Myths of Olympus
PSYCHE – <published – 1/25/17>
Fantasy Romance, complete at 43,000 words.
Psyche was a mortal woman whose beauty rivaled that of the goddess of love and beauty – Aphrodite. Aphrodite, furious and jealous, sent Eros to make Psyche fall in love with a hideous monster. But when Eros saw Psyche, he accidentally pricked himself with his own arrow and fell instantly in love with her. This is the story of how she journeys and fights to keep him despite Aphrodite’s attempts to keep them apart.
ARACHNE – story of mortal hubris and its consequences. Arachne, having grown adept at weaving under the goddess Athena’s tutelage, has an unchecked ego that eventually leads to her ruin. Claiming to be a better weaver than the goddess herself, she challenges Athena to a weaving contest. The outcome is disastrous.
PERSEPHONE – Hades’ abduction of Persephone. This particular myth deals solely with the gods. One day when Persephone is picking flowers alone in a meadow, Hades (god of the Underworld) steals her away to the Underworld to be his bride. This is the story of how Demeter (Persephone’s mother and goddess of agriculture) fights to rescue her daughter and Persephone’s struggle against her kidnapper.
MEDUSA – story of how Medusa came to be hideous.