As part of my Guest blog series for authors and fellow bloggers I am proud to present another guest blog spot. Katrina Sisowath author of Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki , The Doom of Undal , and now The Fall Of Undal (Dragon Court Book 3) I am very excited and
The Fall Of Undal (Dragon Court Book 3) is OUT NOW!
So go grab a copy!
Cronous, Rhea and Ancient Women with Agency.
By Katrina Sisowath
One of the more gristly tales in Ancient Greece is the tale of Cronus and Rhea. The story goes that he swallowed 5 of their children as soon as they were born, until Rhea devised a plan to fool him at the birth of their sixth, Zeus. She swaddled a rock and had the baby hidden from his enraged father. Zeus, of course, grew into an adult and killed Cronus, thus fulfilling the prophecy he had tried so hard to prevent.
What has always bothered me about that story is Rhea’s lack of ability to prevent the other children from being eaten. Was she drugged at each birth and found out afterwards? Was she chained in a dungeon? Why did she allow Cronus to live? After all, Hera, Clytemnestra and Medea all enacted revenge in terrible fashion against the men who had wronged them: Medea killing her own children to punish Jason, Clytemnestra slaying Agamemnon for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia and Hera taking out her rage on any woman and child caught in the crossfire between her and Zeus. The point is, these women had the power and ability to do what they did. So why didn’t Rhea?
The Dragon Court books are based on the Anunnaki, the Sumerian Pantheon and the Serpent Cult and Dragon Court. At its basis, it was an advanced civilization that sought to maintain its power over emerging kingdoms through arranged marriages, the brides or grooms bringing wealth and knowledge as their dowry. So, based on my research of the Serpent Cult, I’ve created a dark mythological fantasy series that follows their exploits down through the ages. There is a lot of creative license involved, though I have taken care not to stray too far from their beliefs, practices and the legends attributed to them.
What does this have to do with Cronous and Rhea? There was an Egyptian text that claimed the ten kings of Atlantis were the ten Gods of Egypt. Cronous was on that list. There are other theories that he was the inspiration behind the ‘antichrist’ prophecy. By looking at all the myths of him and Rhea and then looking at them through the lens of the Serpent Cult, I have a created a story that has not been told before, does not shy away from the darker deeds they did and yet offers an explanation for what happened.
About the author:
Bio: Katrina Sisowath, author of the ‘Dragon Court’ series, avid book reader, loves mythology, history, ancient civilizations and anything to do with occult ideologies and practices. Mages, Serpent Priestesses and the ‘real’ Gods, aka the ANNUNAKI(the prototypes for those we know today in the form of Greek, Roman, Indian and even the Biblical characters) are all addressed on her website, with descriptions of Dragons, consciousness altering drinks and powders and what the scarlet-clad priestesses really got up to in their sacred chamber. She also is a guest writer on Ancient Origins, writing about the Serpent Cult, Mystery Schools and their politico-military branches.
‘Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki’, published by 5 Prince Publishing was released June 19, 2014, quickly rising up the Mythology charts. A second book, The Doom of Undal, based on the Emerald Tablets of Thoth and its accounts of the destruction of Atlantis was released early 2015, followed by The Fall of Undal in 2016. In all, there are at least seven more books planned for the Dragon Court series.
About the book:
The Fall Of Undal (Dragon Court Book 3)
The lines are drawn between the Royal House of Undal and the Dragon Court, led by the Royal House of Magan. Cronous and Rhea have gathered to their side ten nations, forming their own empire, one great enough to confront their former friends and allies. Yet victory is not assured. The Annunaki have their own plans on how to deal with the upstart King and Queen and they keep their own counsel, leaving those that serve them uncertain of what is to come.
With both sides forced to seek out new allies, to make and carry out plans never before conceived in order to win the war, who will go too far? At what point will one side tip the balance in war and unleash devastation upon the entire planet?
Drawing upon accounts of devastation and global war from ancient texts (including the Bible) and exploring the concept of ‘passing through fire’ and the Baal rites, The Fall of Undal is the thrilling conclusion to The Doom of Undal.