Theseus and the Minotaur
Just a quick reminder that my Osprey Myths and Legends book Theseus and the Minotaur officially hits the stores and e-tailers today.
Yes, I know you know the myth. Bull head, maze, fight, kill. But there’s more:
- The story may have been an allegory for a Greek invasion of Crete before the Trojan War – archaeologists have found evidence of an attack on the palace of Knossos at the right time.
- After he became the Official Hero of Athens, Theseus got retconned into all kinds of myths starring other heroes.
- Theseus grabbed Helen from Sparta before any Trojan had even set eyes on her.
- The Minotaur wasn’t the only bull-monster he defeated.
- Jose Pena’s art is just amazing – worth the price of the book by itself.
There’s more on this book – and another title I wrote for Osprey – in a previous post: https://graemedavis.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/theseus-and-the-werewolves/
And since I like Of Gods and Mortals from Ganesha Games and Osprey Wargames so much, I put together a bunch of Theseus-themed add-ons for the Greek pantheon. You can download a PDF here: http://bit.ly/1uqv0bb