Hercules, Heracles, and…Melqart?!

The secret recipe for this legendary strongman is one part Greek, one part Roman, and some unknown quantity of Phoenician. My teachers taught me that Hercules was the Roman version of Heracles, the legendary Greek strongman who was elevated after his death into a god of strength and heroism. Same character, same stories, in a… Continue reading Hercules, Heracles, and…Melqart?!

Ability Inclusion

Disrupting the Trojan War: Part 5 You Are Here… …at the fifth in a planned series of five essays on disrupting ancient texts. These essays present my own understanding as I continue to evolve the approach I’m using to write stories set in the world of Greek mythology. And while each essay represents nothing more… Continue reading Ability Inclusion

Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Greek Mythology

Disrupting the Trojan War: Part 2 Overview This is the second in a planned series of five essays on disrupting ancient texts, focusing on Mythoversal’s disruption of the Trojan War in Rage and Amazons. Our first essay explored issues of gender and agency in the genre of ancient mythology. This second essay deals with ethnic… Continue reading Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Greek Mythology