Erich von Daniken, best selling author of over thirty one books including Chariots of the Gods, changed the way generations have looked at mythology, ancient history, and the possibility of advanced beings from other worlds visiting Earth. Now he tackles the history of Greece and again challenges current beliefs about how our civilization arose. His new book is causing waves of discourse and discussion across archeological and historic fields. Titled Odyssey of the Gods: The History of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Greece, von Daniken suggests that Greek myths are real accounts and that the Greek gods were aliens, extraterrestrial beings who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago.
Von Daniken’s research includes the writings of Plato and Aristotle and includes:
- Interpretations of the sites and legends of ancient Greece
- Accounts of the conflicts between these alien gods and humans
- The origins of Centaurs, Cyclops and other mythical creatues
- New explanations on the theory of Atlantis
While many may initially scoff at these reports, the reader only has to remember that up until recently, these same historians believed the story of Troy and Helen to be a mythological legend only to recently discover that it had been factual all along. For myself, as a wisdom teacher from the ancient mystery schools of Egypt and Greece, I found his information to be riveting and one of the best accounts of this incredible age in history.
Along with being a best selling author and researcher, Von Daniken is the chairman of the Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association. His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies. Several have also been made into films. Erich’s ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel’s hit Ancient Aliens. If you enjoy this book, you may also enjoy his book, History is Wrong.