How the Olympics Came To Be


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If you want to know about the ancient Olympic games, ask someone who was there! Who better to ask than Tethys, the grandmother of all the Greek gods. The Greek gods gather on Mount Olympus to watch the games taking place on Earth below. Like any typical family, they revive old rivalries, pick out their favourite competitors, and vie for the best view. Called upon to answer their questions and resolve their squabbles, Grandmother Tethys soothes and distracts them with stories about How the Olympic Games Came To Be. Prompted by the sporting events the gods have been watching down below, these tales reveal the mythical rivalries and adventures of both gods and mortals that inspired the very first Olympic competitions. The gripping text is accompanied by illustrations inspired by ancient Greek objects and designs in the British Museum.

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Weight 228 g
Dimensions 27.1 x 21.6 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 October 2011
Number of pages 48
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Helen East, Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Dimensions 27.1 x 21.6 cm
Weight 228 g


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