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Theban Cycle


Run! (Book I)

  In a time of disease and social distancing, the seven-gated City of Thebes cowers in fear. But in the city's darkest hour, a new hero will rise.   Following in the footsteps of Ino, a true Spartoi runs...toward death!   Run! opens the "Pyrrha of Thebes" saga, an original adventure in Mythoversal Thebes.  
Generic article | Nov 27, 2020

In Ancient Thebes, a daughter of Creon has a fateful encounter.



Rage! (Iliad I)

  Nine years into the siege of Troy, the greatest Achaean warrior, Achilles, is sidelined by rage and resentment following a conflict with his commander, Agamemnon. This short but intense phase of warfare leads to devastating losses on both sides, conflict between the gods, and great tragedy on a human level.   Rage! is a retelling of Homer's Iliad, building on three thousand years of Epic Cycle tradition.  
Generic article | Jan 24, 2021

A classic tale of war, betrayal, death, grief, and recovery.





  Directly following the Iliad, a tragically misthrown javelin brings Queen Penthesileia and her crew of Amazon warriors to the besieged city of Ilion and into the next stage of the Trojan War.   Amazons! is a retelling of Posthomerica I by Quintus of Smyrna, an ancient tale of love and war that developed alongside the Iliad and Odyssey in the Greek Epic tradition.  
Generic article | Dec 29, 2020

Continuing from the end of The Iliad, an Amazon comes to Troy.



Poetry! (Mythic Verse, Vol. 1)

  Short takes and one-off poems on mythological topics. Some may be based on puns. Some may be based on modern pop culture. Some may reference current events.  
Generic article | Nov 20, 2020



Prose! (Mythic Essay, Vol. 1)

  Essays and short stories on mythological topics. Some are scholarly. Some are goofy fun. Some may tie into pop culture or current events.  
Generic article | Dec 15, 2020

Cover image: "Jupiter Pluvius" (1819) by Joseph Gandy (1771-1843)
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