I wanted to read a lot of women authors. So it started with collecting all the possible books that I should be reading. This book was so hyped everywhere in the social media that I read about it almost in all the book clubs I had joined. Obviously, the packaging made it sure that I do not forget the feeling when I had imagined about how pretty the book to hold and read. So, despite acknowledging the hoarder in me, I finally ordered it from Amazon.
It took a little bit of time to start reading, as I was too hesitant to open the perfect binding and pretty pages. 😁 What a perfect hoarder I am..!!
Okay, so now about the book. It’s a beauty in itself. How intricately the stories are knitted (* pun intended 😅) together around all the greek stories. And to present it from a woman’s point of view is so empowering. The woman/nymph depicted here is one of lesser gods, quite powerless among all the greek gods we have seen and read till now. Still, the character holds so much power within herself that she never knelt before the mightier ones.
Though, I had read a few greek stories when I was young I din’t remember them until I read them some if them in thus book. Still, I was aware of the major greek gods goddesses, thanks to the movies and webtoon society.
While reading the book, I couldn’t help but notice the difference between the Indian mythological stories and the Greek ones. The Greek Gods and Goddesses are described to be flawed with ease. They seem very human in that aspect. But whereas the Hindu gods are the epitome of perfection. There are very rare instances of them doing something morally wrong. The Hindu major gods were supposed to omnipotent and omniscient who can never be wrong. The Purushottam..!! Which literally translates into “The best version of man”. Wow..!! The stark contrast…!!
It was a very nice read. Loved it through and through.
Until, I write again!! 🙂