Lives: Currently living in Hades, cursed to serve the lava god, Phlegethon.
Hobbies: Archery, talking to my skull buddies that I saved from Phlegethon, and bootlegging contraband to Hades. Drinking tea.
Wants: An intelligent man or woman, and since I live in Hades, they would need to be dead too. I’d like a friend with a grey soul, as only grey and black souls are allowed in this section of the underworld. May consider a black soul if it’s not too tainted.
Sexual Orientation: Not important, but I don’t mind cuddles, and yes, you may comb my tail if you wish and if the need arises.
More about me: I be a-wanting a good storytellin’ friend. Someone to spend the hour or two that I have to meself about once a day. I’ve built meself a nice cottage, down the dune from the lava river. Ye can’t be a missing it, tis made of the discarded bones that we couldn’t be a finding the rest of the bodies fer. I’ve got me a few friends at my hut too. Skull buddies that love ta sing a greetin’ to all who enter my humble abode. I’ll put on the tea kettle fer ya, and we can get to the jabbering.
Today is the first day of The Realm of Darkness Takeover Blog!
Welcome Rosalyn Briar!
As a performer in the underwater Cirque du Mer, Muriel charms skeletons to dance using her voice and magic pearls. When the circus travels to the Crescent Reef, Muriel is eager to take part in the Sacrifice. She desires to sink the ships of humans, the vile creatures who had once enslaved her.
During the Sacrifice, though, Muriel comes upon a different type of human—a woman. Instead of feeding the woman to the Moon Priestess’ kraken, Muriel saves her. Soon, she learns that Yara is a princess and, despite being human and mer, they have much in common. A romance blossoms between the pair, until Yara’s rescue ship arrives.
When the depressed Muriel learns that Yara has died in another shipwreck, she rushes to the Moon Priestess for help. Muriel gives up her voice as payment, and the Moon Priestess turns Yara into an undead mermaid. Muriel has three days to make Yara fall in love and find her soul’s pearl—all the while performing in the circus.
Name: Ares -God of War, but I prefer the Spirit of the Battle
Relationship status: Divorced
Past relationships: Aphrodite, Aglauros, and a sea nymph
Lives with parents Zeus and Hera on Mt Olympus
Wants a quiet woman with a quality relationship without the headaches. Someone to talk to and confide in. A sweet-natured woman with patience who kisses the ground I walk on. May consider a male lover.
Likes dogs and wolves, and considering that my father turned one of my sons into one, please stop sacrificing them to me.
A little about me. I’m tired of being laughed at, so I want no games nor married persons. I didn’t like being caught in the web, naked by Aphrodite’s husband, nor do I appriciate the snide remarks. I did not choose my god power, it was bestowed on me at birth, so please don’t hold that against me. I want deep thought, a real relationship and a cuddle or two. Will consider a mute, as they listen better and don’t interupt me.
My body is my weapon, and it needs to be worshiped. Messages, lingering kisses, warm fuzzies all over me are prefered. I want a sweet smelling woman but I’m willing to consider an Amazon who can fight me in battle, and wants to be dominated- as long as she’s quiet.
Wants: Long-term relationship doesn’t mind complications or kids.
Needs: Woman who understands pain. Maybe another child
Lives in Hades, currently there working with Rhad on a hush-hush project for Themis
About me: I’m a vegan most of the time. I rarely leave Hades, but when I do, I enjoy the theater, opera, and candlelight dinners.
Looking for: Long-term friendships, then maybe something more.
I’m sarcastic, but don’t let it fool you, I’m just a puppy dog at heart- but I’m always the Alpha Male. I will protect and nurture you, but always let you have the lead. I just want to be happy, friendship is fine. No pressure for sex. Females only, please.
I’m a widow, I have one son who’s lost somewhere in Hades. I’ve been searching for him-so don’t ask me to leave. My father was the very first werewolf. Zeus and Apollo came to visit and during the famine, there was little meat to be had. Father found a pail of fresh-cut offerings outside on the doorstep, so he cooked it and served it to the gods thinking it was a gift. I just happened to be the neighbors’ servant. Zeus angry that he’d been served human flesh, cursed my family forever to be wolves.
Oh, yeah, and Ares is my grandfather-but we don’t speak about that. Zeus is my great-grandfather- and we don’t get along, so no star-struck virgins trying to get into the family.
Lives in Tartarus. I’m a prisoner here, never allowed to leave or speak with another being. I’ve been alone so long, that I doubt I know how to have a conversation.
God Status: I am neither god nor human but a being like no other.
Wants: Someone to speak with, someone to listen. Sex would be a plus but not needed. I just need to drown out the howls of the dead and have a moment of peace.
Needs: Someone to say my name. My real name, the one that was taken from me. It is the root of my power and the way to escape.
Looking for a long-term relationship as I can never leave my prison. Anyone who helps me will be pitted against the great god himself and cursed for eternity. So anyone who wishes to apply should know that by accepting my friendship, they will doom themselves into my prison for eternity.
Hates: Zeus, Themis, and those who helped imprisoned me.
My memories are tainted, I do not recall my real name. I am alone and have been for centuries. I need to feel another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s ideas before I drive myself insane.
I’d like someone who can help me escape and so that I can have my revenge on Zeus and the others. Sexual orientation isn’t an issue. I’m open. Any species may apply. Help me find someone who can call my name, and release me from my prison.
Wants: A steady relationship with an honest man. Must love children, be upstanding in the community, love nature, truth and want a long-term commitment. No casual sex.
Needs: Love, kindness, understanding, listening skills, monotonous, no games.
Hobbies: Righting wrongs, fighting criminals.
Loves: All animals, but I have a fondness for cats.
Lives on Mt Olympus
Daughter of Gaia and Uranous
Looking for: Someone to spend long nights with, a tender lover, listener, and friend. Someone who I can bounce ideas off of and trust.
Greek God Dating App Current Conversations
Now, this is more of a character study. Actually, this is how I get to know the characters in my novels. I write long passages about their lives, loves, and major events that happened, just to round out the character and make them whole. Of course, I do not put all this in my stories. You’d be asking, where’s the romance?
And who wants to read a story that has a “Turkey Festival” in Europe in 1200 AD? Wasn’t possible, gotta have facts peppered in the best way possible-without upsetting history if you want your story to be believable.
I do, however, want to take care to stay near the 12 and 11 century BCE at the beginning of my series, the Queens of the Underworld which will be released in the Realm of Darkness Boxset. The Prequel is set about 12 BCE and follows the stories through Homer to the Greek Tragedy. Books 1, 2, & 3 Time travel from current, to past, to current. Why you ask? Because of the change in ideas.
During the war with Troy, something happened. Before the war, there weren’t large city-states, all men belong to what I would call a feudal system. You belong to your lord, and he was the judge, jury, and executioner. After Troy, the people gravitated to cities and no longer had lords, so the laws had to change, who better able to punish someone than their peers?
Themis, the Beginning.
Daughter of Gaia and Uranus.
She represented the natural and moral order. Her name derives from the Greek word meaning that which is current and contemporary. Her marriage, as the second wife of Zeus, helped the Olympian god stabilize his power over all gods and humans. She was the law and provided undisputed order, which was the divine right. She created the divine laws that govern everything and everyone, including the gods.
So, after Zeus destroyed the earth, leaving only two humans, it was Themis who was behind the creation of man.
In some accounts, Themis and the nymph Amalthea served as the foster-mothers and nurses of the young Zeus. Yes, Themis was Zeus’s aunt and wife for a while.
Three main facts about Themis- She was the goddess of natural order through the Hores- the seasonal and never-ceasing rotation of time. Goddess of moral order through her daughters by Zeus, including the Keres Demon Bane, who’s in my novels. Eunomia (minor goddess of law and legislation, as well as the spring-time goddess of green pastures), Dike (trial-the goddess of justice and the spirit of moral order and fair judgment), and Erene (Peace- She was depicted in art as a beautiful young woman carrying a cornucopia, scepter, and a torch or rhyton.) which gave society order) and through the Moires- the three fates which some have as Themis children by Zeus (Others say by Nyx), which is the destiny of every human and finally, the goddess of prophecy.
So, Justice, Time, and Prophecy. This is who she is in my series.
Themis at Delphi. You’ve heard of the Oracle of Delphi, right? Well, Themis was the second oracle, taking over from her mother, Gaia. She gave up the oracle at Delphi to Apollo. Now, why would she do that? She was all-powerful then she kinda poof, she’s in the background. Why? This is the pivotable moment that I go after in Themis’s story. Where was she?
In the Greek Tragedies, there is a trail that puts aside the old laws of Themis. She is nowhere to be found during the trial, which I find odd. Her daughter Dike takes over at the trial, Apollo and Athena are there, and so are the Furies which served Themis and gave punishments for disobedience. She was a vengeful one.
The Furies are also known as The Erinyes they live in Erebus (Darkness) and are more ancient than any of the Olympian deities. Their task is to hear complaints brought by mortals against the ‘pollution of the blood’.-which is a whole ‘nother subject, but basically, it is a blood bond- to punish crimes by hounding culprits relentlessly. The Furies are crones and, depending upon authors, described as having snakes for hair, dog’s heads, coal-black bodies, bat’s wings, and blood-shot eyes. In their hands, they carry brass-studded scourges, and their victims die in torment. At the end of the Greek Tragedies, the Furies are marched off to a cave at the base of the court, to live their lives out there.
So, Themis lost everything. Her daughter Dike takes over, she melts into the background. And in Themis, Queens of the Underworld Prequel, Zeus has betrayed her- and she must take her revenge- and revenge is best served cold.
*Note to my fabulous editor. I tried. You could work wonders with this, but it’s 1 am, and Grammarly isn’t working.
I’m going to start today introducing you to the gods that are mentioned in the Queens of the Underworld, my new series coming out next year starting with the Realm of Darkness Anthology. So, let’s get started with god numero uno, the character of Zeus, and his dating app profile.
Name: Zeus, King of the Gods. Supreme ruler. Worship me.
Parents: Cronus King of the Titans and Rhea. But Cronus tried to eat me, so I overthrew him.
Lives: On Olympus in a palace.
Looking for: Sex
Doesn’t want: No sex. Talking. Cuddling.
Previous Relationships– Married Metis, but I had to eat her so that she wouldn’t have a child. But after I tricked her into turning into a fly and ate her, she tricked me and grew her child inside of my brain. Hephaestus, the god of the forge split my head open and out popped Athena.
Married Themis- Didn’t last long, she expected me to live by rules. Had a few kids.
Married Hera- still married- Have kids. She’s jealous, so watch out for her. She has a tendency to kill my side girls.
Likes besides sex: Tormenting humans. It’s fun.
Special Powers: I am the most powerful god on Olympus. I’m sure you’ve heard of me. I can control the weather, lightning is my weapon of choice but I can also turn myself into anything I want- and you too.
How have you wooed past loves? I’ve turned myself into an Ant, Eagle, Swan, Satyr (a man with ears and a tail of a horse) a bull, a cuckoo bird, golden rain, and a dragon to have sex with women. I can be anything you want, as long as we have sex.
How have past women wooed you? By being. Has to be beautiful. Virgins who are ripe for the plucking are my favorite.
Sexual Orientation– Any. I prefer MMMM/FFFF relationships but I’m open to any that will satisfy me.
I will take what I want, and who I want. Do not hide from me.
Must be into anything that pleases me. Looking for short-term hookups so my wife doesn’t find out. But, if she does, be ready to run or die. Probably death, but it will be worth it. One night of sex with me and you’ll have your greatest wish granted by my penis.
My body was made to be worshiped, and I will demand that of you. I want satisfaction. Give it to me. Now.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Women want me. Men want to be me.
Favorite Movies? Anything about me and the Terminator series- Arnold reminded me of myself but he never had sex, so he’s second to me of course.
Favorite Place: Mount Olympus-but you can’t come there. My wife’s usually home.
Favorite Song: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction. True story. I’m insatiable.
Any other thoughts? Come naked and be prepared. I like toys too, so have them ready to go. Entertain me. Then leave. I have other people on my list or I might just kill you.
Short stories about Zeus and his transformations for sex.
The first time Zeus seduced Persephone, the goddess of spring, he did so in the form of a serpentine dragon. She bore him a son, the god Zagreos, who was the first instantiation of Dionysus.
And yes, I said the first time.
Now, we are going super odd….
Zeus-as an ANT…
Zeus made himself as small as he could and transformed into an ant in order to have sex with Eurymedousa, a princess in northern Greece. Their son was Myrmidon (“ant-man”) and was the progenitor of the race of warriors that Achilles commanded in The Iliad.
So, you gotta ask yourself… did she even know? And nope, not going into how did that one work either.
Zeus liked to take the form of absent husbands in order to have sex with other men’s wives. One man he chose was Alkmene’s husband, Amphitryon, and she had twins: Herakles by Zeus and Likmnios by Amphitryon.
Zeus did the same thing with Dia, a queen in northern Greece, wife of King Ixion. Peirithoos, her son, could have been born from either union. And Queen Kalyke’s son, Endymion, was fathered either by Zeus.
Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory (and the inventor of both single words and language), was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a shepherd. They had sex for nine straight nights; after over a year passed, she gave birth to the nine Muses at once, at the foot of Mount Olympus.
Europa, a queen in Northern Africa (Phoenicia), was abducted by Zeus in the form of a white bull near the ocean. He swam away with her on his back to Crete, where they had three sons, Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Sarpedon. They were known for their fairness and became the three judges of the Underworld when they died. The Minoan civilization gets its name from its mythical founder, Minos.
Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus. She laid two eggs from which the children hatched. Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. One of the children was Helen of Troy, yep, that Helen. Now, why did her husband’s children come out as an egg too?
Zeus was in love with Hera, but she spurned his advances. So he created a thunderstorm and made himself into a cuckoo bird in distress. Hera felt pity for the bird, took it in, and held it to her breast to warm it. Zeus immediately turned back into his own form and raped her.
The cuckoo bird is so notorious for its cheating that it gave us the term for a man whose wife cheats on him, a “cuckold.” The word “cuckold” also implies that the husband is unaware of his wife’s infidelities. And he might only find out on the arrival of a baby who is obviously not his child.
And he wasn’t just into girls…
Perhaps the most famous eagle abductee is Ganymede, a prince of Troy, who was abducted to Mount Olympus to be Zeus’ lover and cupbearer. Zeus was often portrayed as the god of homosexual love and as such appears as a playmate of the other gods of love, Eros (Love) and Hymenaios (Marital Love). Plato calls him Himeros (Sexual Desire). He eventually is apotheosized into Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Imprisoned by her father in a brass chamber (because of a prophecy that he would be killed by one of her children), Danae was seduced by Zeus in the form of a shower of gold. Their union resulted in the hero Perseus.
Danae is the descendant of another of Zeus’ victims, Io, whom he turned into a white cow so that he could avoid Hera’s suspicion. But Hera knew what was up and had Io guarded closely, then inflicted by a fly that stung her so severely that she went mad and wandered throughout Europe and Asia, eventually ending in Egypt. There Zeus restored her human form.
I hope you enjoyed this insight into Zeus. He was a naughty boy- in the extreme. It gives me pause, these myths were venerated, people loved them, but did they also think it was ok what he was doing?
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In honor of my latest series, starting out with a Prequel in the Realm Of Darkness Boxset, I’m going to start a weekly blog about the different gods that you’ll find in my FOUR BOOK series The Queens of the Underworld.
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Next week I’ll dive in with Zeus… and we all know about him! So, let’s take a look at a few of his naughtier myths. If you have one you’d like to submit, send me a PM. Everyone has a favorite story about Zeus.
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