14 September, 2013
PRESAGING, WAR OF THE GIANTS
ON WRITING MYTHS: A bit of presaging in a novel makes a chapter more interesting. In Chapter 6, the first sign of the Gigantomacy (War of the Giants) raises its ugly head. Up to this time, the Titan Athena has been the supreme leader of the Taurians in Thessaly. Now Hera comes forth to claim that right, and the Giants (Human offspring of the Titans) take sides. How does this play out on Mount Helicon? Echo wants to sing her mountain songs; Narcissus wants to play his flute—two young innocents in a teeming new world. Who is going to save them?