Saturday, 25 February 2012

Being a Jewel of Mythic Splendor

Gorgon by clayrodery at Deviantart
I'm thrilled to share that one of my stories (Medusa) has been featured on Australian author Matt T Dillon's blog.  A fellow lover of Greek Mythology, Matt is the author of Gorgoneion, a reimagining of the story of Medusa and Perseus which I for one can't wait to read!

It's always SO exciting to find like-minded folks who are willing, no KEEN, to indulge in what others might view as deeply random chitchat about Clytemnestra's moral compass. 

I highly recommend a visit to Matt's blog and a wander round his mythic universe. Not least because he describes me as a Jewel of Mythic Splendour - a piece of hyperbole so marvellous that I'm thinking of changing both my name and job title to reflect it.

Just imagine the business cards.

Here's a link to the story on Matt T Dillon's blog.  Read my Medusa and then check out the story of his Medusa.  Someone publish that book already!

3 comments:

David A Ludwig said...

Congrats--I've actually recently become interested in the Pathfinder Role-Playing system and am strongly leaning toward a medusa (probably not THE medusa) as my first character.

I'm inclined to agree with the "Jewel of Mythic Splendour" designation, though I'm not so good with hyperbole myself.

Amalia T. said...

I agree, it is wonderful to find like-minded mythology lovers :) And I loved your flash piece! Very evocative, and a very natural direction for the myth! I'd never considered the fact that Medusa had sworn herself to Athena before, but the minute you said it the lightbulb went on.

charitygirlblog said...

Thank you both. Medusa is a classic example of the Woman Being Blamed for It. One version has her as a priestess in Athena's temple who got blamed for its desecration when Poseidon raped her in the temple. Athena eventually had her head for it (literally). Lots to unpick there about female power being subsumed by male power etc... Athena is the only goddess born solely of man (from the thigh of Zeus!).