Gods of the Dead: A Comparison of Anpu (Anubis) and Ah Puch

Looking at how different cultures perceive death, we can start to understand how they embrace it. Especially when it comes to how they shape their afterlife, the gods who run it, and the roles those gods play in everyday life. From first glance, one can detect several similarities between ancient Egyptian and ancient Mayan perspectives … Continue reading Gods of the Dead: A Comparison of Anpu (Anubis) and Ah Puch

2016 Book/WIP Boyfriends

To wrap up the year, I want to sum up my read and writing experience by the number of book/WIP boyfriends this year. Honestly, this year has been a bit of a slump in quantity, but still perfect quality. Book Boyfriends: February 2016 Easton from Descent--I've loved this character throughout the series and was thrilled that … Continue reading 2016 Book/WIP Boyfriends

Isis (Aset)—Goddess and Queen of Egypt

Now a days, when we hear the name Isis, we automatically think of terrorism and destruction. This is mostly thanks to the media continually using it to refer to a group known for these attributes, which has actually switched between many different acronyms in short periods of time. However, the name Isis once was revered, … Continue reading Isis (Aset)—Goddess and Queen of Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Names

Have you ever considered your name? What does it mean as a whole? What does it represent? In ancient Egypt, names were vital to a person's life and afterlife. One of the five elements of man. It defined with a single expression their personality, their essence, and in some cases, their power. Because of this, names of ancient Egypt were … Continue reading Ancient Egyptian Names

Ketch’s Sketches: Bleeding Out (The Broken Heart Series #1)

Sometimes you can't see how much pain somebody feels. This is a first of a series of sketches: the biological, the symbolic, and the mechanical. A heart battered, broken, and bruised by a series of events that occurred last summer. When shedding tears wasn't enough, I poured everything I was feeling into my novels and sketches while listening to Imagine Dragons, particularly their song Bleeding Out. Fortunately, my heart has … Continue reading Ketch’s Sketches: Bleeding Out (The Broken Heart Series #1)

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Since they no longer publish full reports for our blog posts, I screen snapped some of the more important information. For instance, you don't need this summary to know that all my giveaway posts did the best. Next year, however, that's going … Continue reading 2014 in review

The Weighing of the Heart: the Sins and Virtues of the Descendants of Isis

In my series, the Descendants of Isis, one of the ancient beliefs I refer to regularly, especially when it comes to Seth O’Keefe’s sacrifice, is the Weighing of the Heart. In saving Natti, a sin in itself, Seth has given up his god’s protection over his heart, and with it, his chances of an eternal … Continue reading The Weighing of the Heart: the Sins and Virtues of the Descendants of Isis

Five Egyptian Gods You Don’t Want to Cross

The ancient Egyptians worshipped numerous gods and goddesses. A result of the unification of the country’s many territories. Unfortunately, they are now considered remnants and images of a past civilization that lived thousands of years ago. Even so, there were a few of the divine, despite any good intentions, you wouldn’t what to meet first … Continue reading Five Egyptian Gods You Don’t Want to Cross

{Guest Post} S.M. Hineline: Inventing a Creation Myth + Giveaway

I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember, I loved it so much that once my father grounded me from reading in an effort to get me to do my math homework.  Everything about sinking into a book and exploring a new world, or visiting a well-loved world, speaks to me.  Books are … Continue reading {Guest Post} S.M. Hineline: Inventing a Creation Myth + Giveaway