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HEPHAESTUS By Gregory Zorzos
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The god of fire, was, according to the Homeric account, the son of Zeus and Hera. (Il. i. 578, xiv. 338, xviii. 396, xxi. 332, Od. viii. 312.) Later traditions state that he had no father, and that... More > Hera gave birth to him independent of Zeus, as she was jealous of Zeus having given birth to Athena independent of her. (Apollod. i. 3. § 5; Hygin. Fab. Praef.) This, however, is opposed to the common story, that Hephaestus split the head of Zeus, and thus assisted him in giving birth to Athena, for Hephaestus is there represented as older than Athena. A further development of the later tradition is, that Hephaestus sprang from the thigh of Hera, and, being for a long time kept in ignorance of his parentage, he at length had recourse to a stratagem, for the purpose of finding it out. He constructed a chair, to which those who sat upon it were fastened, and having thus entrapped Hera, he refused allowing her to rise until she had told him who his parents were. (Serv. ad Aen. viii. 454, Eclog. iv. 62.)< Less
The Changing of the Gods By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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The supreme ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus, is given 48 hours to get out of Mount Olympus by the supreme ruler of the Roman gods, Jupiter. Why is Zeus afraid? Jupiter has a new weapon- a pistol.
The Changing of the Gods By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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The supreme ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus, is given 48 hours to get out of Mount Olympus by the supreme ruler of the Roman gods, Jupiter. Why is Zeus afraid? Jupiter has a new weapon- a pistol.
Greek Mythology; The Art of Howard David Johnson By Howard-David Johnson
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Dramatic Mythic Art by Contemporary American realistic Illustrator Howard David Johnson, whose art has been published all over the world by distinguished learning institutions and publishers... More > including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Paperback 8.5x11 with 74 pages in full color, more than 50 full page plates with picture notes and articles.< Less
IMMORTAL HEAT By Lanette Curington
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Immortal Heat, Lanette Curington--- A goddess in peril... A god in exile... Love forged in the flames of... Immortal Heat--- Aglaia is one of the Charites, a goddess of grace and a messenger for... More > her half-sister Aphrodite. Righting a wronged love on the isle of Lemnos puts Aglaia in danger when her duplicity is discovered. Dark and brooding Hephaestus, god of the forge, is in seclusion on Lemnos after the humiliation he suffered from his former wife Aphrodite’s infidelity. He finds the injured Aglaia and nurses her back to health. As their attraction for one another heats up, only the ingenious creations of Hephaestus can save Aglaia from destruction, and only by the grace of Aglaia can Hephaestus’s heart mend.-- A Greek myth historical fantasy romance novella, approx. 25,000 words.< Less
Importance of A Flower By Mandy Bigham
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Peril and adventure. Romance and tears. A wedding and certain death. And that's only the first three chapters. The tale is of Nayatiana, the daughter of Aphrodite and Hephaestus. Naya had the... More > world at her fingertips and was on the verge of becoming a goddess, but when Botayami entered the scene, her life was drastically altered. Throw in an assassin, an affair, angry parents, and the lord of the Underworld, and you may begin to see the importance of a flower.< Less
The Last Temple of Apollo By Ivan Fenech
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At a summer camp in the remote fishing village of Linappoll, in Cornwall, south-west England, Anne and Giuliano find they have more in common than they could ever imagine - together they can foretell... More > the future. But what they see is ominous indeed. The mighty Titan Cronos, who once ruled the ancient world with a priestly cult of murderous Vates, is planning a vengeful return. Can Anne and Giuliano ever hope to stop the bloodthirsty tyrant? They find help close at hand. Living in obscurity in Linappoll village are four Olympian gods: the absent-minded Zeus, who now runs a post office; Apollo, who has exchanged his lyre for a guitar and sings ballads at the village inn; the lame tinker Hephaestus who lives a hermit’s life in an abandoned mine; and grey-eyed Athene, the mysterious but beautiful goddess.< Less
The Last Temple of Apollo By Ivan Fenech
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At a summer camp in the remote fishing village of Linappoll, in Cornwall, south-west England, Anne and Giuliano find they have more in common than they could ever imagine - together they can foretell... More > the future. But what they see is ominous indeed. The mighty Titan Cronos, who once ruled the ancient world with a priestly cult of murderous Vates, is planning a vengeful return. Can Anne and Giuliano ever hope to stop the bloodthirsty tyrant They find help close at hand. Living in obscurity in Linappoll village are four Olympian gods: the absent-minded Zeus, who now runs a post office; Apollo, who has exchanged his lyre for a guitar and sings ballads at the village inn; the lame tinker Hephaestus who lives a hermit's life in an abandoned mine; and grey-eyed Athene, the mysterious but beautiful goddess.< Less
The Spike Garden: A Pointed Person and the People Impaled By Jim Hawkins
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"Dogs bark at those with whom we are angry, show their teeth to those whom we hate, and hump themselves on those that we desire. In short they display that which we are not permitted to display... More > by the rules of the veil that calls itself polite society."The child can take two paths to creating the adult.The first is the path of Pygmalion. He carved from ivory a statue that he loved. He made offerings and sacrifices and his statue was granted life by Aphrodite. Was the statue granted life because Pygmalion's diligence and sculpting skill pleased his patron Or was it the beauty of the statue that pleased her No, it was the sacrifices.The child must sacrifice much before the gods allow him to become a fully living adult. Pygmalion's statue aged and died with him. The child is cruelly denied this experience. The child must also give up its own life for the adult to live. Sometimes one or both of its parents must do the same. The second path that the child may take is that of Hephaestus."< Less
Therese By Leo Salter
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When Christian Silens steals the wife and wealth of Keret he catalyses conflict between two global crime syndicates; the Silens Corporation and the Clans. Therese is Book Four of Pathways to Revenge... More > and describes the birth and early life of Gunther, the hero of that war. Gunther is born after Therese is forced to marry Paul; a criminalised KGB operative who killed his half-brother and murdered his first wife’s parents. After a year in Dar-es-Salaam, he was in Prague in 1968 and a decade later in Iraq and Afghanistan. Therese leaves Paul the day after their wedding. Pathways is based on the Trojan War. Therese’s life follows that of Thetis, the mother of Achilles, her affairs with Evian (Dionysius) and Weyland (Hephaestus) and her marriage to Paul (Peleus) originate in Greek Mythology as does Paul’s first marriage to Antigone, and his experiences in Africa and Prague. The Pathways series and its links to Greek Mythology are discussed at: www.leosalter.com< Less