Today I have a character bio for Athena from Sasha Summers’ book Medusa A Love Story which is turning one! Sasha is having a super fun birthday bash, too, giving away lots of prizes. Check it out below! It’s a great book. I’ve read and reviewed it and loved it!
First let’s check out Athena, then I’ll tell you about the book and the bash!
Age: She’s immortal so it’s hard to say – but she looks really good for her age. 😉
General physical description: Athena is beautiful, feminine yet completely capable in the most physical way. She is a warrior, so her physique is trim and muscular. And, being a Goddess, she radiates an ethereal quality, an aura, that identifies her as an Olympian.
Goddess of: Wisdom, Reason, and Strategy
Forefathers: Athena burst from her father, Zeus’, forehead. Which I think is pretty cool.
Relationship status: None – she’s a virgin goddess and doesn’t want anything to do with men or romance.
Dress style: Athena dresses as a warrior – wearing robes and a breastplate. She has her own shield and spear, when the occasion calls for it.
Religion: She is one of the twelve Olympians that all of Greece worship – which she likes. She’s not always at peace with her fellow Olympians, but she will defend them without hesitation.
Attitude to religion: I think she’s very pleased that Athens chose her as their Goddess.
Favorite pastimes/Hobbies: Helping mortals solve conflicts through strategy, and if all else fails, battle
Favorite foods: Nectar and ambrosia – food of the Gods
Strongest positive personality trait: She is very loyal and ferocious when it comes to protecting those she loves – her city, her brethren, etc.
Strongest negative personality trait: She can be, like most Olympians, rather petty and vengeful when she feels wronged or slighted.
Sense of humor: Um, not really
Temper: Yes, fairly quick tempered
Consideration for others: She is very considerate of others, if they’re ‘hers’
How other people see him: Someone to be worshipped or feared
Other traits: She has a hard time forgiving
Ambitions:To beat her uncle whenever she could and prove that she’s better than him on a regular basis – and by uncle, I mean Poseidon.
Philosophy of life: Keep your friends and family close, but your enemies closer – sometimes there’s a bit of a crossover
Most important thing to know about this character: Bottom line, her family – even her uncle – and the respect earned Olympus comes before all else.
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why? I think they’ll like her – relate to her if nothing else. Yes, she has a problem with pride, but she’s not mean.
It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…
Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.
Ariston goes to war with a full heart… and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.
Poseidon will use Greece’s war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.
Birthday Bash Giveaway!
Sasha will be giving away the following prizes…
• Autographed copy of “Medusa, A Love Story (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #1)”
• Autographed copy of “For the Love of Hades (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #2)”
• Thea (owl) Necklace
• “Medusa” car charm
• Series Swag
Want, want, want… I want them all! You can enter below.
Sasha is part gypsy. Born June 9, 1974, stories have always played an important role in her life. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.