Monday, March 11, 2013

Mythical Monday (2)

It seems there are many books based on or influenced by Myths and Mythological Beings.

There are so many different Mythology and Mythological Beings recorded. Some are very popular and well known, others not so much. There are many similar beings, yet different depending on the culture it’s based in.  The definition of Myth covers about anything in the Urban Fantasy/Fantasy realm to me.

I’ve invited authors to share briefly the Mythological being or Myth that influenced their character(s) or story, or what their character(s) are based on influencing their books.  Hosting here, one author and being or myth per week.

This week we have:
Historical Fantasy Romance Author Kelley Heckart

Erinyes, Greek Vengeance Goddesses

The Greek Erinyes, also known as Furies in Roman myths, terrified the ancient Greeks more than any other god or goddess. According to Hesiod, the Great Goddess, in her aspect as Night, bore these terrifying creatures. The Greek poets told of the Erinyes pursuing evildoers on Earth, usually as a group of three—Tisiphone, Megaera and Alecto. These Daughters of Night had a frightening appearance with snakes for hair, eyes that wept bloody tears, bronze or bat wings and sharp teeth.

In my latest release, Daughter of Night, Rhea created another Daughter of Night named Becuille. This vengeance goddess had the power to punish mortals, but her main duty was to punish the other gods, the Titans, whenever they disobeyed Rhea. She also served Rhea as a personal guard and became the Great Goddess’s most trusted servant. Rhea uses magic to make Becuille human and sends her to find the Titan that betrayed her and hiding in a foreign land. Even though Rhea trusts Becuille, giving a vengeance goddess human emotions and sending her out into the world might not be the best idea.

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Blurb: Two mortals are caught up in the battle between the Titans and Olympian gods.

Buy links for Daughter of Night:

Other books in my Past Lives series: Of Water and Dragons and Ravenwolf
Not even the wrath of the gods could keep them apart.

Bio: Kelley writes historical romances with fantasy/paranormal elements. Her stories reflect her passion for ancient and medieval time periods, storytelling and the supernatural. Inspired by the ancient Celts, her tales are filled with fierce warriors, bold women, otherworldly creatures, magic and romance. She can be found online at

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Ashley said...

Very interesting way to incorporate Greek Mythology. I love Greek mythology so I think I am going to have to get this book when my budget allows.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

THis sounds good, I really like to read about the Greek myths.

Blodeuedd said...

I have not read much about these, cool :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh not too many things about titans, but have been seeing more on the furies. Love mythology type tales. Great meme!

Kelley Heckart said...

Hi Melissa,
Thank you for inviting me to your blog to share one of my mythological beings. I wanted to do something a little different and make my vengeance goddess a servant of Rhea to punish other Titans. I write a lot of Celtic myth based storie, but the Greek myths are my first love. :)


Bea said...

Oh I like this take on Greek mythology and I rarely see the Furies in UF. I'll have to look for your book.

JezzebellJC said...

I read about the furies in Percy Jackson. I really love reading about Greek mythology as well. Really enjoyed reading Becuille - thank you for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I like mythology on the Furies, and sadly just DNF'd a YA book on the subject, thank you for the information and sharing this may be just what I need.

Unknown said...

Mythology is not for me, unless the story is really good. I haven't read any of her books though. I didn't even know what furies were

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Ashley, I do hope you enjoy it. I really like the sounds of it as well. :) She has a great blend here with the furies. :) Thank you for stopping.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Wonderful Carrie at In the Hammock Blog, Glad you like this post. :) Hope you return and check out all the Mondays to follow as well, with new authors. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, I've not read much about furies either. Sounds like this is a neat twist to them. :) Thank you for stopping.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T) Thank you dear! So glad you like the posts. :) And it's so neat to learn new things and new books. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...


You are so welcome! I'm thrilled you were able to join in on the Mythical Monday posts. :) This is such a great take on the vengeance goddess. I really like the sounds of it, and I think a few others have too. :)

Thank you greatly!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Bea, Oh, I do hope you take time to read these books. I'd love to hear what you think of them. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Sure thing Jaclyn Canada! So glad you are enjoying these posts. :) I have so many more to come. And this sounds so neat with the vengeance goddess. :) Thank you for stopping!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kimba, if you try these books I'd love to hear what you thought. I've not gotten to them, but after reading this post, I do want to. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Rivie Bleu, that's okay. :) There might be a featured author that will talk about another creature that you might want to try one day. :) Thank you for stopping!