Today we ask what is your favorite story from the Greek legends?
V. L. Locey: There are a few. I always enjoyed reading about Heracles and his labors. I`m rather fond of the stories told about Atalanta. There aren`t many Greek myths that feature women beating men quite so handily and intelligently. Also, the story of Orion, Artemis, and Apollo. That one may be my favorite. I enjoyed it so much that I retold it in Love of the Hunter, in which I spun things around to have Orion and Apollo being the ill-fated lovers, and Artemis the jealous sibling. That book may be one of the novels that I am most proud of.
Cathy: I liked that you gave Artemis a role in that story.
I love the story of Ariadne—we often refer to it as Theseus and the minotaur, but it is Ariadne, daughter of the king of Crete, who feels compassion on the Athenians and sees that Theseus has a chance to defeat the beast. She is the one who comes up with a plan and implements it. The hero just wields the sword.
If you`re interested in reading more about the Greek gods, check out our books:
Love of the Hunter By V. L. Locey
Of Gods & Goats By V. L. Locey
Of Heroes & Hay Bales By V. L. Locey
Moon of the Goddess By Cathy Hird