The Amazon Legacy

Author: Zenay Ben Yochanan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999614242
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A tale of mythical Gods and Amazon Warriors of Ancient Greece infused with violence and adventures of Game of Thrones.

Larentina

Author: Linda D. Coker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450279368
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Belinda Bishop is about to begin her military career. As she recalls her great grandmothers telling of the legend of her mythical ancestorLarentina, known as the She Wolf of ancient Sparta, who was the presumed daughter of Zeus Belinda draws inspiration from a woman who both lived and most likely died by the sword, proved she was equal to men, and represented courage and opportunity for all women. As the daughter of a royal family, Larentinas epic journey begins in fifth century BC, in the land of Sparta. Throughout Larentinas lifes journey, she uncovers the mysteries of her heritage, her surroundings, and her abilities to affect the future and the world around her. As she grows from a strong and mysterious child into a sensual and independent woman, Larentina inspires the women around her to see no limits on their abilities and on their power to influence others. As Belinda learns the ways that Larentina exposes the hypocrisy of a tyrannical political and religious system, she must decide how to make positive changes in her own flawed world. Larentina is an unforgettable mythical tale of bravery, strength, and the willingness to sacrifice everything for ideals, honor, and family.

God And The Goddesses

Author: Barbara Newman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812202915
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Contrary to popular belief, the medieval religious imagination did not restrict itself to masculine images of God but envisaged the divine in multiple forms. In fact, the God of medieval Christendom was the Father of only one Son but many daughters—including Lady Philosophy, Lady Love, Dame Nature, and Eternal Wisdom. God and the Goddesses is a study in medieval imaginative theology, examining the numerous daughters of God who appear in allegorical poems, theological fictions, and the visions of holy women. We have tended to understand these deities as mere personifications and poetic figures, but that, Barbara Newman contends, is a mistake. These goddesses are neither pagan survivals nor versions of the Great Goddess constructed in archetypal psychology, but distinctive creations of the Christian imagination. As emanations of the Divine, mediators between God and the cosmos, embodied universals, and ravishing objects of identification and desire, medieval goddesses transformed and deepened Christendom's concept of God, introducing religious possibilities beyond the ambit of scholastic theology and bringing them to vibrant imaginative life. Building a bridge between secular and religious conceptions of allegorized female power, Newman advances such questions as whether medieval writers believed in their goddesses and, if so, in what manner. She investigates whether the personifications encountered in poetic fictions can be distinguished from those that appear in religious visions and questions how medieval writers reconcile their statements about the multiple daughters of God with orthodox devotion to the Son of God. Furthermore, she examines why forms of feminine God-talk that strike many Christians today as subversive or heretical did not threaten medieval churchmen. Weaving together such disparate texts as the writings of Latin and vernacular poets, medieval schoolmen, liturgists, and male and female mystics and visionaries, God and the Goddesses is a direct challenge to modern theologians to reconsider the role of goddesses in the Christian tradition.

Theseus

Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612284221
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Among the legendary heroes of ancient Greece was the great warrior Theseus. Growing up in the Greek village Troezen, he did not know his father was Aegeus, King of Athens. When he was sixteen, Theseus learned the truth of his birth and set out to find his father. Along the way he encountered giants and robbers and killers and defeated them all. Once he reached Athens, he volunteered to venture into the Labyrinth of the Minotaur and killed the monster. After Aegeus' death, Theseus took over the throne. He united the different communities of Attica and made them all Athenians. Because of his vision, Athens became the greatest of the Greek city-states and the cradle of modern democracy.

Voice Of Gods

Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460391268
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"Readers who love myth and magic will devour it!" —Alex Flinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly "Fantasy just the way I like it." —Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Realms series Fantasy, magic, royalty and danger swirl together in Voice of Gods, the ebook prequel to Legacy of Kings by New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman! As the end of an age approaches, gods whisper horrors, families scheme for power and one woman may hold the secret to a lost legacy. At nineteen, Ada of Caria yearns to take the Snake Blood throne from her mad older siblings. She seeks the help of a young orphaned girl named Helen, the first True Oracle to have walked the earth in more than three hundred years. Helen may be able to channel the voice of the gods, but she hates her gift and will do anything to get rid of it—even lie to her best friend, Myrtale, the priestess-princess of Epirus who is destined to marry King Philip II of Macedon even though she loves another. And in the shadows lurks a handsome green-eyed stranger who has more at stake—and more to lose—than anyone could possibly imagine. Amid jealousy and heartbreak, torrid affairs and secret rendezvous, it is spoken by the gods that either Helen or Myrtale—newly named Olympias—will carry the destiny of the known world within her womb. The prequel to Legacy of Kings, Voice of Gods traces the intricate web of love and betrayal that led up to the birth of history's most powerful leader, Alexander the Great.

Legacy Of Kings

Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373211724
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Katerina, on a mission to kill the queen, falls in love with Alexander, Prince of Macedonia. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Queen Of Ashes

Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488015554
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Power, betrayal and desire… It's a dangerous gambit in Queen of Ashes, an ebook companion to the Blood of Gods and Royals series by New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman! If you look away from her face, you will die. This is the warning given to the suitors of Queen Laila of Sharuna, who must compete against one another to win the royal Egyptian's affections. One by one, men cower under her penetrating gaze, and one by one, they are executed. That is, until Laila meets two brothers who do not cower before her: Brehan, noble and courageous…and Riel, intelligent and ambitious. As Laila is tempted by both of them and their differing approaches to magic, she decides that there is one thing she wants more than either brother's affection: power. But when Brehan and Riel turn on each other, Laila must choose where her heart truly lies, before the brothers she loves reduce her kingdom to ash. From the New York Times bestselling author of Legacy of Kings, Queen of Ashes shares the secret history of characters who play an unforgettable role in the Blood of Gods and Royals series.