Clash of the Gods

Clash of the Gods

  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (775)

This informational series tells stories of ancient mythology from a modern perspective. Most of the series' topics are drawn from ancient Greek mythology, but the Scandnavian stories of Beowulf and Thor are thrown in as well. The series aired for a single season in 2009 on the History cable network.

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Thor
10. Thor
October 12, 2009
The story behind the most renowned modern myth. Enter creator J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical world of hobbits, orcs and wizards, and uncover the real life influences that shaped his epic fantasy, "The Lord of the Rings.
Monsters of Middle Earth
9. Monsters of Middle Earth
October 5, 2009
Idolized in ancient Norse mythology as the protector god, Thor battles evil ogres and a giant serpent bent on destroying mankind. It's the quintessential fight for survival that culminates in a final showdown between good and evil. But was the rise and fall of the hero Thor ancient code for something greater? Today, new discoveries unlock the hidden truth behind the Norse god of Thunder.
Thor
8. Thor
September 28, 2009
The story of the Viking world's most famous warrior, the legend of Beowulf is the ultimate tale of courage. Pit against thirsty invaders, barbaric monsters, and a fire breathing dragon, Beowulf emerges as Norse mythology's greatest hero. But could this mythological warrior have been real? Unearthed burial mounds and ancient carvings suggest the myth of Beowulf could be more than epic legend.
Odysseus: Warrior's Revenge
7. Odysseus: Warrior's Revenge
September 21, 2009
The story of Odysseus continues...Homer's The Odyssey is the most famous epic ever written. Follow its archetypal hero, Odysseus, as he sets sail on a twenty-year journey to return home from battle to reclaim his wife and kingdom. It's a timeless tale of adventure filled with mythological beasts, vengeful gods, and enchanting seductresses.... But could it have actually happened? Astronomical clues and recent geological data now suggest evidence with direct links to the story of Odysseus.
Odysseus
6. Odysseus
September 14, 2009
Homer's The Odyssey is the most famous epic ever written. Follow its archetypal hero, Odysseus, as he sets sail on a twenty-year journey to return home from battle to reclaim his wife and kingdom. It's a timeless tale of adventure filled with mythological beasts, vengeful gods, and enchanting seductresses... But could it have actually happened? Astronomical clues and recent geological data now suggest evidence with direct links to the story of Odysseus.
Medusa
5. Medusa
August 31, 2009
The epic tragedy of Medusa, the most infamous female fiend in Greek mythology, whose look turned every living thing to stone. But what is the true story behind the myth? Find out this evil Gorgon's real world connection to human corpses, and learn what clues the night sky holds about the origins of the tale of Medusa.
Minotaur
4. Minotaur
August 24, 2009
A half-bull, half-man freak of nature, the Minotaur is one of mythology's most terrifying monsters. A bizarre tale of bestiality, human sacrifice, and war, the myth of the Minotaur endures as a symbol of the beast inside all men. But archeological research has uncovered clues suggesting the Minotaur and its terrifying labyrinth were more than just symbols. They may have been inspired by a real place that still exists to this day.
Hades
3. Hades
August 17, 2009
The myth of ancient Greece's most feared god, and those mortals who tried to cross his path. Hades takes us behind the veil of the ancient Greek belief in life after death. It is a chilling collection of tales about the god Hades and the underworld bearing his name, with eerie links to real world curses, ghosts, and secret cults.
Hercules
2. Hercules
August 10, 2009
The tale of the strongest superhero in Greek mythology and his quest for redemption. To atone for committing a heinous crime, Hercules embarks on a series of impossible challenges known as the 12 Labors. Hercules endures as one of history's most influential demi-Gods, but recent archaeological discoveries suggest that mythology's strongest man may have been inspired by a real person.
Zeus
1. Zeus
August 3, 2009
Zeus' epic battles with Cronus, his father, for control of the universe is examined.
Clash Of The Gods: Tolkien's Monsters
Clash Of The Gods: Tolkien's Monsters

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Clash Of The Gods
Clash Of The Gods

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Clash Of The Gods: Odysseus Part 2
Clash Of The Gods: Odysseus Part 2

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Clash Of The Gods: Thor
Clash Of The Gods: Thor

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Clash Of The Gods: Odysseus
Clash Of The Gods: Odysseus

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Description

This informational series tells stories of ancient mythology from a modern perspective. Most of the series' topics are drawn from ancient Greek mythology, but the Scandnavian stories of Beowulf and Thor are thrown in as well. The series aired for a single season in 2009 on the History cable network.Clash of the Gods is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on August 3, 2009.

Where to Watch Clash of the Gods

Clash of the Gods is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Clash of the Gods on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, History Vault and The Roku Channel.

  • Premiere Date
    August 3, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (775)