Mythos by Stephen Fry
Fry has repeatedly expressed opposition to organised religion, and has identified himself as an atheist and a humanist. However while also declaring some sympathy for the Ancient Greek belief in capricious gods. So what exactly sparked that sympathy, in the likes of such a hard line atheist as, Fry? What was it about them that interests him so much so that he decided to write a whole book about it? Well I can’t answer that for you but, just maybe Fry can.
In a country surrounded by such a rich, lush and plentiful landscape complete with simply stunning scenery, it’s only fair that the Ancient peoples who lived in Greece, came to the conclusion that there was no way human hands could have created…well everything. And surely it didn’t just appear from nowhere? The Ancient Greek Gods was their answer.
Full of mystery, treachery and deception, the tales of the Ancient Greek Gods are nothing to be laughed about or just simply forgotten. The story of how the Ancient Greek’s Gods came to be, is a long one and full of twists and turns. In hindsight it somewhat reflects the history of the Greeks themselves, their golden ages and eventual demise. Fry ensures that their once proud religion and a vital insight into their Empire, isn’t lost to the ages and that their memory lives on forever in the minds of men.
AGE RATING: 14+
TEEN RATING: 4/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: Fry manages to explore many of the intricate and fine inner workings of the Ancient Greek religion while also somehow simultaneously keeping it light and interesting creating, frankly, a surprising good read.