Clash of the Gods

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Clash of the Gods
Genre Mythology / Ancient Greece / Scandinavia
Narrated by Stan Bernard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Running time 60 minutes (with commercials)
Original network History
Original release August 3 (2009-08-03) – October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12)

Clash of the Gods is a one-hour weekly mythology television series that premiered on August 3, 2009 on the History channel. The program covers many of the ancient Greek and Norse Gods, monsters and heroes including Hades, Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus and Zeus.


No. Title Original air date
1 "Zeus" August 3, 2009
The story of Zeus and how he escaped being swallowed by his father Cronus, led the Olympians to defeat the Titans and gained control of the universe.
2 "Hercules" August 10, 2009
Hercules, the strongest man in the world, murdered his family in a fit of rage. To atone for this crime, he is given twelve difficult and dangerous labours to complete.
3 "Hades" August 17, 2009
Hades is the lord of the underworld and the keeper of dead souls. This episode tells how Hades came to this position, why he was so feared, and what the Greeks thought awaited them after death. It also contains the myths of Persephone, Sisyphus, and Orpheus.
4 "The Minotaur" August 24, 2009
The Minotaur was a flesh-eating monster, half-man and half-bull (the result of Queen Pasiphae mating with a bull), that lived in the labyrinth beneath the palace of Minos. Every 9 years, seven youths and seven maidens were chosen from Athens to be sacrificed to the Minotaur (after the death of his son). Until a heroic demigod named Theseus braved the labyrinth and killed the beast.
5 "Medusa" August 31, 2009
Medusa was once a beautiful priestess of Athena until her vow of chastity was broken by Poseidon raping her. Refusing to punish Poseidon, Athena turns her wrath on Medusa and transforms her into a Gorgon, a monster so hideous that any person who saw her turned to stone. But she eventually meets her end at the hands of Perseus.
6 "Odysseus: Curse of the Sea" September 14, 2009
Odysseus, king of Ithaca, leaves his wife and son to fight in the Trojan War. After the Greeks' victory, he attempts to sail home, but has to face many challenges. After defeating a Cyclops on Sicily, the beast asks his father, Poseidon, to curse Odysseus. The story is continued in the following episode.
7 "Odysseus: Warrior's Revenge" September 21, 2009
Odysseus continues his journey across the chaotic sea, confronting sorceresses, sea monsters, and even a journey into death itself to reach his wife before she is forced to marry another.
8 "Beowulf" September 28, 2009
The Norse saga of Beowulf, who battles with Grendel and other monsters.
9 "Tolkien's Monsters" October 5, 2009
About J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and how both legends and real life influenced it.
10 "Thor" October 12, 2009
About the Norse god Thor and his nemesis, the Midgard Serpent.

Home release[edit]

Clash of the Gods: The Complete Season 1 DVD Set was released on February 16, 2010.[1] The Blu-ray version was released on March 16, 2010.[2]