Gregor the Overlander
Connecting greek myths to modern literature
About the Gregor and the book
Gregor is a normal 11 year old boy who has two sister one slightly younger than him and his baby sister Boots. When gregor was only 8 years old his Father vanished and they never found out what happened to him
When Gregor has to stay home all summer to take care of his little sister. When he brings his sister Boots through a grate in the laundry room he goes to a dark underland beneath the city there giant spiders, bats, cockroaches and rats live. Gregor wants no part of this new and strange world. But when he discovers a strange prophecy foretells a role for what might solve his biggest mystery. This quest will change him and the underland
Gregor has similar traits to Greek heroes
In Greek mythology all heroes have traits of an archetypal hero gregor has some of these traits even though he’s a modern story. One of these traits is a traumatic event. In Gregor life his father has left unexpectedly and he is left being the man of the house. Also gregor has a special weapon for when he has his final battle this weapon was light this was needed for him to be able to see his opponents in the dark underland. Also in one attack gregor use a simple can of rootbeer to defeat his opponents.