Clash of the Gods

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Docudrama sheds light on the Greek gods' gritty origins.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Superb Faithful Presentation

The 10 episodes provide faithful re-telling of mostly Greek myths. There are unambiguous references to violence (including cannibalism) and sexual misconduct (including rape and incest), particularly by the gods. Yet there is expert scholarly commentary that explores the cultural context without excusing or justifying the capricious and often wanton behaviour of the gods. Positive character traits of heroes (such as Perseus' devotion to his mother and Odysseus' desire to return home to his wife Penelope) are highlighted while acknowledging the character flaws of both gods and men.

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age 10+

Clash of the Gods

I am a huge fan of this show, as I have a major interest in greek and norse Gods/Religion. I watch this show with my son all time, who also has a great interest as well. My favorite episode so far is the one on Hades.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 3, 2009
  • Network: History
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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