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Latest Episode of NHM’s Myths & Misadventures Features Helios and Selene

November 7, 2020

CHICAGO – The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) presents the latest episode of its online educational series Myths & Misadventures with NHM staff member Cairo Dye sharing the story of two Titans, the siblings Helios and Selene, the Sun and the Moon.

The stories and illustrations are from Treasury of Greek Mythology by Donna Jo Napoli and Illustrated by Christina Balit, published by National Geographic.

In each episode of Myths & Misadventures, NHM staff member Dye tells a tale (or several) about gods, heroes, and monsters from Greek Mythology.

The latest episode is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QmAHRBcVhAE.

Young viewers may submit artwork related to each episode’s story via email: development@hellenicmuseum.org or tag: @hellenicmuseum on Instagram and NHM may feature your work!

Also from NHM, the November Book Club Selection is The Odyssey in the new translation by Emily Wilson with the virtual meeting via Zoom on November 19.

It is Western civilization’s oldest literary work. Homer’s Odyssey has thrilled, challenged, and entertained for nearly three thousand years. The thrilling epic of Odysseus’s return to his native Ithaca at the end of the Trojan War has been translated thousands of times into hundreds of languages. Now, for the first time, Homer’s Odyssey has been translated into English by a woman. Written in poetic verse with the same number of lines as Homer’s original poem, Wilson's Odyssey has been described as “a lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life.” Join the National Hellenic Museum Book Club to explore not only Homer’s timeless tale, but the art of translation and its very timely concerns.

NHM Virtual Book Club is free to join and is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM Central Time on Zoom.

The upcoming book selection is Calypso by Greek-American author David Sedaris on December 17.

Email any questions about NHM Virtual Book Club to cdye@hellenicmuseum.org.

More information is available online: https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/.

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