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Odysseus: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
Most people have heard of Odysseus from Homer's Odyssey, but few know who he was or where he came from, or what part he played in the Trojan War. In this sixth Put it in Your Pocket booklet his cunning and heroism are described, as are the adventures he experienced on his homeward journey, each one testing his strength and endurance to their limit
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Crete Theseus and the Minotaur: All You Need to Know About the Island's Myths, Legends, and its Gods

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley's series of island booklets is ideal for the tourist who would like to learn about the island's ancient past, such as King Minos' birth and why Theseus came to Knosses and how he killed the Minotaur. It includes the story of the birth of the supreme god Zeus and explains why at birth he was hidden in the Diktaion cave. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the i...
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Athens: The Acropolis. All You Need to Know About the Gods, Myths and Legends of This Sacred Site

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley writes about the earliest myths regarding the Acropolis, the strange birth of the goddess Athena, and the contest between her and Poseidon, god of the sea, for the patronage of the city. She explains the reason for the Panathenaia festival, and describes the importance of the goddess' image (said to have fallen from heaven) on which the defence of the city was thought to depend. It is as it sa...
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Delphi: The Oracle of Apollo. All You Need to Know About the Gods, Myths and Legends of This Sacred Site

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley describes how Apollo came to Delphi and killed the Python/Dragoness, then claimed for himself the magnificent sacred site on the foothills of Mt. Parnassus. She describes some of the more important buildings, and writes about the ancient ritual of enquiry; she also lists some of the oracle's responses, including those regarding Christianity. It is as it says on the back cover: All you need t...
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Eleusis: Demeter and Kore. All You Need to Know About This Sacred Site, its Myths, Legends and its Gods

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley writes about the abduction of the goddess Demeter's daughter Persephone (otherwise known as Kore) by Hades, god of the underworld. She describes how Demeter came to Eleusis in search of her daughter, and why she chose it as the site for her Eleusian Mysteries, outlining some of the ancient rituals which took place there. It is as it says on the back cover: All you need to know about this sacr...
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Epidaurus: Centre of Healing. All You Need to Know About the Site's Myths, Legends and its Gods

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In this booklet Jill Dudley describes the myths regarding the birth of Asclepius, god of medicine. She outlines the procedures which took place to bring about the miraculous healing of the sick and disabled, and lists some of the miracle cures which took place there. It is as it says on the back cover of the booklet: All you need to know about the sacred site, its myths, legends and its gods.
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Olympia: The Olympic Games. All You Need to Know About the Gods, Myths and Legends of This Sacred Site

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Jill Dudley relates the various myths regarding the founding of the Olympic Games. She takes the reader around the main buildings on the site where the athletes took their vows, and the victors were crowned before the cult statue of the supreme god Zeus in his temple; this statue was one of the seven wonders of the world. It is as it says on the back cover of the booklet: All you need to know about the ...
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Kos Hippocrates & Asclepius: All You Need to Know About the Island's Myths, Legends, and its Gods

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In this booklet Jill Dudley writes about Hippocrates who was born on Kos, whose father was a temple priest-physician serving Asclepius, god of healing. She describes Hippocrates' pioneering approach to medicine, and his break with the traditional belief that sickness was an infliction imposed by the gods. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and...
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Naxos Theseus & Ariadne Greek Islands: All You Need to Know About the Islands Myths, Legends, and its Gods

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by Dudley, Jill
In this booklet Jill Dudley describes how, after he killed he Minotaur, Theseus came to Naxos with Ariadne and lived on the small offshore islet of Palatia now dominated by the great marble Portara (gateway). She explains how Dionysos, god of wine and drama came to Naxos and claimed the island as his own, and how tradition has it the supreme god Zeus grew up in a cave on Naxos. It is as the back cover of t...
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Rhodes: The Colossus

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by Dudley, Jill
In this booklet Jill Dudley describes the legends of Helios (the sun-god), and explains what the Colossus was and why it was erected and what happened to it. She takes the reader to the ancient sanctuary of Apollo Pythias above Rhodes town, and the temple of Athena at Lyndos. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and its gods.
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Chios: Homer

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Chios claims Homer as its native son. In this booklet Jill Dudley describes the ancient site north of the port of Chios where the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey taught and sang his epic poems. She visits the temples of pagan gods who divinely intervened in the Trojan War, and describes how Helen of Troy was worshipped as a goddess in the northwest of the island. It is as the back cover of the booklet s...
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Santorini (Thira): The Lost Island of Atlantis

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by Dudley, Jill
The myth of how Poseidon, God of the sea, was given the island, and how the people angered him and he caused their deaths in the eruption. The Caldera and the Akrotiri Archaeological site. It is one of six 'Put It in Your Pocket series' on Greek islands.
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The Wooden Horse: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
The Wooden Horse is legendary, but what exactly was it? Why did the Greek warriors construct such a thing in the first place? And what was it that made the Trojans believe the Greeks had sailed away and the ten-year Trojan War was over? All these questions are answered in this fifth booklet of the Put it in Your Pocket Series.
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The Judgement of Paris: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
Most people have heard of the Judgement of Paris, but who was Paris? Why was there a judgement, and what or who was he judging? The answers to these questions are to be found in this Put it in Your Pocket booklet.
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Helen: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
Everybody has heard of Helen of Troy, and knows that she was the most beautiful woman in the world. Most people know that she was married bur ran off with somebody which caused the Trojan War. But who, in fact, was she? Whose daughter was she, and who was she married to? What exactly happened to cause her to act as she did, and how does her story end? The answers to all these questions are here in this...
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King Agamemnon: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
Anybody wanting to learn something about the commander-in-chief of the Greek army in the Trojan War will find out in this booklet. Jill Dudley explains the curse inflicted on the House of Atreus by King Agamemnon's ancestor, and the misfortunes suffered by King Agamemnon and his family. She relates events in the war in which Agamemnon was involved, and describes his tragic homecoming. As the back cover t...
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Achilles: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
Today we speak of an 'Achilles' heel'. But who was Achilles, and what exactly was the story of his heel? Why was he considered the finest hero in the Trojan War, and what caused him to fall out with King Agamemnon so that he refused to fight? Did he survive the war, or was he killed? All these questions are answered in this Put it in Your Pocket booklet, the fourth in a series of six on the Trojan War.
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Gods in Britain

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by Dudley Jill
In "Gods in Britain" Jill Dudley travels from England to Scotland, from Cornwall to Wales in search of the pagan past, gathering myths and legends on the way. As with her earlier travel books on Greece, she continues to explore how, and even why, early Christianity took over. Her continued quest for enlightenment contrasts amusingly with her ever-tolerant husband and travelling companion, Harry, often the s...
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Holy Fire !: Travels in the Holy Land

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley's search for enlightenment continues as she and her husband Harry join a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. As a confused agnostic (in contrast to Harry who takes Christianity on trust), she is at her humorous best as she travels with her fellow pilgrims and attempts to toe the line to their Christian expectations of her. She listens to pro- and anti- Zionists, and speaks to Orthodox Jews a...
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Corinth: St. Paul and the Goddess of Love. All You Need to Know About the Site's Myths, Legends and its Gods

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Jill Dudley writes about the clash of St. Paul's concept of love with the sexual pleasures which the pagans enjoyed at the great temple of Aphrodite on Acrocorinth. She describes how the Apostle spent his time at nearby Old Corinth observing, preaching and converting, and why he wrote his Letters to the Corinthians. It is as it says on the back cover of the booklet: All you need to know about the sacred ...
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