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Abandon Blog Tour & Giveaway: Meg Cabot on Inspirations & Influences

Welcome fellow mortals to the first official stop on Meg Cabot’s Abandon Blog Tour! In celebration of the release of the first book in a brand new trilogy, we are thrilled to have the lovely Meg Cabot over to talk about her inspirations & influences for this dark, paranormal retelling of a classic Greek myth.

Please give a warm welcome to Meg Cabot!

One of the first things readers ask when they meet an author whose book they’ve loved is, “Where on earth did you get the idea for this book?”

The truth is, authors kind of hate this question, because sometimes they don’t remember (one author I asked didn’t even remember the book. Thanks, Author Who Shall Be Nameless).

But with my new book Abandon, the answer is easy. Abandon was partly inspired by the myth of Persephone, one of the only Greek myths where the heroine doesn’t get turned into a tree, or an animal, or a flower . . . .

Instead, she ends up goddess of the dead, Queen of the Underworld!

I’ve always loved this myth because I didn’t exactly feel like I fit in at school. I wasn’t into sports and sometimes had problems paying attention in class. Because of that, I didn’t always get the best of grades. I thought maybe I was in the wrong place . . . or the wrong millennia.

So when I stumbled across Edith Hamilton’s book Mythology, and the myth of Persephone, and learned how her mom kept her away from Olympus, thinking it would “protect her”—with tragic results—something clicked. I couldn’t get the story out of my mind. (In fact, I failed Algebra twice partly because I kept drawing scenes from the myth in my Algebra notebooks! You can see them on my photo album on the Abandon Facebook page.)

There was something incredibly compelling to me not only about Persephone’s rise to Queen of the Underworld but about the love story between her and Hades . . . possibly because they were two people who both felt like outsiders, rejected by everyone else for being different. Hades was so in love with Persephone, he was even willing to allow the earth’s entire population to starve rather than give her up.

As a teenager, I was always longing to find that one special person who would not only completely love and understand me for who I was, but come and take me away to a place where I would fit in and finally find my purpose in life.

The heroine of Abandon, Pierce, feels as if she doesn’t fit in at her new school as well, mostly because, like Persephone, Pierce has been to the Underworld. Only no one will believe her. Everyone thinks she’s crazy. Pierce is starting to think so, too.

Especially because someone she met while she was in the Underworld—a mysterious guy named John Hayden—doesn’t seem to want to let her go now that she’s back amongst the living. Pierce is drawn to him in a way she can’t explain . . . and maybe can’t even admit to herself.

Myths are traditional stories that were created to explain a natural or social phenomenon in the time before science. The myth of Persephone explains the origin of spring . . . but it’s a story that’s also shrouded in death. In Abandon, Pierce is a teenager torn between the challenges of being alive—dealing with being the “new freak in school,” her parents’ divorce drama, the mounting danger that seems to follow her everywhere she goes—and the idea that she can escape to the Underworld, this seemingly peaceful place, ruled by this incredibly mysterious, sexy guy.

Which will Pierce choose? You’ll have to read Abandon to find out!

About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knows what happens to us when we die. That’s how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who’s made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible. Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her. What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows…just like she knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven. But she can’t stay away from him, either, especially since he’s always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. But if she let’s herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears most. And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her: The Underworld.

Check out the official book trailer:

And you can find out more about Abandon and books like it over at Scholastic’s new online community called This Is Teen, which connects readers with their favorite YA authors and books.

Visit their page on Facebook for all the latest news on Meg Cabot and her new book Abandon.

The Giveaway:

We have ONE copy of Abandon up for grabs for a lucky winner! The contest is open to addresses in the US and Canada only, and will run until Saturday April 30, 2011 at 11:59PM (PST). In order to enter, simply leave a comment here telling us what YOUR favorite myth (Greek or otherwise) is! Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!

Make sure to check out the next stop on the Abandon blog tour on Thursday, April 28 at Presenting Lenore!

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  • willaful
    April 26, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I always liked “Pandora’s Box” as a child, though was confused by the different, contradictory versions.

  • Nafiza Azad
    April 26, 2011 at 12:50 am

    My favourite Greek myth would be the one about Hades and Persephone. It’s so much like The Beauty and The Beast and I’m a sucker for fairy tales.

  • Franki
    April 26, 2011 at 2:10 am

    My favourite myth is the myth about Hermes when he was a baby. If I remember correctly, he went right out of his crib and invented the lyre, then later stole Apollo’s cattle and walked them backwards somewhere and cooked them or something, which is a huge offence to Apollo because he was always kind of obsessed with his cows. Then, he goes back to his crib like nothing happened! Apollo talks to some old man who says he saw a baby walking with his cows backwards, and Apollo thinks it’s Hermes, so he goes to him and Hermes just pretends like he’s the average baby and tricks him. Every time I think of it I laugh. I think afterwards they became friends when Hermes bettered Apollo at the lyre, earning himself Apollo’s respect. Oh, Hermes, you funny, funny god.

  • Stephanie
    April 26, 2011 at 3:17 am

    My favorite myth is Legend of the White Snake. I find the myth so sad and moving; the snake demon and the human are in love, yet a monk believes that she’s evil and traps her in Leifeng Pagoda.

  • Katherine
    April 26, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I’ve always loved the legend of Psyche, its just so romantic and I’m a helpless sucker for that kind of girly thing. If I recall correctly, she (while on a quest to regain her true love) gets some help from Persophone as well.

  • soc_puppet
    April 26, 2011 at 4:57 am

    My favorite myth might just have to be the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

  • Chloe B
    April 26, 2011 at 5:07 am

    MY name (Chloe) is the name of the mother of Persephone, so the myth tells it. My favourite is the story about Chloe and Persephone, and how Chloe could only see Persephone when springtime came, and that is why we have the seasons – when it is winter, Chloe is miserable. When she can see Persephone – it is spring, Chloe is happy. I think that’s how it goes, anyway! 😀

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Katie
    April 26, 2011 at 5:11 am

    My favorite myth is actually the Hades/Persephone one. It’s why I’m so excited for this book. Plus, it’s by Meg Cabot!

  • Merle
    April 26, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I have several favorite Greek myths (Hades & Persephone being one of them). I think my favorite is a tie between Psyche and the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. Pandora’s Box is good, too, but I seem partial to the dark/tragic love myths.

  • Christine
    April 26, 2011 at 5:19 am

    My favorite myth is that of Athena’s birth because it’s so ridiculous. I love it.

  • Em (Love YA Lit)
    April 26, 2011 at 5:35 am

    My favorite Indian myth is that of Vishnu as Vamana. Vishnu disguises himself as a short Brahman and requests that the King give him three steps-worth of land. Since he’s a tiny little thing, the King promises this to him and then Vishnu shoots up to giant size and with three steps takes over the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. He also steps on the King’s head but he gives him immortality at least!

    Also, I don’t know that I have a favorite Greek myth but as a kid we had this game called By Jove which was based on Greek mythology and I absolutely loved it – going to Hades was like the Monopoly jail though – not fun.

  • Amanda
    April 26, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I’ve always loved the myth of Psyche and Eros – she questions and quests and achieves what she desires most, both love and acceptance into a family. Sure, that family may be the gods of Olympus, but I think her story is both inspiring and relatable. Persephone is a favorite as well and I can’t wait to read Abandon! 🙂

  • Kimmie
    April 26, 2011 at 5:58 am

    The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is definitely one of my favorites. That story is just so tense!

  • Bree
    April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am

    My favorite has to be Orpheus and Eurydice. It’s sweet and tragic without all the melodrama of some of the other myths. Plus I just like her name: Eurydice.

  • Tina
    April 26, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! The myth of Psyche and Eros is probably my favorite.

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  • Cindy C
    April 26, 2011 at 6:40 am

    My favorite Greek Myth is Demeter and Persephone.

  • Dani Nguyen
    April 26, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I’ve always been interested in the 3 Fates for some reason. They’re kind of creepy, but I like that 🙂

  • Savs
    April 26, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’ve always loved the stories about Orion and Diana/Artemis, but they’re so different! SOme times they’re in love, sometimes they’re just hunting buddies, sometimes Apollo trick her into killing Orion, sometimes it’s pure accident!

  • Cecelia
    April 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

    My favorite myth is probably the Psyche and Cupid story (re-imagined as East of the Sun and West of the Moon). But I have always liked Persephone’s story as well. This sounds great – thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • Vanessa
    April 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I’ve never read a meg cabot book either. But my favorite myth is the one in Mary Stewart’s The Moon Spinners. It’s a variation on the fates I think. 3 sisters spin the moon down out of the sky every month making the night safe for small hunted things and when they go down to the water to wash their wool, the moon forms in the sky again.

  • Amanda Lee
    April 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

    There are so many great myths, but I’ve always loved Psyche and Eros. So sweet.

  • MarieC
    April 26, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I’ve always been fascinated by the Medusa lore. Two versions of the lore, the first was that she was one of three sister-monsters (hated by mankind) and the other that she was a priestess of Athena, beautiful to a fault, raped by Poseidon, then blamed and punished by Athena (go figure).

  • Maya S
    April 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I loooooove Greek mythology; I took a class on it my senior year that was completely unnecessary for graduating in order to learn more about it. D’aulaire’s Book of Mythology was pretty much my favorite book as a child, and I always liked the Perseus myth in that one. My favorite overall myth is probably Cupid and Psyche. Good love story with an unusually happy ending.

  • Mary
    April 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I’ve always found the myth about Icarus to be an interesting one. Much to be learned from this myth of not listening. In this case, flying to close to the sun with wings that could melt away.

  • Robin K
    April 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Mine would be Psyche and Eros as well. Looks like a great read.

  • Etta
    April 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

    My favorite Greek myth is Persephone/Hades. This book sounds really interesting!

  • Jessy W
    April 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

    My favorite story is the one of Pan. It is a sad story but has a nice ending. This book sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  • jenmitch
    April 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

    oh wow, i used to love greek myths more than anything. (like lots of us, it seems!) though personally, i never thought the hades/persephone story was at all romantic… i thought he was a monster for tricking her and forcing her to stay with him in the underworld.

    i always really liked all the best heros, especially the perseus and theseus.

  • Emily W
    April 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I am in love with Greek mythology, but one of my favorite tales is the Ariadne myth.

  • Josephine
    April 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

    My favourite is the Trojan Horse, especially Monty Python’s version haha that was hilarious!

  • Jenny N
    April 26, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Lets see…my favorite would have to be the one abou Orpheus and Eurydice.

  • Donna S
    April 26, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I love mythology but I really cant pick only one favorite out of the stories. They are all good in their own way, pretty tragic though.

  • JenP
    April 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I’ve actually always loved Persephone!

  • Rin
    April 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Cupid and Psyche’s story is my favorite, especially when I saw Canova’s statue.

  • Bohemienne
    April 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I’d be hard-pressed to choose one better than Orpheus and Eurydice!

  • Emily
    April 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Hmm…either the Persephone myth or Cupid and Psyche. I can’t decide which is my favorite!

  • John
    April 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    It seems like the Persephone myth is REALLY popular (and considering three or four YA releases are using it right now…that’s probably why), but I love the myth of Arachne. On thinking, it’s one that I’d love to adapt. Athena is such a complex Goddess because I’ve always loved her, but she can be so cruel about her talents. Plus the weaving and the connection to spiders equal parts intrigues me and tweaks me out.

  • Scribe Kira
    April 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    hmmmm……i love a lot of greek myths. i always more fascinated by the gods though then the myths themsleves. hm. hercules maybe? Theseus? no! i know! i like the one where fire was finally given to the humans. well, maybe. i still can’t choose. hmmmmm……

  • Serena
    April 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    My favorite has always been the Orion/Aremis/Diana story, though it does have many varying versions.

  • Amanda
    April 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I grew up listening to my Mom read Greek Myths aloud… my favorite was Cupid & Psyche. I love the tests and quests the heroine must go through, and the many moments during the story when you find yourself inwardly shouting at the characters for giving in to their temptations. Awesome story.

  • Katie
    April 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Since my students are reading the Chocolate Touch a spin on King Midas myth. I will have to go with King Midas Myth.

  • heather
    April 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve always loved the myth of Medusa – probably because it was so sad. Too bad she couldn’t have turned Athena or Poisidon into stone!

  • Lieder Madchen
    April 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I love most mythology, but my favorites are Persephone and Hades, Iris, Atalanta, Psyche and Eros, Perseus and Andromeda, the Odyssey and the Iliad, Horus, and Scheherazade (If that counts as a myth.) Abandon looks like a lovely book!

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    April 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I love greek mythology but can’t pick a favorite either. They are all good. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  • Erica
    April 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    My favorite Greek mythology would probably be Orpheus and Eurydice–tragic and romantic. (:

  • Kate & Zena
    April 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Apollo and Daphne is one of my favorites. It’s also one of my favorite sculptures by Bernini. It’s a gorgeous sculpture that tells the story perfectly.

  • Marg K.
    April 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Well as much as I enjoy Greek mythology. I’ve also always found Norse mythology fascinating, particularly that of the Valkyries.

  • Alexandra
    April 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I always liked the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses. More of a fairy tale instead of a myth, but it’ll work all the same.

  • Priya
    April 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I love the myth of the Patronage of Athens- Athena is one of my favorite goddesses, and I think it’s just wonderful =]

    Thanks for the giveaway! =]

  • Katie W
    April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Ooh, talk about my favorite myth? Why certainly.

    Mine’s the one about Ariadne, who was the King of Crete’s daughter and the sister of the Minotaur. She’s the one who helped Theseus find his way out of the labyrinth by smuggling him some string. The myth goes that Ariadne escapes with Theseus from Crete, and on the Island of Naxos he sleeps with her, and then while she’s asleep in the tent he and his crew take off and abandon her. She wakes up, find they’re gone, and curses Theseus. Theseus then subsequently forgets to change the sails on his ship and his father jumps off a cliff.

    Meanwhile, Ariadne is discovered by Dionysus, god of wine and merriment (and who was gorgeous even by Greek Myth standards) and he marries her and makes her his consort. Upgrade!

  • Rena
    April 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    ohmygosh I looove Meg Cabot’s books!!! my favorite myth would be Hercules, I think, there are just too many!

  • Robyn B
    April 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    My favorite Greek myths are Perseus and Andromeda, Medusa, and Zeus and Leda.

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway 😀

  • Lillian Maloney
    April 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I’ve always loved Egyptian mythology, my personal favorite being how Set tricked Osiris and sent him into the underworld, seperating him from his wife Isis and son Horus.

  • Deserae McGlothen
    April 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    My favorite myths are the ones involving the Titans. I love backstory and am extremely in love with those stories since they’re all about the stories behind/ before the stories everyone else I know loves.

  • Diana
    April 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    My favorite myth is Persephone and Hades. It’s been my favorite since I first read it in seventh grade.

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  • Shellie
    April 27, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I’ve been fasinated by Geek and Roman myths since I was little. I read Edith Hamiltons Mythology in high school and fell in love all over again. I love the every story I’ve ever read. The gods were so petty and vain. One of my favorite books was based on the Trojan war. The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley but it was told from the point of view of Paris’s twin sister Cassandra. She was given the gift of prophecy by one god but the curse of having no one believe her by another god. A perfect Greek tragedy.

    I can’t wait to read this book and add it to my collection.

  • Audra Holtwick
    April 27, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I love the myth of Aphrodite birth. Please I would love to have a copy of this book.

  • Debbie
    April 27, 2011 at 7:01 am

    My favorite Greek myth is Pysche and Cupid.
    My favorite myth of all time is The Cowherd and the Girl Weaver from China.

    I guess I have a thing for tragic love stories.

  • Celia
    April 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I’m fascinated by alot of the Greek gods, like Athena, Poseidon, and Hades.

  • Ellie
    April 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My favorite myth is the birth of Hermes and how he gives Apollo the lyre, though I also love the story of Ariadne and Theseus.

  • Susan Laura
    April 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I like the Persephone/Chloe/Hades story.

  • Maria S (pronounced Mariah)
    April 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Wow…there are a lot of Persephone and Hades lovers out there…add me to the many!

  • Lisa @ Read.Breathe.Relax.
    April 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Not to be completely unoriginal, but my favorite myth was Persephone and Hades. All the other ones had too much of Zeus impregnating….everything. 😉

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  • Miss Ash Tuesday
    April 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I love Helen of Troy. <3

  • Courtney
    April 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I always like the tale of Persophone. But I also, liked the story about Medusa, probably just because I had to dress up as her in a Greek Mythology class. lol

  • dana
    April 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I love Apollo and Daphne (as a child our house was surrounded by bay trees). Looks like a great book!

  • Amy
    April 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    When I was in middle school, we had a course on Norse gods and goddesses, so those are some of my favorite stories. Plus the Persephone and Orpheus myths.

  • Jasmine A S
    April 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I tended to find that most myths I ran across didn’t end up so well for the girls in them. So I started writing alternate versions in my heads, and now I have all these non-canon stories in my head that make me go “Oh, I love the Medusa myth,” and then leads people to stare at me and go “you WHAT?” It’s good times.

    But if we go back to the original, I like every version of Cupid and Psyche that I’ve read other than Bullfinch’s, so that’s probably my favorite. 😀

  • Memory
    April 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    When I was twelve or thirteen, my very favourite myth was “The Six Gifts” from the Norse canon. I used to hunt around for different retellings.

    These days, I like anything to do with Dionysos. His stories aren’t very nice (they usually involve people being ripped to shreds), but they’re so interesting!

  • Bahnree
    April 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    My favorite myth is Dionysus and Ariadne.

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  • Leanna Hiner
    April 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I would say that my favorite myth is the story of Helen of Troy.

  • Melissa (Books and Things)
    April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Hades and Persephone is my fave myth.

    Oh I want to read this book! 🙂

  • beverly
    April 28, 2011 at 1:39 am

    My favorite is Hephaestus’ story. I like how he earned respect from everyone =)

  • Karen Hiebert
    April 28, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I love all greek mythology. But my favorite is probably when apollo and diana were born on a tiny island floating on water and hera wouldn’t allow the goddess of child birth to help her out. 🙂

  • Kate M.
    April 28, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I actually love Athena, and the story of her coming out of Zeus’ head, and how that makes her the goddess of wisdom.

  • Crystal
    April 28, 2011 at 6:38 am

    My favorite Greek myth has always been the tale of Hades and Persephone. Imagine how excited I was when Meg Cabot announced this book. 🙂

  • jennifer
    April 28, 2011 at 6:42 am

    A greek myth that i like: Cupid and Psyche.

  • Rose
    April 28, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Not Greek, but I always liked the Irish legend of Cú Chulainn!

  • Daphne
    April 28, 2011 at 6:51 am

    i always liked the persophne myth. i cannot wait to read Meg Cabot’s take on it. She’s one of my favorite authors!

  • chicklitgirl
    April 28, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I LOOOVE greek myths! My fav would probably be the one with cupid and that girl he falls in love with, but his mother hates because people say shes more beautiful than her.
    And um the one where a poor couple gets turned into trees because they want to die together.
    And maybe all the awesome retellings- Percy Jackson!

  • Anki A.
    April 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

    My favorite myth is an Egyptian one, the big one between Seth, Osiris and Isis. Found it so fascinating when I first read it!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! 😀 😀

  • Ashleigh C
    April 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I have also always loved the story of Persephone and Hades, because it’s one of the few stories that actually ended well. You don’t hear stories of hate or infidelity like you do with the other gods and goddesses. And I always thought that Persephone kind of chose to be with him. I mean, she grew up as a goddess; her mother must have warned her never to eat or drink of the Underworld.
    I also always loved the story of Eros and Psyche. Because it was one story where the girl was actually involved in what was going on instead of just waiting to see what happened.

  • Kira Gerrits
    April 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

    My favorite story is the love story of cupid and psyche, which is kind of like a version of sleeping beauty. There is a beautiful statue of cupid kissing her to wake her up 🙂

  • Hannah
    April 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Pygmalion was always my favorite. And I really love all the updated remakes of the story too, like My Fair Lady, and that truly fabulous old 80s movie, Mannequin.

  • Casey
    April 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

    It sounds so lame but I seriously love reading all the myths. If I had to pick a favorite I think it would have to be Orion and Artemis for two reasons. One I love learning about the origins of the constellations and also Artemis and Apollo are my favorite to read about.

  • Michelle
    April 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

    My favorite myth has to be Perseus and Medusa. I love me my Greek heroes 🙂

  • Kristen @Seeing Night
    April 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    My favorite myth has to be Artemis since she is the goddess of hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.Also she is the sister of Apollo 🙂

  • Sysha
    April 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    My favorite myth would have to be the Perseus and Medusa one! I really like the old school “Clash of the Titans” movie too 🙂

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  • lace
    April 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve always like the myth about Thor.

  • Cassie
    April 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    My favorite myth has to be Aphrodite’s birth. She was born of the sea, without any connection or obligation to anyone. 🙂

  • Melanie L
    April 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I don’t know very much about myths, but one that comes to mind is the story about Icarus. I remember reading the story in school and thinking it was interesting.

  • Iris Chavez
    April 28, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    My favorite Greek myth is the nine muses. I love all kinds of art and history. Even though I can’t paint I love paintings and the stories behind them. My entire family from my mother’s side are all singers and musicians so it runs in the family my passion for music. Acting is another passion of mine that I’d like to pursed as a career. And when it comes to writing I can’t seem to put my pen and notebook down. I write music, lyrics, and even stories. I don’t know how but ideas just come to me out of nowhere and I just write it down and even if I don’t have my notebook around I grab my phone and write on my notepad. This is why the nine muses are my favorite Greek myth, they are the curators of the arts and the arts are the most wonderful things in the world! 🙂

  • CrystalGB
    April 29, 2011 at 7:25 am

    My favorite myth would be Poseidon, the sea god.

  • minhchieu tran
    April 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    My favourite Greek myth would be the one about Hades and Persephone. It’s so much like The Beauty and The Beast

  • Jessica T.
    April 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Since it has been years since I have studied mythology, my most recent exposure being The Lost Hero, I have no idea what my favorite myth is. So, I looked up the definition of myth and decided to share a story I think fits: “The Devil went down to Georgia”. Legendary story? check; Hero? check (Johnny); Concerned with dieties? check (Satan aka Hades, god of the underworld); explain practice of nature? check (how to cheat death). Ok, that last one might be stretching it…

  • Jana
    April 30, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I’ve always been fascinated by Greek myths and I actually have a lot of favorites. I loved the myth of Theseus, Eros and Psyche and also Persephone and Hades, so I’m really excited for the book! 😀

  • minhchieu tran
    April 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    My favourite Greek myth would be the one about Hades and Persephone

  • Nicole
    May 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Hmm… I always loved the one about Persephone and Hades because it is so romantic and it also explains the four seasons. I also liked the one about Athena and Arachne. It teaches you not to screw around with one of the most awesome godesses ever. 😀

  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    My favorite myth has always been Cupid and Psyche just because i thought it was all about love at first sight and that’s something that just fascinated me

  • pozycjonowanie
    January 22, 2012 at 3:29 am

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