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”

Indie Publishing: Shit Happens

This week’s advice is that, no matter how much you listen to advice, no matter how good your intentions are, sometimes, shit happens. Sometimes your computer crashes the day before your scheduled back up. Sometimes you have no power or internet. Sometimes you stare at the screen with writer’s block for a month trying toContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Shit Happens”

The Great Mother in Angel Lit

A few weeks ago I spent some time discussing archetypal characters in Young Adult Urban Fantasy, especially how they relate to the sub-genre of Angel Literature, and the archetypes of Eve and Lilith. I’m going to come back to that topic today to talk about the Mother archetype and the relevance of the Great Mother.Continue reading “The Great Mother in Angel Lit”

Creating a Fantasy Map

I never thought I’d end up with a job where I’d have to create a map of a fantasy world, and while my fantasy world is no where near as complicated or in depth as say Middle Earth, I had no idea how hard it is to make a Fantasy map! I am now superContinue reading “Creating a Fantasy Map”

Genre Conventions in Angel Lit

You might be sick of hearing about Angel-lit from me at the moment. Only, it’s such a broad topic that it’s taken me several weeks to say everything I wanted to say. If you’ve stuck with me this long THANK YOU! Next week I promise to not post about Fallen Angels or Demons; well I’mContinue reading “Genre Conventions in Angel Lit”