name of popular camera and photographic technology company. Orion – A giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology, is the name of a motion picture production company, Orion Pictures, and the list goes on and on and on…
These tales and folklores have been passed down from many generations, and we hope to bring you into the exciting world of myths and (re-)discover them in a fun way.
We have included some reading companions for this challenge: