Odyssey of the Gods: The Alien History of Ancient Greeceby Erich von Daniken, Erich Von Daniken
Legendary UFO expert von Däniken stirs up another controversy with an imaginative supposition: What if the myths of ancient Greece were attempts to describe events that really happened? What if ancient peoples were visited, not by imaginary gods and goddesses, but by extraterrestrial beings who arrived on earth thousands of years ago? The author's research into both ancient mythology and current archaeological discoveries leads him to some explosive hypotheses. He suggests that the best explanation of such creatures as centaurs and Cyclops, as well as stories about the lost continent of Atlantis and wars among the deities, may be efforts by artists of the times to record never-before-seen phenomena. Dozens of color photos depicting ancient sculptures and temple decorations document a variety of hitherto unexplained objects which, von Däniken points out, look surprisingly similar to equipment used by today's astronauts. Could these be long-lost secrets, being rediscovered by scientists today?
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It is an awesome book that explores the idea that the greek gods were aliens. I have read it several times and it always satisfies.
An interesting read. Facts and style are in normal Von Daniken form. An interesting topic he hasn't written about in detail before; a pleasure to add to my collection of his previous books.
Boring book. Not even close to being worth the money.