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A goddess and her followersA goddess and her followers
I was looking at myself in the reflection of the mirror in front of the make-up table, trying to think of what to do. Ever since that night and day at Olympos when I had regained Zeus as a friend, the relation with Kandrios had been strained.
"But we pretend it isn't. Isn't that weird, Hera?" I asked the woman in the mirror. She looked back at me with questioning dark-brown eyes beneath purple, indigo and turquoise ringlets of hair, endings dipped in shiny silver.
"Of course you can't answer! Just look at you, Hera of Argos! All expensive dresses and latest fashion hairdo, member of the Hyperpantheon and head o
Spring in the airSpring in the air
Up at Olympos I realised I was hungry. I hadn't eaten anything more than a banana since breakfast. There had been so much going on that food had not had a chance to be on my mind. So Zeus took the host's responsibility and had the nymphs conjure up an instant meal of soup, sandwiches and fruit, all washed down with white wine. And in the end some ice-cream. Not a visit to the Olympos without ice-cream! Then he and I sat down in a neat little living room with an outlook over the sea and the Ekarantannian skyline with its glittering neon and a fireworks display which might have something to do with the upcoming holiday. The o
Open ForumOpen forum
This telephone thing. It was a bit like mindcall, you could get hold on somebody who wasn't around, given that he or she was near a telephone and you knew the number to that one. Today it's no marvel, I know! It's perfectly normal that everybody run around with at least one phone in their pockets. But it was not until Hermes started to take interest in the things they got mobile to start with. And in that year 16 after Union Foundation (UF:16) the telephone was an amazing thing. Especially for mortals, who lacked abilities for telepathy and mindspeech. And everybody was talking about it.
I tried my first 'phone in the last month
The OlymposThe Olympos
It was bound to happen sooner or later. My first visit to the Olympos took place in Snow Month. It was Hestia who managed to lure me up to the mountain top.
"It's my 50:th birthday, and I want my most special friends around me. Hera, if you're not there I'll be really sad. So please swallow your pride and come along. If just for one day and just for me. "
"All right. I will do that. But just because it's you. "
Hestia laughed and took me in her arms. I saw real happiness in her eyes. She must have invested a lot of feelings in this thing. And I really wanted to be there for her. She had been there for me so many times through
Politics and magicPolitics and magic
The coming months saw Hera of Argos throwing herself heartily into the snake-pit that was the Ekarantanni political arena. I had been right the first night. It was all about the money and who was expected or not expected to pay for this and for that. And who was to be the one on the receiving end. Very little ideology, even lesser big dreams and intelligent solutions. I learned the importance of alliances and knowing the right people. Of gathering mortals and making friends with the press. And most of all - to bee seen.
In Argos it had been oh so different. There I had been The Goddess. Here I was just Hera, one of plenty
The assembly of godsThe assembly of gods
The Opening Ceremony was one of the few times when both assemblys were gathered together, mortals mixed with immortals in a blend that would have been impossible anywhere or anytime else. The 34 immortal delegates were sitting off to the right in two rows, and then there were 257 mortal delegates, proportional representation of every province in the union, from the two delegates from Freya's Vanahem islands to the 23 people representing the large and densely populated Thessalia-Ekarantanni.
The Ceremony took place in the Great Hall, which during regular sessions was used as the mortals assembley-hall. The immortals used
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