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Mythographers We Love: Eros and Psyche Project

There’s a very nice comic retelling of the Eros and Psyche myth, by two Greek girls, Myrto Gkiouli and Eirini Skoura.

It was a kickstarted project that got a lot of attention from fans. And it was well deserved, the design is lovely and very emotive.

Get Eros and Psyche in EnglishGet Eros and Psyche in Greek

You can find them on their page on Facebook, for orders etc.

Here’s a juicy taste of the story:

“A light breeze blew in from the window and put out the lamp’s flame, plunging the room in darkness. Using her surprise to his advantage, Eros seized the opportunity and slipped into bed next to her. Her eyes widened in shock; someone was in her bed. That was it, then; time to meet her mysterious husband. She was petrified; from fear or anticipation, she didn’t know.”

Some of the concept art and other mythographies

There’s a limited time promotion running for each ebook order with an added collection of short stories.

Here it is in their own words:

It’s been 2 years since the launch of our campaign, so, in order to celebrate the occasion, starting today, and for the following month, anyone who buys the e-book (at a special price too!), will be getting a bonus pdf with a collection of short stories/outtakes revolving around the myth! (make sure you read the introduction of that thing as well, it’s fun!)

Get Eros and Psyche in EnglishGet Eros and Psyche in Greek

 

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The Myth of Cupid and Psyche

Psyche was born so beautiful that she was worshipped as a new incarnation of Venus, the goddess of love. But human lovers were too intimidated to approach her, and Apollo recommended her father abandon her on a crag where she would marry “a cruel and savage, serpent-like winged evil.”

It evolved into modern storytelling.

But Psyche’s story ended up being much more interesting. Brendan Pelsue shares the myth of Cupid and Psyche in this excellent video from TED-ed:

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October #Samhain Giveaway!

Samhain is the original version of the Halloween celebration.

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We’ve got a cool giveaway running, in which you sign up for the Mythic Fiction Promos, choose a book from the listed mythic series and comment on the Facebook post below. What are you waiting for?

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Jump On The Bandwagon, Quick!

We made a Facebook group for all you Mythographers. It still has no identity, just a place for all of you to hang out. We’ll make it work together.

Got a stamp of approval and everything.
Got a stamp of approval and everything.

This group is currently beta. Meaning things are about to change at any time.

So what can you do over there? Well, except talk about the God Complex books, we can discuss articles, favorite mythologies, movies like Wonder Woman and Thor, books like Ilium and Percy Jackson, anything you like. Keep it civil, but light swearing is allowed.

I Wanna Join The Facebook Group

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A shout-out to theoi.com because they are worth it

For some things you have wikipedia, but for other a well-maintained directory is the only thing on the top.

It is a lot to bear.
It is a lot to bear.

Theoi.com is a site that not only catalogs the ancient Greek myths, but also refers to the passages where everything is mentioned, gives you a latin pronunciation, a Greek transliteration of the name and a ton more info. It is an amazing starting point to do your own research.

Their description:

The Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.

Amazing work, support them on their site.