Posts labeled Myth

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Review - Spellbound: An Erotic Odyssey by Angello Adrien

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After a bad breakup with his closeted boyfriend, college student David falls into a deep depression that gets so bad, his best friend suggests he needs to get away on some adventure, so he packs a bag and heads off to a Greek island, the ancient home of Dionysus, and more recently the scene for the movie version of “Mama Mia” for a two week vacation. What David finds there, and who finds him, will change him forever.

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Review - Echoes of the Gods by Gaia Sol

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Yngvi is a soldier of Midgard, defending Aasgard from any attackers, of which there haven’t been many of late. So, he spends his day around the market and taverns waiting for something interesting to happen, or someone appealing to come his way. It doesn’t matter much whether they’re male for female. One day a dark stranger catches his eye, and forever changes Yngvi’s world. Shara is actually from another realm, on a quest to stop a rogue god out to destroy all the ancient realms.

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Review - Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods by Wendy Rathbone

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In Greek mythology, Ganymede was a young man or boy born in the area that would become Troy. He was supposedly so beautiful that the god Zeus, chief among all the immortals, kidnaps and brings Ganymede to Olympus to serve as his cup-bearer and become immortal himself. This retelling of the classic story is given from Ganymede’s point of view, and puts a science fiction spin on the tale. Although not original, the idea that the gods of Greek mythology were aliens from a technologically advanced civilization is still well played.

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Review - The Lusty Adventures of Theseus by Arthur Griffin

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Have you ever considered how much the versions of Greek Myths that we know today must have been sanitized, modified or otherwise changed over the years? The bulk of the legends evolved over 3,000 years ago, and certainly changed much over the course of the centuries. The stories as we know them today are still full of bad behavior: rape, incest, and many other sorts of human fallibility. How much bawdier might the “original” stories have been in their own time?

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Review - The Song of Achilles

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The love between Achilles and Patroclus is one of the great classics of Greek literature. For gay men, it’s a story we can look to as proof that there have always been men who loved other men, and they weren’t always as reviled as we sometimes feel in modern society. It’s no wonder that contemporary authors keep returning to the story to try and reinterpret it. “The Song of Achilles” gives us the story from Patroclus’ point of view.