Rebecca Buchanan, whose “The Secret of the Golden Cup” is the second piece that appears in my paranormal gay ménage collection Myths, Moons, and Mayhem, was on the Brit Babes blog today talking about how she narrowed down her choice of mythologies to draw from when writing her story.
[W]hen the call for submissions for Myths, Moons, and Mayhem appeared, I knew that I wanted to write something featuring an ancient Deity and a modern devotee of that Deity (who would, of course, also have awesome magical abilities). The question was: which God or Goddess? A well-known Deity, like Zeus (who would require less backstory for the reader); or a lesser-known Deity (thus introducing the reader to something new)? And which mythology should I use as the basis of the story? Etruscan or Lithuanian or Zoroastrian or Aztec or …? There were so many possible choices!
You can read the full post here: The Brit Babes: Guest Post: Bringing Ancient Myths to Life in Contemporary Romance by Rebecca Buchanan.