greek mythology

July 26, 2012

Think Greek Week: Guest Post Kristy Denice Bock

I grew up reading things like Greek Mythology, as well as Roman Mythology. While I preferred Greek, I knew that I wanted to do something more when I started writing. The gods were a sexist group with the men always being led around by their dangly parts, and the women turned into vengeful harpies for wanting their men to be faithful. As the years went on, I decided that my Gods would be Goddesses, and not just simpering women, but powerful fascinating creatures that made mistakes and found ways to dig themselves out of the holes they put themselves in.I […]
July 25, 2012

Think Greek Week: Guest Blogger Sasha Summers and Her Love Affair with Greek Gods

I’m so excited to spread my love (almost an addiction, really) for the men of Olympus. And I do love the men of Olympus… deeply. I think it’s kind of easy to see why. Each of these guys radiate alpha male, of God-like proportions, in the most fantastic and mythic sense of the word. Now don’t ask me to pick a favorite, I can’t. Since my series, Loves of Olympus, started I’ve been working through them one by one – and have found something special and worthy in each one of them. I’m sharing those tidbits and some of my […]
July 24, 2012

Think Greek Week: Guest Post & Giveaway Kris Cook

Gods? Greek Gods? Gay Greek Gods? What was I thinking? I first was exposed to Greek mythology in Mrs. Green’s class in the fourth grade. Ever since then I’ve been enamored by the stories of Zeus, Ares, Hera, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hades, and all the Olympians. Still in my teens when the movie “Clash of the Titans” came to theatres with Harry Hamlin as the hero Perseus, I was first in line. This love affair with the myths of old has never dimmed for me. Anything mythic that comes out in film, television, or books I devour. The myth of Prometheus […]
July 23, 2012

Think Greek Week: Guest Blogger Saranna DeWylde

The Greeks used stories of their gods to relate to the world around them. Not only did they seem to explain the unexplainable, for instance, the rising of the sun was Apollo driving his great chariot across the sky, but they were also morality tales. The Greek gods were larger than life characters that were endowed with all too human emotions like anger and love. They fell into the same traps that mortals tend to create for themselves and didn’t always make the right choices. To humanize the gods, but set them against impossible odds was to highlight the humanity […]
September 21, 2009

Percy Jackson Series

I picked up the Percy Jackson series a little over a year ago for my nephew. The author Rick Riordan was going to be at the local Barnes and Noble, so they were promoting the books pretty heavily. I really liked the blurb about the first book and having been more than a little Harry Potter’d out, I thought it would be a nice change of pace. In Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, we meet young sixth grader Percy Jackson on a field trip to the Museum of Natural History in New York. He ends up vamporizing his math […]