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Witches Flying to the Sabbat

Greek Gods in Love
Timeless love tales – lively, witty, entertaining
by Barbara Stacy

Greek Gods in LoveLOOK INSIDE
ISBN 978-0-9773703-1-3
Paperback, 175 pages, 8.5"x11"
$15.95 US

The glittering mythology resonates with Eros, love in all its astounding variety – devotional, perfidious, sunny, dark, frenzied, serene, lusty, uncanny, earthy, twisty, and sometimes hilarious. We relish these tales in all their splendor and antic humor, and offer an inspired storyteller's fresh version of the old, old mythical magic.

Above them all reigned Zeus. The ancients enjoyed his constant adultery, launched after a 300-year honeymoon with his sister-wife Hera. His affairs were often weird and fanciful, an equal opportunity seducer among goddesses, nymphs and mortals.

Lavishly illustrated with 190 designs drawn from ancient Greek art. Visual delights abound. Divinely priced at $15.95

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Most Glorious, Most Great

Zeus and Hera
Rulers of Mount Olympus, in hearts abiding
The Olympic Games of Zeus
The Olympic Games of Hera

Zeus and Mnemosyne
From Memory, the gift of language
Of the Muses we sing

Zeus and Io
Now you see her, now you don't
Love shook my heart

Zeus and Europa
A flower-scented bull, crooning low
Sacred bulls

Zeus and Semele
Fatal wish, fatal promise

Zeus and Leto
A rocky road to glorious motherhood
Leto begs Delos for welcome

Zeus and Callisto
Two bears flung skyward

Zeus and Ganymede
Soaring on eagle's wings, a Trojan prince
Curse of the cricket
Ganymede, handsomest of mortals
Come to me here from Crete

Zeus and Leda
From feathery violence, great events
Leda and the Swan
Don't believe freaky stories, Helen advises

Zeus and Danaë
All that glitters
Labor pains a splitting headache


Eros and Psyche
Passion and Soul, happiest of unions
Ruthless Eros
Eros, fairest among the deathless gods
Whoever judges not Eros to be mighty

Aphrodite and Adonis
Death and rebirth, myrrh and wind flowers
Sex for sale
Glittering-minded deathless Aphrodite

Hephaestus and Aphrodite
The odd couple
Gifts for gods and mortals

Apollo and Daphne
Wings of love, wings of fear

Apollo and Cassandra
Believe me! Believe me!
The triumph of Achilles

Hades and Persephone and Demeter
The eternal return

Poseidon and Amphitrite
Nuptials among the dolphins
Gemini twins rescue mariners

Poseidon and Lovers
Oddities abounding
Ancient ecologists

Orpheus and Eurydice
In the realm of silence and uncreated things
Music, feelings of happiness

Dionysus and the Maenads
The wine god and wild, wild women
From wanton to virgin, a pretty good trick

Selene and Endymion
Moon madness
Winged spirits of the clouds

Hermaphroditus and Salmacis
One body, two genders

Ceyx and Halcyone
Love that calms the winds
Fair wind, ill wind

Echo and Narcissus
She loved him and he loved him
The quest of the golden girl

Titania and Oberon
O, woe, episode with an ass
A born thief

Scylla and Glaucus
Half man, half fish; half woman, half dogs
Circe's torment
Leap for love?


Pygmalion and Galatea
Strange bedfellows
There is no great genius
Escapees from the golden box

Baucis and Philemon
Abiding love
Some say horsemen
We shall meet


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