In ancient Greece Thebes was nicknamed the city of thieves being home to the shady characters of the ancient world. Many heroes went to the city hoping to make a name for themselves. It’s no surprise that many of the town believed in a God that was the trickster and messenger of the Gods named Hermes. This winged shoe God was prayed to by travelers and by those that considered themselves to be thieves.
Many know of my enjoyment of ancient mythology to the point where the middle part of my name is a dedication to the Greek Goddess of the night. Nyx was one of the first Gods created in the universe and is the mother of numerous minor gods. She is one of the few goddesses that is feared by Zeus and is part of the cycle between day and night time.
Many fables have found a home within the creative videos of Walt Disney. One that is known throughout generations is the tale of a wooden puppet becoming a real boy. The tale was created into an animated film by Disney but there has been other artistic creation of the tale. Besides being an animated feature, Pinocchio has been a live-action film, animated film, and adapted from novels.
Many grew up hearing the tale of Hansel and Gretel and the candy cottage they discover in the woods. The story comes from Germany and was written down by the Brothers’ Grimm. The tale shows how resourceful children can be and what they will do to stay alive. The story also tells how the brothers see witches and stepmothers.
Many consider December to the mark the final big holiday of the season. For some this would be Christmas but those that celebrate the Wheel of the Year celebrate Yule or the Winter Solstice. There are many traditions for this celebration including a tale of battle between the Holly and Oak King to tell tale of how their seasonal battle effects the seasons.
There are many traditions and rituals people use for the preparation of Yule. While celebrating the darkest night of the year, families gather around the hearth lit by the Yule log. Many use the log to signal the end of one year and the beginning of another. Others light the Yule candle to ensure good luck for the coming year.
It’s always interesting to learn more about a person’s hobby through their perspective than trying to understand it by yourself. One of Luna’s many hobbies is to participate in live-action role-playing (LARP). Despite it being a visual immersive game, Luna finds ways to be an active participant.
There are many who assume that magic is spilt into three areas black, white, and grey representing the intentions when using spells. However, there are many branches of magic reflecting on the elements and different forms of magic or witchcraft.
Luna has been writing for the last twenty years. Her inspiration mostly comes from nature, ancient history and classic literature. But she has also looked up to the great work of poets such as Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickens. Because her passion for writing and reading doesn’t stop at sonnets and novels,
What if everything you knew was based off nothing but lies? That the monsters you read about in faerytales existed in the real world? Even worse, what if you were one of the monsters born from legend? In The Medusa Files by C. I Black focuses on the journey of Morgan Jacobs and her discovery of her monster half. The first book in the series Written in Stone, shows her introduction into the paranormal realm.