Khairete! Salaam! Em Hotep!

Welcome to the Summer Solstice 2016 issue of Eternal Haunted Summer! In honor of the season, “Midsummer” by Albert Moore.


In Poetry, Tahni J Nikitins returns to EHS with the Loki-centric “April Fools” and “For Beltane,” while Clint Wastling makes his EHS debut with the haunting “Avebury.” Steven Klepetar offers us three works based on Norse mythology: “Balder Rises,” “The Dreaming Norns,” and “Loki Invents the Net.” Hillary Lyon looks south to Greece for the inspiration behind “Charon’s Exchange,” as does Samson Hayes with his EHS debut, “Demeter’s Song.” “The Faerie Knoll” by Dan Stride marks his debut, as well, while Jennifer Lawrence returns with “Golden Delicious” and the Celtic-inspired “Keening.” Lauren Messenger turns to Egypt for the inspiration for her poem “Heqat,” while Kyle Opperman looks to Rome in the gothic “Invocation of Diana.” Two works based on the myths of the north come to us courtesy of Erin Lale in “The Knot of Odin” and Gloria Steele-Hatten in her EHS debut, “Odinson.” Three other debuts are “Pyrrha” by Neile Graham, the underworld-themed “Remembering to Eat” by Amelia Gorman, and “Sister Owl” by John W Sexton. Finally, Allison Leigh Lilly returns to EHS with “Wishing Well.”

In Fiction, Sylvia Kelso looks to the mysterious land of Kush for her high adventure tale, “The Horses of Buhen,” while Hillary Lyon brings ancient Goddesses into the modern world with “Yard Sale of the Fates.”

In Essays, Gary D Aker offers “Sowelu: A Sermon on the Old Gods,” while Gerri Leen digs into pop culture and cinema in “Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice — How Did They Do?”

In Interviews, we sit down with Alicia Cole, author and founder of Priestess and Hierophant Press; Nina Kossman, artist and editor of Gods and Mortals; and Galina Krasskova, artist and author of Nine for Odin.

Finally, in Reviews we look at Bone Swans by CSE Cooney, The Riddle of the Sands by Geoffrey Knight, and We are traveling in dark at tremendous speeds by Sarah Sadie (all reviewed by EHS editor Rebecca Buchanan). Erin Lale delves into The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Domino by Kia Heavey, and Pagan Planet edited by Nimue Brown. TJ O’Hare examines Enochian Wars: Armageddon Unleashed by Julius Palumbo and Planet of the Magi by Erin Lale. And, last but not least, Jezebel: The Untold Story of the Bible’s Harlot Queen by Lesley Hazleton is reviewed by Tahni J Nikitins.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to post them or email the editor at And, as always, enjoy!