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Of Gods and Heroes: An Unbiased Retelling of the Story of the Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

by Elias Pagonitis

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Elias Pagonitis’s “Of Gods and Heroes: An Unbiased Retelling of the Story of the Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece” is an unsanitized account of being a gay warrior in ancient Greece. Inspired by Joseph Campbell and modeling Asopichos on both Luke Skywalker from Star Wars and Neo from The Matrix, Pagonitis has written a book for every reader who, like Pagonitis, has suffered from the devastating, horrific effects of homophobia. Taking on us a whirlwind ride from his simple boyhood on shores of Lake Helikē to his initiation as a warrior-lover in the Sacred Band, Asopichos had a great victory over the Spartans at Leuctra and his awakening to ultimate reality.


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John Garlick is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

John Garlick was born with the deck stacked against him: the youngest of six children born to a metis family of Irish, French, and Chippewa Indian in a small town in Montana where classism and racism were alive and well. In addition to these disadvantages, John was gay…and there was no place in this world for a gay man. As John learned to navigate a world where bullying and prejudice never stopped, he also learned about his own incredible strengths as a compassionate caregiver, as a musician, and as a man who was able to maintain balance and perspective through self-discipline, humor, and the ability to both give and receive the deepest and most lasting kinds of love. This candid, intelligent, and insightful memoir is a testament to what one person can accomplish by staying true to principles of integrity and hope for change, even in circumstances that seem impossible.

About the Author

John Garlick was born in Lewistown, Montana. Later in life he moved to Alaska and then to Seattle. He and his partner currently live in Palm Springs.

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