Price: $15.99 (paperback)/ $3.99 (ebook)
Publication Date: November 21 2010
Place of Publication: Shreveport, Louisiana
ISBN: 1456393251 / 978-1456393250
Pages: 198 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Zeus. King of the Gods. Father of Gods and Men. The Gracious. The Just. The Lawful. Protector of the Home. Guardian of Strangers. Averter of Evil.
In the modern Pagan movement, the God is rarely acknowledged. If he is, it is only as consort to the Goddess. Those polytheists that do acknowledge a Chief God tend to only pay him lip service. Yet Zeus was honored across the classical world from the slopes of Mount Olympus to the banks of the Nile and beyond. He was born and raised on Gaia and only later became King of the Gods through his own courage and wisdom. Zeus is more than an authority figure. He is more than a lusty philanderer. He is a god worthy of love and honor. This unique collection is a living testament as to who Zeus is to his modern worshipers.
This anthology of scholarly essays, deeply personal reminiscences, rich poetry, and short fiction will challenge all of your preconceived notions about this ancient God. It will open your eyes to a God who is awe-inspiring yet also approachable. You will come away with a new appreciation of Zeus as king, husband, lover, father, judge and protector.
Come out of the dark and see Zeus in a whole new light.
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Table of Contents
Dedication — 1
Editor’s Foreword — 2
Acknowledgments — 3
Introduction by Melia Suez — 7
MUSINGS ON ZEUS by Jeremy J. Baer — 10
WHY NOT ZEUS? by K.S. Roy — 13
ZEUS AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN *DIW-1 by John Drury — 15
DIOGENNIA: CELEBRATING ZEUS’ BIRTHDAY by Timotheos Anderson — 25
ZEUS by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 29
A SONG FOR THE GAMELIA by Amanda Sioux Blake — 31
HYMN TO ZEUS by Bella Sundancer — 34
ON CHILDREN AND SUCCESSION by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 35
MIGHTY ZEUS by Amanda Sioux Blake — 38
BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER by Melia Suez — 39
REMORSE by H. Jeremiah Lewis — 40
AN OBSTETRICIAN’S NIGHTMARE: ZEUS AND MALE BIRTH
by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 42
THE CLAIMING OF AGNES HYETIA by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 56
STORM CROSSED by El-Sharra — 66
UNTITLED by Laria — 67
GANYMEDE by Raven Kaldera — 68
AGATHOS DAIMON AND ZEUS by Melia Suez — 70
MAKING ACORN BREAD by John Drury — 74
HIKESIOS by Conrad Deitrick — 80
THE FURY OF ALEXANDER HOUSE by Rebecca Buchanan — 81
WELL OF ASBAMA by Melia Suez — 95
YOU REIGN by Hector Lugo — 96
ROMAN OLYMPIANS: THE CULT OF ZEUS AND HADRIAN
OLYMPIOS by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 97
RONDEAU FOR ZEUS by Rev. Allyson Szabo — 106
THE BATTLE OF ZEUS AND TYPHON by H. Jeremiah Lewis — 107
THE HUNDRED HANDERS by Diotoma Sophia — 110
ZEUS’ DEFENSE by Gautam Bhatia — 112
GRATITUDE TO ZEUS LAOITES by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 113
HAIL TO ZEUS by Amanda Sioux Blake — 115
THREE-EYED ZEUS by Melia Suez — 116
HYMN TO ZEUS-AMMON by H. Jeremiah Lewis — 117
PINDAR’S NOTES by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 118
PTOLEMY AND ALEXANDER AT SIWAH by H. Jeremiah Lewis — 120
SILENCE by Melia Suez — 122
CAN’T GET NO RESPECT: THE KING OF THE GODS IN
HOLLYWOODLAND by Rebecca Buchanan — 123
LINEAR B PRAISE TO ZEUS by John Drury — 126
ZEUS OF STORMS by Amanda Sioux Blake — 128
PRAYERS IN TIMES OF DISTRESS by Rev. Amos B. Kelley — 129
INTO THE STORM by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 131
HYMN TO ZEUS STORM-BRINGER by K.S. Roy — 133
ZEUS OF ANN ARBOR by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 135
THE PLATONIC ZEUS by Edward P. Butler — 139
THE STOIC ZEUS by Edward P. Butler — 168
ZEUS’ LAMENT by Melia Suez — 174
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES — 175
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY — 179
GLOSSARY — 181
NON-GEOGRAPHICAL EPITHETS OF ZEUS — 184
ABOUT THE BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA — 192