Friday, May 6, 2016
Author Eva Gordon's Crazy Alphabet G is for Golem Giveaway (Choice of golem ebook) Must comment
G is for Golem
Giveaway: Now Closed. We have two winners: Leah Negron and Mary Preston. Please contact me via Facebook or my Website Contact (http://www.ravenauthor.com)
Comment at end of article, about what you would do if you had a golem of your own. Smash your enemies or pick up your kids for soccer practice? Feel free to be creative. One commenter will win his/her choice of one of my three ebook novels that include a golem as one of the characters. Winner will be selected on May 13.
The golem character is based on the Jewish mythology that tells of a creature magically made of inanimate matter such as clay or mud. Golem myths date back to early Judaism and there are many versions of a golem story.
The most famous story is the Golem of Prague. In the late 16 century, Rabbi Lowe created the golem to guard the Jewish ghetto against pogroms (massacres of Jewish people) There are numerous other versions, including one in which the golem falls in love and becomes violent. A 1915 silent horror film about the golem, titled Der Golem has a very funky looking golem. Reminded me of Frankenstein.
I had a chance to visit the Altneuschul synagogue in Prague where the golem is said to reside.
Unfortunately, he was sound asleep when I was there. But I did have a chance to bring home a replica of the golem.
I love the golem so I pursued the golem as a minor character in my fantasy novel, The Stone of the Tenth Realm. The golem of Prague helps Sophie enter into the Tenth Realm in order to escape the Nazis.
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The golem is the hero in my Bayla and the Golem steampunk paranormal romance novels, Hand of Miriam (Book 1) and Her Majesty’s Witch(Book 2)
My main character, Bayla Gideon is a British Jew who discovers she has an ability to detect evil. Faced with dangers, I team her up with the ultimate automaton protector, the Golem of Prague.
My golem is based on a mixture of several versions, but I added my own new twist into the old legend and explain who the golem really is. I loved the romance between Bayla and Gesher (Emmet) the golem.
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