A few months back I read two very different books set in Athens, Greece by fellow indie authors. One is a native, the other a new resident to Greece. I was fortunate to connect with the lovely Effrosyni Moschoudi via Twitter and we exchanged emails. She kindly introduced me to Marissa Tejada, a journalist who now lives in Athens.
‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour’s.’
The Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:2-17
When it comes to infidelity, there will be always the one who’d been wronged and they’ll want retribution. After all, they have been morally and emotionally offended by the betrayal. And who can blame them? In the case of the King of Sparta, it was never made clear whether his wife was abducted or had left of her own accord. Regardless of how or why, justice was sought with the combined armed forces of Greece. Whether Helen was innocent in this whole epic affair was not a consideration, she was blamed for ‘leaving’ her husband and baby daughter.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.’ Author Unknown
This quote can be applied to both genders really as parents would say sons and daughters give joy, hope and wonderful memories. Parents want the best for their children, boy or girl, and do what they can to ensure a good life for their progeny. Though it doesn’t always happen, life throws a spanner in the works and it causes havoc. Sometimes the path diverges and one is able to get back on track, however in some instances, it doesn’t. That’s what happened to Demeter when her daughter Persephone was taken from her.