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.
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.
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After an extremely bad year, I’m back to writing! I know everyone is hurting, so I’ve got a couple of things for you. First, my new series is almost finished! I’m going to publish all three books at the same time! No waiting!
I have a couple of quick Freebies for you! Gifts for being so patient!
First, Forever, a short story written in the Spirit Key World. Doc Tates is there and so is TooTall. It’s a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I hope you enjoy!
Now, I’ve got a great Wolf Shifter for you. KC Freeman has a new one out!
novel. Did I forget anything? Daphne weaves together a story of a distant future where aliens have invaded earth and spirits demand retribution.
The MC Alys Xoticos-Quinn denies having any magical power. Convicted of crimes, the Union chains geas inside of Alys to keep her in control. She can’t kill, she can’t have sex with anyone unless the geas approve and she has to follow the Union rules or suffer unimaginable pain. And she can’t flee. The Union has the only thing that matters to Alys. Her son.
Alys teams up with Walker, a mysterious mage to find out who has done the unthinkable and called the Windigo a spirit of eternal hunger. Alys’s character is straightforward. You know when she wants to kill someone and you know that she loves her son. He’s all that matters to Alys. But, her young son is magical and the Union wants him controlled- at any cost-even his death.
The Union’s reach is long, Alys must find a way to escape with her son.
Daphne’s writing style is very compact The plot moves along at a good clip and the magical elements are fantastic. It’s a world where the earth has been plunged back into the 1500’s, developed magic, and has 23rd-century elements. Really a neat read.
Rosemary is for remembrance. You give yellow roses to a friend and lilies to the bereaved. Ever wondered why?
In this illustrated volume you will discover the history of the symbolic code daring Victorian ladies and gents used to pass messages in bouquets: the roots of the practice in Turkey, its rise in Europe and its fascinating cultural connotations on both sides of the Atlantic. You’ll learn how a mispronounced word gave the tulip its name and why the colors of the rose have so many meanings. Included are recipes for bouquets useful in your own life, including the Bugger Off Bouquet, to be given to those you would rather not see again. Let this book lead you up the historical garden path.
A little about Olivia first:
Olivia Wylie is a professional landscaper who specializes in the restoration of neglected gardens in Downtown Denver. She snaps photos of garden beauty in her daily work and uses rain days, the photos and research to create art that shares the serenity of the green world with its viewers. On days when the weather keeps her indoors, she writes about the relationship between humanity and the green world. She currently has two ethnobotanic works in print: ‘Smoke and Roses’ and the book Roots: Insights From the Tree Alphabet of Old Ireland’. A book on the history of weeds in America is forthcoming in March. Her works are available at www.leafingoutgardening.com as well as Amazon.
Smoke and Roses by Olivia Wylie
Smoke and Roses is an interesting look into the meaning behind flowers and the history behind them. The introduction is the most interesting part to me as I enjoy reading about the history behind the flower meanings.
The illustrations appear to be hand drawn and painted, possibly watercolors and with the background of the page and the graphics, it gives the impression of an old book with a certain rustic charm.
I was a bit disappointed that there was no history behind the individual flowers included.
Generally an interesting book and a good reference for those giving or receiving bouquets.
If you’ve ever wondered about how to design the perfect bouquet of flowers for a certain occasion or a special person in your life, look no further than this book. Forget those dry dusty botanical textbooks your garden-loving grandfather may have handed down to you. This one is a feast for the eyes with its delightful original illustrations that look like an illuminated edition from the 18th century, something one might find in a rare book room of a botanical garden research library or the English estate of a wealthy collector.
This book would make a great gift for anyone interested in botanicals or the history of flowers and the Victorian custom of sending messages via a carefully orchestrated bouquet. Do you want to convey your gratitude to someone special? Send them a bunch of bluebells or rather Hyacinthoides non-scripta, if you prefer knowing the scientific Latin term. Are you feeling a bit oppressed and want to send a clear message that says: “Let justice be done”? Then the perfect choice is a handful of black-eyed Susans, also known as rudbeckia, and not to be “rude” by any means, as some have mistaken the play on its name. Just be direct and to the point, which is precisely what Wylie has done in both her visual and verbal descriptions, some only taking up a mere paragraph to describe the history and purpose of each flower.
Wylie’s lushly illustrated book with pages that look like aged parchment almost feels as if you can smell the musty crackle of each leaf, even on the ebook. Although the paperback edition is a bit pricey at $25 it would still make a welcome gift for a favorite gardener, history buff or trivia fan. Although there isn’t much in the way of “steampunk” marked within the text, the old-fashioned charm and title make this the perfect accessory for any Steampunk LARPer on your list.
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