Book 5, Part 4.2: Dione and a “Silly Little Girl”

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Aphrodite is shown as being this “silly little girl,” but she’s the only one who takes Diomedes as the threat that he is.

Dione, Aphrodite’s mother, has a murky backstory. She is connected with Diana, with Aphrodite herself, and with Canaanite/Hittite goddesses (which makes sense, since Troy is a Hittite town).

BUT what is most important about this scene with Dione and Aphrodite is how it parallels, so closely, the scene between Achilles and his mother Thetis. Both Thetis and Dione initially respond with: “Oh no, my poor baby” but as the scenes unfold they begin to read more and more sarcastic. I am not, currently, entirely sure about the relevance of this, but when I figure it out I’ll let you know.

ALSO, yes, I know, this is terribly late. No promises, but if I’m able to get stuff done tomorrow I’ll put up 5.1 on Wednesday and 5.2 on Friday to try and get back on track. More hours is good money-wise, but frustrating creative-wise. Anyways! I hope you have a good day, my lovlies!


To Read Apollo and Sarpedon Assist the Trojans Click HERE.

Book 4, Part 1.1: Meanwhile In Olympos

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Annnnnnnd… We’re back! Huzzah! *throws confetti* It has been so long, my lovelies, so long *sobs loudly* *wails and gnashes teeth*

SO. Moving on.

  1. Never mess with Here. Like. For reals. She gets her way, yo.
  2. What’s up with Carthage being mentioned? Did Carthage even exist at this time? Whaaaaaat? If you are asking yourself these questions: this is sort of an inside joke to myself. InΒ The Aeneid (the one by that kid Virgil) Juno/Hera absolutely loves Carthage (although, in attempts to save it, she comes up with a super sketch plan that ends in death and I’m not sure I would call it a success? but whatevs). BUT we know that years and years and years later there will be the Punic Wars, and Hannibal, and it all ends, ultimately, with Carthage being razed to the ground and destroyed forever by Jupiter/Zeus loving Romans. In my mind this is Jupiter/Zeus getting revenge on Juno/Hera for Troy all those years ago. This doesn’t entirely work because Troy is super, super Hittite but shhhhhh…
  3. Athena plays an odd part in this story and I’m not entirely sure what my thoughts are beyond that, but it’s interesting because she’s wayyyyy more important than Ares and spends a lot of time flying around, interacting with Mortals, making things happen. *ponders a moment*

ANYWAY. We have started Book 4! Hooray! *throws more confetti* We will return on Wednesday for Part 1.2: A Fine Fool.


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Book 2, Part 1.1: Dreams and Lies and Troy Will Die

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To Read Book 1, Part 5.2 Click HERE.


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There you have it! The beginning of Book 2! I should be able to finish this one up in three parts, but it may take four. I’m still planning stuff out.

Also, Phoenix amuses me. He’s the one pretending to be an insect while Ideomeneus is just like, what?

On Wednesday we will return! There will be Odysseus whacking people with sticks and running around. Huzzah!


To Read Odysseus is Persuasive Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 5.2: Hera Never Pries

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Sometimes Zeus can be so adorable and then other times…

Although, I struggle with this part of the story because I can see both Hera and Zeus’ side of the story. Zeus is annoyed because Hera is trying to be involved in something that’s really none of her business and Hera is annoyed because Zeus is flirting with other woman and not treating her like an equal; Zeus is defensive because Hera is so aggressive, and Hera is aggressive because Zeus is so condescending… There is a lot going on there.

Anyway. There you go! The end of Book 1. Sunday we shall begin Book 2.

But I do have a problem. I am running out of my allotted image space on WordPress and I do not have money to upgrade. I only have 1-3 more posts before I will hit a brick wall of NOPE YOU CAN’T POST ANYMORE IMAGES so… 0_0 I have no idea what I’ll do this coming week, and now that I’m in full-swing of my two jobs I’m not sure when I’ll have the time to figure it out -_- ‘Tis a puzzlement. UGH, being part of the Working Class and being poor is STUPID. Ahem. Anyway. We’ll see what happens.

BUT, next Sunday we shall meet Dream and return to Agamemnon and Odysseus.


To Read a Recap of Book 1 Click HERE.
To Skip That and Read Dreams and Lies and Troy Will Die Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 5.1: The Melodrama of Zeus

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Oh no! What will happen next!? Find out on Wednesday πŸ˜‰

ALSO: I never thought I would ever be saying this, but I think Zeus is becoming one of my favourite characters. He’s just so dramatic and over-the-top.

BTW: In the first picture the person directly behind Zeus is Dionysos. I wanted to sneak him into the story. πŸ˜›


To Read Hera Never Pries Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 4.1: Achilles Cries to His Momma

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  1. Briareus is kind of disturbing, which just goes to show I should probably NOT come up with character designs late at night.
  2. Thetis is much sassier than I had originally thought she would be, which pleases me greatly.
  3. Achilles didn’t necessarily blackmail his mother, but I wouldn’t put it past him, especially with Thetis’ sketchy relationship with Peleus (there will be more details about this in the future).
  4. I only now realized that half the time I use Latin spellings and half the time use Greek spellings for the names of people and places… which is inconsistent of me and I apologize. If I ever put this together as a book I’ll have to go through and fix that. Ah well. When you do research you’ll see it’s pretty inconsistent out in the world too.

Next time we will learn what is going on with Odysseus…


To Read Odysseus Doesn’t Get Lost Click HERE.