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Weight : the myth of Atlas and Heracles

Author: Jeanette Winterson; Dick Hill; Susie Breck
Publisher: [Grand Haven, Mich.] : Brilliance Audio, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. When the hero Heracles, as one of his famous twelve labours, is tasked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Named Person: Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Heracles, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Winterson; Dick Hill; Susie Breck
OCLC Number: 64393620
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Dick Hill and Susie Breck.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 34197 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: by Jeanette Winterson.

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In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. When the hero Heracles, as one of his famous twelve labours, is tasked with stealing these apples he seeks out Atlas, offering to shoulder the world temporarily if the Titan will bring him the fruit. Knowing that Heracles is the only person with the strength to take his burden, and enticed by the prospect of even a short-lived freedom, Atlas agrees and an uneasy partnership is born. With her typical wit and verve, Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas into the twenty-first century. Simultaneously, she asks her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, and how we forge our own destiny.

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