In ancient times, the Greeks created the gods and goddesses to represent the various personalities of human nature. In Gods and Goddesses in Love, Agapi Stassinopoulos tells the stories of the primary goddesses and gods, and how their myths can provide insight into your own romantic relationships.
Included are two fun and fascinating quizzes: one for women to determine their own dominant personality type and which goddess she most embodies; and a second that will help every woman understand more about the "god" she is involved with, or searching for.
In the book, the seven archetypal goddesses are portrayed in modern terms, highlighting not only each goddess's unique strengths but also the pitfalls or stumbling blocks she is likely to encounter in a relationship with her partner. Also included are interviews with real couples who reveal how they overcame obstacles to find true love.
For anyone who desires the self-knowledge and empowerment to find their ideal other, Gods and Goddesses in Love is an uplifting, instructive, and enlightening guide for achieving greater fulfillment in love.
"Three thousand years ago, my Greek ancestors tried to identify the forces playing themselves out in human nature and created the eight gods and seven goddesses of Olympus," begins Stassinopoulos in this follow-up to her Conversations with the Goddesses. Here she sketches seven human personality types based on the traits of the famous ladies of Olympus--Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hera, Hestia and Persephone. To help readers discover which goddess they most embody, Stassinopoulos offers a 12-question quiz that could have come straight from the pages of Cosmo; there's a similar quiz designed to help them figure out which god their man most resembles. A Demeter woman, Stassinopoulos writes,"knows mothering as the most honorable occupation for a woman" and would pair well with a Poseidon man, while a Hestia lady is"centered and a great listener," but might need to be drawn out of her shell by a Hermes man. A native of Greece (and, incidentally, the sister of political commentator Arianna Huffington), Stassinopoulos capably relates the deities' lives to that of contemporary women. But finding an absolute match among the broadly drawn goddesses is difficult and only cursorily addressed. Stassinopoulos's prose can be both hackneyed and awkward, but her examples of real life couples (e.g."Elaine and Mike: Opening the Channels of Communication") ground the book's flights of poetic and mythic fancy.