Fit For the Gods Edited by Jenn Northington and S. Zainab Williams: Glorious Reimaginings of Greek Mythology

Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, and the other denizens of Mount Olympus feel almost as present and larger than life today as they did when they were worshipped as gods. Humanity has been telling and retelling stories about the characters from Greek and Roman myth for centuries—heck, the Romans liked the Hellenic originals so much, they remade them faster than Marvel remakes Spider-Man movies. And from Virgil’s Aeneid to Xena: Warrior Princess to Percy Jackson to The Song of Achilles, the obsession has never waned.

Yet Fit for the Gods shows how these stories still have a power of metamorphosis that would impress Ovid. Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Fit for the Gods will be like ambrosia for those craving fresh interpretations of their favorite myths, and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in these beloved legends.

In the Anthology Fit for the Gods, these stories are glorious reimaginings of Greek Mythology, offering tales that are haunting and beautiful, with characters of different genders, sexuality and inclusion. Each story has a different myth that it focuses on but the overall theme gives us creative and imaginative transformations of the old mythology into something incredible and new. 

One of the reasons I love anthologies is the potential for stories that take risks and give us new perspectives. This anthology does that incredibly well, each story compelling, intriguing and impossible to put down. I love the inclusive element, with LGBTQ characters, including not just characters of different sexuality but also gender, like a Transgender character for the tale of Tiresias. I especially love the stories that propel us into the far future with spaceships and the reimagining of Hades and Persephone with artificial intelligence.The anthology has depth and creativity that makes it a must read. Not only will you find beautiful, creative stories that are glorious reimaginings of Greek Mythology, you will discover new authors to fall in love with as they give you compelling characters and transformative ideas.

Rating: 5 out of 5 myths. 

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