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Bull God [Reading] ➸ Bull God ➮ Roberta Gellis – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk MOMMA DOESN T TALK ABOUT THAT PARTY When gods still walked the Earth, a king could pray for a sign and have a white bull rise from the sea to confirm his claim to the throne But a god s price was high MOMMA DOESN T TALK ABOUT THAT PARTY When gods still walked the Earth, a king could pray for a sign and have a white bull rise from the sea to confirm his claim to the throne But a god s price was high, and when Minos did not keep his promise to the god Poseidon, the god meddled with Minos wifeand the Minotaur, a child with the head of a bull, was born The question is, did Poseidon intend his son to be worshiped as a new god, or is he the god s curse on Knossos, a monster that will destroy it Ariadne was the Minotaur s half sister, the only one who would touch him and care for him when he was born She was also high priestess of Dionysus, sworn to interpret his Visions, but one Vision destroys her peace Dionysus Sees that the bull head must die or bring disaster upon the realm Can Ariadne agree to the slaughter of the deformed half brother who clings to her as the only one who cares for him Can she protect the Minotaur in defiance of Dionysus vision and dare the god s wrath Should she.


10 thoughts on “Bull God

  1. Anoolka Anoolka says:

    Gods don t have to be omnipotent and omniscient They certainly weren t in many mythologies Greek gods, especiallly were muchhuman like than the Christian god So the whole point subplot in the book of underlining how Dionysus and his fellow Greek gods aren t truly gods was, well, pointless imho They have powers, they are not human, worshiped, other Capable of seeing beyond the mortal world I d have liked less emphasis on the Mother sure, there were strong cults like that in that Gods don t have to be omnipotent and omniscient They certainly weren t in many mythologies Greek gods, especiallly were muchhuman like than the Christian god So the whole point subplot in the book of underlining how Dionysus and his fellow Greek gods aren t truly gods was, well, pointless imho They have powers, they are not human, worshiped, other Capable of seeing beyond the mortal world I d have liked less emphasis on the Mother sure, there were strong cults like that in that area but they did not figure prominently in Greek myth though I guess Crete did have somewhat different culture Other than that it is a very good book Among the ones I ve read that tried to retell the myths this one is pretty close to perfection It s not too cleaned up, christianized or modernized There s still plenty of bloodshed and humans and gods acting like idiots and playing with fate and lives It also makes the myth of Ariadne and the god Dionysus farinteresting than they ever seemed to me before.It delves into what life on Crete could have been like and how the court and life of a priestess could have looked like It s fantastical but with mentions of enough things that seem real enough that it rings true to the myths.The only other thing that I didn t care for was the obstacle between Dionysus and Ariadne that doesn t get resolved until the end I found it too unbealievable too reminiscent of bad romance novels, I guess


  2. Aneca Aneca says:

    I must confess that I was a bit wary of reading books based in the Greek myths Having studied them in the past I was afraid of finding the use of the Olympian Gods totally out of place and something akin to sacrilege I m happy to say that, once again, Gellis totally superated my expectations and created a tale that not only does justice to the them but that so engaged me that I cried buckets for the last 50 pages.This is the Minotaur story with a twist, Gellis grabs the basic facts what lead I must confess that I was a bit wary of reading books based in the Greek myths Having studied them in the past I was afraid of finding the use of the Olympian Gods totally out of place and something akin to sacrilege I m happy to say that, once again, Gellis totally superated my expectations and created a tale that not only does justice to the them but that so engaged me that I cried buckets for the last 50 pages.This is the Minotaur story with a twist, Gellis grabs the basic facts what lead to the Minotaur s birth, his sisters Ariadne and Phaidra and both their relationship with Theseus, the labyrinth, King Minos and writes a powerful story that while maintaining the same facts tells something else entirely Ariadne is the highpriestess of the God Dyonisus After a long spell during which the God had not answered the call of the highpriestess of Knossos he cames again when Ariadne is chosen for the role and calls him She serves him and interprets his visions when need be She is just a child in the beginning, a child that clearly adores him, and Dyonisus keeps their relationship strictly platonic despite the fact that tradition says that the God must couple with the highpriestess to bless the vines One of his visions is about Ariadne half brother but despite being a tale of destruction she can t make herself destroy him.As Ariadne grows up she must stay true to the God she worships and fight agains her parents who want her to worship the new God Minotaur It is ironic that she is the only one who can control him She is the one who raised him from birth, and the only one who truly cares or pity s him The Minotaur, the child with the bull s head, isthan just a monster in this story, he is a pathetic victim of his mother s ambition and Poseidon s revenge on the humans.Gellis characterization is one of her strong points, in presenting us with this set of characters and making us get to know them and feel for them she has written a wonderful story about the Olympian Gods I loved how Dionysus explained the other Gods and himself to Ariadne and the love and compassion at the root of this tale I can t wait to continue with this series and see which other gods have had their myths retold.Grade 4.5 5


  3. Beverly Diehl Beverly Diehl says:

    Just one big dysfunctional familyAriadne has a mother who s overbearing and jealous, a father who s distant, a whiny younger sister, and a brother who s a monster Literally half bull, half human.Her boyfriend is a god who can drive people to madness as well as ripen grapes, and who doesn t want to spoil a good friendship by sleeping with her.This story retells the myths of the Minotaur and its Labyrinth from the point of view of his sister, the priestess Ariadne, who is wise, firm, and com Just one big dysfunctional familyAriadne has a mother who s overbearing and jealous, a father who s distant, a whiny younger sister, and a brother who s a monster Literally half bull, half human.Her boyfriend is a god who can drive people to madness as well as ripen grapes, and who doesn t want to spoil a good friendship by sleeping with her.This story retells the myths of the Minotaur and its Labyrinth from the point of view of his sister, the priestess Ariadne, who is wise, firm, and compassionate if sexually frustrated In this version we geton the story of Mage god Dionysus, his helpers Silenos and Bacchus, a glimpse of Hekate and Kaiberos, and Poseidon s sick sense of humor Especially poignant here is the story of the Minotaur, a half bull, half human creature who was once a scared and confused baby, feared by most, pitied by a few, and loved by no one.I ve enjoyed the whole series, but this one tugged at my heartstrings for the monster I didn t find the love story between Ariadne and Dionysus quite as compelling, but it was still a great read


  4. Little Pieces Little Pieces says:

    Hist ricamente buen simo Personajes muy reales Narraci n po tica y fluida Ameno, f cil de leer Historia entra able e inolvidable.


  5. Ariel Ariel says:

    i liked this book I didn t love it The main character was very gushingly adoring, which fit her character will, but which annoyed me I found the most interesting characters to be the mother, and bull child.So I give it 3 stars Glad I read it probably won t re read it.


  6. Marsha Valance Marsha Valance says:

    A fascinating story of ancient Crete, of capricious gods and goddesses, and of the unfortunate royal family, whose peculiar hereditary gift permits them to speak directly to and be heard by these powerful supernatural entities.


  7. Rebecca Cooper Rebecca Cooper says:

    Mildly entertaining but mediocre retelling of the story of the minotaur Takes some liberties as far as making the gods into simply long lived mages, and the minotaur having some intelligence, but it feelsconvenient than creative On her own, the character of Ariadne is strong willed and intelligent, but with Dionysus she s simpering and stupid The labyrinth and Theseus are thrown in at the end in a very hurried fashion and the ending is abrupt and forced As one of my favorite myths, I w Mildly entertaining but mediocre retelling of the story of the minotaur Takes some liberties as far as making the gods into simply long lived mages, and the minotaur having some intelligence, but it feelsconvenient than creative On her own, the character of Ariadne is strong willed and intelligent, but with Dionysus she s simpering and stupid The labyrinth and Theseus are thrown in at the end in a very hurried fashion and the ending is abrupt and forced As one of my favorite myths, I was hoping for something deeper, but this is all surface


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