Archive for August, 2015

Zephyrus

August 31, 2015

Zephyrus -named for the West Wind- was the horse given to Polyxena by Antiope, the Amazon commander. She rode him throughout her stay with the Amazons and on her return trip to Troy and often relates her joy over this..

At one time:  I was on Zephyrus -what a horse! He so easily responded to my commands that I could have led him without uttering a single word, just by small motions of my hand or body.

Another time:  I was never more happy to see Zephyrus than when Antiope brought him to me, and I felt absolutely certain the stallion regarded me in the same way, for he truly responded wonderfully to my control of his reins, its familiarity being received with utmost contentment.

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On Antiope, the Amazon Commander

August 3, 2015

Antiope is one of the more fascinating characters in my novel. She is a true blue Amazon in her absolute loathing of the male gender. Yet I made her into a stunningly beautiful woman. Even Helen would have found serious competition in her, Polyxena tells us. I did this so the men reading the book would deplore their loss -while still being drawn to this intriguing individual. I had fun with her.