Great Goddesses: Life Lessons From Myths and Monsters (Paperback)
Nikita Gill is known for her evocative and truthful poetry, and in Great Goddesses she has plucked prominent and obscure figures from the classic Greek mythos, and examined them after their fall from grace. Who is Hera when she is no longer the queen of olympus? Have we misinterpreted Peresephone? What challenges face Athena when she tries to reconcile wisdom and war? When his power and prestige have been stripped from him, what is Zeus left with? Did the Three Fates see our version of the world coming? Perhaps most importantly, do gods cease to exist when we stop believing in them, or are they confronted by eternity with the consequences of their actions? In this collection of poetry and short ephemeral essays, Nikita Gill explores the psyche of the gods, and in doing so, makes them more human than ever.
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Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.
With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside.
Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.
About the Author
Nikita Gill is a British-Indian writer and poet living in the south of England. With a huge online following, her words have entranced hearts and minds all over the world.
A New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy Pick
"Powerful...we all grew up to the sounds of sweet bedtime tales, captivated by the stories of Gods, monsters, princes and distressed damsels....Indeed, these heroines aren’t distressed, they’re depressed—and they need someone to give them a voice. That person is Gill. –Vanity Fair
"This empowering collection sheds light on women who are often misunderstood and is a piece of 'modern feminst magic.'" —Book Riot