For those of you who have read My Lord Hades, Persephone, and/or Love is Blind, you’ll begin to see that these books don’t follow the mythology to a ” T.” Now I’ve had some complaints on “why don’t I follow the mythology we all learned in school” or “how could I blatantly destroy the meaning of the myth” and there is one very big answer to that.
Because I’m not rewriting Bulfinch’s mythology.
For those who wish to accuse me of not doing my research while I write these stories, please don’t read the series. It will end in you cursing my name and writing hate email because it is so far from the mythology as to be a different story altogether. And I’ll be forced to give you this history lesson.
Most of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses come from a far older archetype. Many of their stories might have survived, but for the most part, the mythology reflects the time period in which it was written.
Bulfinch is a Christianized version of the mythology. Some of the stories don’t even match the ones that Homer, the Iliad, and the Odyssey tell. And there are scholars and stories far older than those well know stories and storytellers.
So I’m sorry to all of you who picked up my books thinking that they would be a rewrite of Bulfinch’s mythology, only to find that I’d royally screwed up the story by not having Hades be a cold, heartless, arrogant ass. That I gave Persephone more of a personality and a backbone. That Persephone fell in love with Hades and wanted to be with him. That Aphrodite doesn’t always think of sex and herself. That I didn’t return Persephone to her mother. That Hades wasn’t the first ruler of the Underworld. Etc., etc., etc.
Yep! Children of Khaos Series sure as Hell isn’t Bulfinch’s Mythology.