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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Flowers in Greek Mythology by Mary Black is a fascinating book that throws light on the association and significance of certain flowers in Greek mythology. It is not only informative but also educational and gives a peek into Greek mythology and the stories behind the naming of flowers. All the short references are interesting and reveal the connection of Greek mythology with the world in which we live. These flowers will remind everyone of the stories that lurk behind the petals and bring the Greek myths and legends alive whenever readers look at them.
The author does an excellent job of capturing the essence of Greek mythology and legends that have always fascinated readers. Aphrodite, Zephyr, Zeus, Olympian gods, Mount Olympus and much more will keep readers glued to the book to learn more about the origins of the flowers' names. The pictures lend their beauty and charm to the author's words, making the book more appealing and colorful. Books like this are quite interesting and tell readers a lot about the strong links the heroes of Greek legends had with nature.
It's well-written and the author reaches out to readers with ease. The style of writing is simple and elegant. I found the details about each flower in the book enchanting. The hidden stories give the flowers their own identity, individuality and significance. The colors and beauty of the flowers highlight the colorful nature and characters of the Greek legends nicely.