Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths
"Where are our stolen stories?" That's what every guy who's ever fallen in love with another guy should be asking. When we're kids our brains are stuffed with tale after tale in which prince meets princess. But where are the old stories in which one dude fell in love with another???
Long ago, tales of love between men, gay or not, were common but they were all stomped out by those who wanted to murder that love. Until now.
Andrew Calimach has restored nine Greek myths, thousands of years old but still fresh today, in the prize-winning "Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths." The Greeks through these stories taught how to love – and how not to love – another male. They are the love-wisdom and culture of our forefathers.
"Lovers' Legends" also includes "Erotes," an ancient debate between gay and straight love (Sneak preview: gay love wins). Calimach searched through museums in Europe and America and found many paintings and statues of those gay gods and heroes, pictures which fill the pages of "Lovers' Legends."
All the Greek myths you have read were censored to fit the propaganda fed to young people today, to feel ashamed if they love another guy, and afraid to be loved by another guy. We do not have to buy into shame and fear. Here are the true stories of warrior love between Hercules and Hylas and Achilles and Patroclus, and many others tales of gods and heroes who loved each other. Read them and discover a different reality. But be careful! Once you enter that world, you can't go home again.