Friday, October 10, 2014

Top 10 Best of Greek gods in the Now

Who doesn't love a good Greek god story? With the release of HerInteractive's newest Nancy Drew game, Greek gods have been the table talk for the last several days. I've gotta admit, I'm not complaining. They're fascinating. The originals are so rich in drama, there's endless possibility of other pop culture versions. Here are my top 10 fave.

10. Clash of the Titans

Of all the live actions I've seen, this movie has it all. Winged horses, mummy-looking guys, Medusa! A great example of a story that based itself in Greek mythology, then made it their own!

9. Kid Icarus: Uprising 

Confession: I'm a sucker for Nintendo. But come on! Icarus is one of those stories I was told as a kid. Obey your parents, or you'll end up like that guy. I always felt sorry for him. Yeah, he disobeyed and all but he didn't know it was gonna be life or death. He was just having fun. So Nintendo giving this game a second chance? I'm rooting for him. 

8. DC's Wonder Woman

With her mother being THE Queen Hippolyta, that makes Wonder Woman granddaughter to Aries, Greek god of war!! Pretty neat-o. :)

7. Skylanders Lightning Rod

This guy is essentially Zeus. His bio claims when he joined the Skylanders in the popular game, he left a group of people who worshiped him as a god! 

6. Monster High's and Ever After High's C.A. Cupid

Daughter of everybody's favorite god. C.A. Cupid is an adorable character and makes a beautiful pair of dolls!

5. Rich Riordan's Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series. 

Riordan does a fantastic job of bringing the gods down to earth and presenting them in exciting, adventurous ways kids will understand. Way to make history more awesome! 

4. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 

Kevin Sorbo. 'Nough said. (Side note. Kevin Sorbo voices one of the Skylander, the hammer wielding rock giant, Crusher.)

3. Charmed seasons 5-7 (various episodes)

Charmed was, and is, over all a fantastic show with lots of different and amazing aspects to it that make the show (pardon the pun) magical! Their interpretation of Greek gods and goddesses is one of many examples why this show should never have ended!

2. Disney's Hercules

Should'a seen this one coming. ;) The music, the animation, HADES!!! I fell in love with Greece after watching this movie as a kid. Still one of my favorite movies of all!

1. Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies

Yes. This is, by far, so far, my absolute favorite translation of Ancient Greek mythology into pop culture. No spoilers but this game is FANTASTIC! 

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