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Labrys (LAHV-rheece or LAH-breece): The symbol of the labrys appears in many cultures throughout prehistory, but is most often associated with the great Temple at Knossós on the island of Kríti. The ancient Minoans carved the symbol on walls throughout the stone corridors of Knossós, and as a result, this remarkable structure became known as the Labyrinth – the dwelling of the labrys. Since the word “labrys” is of pre Indo-European origin, we can only speculate what it might have meant to the Minoans, but there is little doubt that it was of great importance to them. Archeologists have recovered hundreds of small bronze labryses, as well as numerous artifacts which bear the image, including exquisite gold jewelry and tiny sealstones. In Neolithic art, the Great Goddess of prehistory was sometimes represented as a double triangle, in an hourglass configuration, which when tipped on its side bears a close resemblance to a labrys. The symbol itself could therefore recall the time when the Civilization of Old Europe thrived. The labrys has often been referred to as a “double axe.” However, during Minoan times, there is no evidence that it was used as a weapon, or to perform ritual sacrifices. On the contrary, nearly all of the labryses found at Minoan sites are decorative in nature, and many were discovered in rooms where sacred rituals are believed to have taken place. Perhaps the symbol was a reminder of the double-edged nature of technology. In their time, bronze was the technology of the day, and most warrior cultures were using it to make stronger and more deadly weapons with which they could carry out their conquests. The Minoans, however, chose to use the metal to make ritual objects and more durable tools, in order to further the common goals of the entire community. Did they understand that technology in and of itself was neither good nor bad, but rather, could be used to create or destroy? By making the labrys a central part of their rituals, it’s possible they were reaffirming their conscious choice to use the new technology for altruistic purposes. The symmetry of the labrys also suggests the idea of yin-yang, the balance between the feminine and masculine energies, which together, make up the whole within each of us.

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08/08/2012
Olympic Odyssey

I'm pleased to announce that the iPad version of our second novel, "Olympic Odyssey" is now available at Apple's iBookstore for $2.99. Here's a blurb for those not familiar with the story line.

Two Olympians, tormented by visions of nuclear destruction, unite with the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece in a quest to save the Olympic Games from a terrorist threat.

Read a sample or download Olympic Odyssey by Heidi Neale & Nick Manolukas with iBooks.

LABRYS is pleased to announce that the Kindle version of Olympic Odyssey is now available for $2.99 athttp://www.amazon....
07/25/2012
Olympic Odyssey

LABRYS is pleased to announce that the Kindle version of Olympic Odyssey is now available for $2.99 at

http://www.amazon.com/Olympic-Odyssey-ebook/dp/B008NDEQTM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343241338&sr=1-1&keywords=olympic+odyssey

Two Olympians, tormented by visions of nuclear destruction, unite with the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece in a quest to save the Olympic Games from a terrorist threat. However, the once-almighty immortals find themselves in a reality vastly different from the one they remember, and radicall...

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