Geschenke vom Olymp – A gift from Mount Olympus

Geschenk vom OlympTitle: A Gift from Mount Olympus
Author: Brigitte Münch
Softcover • 190 pages • 11.5 x 20 cm • Publisher Price: 14,90 €
Release Date: April 2, 2012 • ISBN: 978-3-942223-12-6

Following the myths, the Greek gods live on Mount Olympus. In many stories and legends the Olympians have often intervened into the affairs of men – out of love, lust, hatred, jealousy or greed, and intrigues were common practice. What if the Greek gods were still today watching mankind and influencing our lives? What would Zeus, Ares and Aphrodite tell our present world? And what gifts would they have in store for us?
Brigitte Münch transplanted the Greek gods into the modern times of our society. In 16 short stories gods, heroes, muses, and philosophers from antiquity appear in the world of us unsuspecting people. Inspired by the Greek drama, the contact between mortals and gods reflects the confrontation of mankind with their inner conflicts and means a turning point in their lives. In these incidents the author, in her typical sensitive manner, tells about the spirit of an apparently lost time: about Greece, the cradle of our culture, because especially in times of crisis a remembrance of the ancient world can offer a chance for a better future.
After her successful debut »The Blue Door – Aegean Tales«, Brigitte Münch, who has lived for 26 years on the island of Naxos, has one of her heroines say: »The only thing I always have in mind – but do not laugh please – is that I had met a God …« Words, with which she takes the reader onto a journey to her new Aegean stories, to the place where miracles are everywhere, where myths become reality, and where humor, hope, wisdom and melancholy are given as presents at the same time.

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She was born in Dusseldorf in 1947 and spent several years working in bookstores, libraries and for publishing houses and newspapers. From 1980 to 1985, she worked in the Local European Service for Radio Cairo, Egypt as a free-lance translator, announcer and program designer for German, English and Greek. Since 1985, she has been living on the Greek island of Naxos. As a trans-lator of Greek literature into German and as author of touristic brochures and travel literature she has been writing for various publications