The Greek Gods: The Original Heartbreakers
I'm a mythology buff, and the gods of Ancient Greece are some of my favourites -- flawed and prideful, falling in love and lust and the most inappropriate times, just like us.
What makes them heartbreakers? Today I thought I'd take a look a few of the biggest bad boys of Greek Mythology.
Zeus - The King of the Gods
God of the sky, thunder, and lightning, Zeus might also be called the god of two-timing. His power is irresistible, and he'd fit right into the bodice-ripper novels of old -- his seductions aren't always consensual.
Heartbreaker moment: Zeus' constant affairs with mortals and goddesses other than his wife, Hera, have birthed a number of heroes and major figures from mythology: Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, and even the Muses. As a writer, I have to thank him for that.
Hades - God of the Underworld
Hades rules over the world of the dead. He's the truly dark bad boy who shows up in modern romance as the seductive, damaged hero: think vampires and other creatures of the night.
Heartbreaker moment: He kidnaps Persephone, daughter of the goddess Demeter, and tricks her into eating a pomegranate seed to trap her in the underworld with him.
Dionysus - The God of Ecstasy
My last erotic romance from Ellora's Cave features Dionysus, the god of wine, madness, and ecstasy. He has a special power over women, and can drive them crazy with lust, but he genuinely loves the female gender and doesn't see himself as a cad.
In my novella, GOD OF ECSTASY, he appears in my heroine's bathtub one night, offering her three sexual fantasies. Unexpectedly, his feelings for her grow. But he's haunted by a curse from his bad-boy past that could kill them both.
Heartbreaker moment: Women who fall for him can go so mad with ecstasy they'll run off a cliff, or tear an enemy apart with their bare hands.
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