Thursday, March 14, 2013
Greek god Poseidon Interview at E.J. Dabel’s Corner INTRODUCTION: Today, we have Poseidon, the Greek sea-god here with us. To help support the PANTHEONS series, self-published YA ebooks on Amazon, Poseidon has joined us here at E.J. Dabel’s Corner for an interview. Some of the questions and answers may contain some spoilers. Interviewer: The first question is from a fan, and her name is Jamella Moreno Jealva. Poseidon, are you my father? Poseidon: That’s a tough one. Well, unlike my brother Zeus, I’m not dating someone as jealous as Hera who’s trying to kill off all of my children. In fact, my girlfriend Amphitrite and I, we have an open relationship, so I can pretty much see whoever I want without any problems. If I knew Jamella’s mother’s name it would make things much easier in trying to figure out if she’s my daughter or not, only because I’ve dated so many people. There was Medusa, but that was before she got all freaky-looking, and also Thoosa, Aethra, Theophane, Demeter and so many others. Honestly I can’t remember all their names. Come to think of it, I hope Demeter didn’t pull that same stunt Metis pulled on Zeus, keeping Jamella as a fetus in her womb for all those years. If that’s the case, then she can sue me for unpaid child support…that goes as far back as B.C.!
Luckily for me, my brother Hades is the god of every precious stone under the earth so I can always borrow from him. I don’t think he’ll charge me any interest, at least I hope not.
Interviewer: Zeus is dating Hera in Pantheons and as you just mentioned, you’ve dated Demeter for awhile. I’m curious, who’s the father of Hera and Demeter?
Poseidon: So far, all I know is their father is some unknown titan to be revealed in future PANTHEONS books in the series. They are not the daughters of Cronos.
Interviewer: Do you think Zeus or Isaiah will win in the end?
Poseidon: I saw my nephew fight against the Maori gods, and I have to admit, he’s got a lot of guts just like his father. But I don’t think Isaiah’s strong enough…wait…let me rephrase…I think he’s holding back. My brother did the same thing a long time ago, he held back against our father too. Zeus could have finished Cronos off after he had rescued Hades and I from his stomach, the old titan was a sitting duck at the time. Instead, he walked away against my advice. My feeling is both my brother and nephew are very similar and they will hold back until they feel they have some real competition against each other and then go at it with everything they’ve got.
Interviewer: Do you mean to imply at the end of the first book Isaiah was not trying?
Poseidon: I’ve watched the video of that fight several times and now I can honestly tell you he wasn’t trying.
Interviewer: In the quick sketch of you attached to this interview, I notice your left arm turns into water and you got a shark for a hand. Can you tell us a little about your divine powers?
Poseidon: Sure. I can basically turn any part of my body into sea water and summon out any sea creature, size isn’t a factor. I can spit out crabs from my mouth, and change the shape of my hair into anemone. That’s just the beginning of a vast array of arsenal at my disposal. Being a sea-god has never been so cool!
Interviewer: As things heat up between the Greek gods against the other pantheons of the world for the grand prize, the Dominion, how will you not end up destroying the planet?
Poseidon: Once we had immortal bodies, but we’ve been cursed into teenaged mortal forms now. The divine power is always at our fingertips for us to use, but each god and goddess has no idea when using too much of our divine power will incinerate or incapacitate our pitifully weakened bodies. So we do have our limits, and it’s safe to say we gods won’t destroy the planet.
Interviewer: In the second book of the series PANTHEONS: THE GAME OF THE GODS, your pantheon literally fell apart to the Celtic gods in the Tasselball scrimmage. What do you think you have to do differently when you face the next opposing pantheon on the Tasselball field?
Poseidon: It really depends. After the way things ended I’m not so sure Kaliber Academy or any other High School will want to continue the program. A lot of parents had brought their children to the scrimmage and some were watching at home thinking it was going to be a friendly sport with only some minor rough play, but they hadn’t expected ‘that’ to happen. My gut feeling is we’ve seen the last of Tasselball, and not even Martha Holly can do anything about it.
Interviewer: If you could do one video to be viewed on the colony, what would it be about?
Poseidon: The Harlem Shake!
Interviewer: Poseidon, thank you for joining us here at E.J. Dabel’s Corner for this interview. Do you have any final words you’d like to share with everyone?
Poseidon: As a matter of fact I do. If you haven’t had a chance to read the PANTHEONS series, go to Amazon.com and you’ll find the first two books PANTHEONS, and PANTHEONS: THE GAME OF THE GODS. The third book PANTHEONS: THE CRONE’S JEWELS will be available soon, and the fourth PANTHEONS: OCEAN OF BLACK SOULS will not be far behind.
Leave your comments behind after you see my sketch. The last godling I shook hands with was found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and I still have his baseball cap!
PANTHEONS SYNOPSIS: On the streets, they call fifteen year old orphan Isaiah Marshall the “Indestructible Diamond”. Isaiah is the leader of the “Redrovers”, a group of teenage misfits consisting of his friends Jeremy, Monty, and Pipsqueak, who one day find themselves in way over their heads when they trespass into Kaliber Academy to get even with the arrogant Jason Ollopa. Principal Webb enrolls them into the High School and Isaiah soon learns about the existence of the gods of the Ancient World. Because the gods have refused to fight the last War for fear of the Mysterious Dark, the Powers-that-Be have stripped them of their spiritual bodies and given them mortal, teenage forms.
Isaiah soon discovers he's not only a god, but that he's the child of the Greek goddess Metis and the son destined to overthrow his cruel and sadistic father Zeus, the Darkener of the Sky, and become the greatest god in all the Pantheons. Isaiah is then thrown into a world where the democratic Olympians, war-mongering Norse, Gothic Celts, firstborn Egyptians, the enlightened Hindu, the animal-like Aztecs, the martial artist Asians, the intelligent Babylonians, the great spirits of the Native American Indians, and the fierce Finnish will war against one another for the greatest of all prizes: the Dominion...