Award-winning storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith breathes life (albeit a wizened Texan version) into the old Greek myths. With her incurable Texas drawl, she spins the Greek myths as you've never heard them before, rendering them 99% more fun while retaining 100% of their original insights into the crooked ways of the human heart and the no less crooked ways of the ancient Greek gods. "Pandora":
According to the Greeks, she was the first woman created. Her finest gift from Zeus was curiosity. Her most precious gift to mankind was hope.
"Demeter and Persephone":
Demeter, the goddess of growing things, tells how her daughter was kidnapped by Hades, the god of the underworld. Because of Demeter's power over nature, Hades is forced to return Persephone to her mother, but only for half of each year.
"Judgment of Paris":
Paris, a Trojan prince predicted to be Least Likely to Succeed by an oracle, judges a beauty contest and decides who is the fairest of three goddesses: Hera, Athena, or Aphrodite. In the end, he discovers what baaad could happen!
When Athena's temple is defiled, she takes her revenge on Medusa, a beautiful young woman, and turns her into the ugliest monster in Greek mythology.
©1998 Barbara Mcbride-Smith; (P)2005 August House Publishers, Inc.