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Author Topic: Stories for Modern Polytheism  (Read 735 times)

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« on: July 25, 2013, 12:29:31 am »
I recently acquired a book by H. Jeremiah Lewis called Gods and Mortals. It is published by Nysa Press. ISBN: 9781438226750. It is a collection of short stories by the author placing the ancient deities into modern times, sometimes interacting with mortals. It is not scholarly and it is personal. They are not re-tellings of classic myths. For example: one story involved a couple watching the towers fall during 9/11 and gaining a deeper understanding of Aphrodite and love.

Are there other books out there like this? Lewis seems to have written some other pagan books and I am attempting to track down used copies. Gods and Mortals is aimed toward Greek Reconstructions. I would be interested in reading more. Suggestions?
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Re: Stories for Modern Polytheism
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 10:42:34 am »
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Are there other books out there like this? Lewis seems to have written some other pagan books and I am attempting to track down used copies. Gods and Mortals is aimed toward Greek Reconstructions. I would be interested in reading more. Suggestions?


Please report back with what you find. My personal Big Project is writing myths for today, so this kind of stuff is very much of interest to me. Now I'm going to have to track down Gods and Mortals...
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 12:29:20 pm »
Quote from: Thaenatos;116714
I recently acquired a book by H. Jeremiah Lewis called Gods and Mortals. It is published by Nysa Press. ISBN: 9781438226750. It is a collection of short stories by the author placing the ancient deities into modern times, sometimes interacting with mortals. It is not scholarly and it is personal. They are not re-tellings of classic myths. For example: one story involved a couple watching the towers fall during 9/11 and gaining a deeper understanding of Aphrodite and love.

Are there other books out there like this? Lewis seems to have written some other pagan books and I am attempting to track down used copies. Gods and Mortals is aimed toward Greek Reconstructions. I would be interested in reading more. Suggestions?

I know the author of the Wytch of the North blog wrote a collection of stories about Odin, some re-tellings and some new. I can't recall the name right now because I'm on my phone, but hopefully that's enough for you to find it?
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Re: Stories for Modern Polytheism
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 12:05:11 am »
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I recently acquired a book by H. Jeremiah Lewis called Gods and Mortals. It is published by Nysa Press. ISBN: 9781438226750. It is a collection of short stories by the author placing the ancient deities into modern times, sometimes interacting with mortals. It is not scholarly and it is personal. They are not re-tellings of classic myths. For example: one story involved a couple watching the towers fall during 9/11 and gaining a deeper understanding of Aphrodite and love.

Are there other books out there like this? Lewis seems to have written some other pagan books and I am attempting to track down used copies. Gods and Mortals is aimed toward Greek Reconstructions. I would be interested in reading more. Suggestions?


Steven T. Abell - "Days in Midgard: A Thousand Years On" with the subtitle of "Modern Legends based on Northern Myth" is sitting on my desk to be read. It's been highly recommended by many of the Heathens I know.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 11:58:45 pm »
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Steven T. Abell - "Days in Midgard: A Thousand Years On" with the subtitle of "Modern Legends based on Northern Myth" is sitting on my desk to be read. It's been highly recommended by many of the Heathens I know.


I am going to look that one up tonight as soon as I get a chance.

Jack: These are the ones I found by the Wytch of the North. I haven't had time to finish them (on break now), but they sound really interesting. :)

Altair: I will certainly report back and let everyone know what I find. Admittedly, I'll have to wait until I get paid again before I can start giving opinions on what I find.
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Re: Stories for Modern Polytheism
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 11:40:19 pm »
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Are there other books out there like this?

 
Not a book, but a blogger who writes modern myths.  He's just started writing again after a 5 year hiatus.

http://banter-latte.annotations.com/category/whimsy/

Of his older stories, my favourite is either the one about Los Angeles or the one about Art Appreciation.  And I rather liked his retelling of Hades and Persephone.  Haven't read the new ones yet.  I just discovered them when I went for the link.
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