Welcome to the Spring Equinox 2013 issue of Eternal Haunted Summer!
Our featured artist this issue is Daphne Lykeion. Skilled in both paint and sculpture, Daphne has created numerous idols of Greek and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, as well as Deities from other pantheons. Below, her Apollon Hyperboreas.
In Poems, Alicia Cole draws upon African Diasporic traditions for three offerings: “Atibon Legba,” “Marrying Spirit: A Song for Bawon Samedi,” and “Papa Damballah.” Steven Klepatar returns with two poems, “The Dead Stand Before Green Osiris” and “If We Could See the Gods.” Tara Abrahams takes on two well-known characters from Greek mythology in “Echo, Silenced” and “Narcissus, Loathing.” Hilary Lyon offers the bittersweet “Ex-Patriate God, Half-Wishing,” while a woman mourns her divine lover in Jenny Blackford’s “Liquid Pleasure.” AC Hardy and Morgan Sylvia speak in competing voices in “Hades” and “Persephone,” respectively, while Shoshana Edelberg draws on Celtic and Norse mythology for “The Morrigan” and “The Ordeal.” SR Hardy returns to EHS with the epic eleven-part “A Norse Bestiary,” while Adele Gardner draws on childhood fancies and lost loves in “My Old Peace” and “The Wind Is Blowing.” Beate Sigriddaughter offers a wisewoman’s take on “Sleeping Beauty,” while Souradeep Roy makes an EHS debut with the Kali-centric “A Ticketless Spectacle.” Finally, Deborah Walker returns to ancient Crete in the dream-like “Utterly Pure.”
In Fiction, John Grey makes his EHS debut with the sweet, sad “Miss November.” Juli D Revezzo, meanwhile, offers a cyberpunk remix of the myth of Minos and Diktynna in “Passcode of the Gods.”
In Essays, Heddy Johannesen offers a quick overview and some suggestions for “The Fires of Beltaine.” EHS editor Rebecca Buchanan suggests that everyone should get to know some oft-neglected Goddesses in “On Grace: A Brief Meditation on the Charites.”
In Interviews, paranormal author and eclectic Wiccan Elissa Wilds sits down with EHS to answer a few questions about her favorite genre and her chosen spiritual path.
Finally, in Reviews, Jennifer Lawrence tackles Advent, a fantasy by James Treadwell, and the anthology Datura, edited by Ruby Sara. SR Hardy examines The Closing of the Western Mind by Charles Freeman, and Tahni J Nikitins looks at Alaric Hall’s Elves in Anglo-Saxon England. Belle diMonté checks out two texts by Clyde Pharr: Homeric Greek and Vergil’s Aeneid. And lastly, Larisa Hunter delves into Mirror, Mirror by Jane Yolen and Heidi EY Stemple, and The Way of the Oracle by Diana Paxson.
Enjoy the issue! And if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would like to make a submission, please email us!