History abounds with myths, legends, and symbols of immortality: the Fountain of Youth, Garden of Eden, and the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Even Achilles was thought to have been resurrected to live an immortal existence on the Elysian Plains.
There are stories of elixirs that bestow eternal life like the Hindu myth of Amrita, an ambrosia of immortality. Some believe the Philosophers Stone to be an elixir of life. Whiskey, in Gaelic, is uisce beatha or water of life.
Today timeless themes continue in our books and movies. James Hilton wrote of Shangri La. Oscar Wilde penned Dorian Gray, and Robert A. Heinlein, Methuselah’s Children. There are movies like Highlander, the Mummy, and Twilight.
Most cultures have tales about a hero who attains it, or a race of people who possess it. From the beginning of time, humans have searched for eternal life, and writers write about the perils and possibilities of its discovery.
Since I adore stories with sexy, alpha male heroes, I wrote my own erotic little rendition of a hero’s journey, which involves a sort of sexually bestowed immortality.
And like any good tale of unstoppable warriors, epic battles, and eternal cities, there’s an elixir in this story too … purely for medicinal purposes. :)
In the days of Roman and Celts many people wore torcs around their necks. Some historians believe a torc's style and the metal used were signs of status. Here's a torc I found that helped set the mood while writing Warriors.
This is a novelty item, more suited for costume wear or display and inspiration, which is what I used it for.
It will be featured in a giveaway August 25 at https://www.facebook.com/events/1524899097800026/
**This drawing is over and the winner has been notified. Thank you everyone for entering and your help launching Warriors of Strathan. :)