Saturday, January 26, 2013

Greek Mythology Answers Revealed

Apollo: god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young
Ares: god of war, battlelust, civil order and manly courage
Dionysus: god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity
Eros: the Protogenos (primordial deity) of procreation who emerged self-formed at the beginning of time. He was the driving force behind the generation of new life in the early cosmos. The Orphics knew him as Phanes, a primal being hatched from the world egg at creation. He was also equivalent to Thesis, "Creation," and Physis, "Nature
Hades: ( The king of the underworld and lord of the dead
Hephaestus: crippled god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture
Hermes: God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology
Poseidon: The King of the Sea, and the god of horses, rivers and earthquakes
Zeus: king of the gods, the god of sky and weather, law, order and fate

Aphrodite: goddess of love, beauty and intercourse
Artemis: goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage
Athena: goddess of wise counsel, war, the defense of towns, heroic endeavor, weaving, pottery and other crafts
Demeter: goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread, the prime sustenance of mankind
Hera: queen of the gods and the goddess of women and marriage. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens
Hestia: goddess of the hearth (both private and municipal) and the home. As the goddess of the family hearth she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the family meal. Hestia was also the goddess of the sacrificial flame
Persephone: queen of the underworld, wife of the god Hades. She was also the goddess of spring growth
Medusa: She was one of the three sisters known as the Gorgons. The other two sisters were Sthenno and Euryale. Medusa was the only mortal out of the three. She was once very beautiful and lived far in the north were the sun didn't visit. Being very curious, she wanted to see the sun, and asked the Goddess Athena for permission to visit the south. Athena refused to allow her to visit. The medusa got angry and dared to say that Athena hadn't given her permission because she was jealous of her beauty. that was it! Athena was angered and punished her by turning her hair into snakes and cursing her by making her so ugly that who ever looks at her eyes would turn into stone. 

The Furies

 In Greek and Roman mythology, the Furies were female spirits of justice and vengeance. They were also called the Erinyes (angry ones). Known especially for pursuing people who had murdered family members, the Furies punished their victims by driving them mad. When not punishing wrongdoers on earth, they lived in the underworld and tortured the damned.

The Fates

They are: CLOTHO who spins the Thread of Life, LACHESIS who allots the length of the yarn, and ATROPOS who does the snip (the final one).

Now imagine they are all still alive today fighting a war that has been brewing for over six thousand years. Which are the working for the greater good of mankind? Which are trying to exploit mankind and control it ?
Cheers, Lisa

Friday, January 18, 2013

Think you know Greek Mythology?

Many of us as students took Greek mythology at one point.  Whether it was high school or college or perhaps even university.  The question is did you really pay attention? Many of us were too busy being teenagers to really give it a second thought. I happened to be one of those people. I found it interesting, but not interesting enough to really dig deep. The real problem was simple. Greek mythology is truly overwhelming!  There are so many stories, so many gods and goddesses it was hard trying to put it all together. Let's face it, most of us at that age really didn't care about things like that. Now some of the gods are just well known, but others maybe not so much.  Let's test your abilities here. I'm going to list several of the gods and goddesses, and without using Google or cheating how many do you think you could describe without first looking them up? Let's see shall we?

1. Zeus
2. Dionysus
3. Apollo
4. Hades
5. Hermes
6. Poseidon
7. Hephaestus
8. Ares
9. Eros

1. Athena
2. Aphrodite
3. Hera
4. Artemis
5. Demeter
6. Hestia
7. Persephone
8. Medusa

Here's where it gets tricky.... The number 3 is very, and I do mean VERY significant in Greek mythology.
Do you know why? Or why the number 3 is oddly repeated?
I did this post for several reasons. First and foremost, they are all characters in my book in one way shape or form, they're all mentioned. Second, because unlike my teenage years, I now know more about Greek mythology then I ever thought possible!  Have some fun!  Enjoy! I will post all the answers in a few days!

Cheers, Lisa (aka) French

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Atlanteans Trilogy Book 1

The Atlanteans: Oracle by: Lisa Forest

Oracle is the debut novel in the unique Atlanteans trilogy which combines Greek mythology, vampirism, shape-shifting and aliens into a mind-bending alternative to Earth’s history. Bridget is part human and part…something else. She discovers that the stories she heard about Greek gods are actually very close to historical fact. She's now in the middle of a war that has been brewing for over 6,000 years and she’s slowly discovering that the power she holds within herself is the key to humanity’s last hope. Bridget experiences flashes of memories about the past – the blood soaked battles, passionate betrayals, and horrendous mutations inflicted on the human race. Her alien relatives prepare her for the evil she is about to face and together they bond like a new family. They are Eros, the god of love and Athena, the goddess of war, and they will fight by any means necessary to protect her existence. Killing vampires, sweating blood or shape-shifting into any form is not beyond their power – it is only the beginning.  

Cheers, Lisa

The book is in editing as we speak!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Oracle~~Teaser

Bridget Davis is special. Not everyone can shape-shift into the forms of animals and not everyone can see the past and future. Some might say she's gifted. She knows that, but she feels cursed, not blessed, by her gifts. Bridget’s mother has kept her on the run from an unknown past and unseen enemies for as long as she can remember, but now her mother has passed away and left her in the care of Cole Weber. Bridget’s gifts become more and more pronounced and only Cole knows the truth about their origin. Trusting Cole, she is unexpectedly thrust into the supernatural world of Greek gods and goddesses. Cole is Eros, the god of love, and Bridget is his last living descendant, a hybrid. The gods were not myths. They were real and many of them are still alive, but they're not gods. They are imposters, aliens from another planet and Bridget is one of them. Human and Atlantean blood courses through her veins and the importance of her existence becomes clear amid visions of blood-soaked battles, vampires, and passionate betrayals.

Cheers, Lisa (AKA) French :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Life and other Things

Sometimes life get's in the way of what you love to do. Sometimes, you just get pulled in a million different directions. Well, I've been off for awhile but determined to get back on track this year! In the meantime I do other things to keep myself occupied. I read, and read some more. I decorate, and re-decorate! I love playing with different tablescapes depending on time of year and mood. When all that is said and done I write.  And writing is something I truly love!

I hope that one day I will be able to truly do all the things I love, just because...