Hey there Inter-neighbors!
As a lover of challenges, some years ago I thought to myself I’m going to write my own fictitious bible just for kicks. Why? Because clearly I’m crazy.
As I’ve worked on it I’ve wanted to write stories populated with people who believe the sort of things I’m writing in this "holy book". The first of such projects is The Janitors which I am co-writing with my sister Emily Jermusyk.
You know how, in music, there are pieces called "Variations on a Theme"? That’s when a composer takes a short piece and reworks it with different styles of ornamentation again and again. Christianity is similar in that there’s one big ol’ bible (which is essentially a travel-library of 66 books) and yet there are so many different faiths with different beliefs, but all with the same book.
That’s what I’m creating piece-by-piece in the HOLY BOOKS of MANY WORKS and I’m looking forward to building up this reference toolbar folks who feel like hanging out with my characters. The HOLY BOOKS I’ll be working on are as follows:
Fun fact: This five-part creation myth is already completely written (though the "gears of a clock" give away the fact that folks waited a very long time before putting the story on paper.
Ah, the exemplary tale of virtuous living! Here we have the great agricultural fairy tale of The Daughter of Clay (Gaea Thalassa) and The Son of Fire (Phanes Aether) finding each other, coming together, and raising their daughters Vesta (Flame of Consumption) and Hestia (Flame of Provision) before surrendering to the ebb and flow of the universe and in that union becoming Bennu (the Tongue of Fire, the Living Flame, the Life Fire, the Great Blaze).
The 169 fables (13 fables for each of the 13 virtues) which Vesta and Hestia faithfully recorded as Bennu spoke her wisdom.
The word of Vesta, expands upon the idea of the Virtues being living entities and the guardians of mankind, lends itself to rites and practices.
The word of Hestia, follows the rich allegorical tradition of THE BOOK OF TETRARKHES, guides and inspiration for daily living.