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Great Goddess: Life Lessons From Myths and Monsters Review

Hey Readers!

I hope everyone is staying safe and had a good start to this week so far. Today, I decided to review a book of poetry by one of my favorite poets. I have read all the books she has put out there, and loved every single one that she has wrote. Great Goddess: Life Lessons From Myths and Monsters, by Nikita Gill, takes these Greek myths that we have all read about, and turned them on into something unique and eye opening.

The book description comes from the Goodreads website:

“Empowering life lessons from myths and monsters.

Wonder at Medusa’s potent venom, Circe’s fierce sorcery and Athena rising up over Olympus, as Nikita Gill majestically explores the untold stories of the life bringers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that shook the world – the great Greek Goddesses.

Vividly re-imagined and beautifully illustrated, step into an ancient world transformed by modern feminist magic.

‘I watch Girl become Goddess
and the metamorphosis is more
magnificent than anything
I have ever known.'”

Nikita takes stories we have all heard before, and gives them a dose of reality. She writes poems on various mythological figures, and tells the true story instead of trying to sugar code it. Her poems have always made me think, and have done something to me in an amazing way! Nikita talks about empowerment a lot, and by the time you read her poetry, you feel like this huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders, or at least I do.

Here is one of her poems featured in this amazing book, “Hymn for Hera”:

“She finds it difficult to cry.

Rage suppresses her tears.

She has shed her girlhood,

traded her emotions for power.

It is easier to be hated

than to face not being loved.

Easier to be angry

than accept sadness.

But we all have to let

the sorrow out somehow.

So she takes the souls

of the clouds and ties

them to her own.

Every time Zeus

and she fight, the clouds,

like her heartache, overflow.

Zeus may have been the God

of lightning and of thunder.

But it was Hera

who invented the rain.”


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