Parents' Guide to

Clash of the Gods

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Docudrama sheds light on the Greek gods' gritty origins.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

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.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

For those who know little or nothing about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece, this series is a great place to start. Thanks to complex characters and weighty themes -- including love, revenge, and murder -- the action clips along at a steady pace and has the feel of a thinking person's soap opera. The producers also take care to make the production look as interesting as the information it presents, and their work pays off with a highly watchable program.

All of that said, the sex references and violence can get a little bit edgy for tweens -- who are often fascinated by stories of the mythical Greek and Roman gods. If you have a tween myth enthusiast in your house, you might want to preview an episode before giving the all clear.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 3, 2009
  • Network: History
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: June 21, 2023

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