Greek Mythology  

Way back in the year 2000 Eric Stevens, a work colleague, told me that his 13 year old daughter, Jessica, had conceived an interest in Greek Mythology after seeing the animated Disney film 'Hercules'. Eric knew that this was an interest of mine and asked if I would correspond with her.

I had no idea of what to say to a young teenage girl, so I thought I would go through some of the stories. I found that all the re-tellings of the myths I could find were inadequate, either too puerile or too scholarly and dry. In the end I wrote my own versions, which I hoped would occupy a middle ground between the two extremes. 

I therefore dedicate this Greek Mythology section of my website to Jessica Pinheiro Stevens, without whom it would never have been conceived.

Jessica at about the time we started corresponding

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