Book Review: Solstice Festival (The Dreamsong Saga #1)

Book Review: Solstice Festival (The Dreamsong Saga #1)Author: Jean DiFalcoGenre: YA Urban Fantasy$$$: $0.91 AUD for Kindle,       (at 3/8/2020)Publisher: Amazon.com Services LLC (18 May 2017) ASIN: B072BZKHDB I give it: 5 stars Partial Blurb from Amazon: “Sixteen-year-old Solé Covari has no real reason to believe her father, disappeared into Alterra’s Fog nearly a decade ago, isContinue reading “Book Review: Solstice Festival (The Dreamsong Saga #1)”

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My Top 10 UF Angel Lit Recommendations

This week there’s a lot of unrest in the world. I don’t think I’ve lived through quite as tumultuous year (on a global scale) as this before. 2020 is definitely a year of change, although what our future looks like I don’t know. In Australia we’ve had horrific weather, both fires in the summer andContinue reading “My Top 10 UF Angel Lit Recommendations”

The Ugarit Gods of The Lady of Zion

Today I wanted to have some fun and tell you about the Canaanite gods that helped inspire The Lady of Zion. I’ve gone over Asherah in quite a bit of detail in parts One and Two of Yahweh and His Asherah, so I won’t be going into depth on her today. WARNING: I’ll try to put as few spoilers as possibleContinue reading “The Ugarit Gods of The Lady of Zion”

Yahweh and his Asherah: Part Two

As I discussed last week what we know about Canaanite mythology on the whole is murky at best. The very least we can assume of the goddess Asherah is, “that for at least some Israelites, Yahweh had a consort named Asherah” (Penchansky, 2005, p 80), regardless of whether Yahweh and Baal have swapped roles orContinue reading “Yahweh and his Asherah: Part Two”

Yahweh and his Asherah: Part One

This article has turned into a two-parter. Originally it was going to be a slightly longer post because once I got the ball rolling it was kind of hard to stop. I originally intended to only discuss the relationship between the Asherah and Yahweh of Canaanite mythology, yet I found once I began to writeContinue reading “Yahweh and his Asherah: Part One”

Canaanite Mythology

Little is known about Canaanite mythology compared to other ancient cultures. As far as I can tell there is little in the way of ancient literature that has survived, or been found. It’s great for the writer in me, little established lore means my creative license can be quite liberal, but annoying for the mythology addictContinue reading “Canaanite Mythology”

The Fall of Lucifer: Lord of Light to The Adversary

Fallen Angel. King of Demons. Lord of Hell. Satan. The Devil. How the mighty has fallen. Lucifer is many things to many people. From a symbol of rebellion to the idea of evil incarnate, few figures of mythology have such an immediate reaction in people as Lucifer. But is our idea of Lucifer accurate? ToContinue reading “The Fall of Lucifer: Lord of Light to The Adversary”

The Lilith Archetype

Lilith. The Dark Mother. Mother of Demons. I’ve written previously about the Lilith archetype in relation to the types of protagonists in Angel Lit and the Great Mother archetype. I feel like I’ve made a good case as to why Lilith is an important archetype, and why she’s important to young female readers. Today IContinue reading “The Lilith Archetype”

Aladdin The Musical

As I mentioned last week, my Mom was taking me to see Aladdin The Musical. It was amazing! One thing I really miss about city living is the opportunity to go to shows. I love the theatre, and musical theatre especially. I also miss being on the stage, but I think that ship has sailed.Continue reading “Aladdin The Musical”

Do you really know Aladdin?

There is some debate on the origins of the fairy tale of Aladdin. It is commonly believed to be one of the stories Scheherazade tells in One Thousand And One Nights. I certainly thought it was. The copy I had growing up was definitely in a compilation of Middle Eastern stories including Aladdin, Ali BabaContinue reading “Do you really know Aladdin?”