They are the most enduring legends of all time – myths that pit hero against villain and man against monster, inspiring the people of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Clash of the Gods unravels the history behind the mythology, from the birth of Zeus to the death of Beowulf, and reveals new meaning behind the stories that hold clues to ancient truths.
Each episode in this ten-part series for History explores the complexity of a legendary myth, examining questions about its origins and historical context. Was Hercules inspired by a real person? Is the modern day Greek island of Kefalonia the real Ithaca that Homer described in his epic The Odyssey? Can archaeological discoveries prove that the Trojan War was more than a legend? Uncover the reality behind the myth in Clash of the Gods.