I didn’t have a particular post planned today. And then I came across this tag on Lost in Translation (originally created by Jasmine), and it seemed like the perfect time to do a new tag! I love mythology, particularly Greek mythology (which the Romans thought was cool enough to steal). Don’t worry, I’m not going to rant about mythology – this is a pretty long tag (and I’m tired), so I’m just going to jump right in.
Zeus: God of the Sky and Thunder, King of the Gods
Favorite Book – Do I have to pick just one? Fine. For the sake of not agonizing over this for half an hour, I’ll just go with Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes
A Book That Drowned You in Feels – Literally anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Especially The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six.
Hades: God of the Underworld
Favorite Book with a Dark/Ominous Plot –
Hera: Goddess of Marriage and Family
Cutest Fictional Couple –
Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft, and Strategic Warfare
Favorite Intelligent Heroine – She might not be a POV character, but I have to give this one to Mustang from the Red Rising series. She outsmarts literally everyone, and I love her.
Gaea: Mother Earth
Favorite World-Building Book – This one has to go to Harry Potter. Just because it made such an impression on me as a young reader. It made me realize how you can create amazing worlds with just words.
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty
Most Gorgeous Cover – I really, really love the Penguin Threads series. They’re amazing. They look like embroidery, and the inside cover is designed to look like the backside of actual stitches.
Ares: God of War and Bloodshed
Most Violent Book You’ve Read – I like dark books, so there’s a lot I could go with. My brain keeps going back to Misery by Stephen King, probably because the hobbling scene scarred me for life.
Hephastus: God of Blacksmiths and Fire
Hottest Book You’ve Ever Read – Since I don’t read a ton of romance, I’m going to default to The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.
Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt, the Moon, and Virginity
A Heroine Who Doesn’t Need a Man to Save Her – Since my mind keeps jumping back to classic literature for some reason, I’m going to have to go with Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Sure, she gets Mr. Darcy in the end, but she doesn’t need him, which is the whole point.
Apollo: God of Light and Healing
A Book That’s an Exception to a Genre You Don’t Usually Like – I like most genres, but I definitely don’t read a lot of romance. One I absolutely loved, though, is Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue. There are so many elements about this book that aren’t usually my cup of tea, but I still loved it.
Hermes: Messenger Gods of Thieves and Commerce
A Book that Stole Your Heart – There are so many, but one that immediately came to mind is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. It’ll just warm your heart.
Hestia: Goddess of the Heart and Home
A Book You Go Back to for Comfort – Always Harry Potter. I’ve read the series so many times, and am actually in the process of my first reread in years. It’s just a huge part of my life, and the books that let me escape from so many hard times.
Demeter: Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture
Favorite Bookish Setting – I can’t really think of anything, but historical Britain is always good. Give me Tudor history, and I’m a happy bookworm.
Dionysus: God of Wine and Celebration
Book You are Most Anticipating in the Next Year – I think I have to go with The Starless Sea because I’ve been waiting for a new Erin Morgenstern book for years and I am so excited.
Hecate: Goddess of Witchcraft, Magic, and Ghosts
Favorite Magical Book – Well, since I don’t want to use Harry Potter for all the answers, I’m going with The Night Circus. Because it’s amazing, and I really do love the magic system.
Nemesis: Goddess of Divine Retribution
Favorite Revenge Story – I can’t think of many revenge stories, but one I did enjoy is Nutshell by Ian McEwan, which is a retelling of Hamlet. (Yes, Hamlet is good, too, but it’s more fun to read about an unborn fetus trying to kill his uncle.)
I hope you enjoyed this tag! It took forever, but it was definitely a lot of fun! If you’d like to do this tag, make sure to tag me – I’d love to see your answers!
Who is your favorite Greek god or goddess?