The Flower Of The Dead.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
I did quite a bit of research when It came to writing my third novel, Asphodel. The Asphodel, in Greek Mythology is known as the flower of the dead. And the only place it could be found is in the underworld. How does this tie in with the story? In some accounts, to the myth of Hades and Persephone, Hades planted the Asphodel in the field at Enna on a day he knew Persephone would be there. He knew her love for things living and he knew she would pick the flower. I wanted to touch on that. I've also heard some stories where he held her captive. I chose not to write about that. I still to this day believe that Persephone loved the God of the Dead and that's what I wanted to bring forth in this novel. I wanted to show that angsty, forlorn, forbidden, love that many have speculated about for generations.


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