Here Comes the Queen of Olympos

Or better, “Hera Comes, the Queen of Olympos“!


It’s been out for more than a week, but I just wanted to let you know that Bibliotheca Alexandrina‘s latest devotional, Queen of Olympos, is out.

Maligned in scholarship and modern popular culture as the shrewish wife of Zeus, Hera was much loved in ancient Greece. Worship of the Queen of the Milky Way spread from Argos to the sacred isle of Samos, from the mountains of Asia Minor to the shores of Carthage, from the hills of Rome to the banks of the Thames. The Protector of Women and the Guardian of Marriage, She was also called White-Armed and Cow-Eyed as the Goddess of Cattle. The mother of Ares, Eileithyia, Hebe, Hephaestus, and the monstrous Typhaon, Hera championed such heroes as Jason and the Argonauts while driving others — most notably Herakles — to madness and greatness.

I loved Guardian of the Road, and I’m sure I’ll love this one just the same. I just need to find some way to order the paperback copy without getting charged for shipping so much.

I wrote something there, too. I hope you all like it!

It can be purchased in paperback format from our online store, and through Amazon, and will be available through Barnes and Noble shortly. It is also available immediately for the Kindle and Kindle app here. If possible, we would ask you to purchase it through Createspace since that will give the Bibliotheca Alexandrina a higher portion of the royalties without changing the price for you.

Also, help rebuild the Library of Alexandria one book at a time by contributing to forthcoming titles such as a devotional to Charon. May the light of Alexandria never fade.


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