Touch of the Gods series-Characters

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Is the Greek god whose Roman equivalent was Vulcan. He is the son of Zeus and Hera, the King and Queen of the Gods - or else, according to some accounts, of Hera alone. He was the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. Wikipedia

He is older than the start of civilization and the ex husband to Aphrodite, Goddess of Love.

Hephaestus has little support within his Olympic family but the few friends he does have, help him to realize he deserves love.

Suffering from a limp sustained during childhood, he hides within his forge working hard on orders for the gods and goddesses. Hephaestus is larger than most of his immortal brethren, making him an easy target to the bullying of his rival and older brother, Ares.

He finds himself in the middle of a wager made by both the God of War and God of Love. One that sends him to the mortal realm to unite with the woman destined for him. His one and only perfection. 

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In Greek mythology, was the Greek god of love. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire"). Some myths make him a primordial god, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. Wikipedia

As the son of Aphrodite and God of Love, Eros is used to bringing people together. Which is why taking on the task of finding "The One" for Hephaestus was of the utmost importance for him.

He knew a mortal woman would be the best as his own wife, Psyche was once human. He is a true friend that is also very loyal to those he holds dear. Sometimes though, he tends to lose his cool and that is always a bad thing.

No one wants to see the angry side of love.

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 Vanessa Dramsmith

The responsible one in the family, Vanessa hides her plus size curves from a small loving world. She considers herself a "Plain Jane" so when she is confronted by her new neighbor, she has no clue what he finds so beautiful about her.

She loves her family and friends, works hard and is the most independant woman anyone knows.

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Is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera.[1] In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent aspect of war, in contrast to the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship. Wikipedia

He is the bane of his family's existence but no one dares challenge him. Because of Ares and his little bet, Hephaestus is sent to Earth to find the woman of his dreams. Only problem? War hates to lose. Ares will stop at nothing to foil the plans for his younger brother to gain happiness. It pleases him very much.
Ares is also the consort of Aphrodite. Together, they have quite a few children that were conceived during the goddess's marriage to the Blacksmith God. A fun fact about the God of War? He's deathly afraid of scorpions and isn't all that intelligent.

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Vanessa's best friend, he is also her boss and a demigod. Son of Aphrodite, Calvin's background is still very much a secret. His easy going nature, that all know him for may be a wall he puts up but no one truly knows.  

He's very helpful and will be there when he's needed. Without asking for anything in return. Calvin is by far one of the most sinfully beautiful men around, but if you don't come with a pogo stick, he's not going to be interested. 

Willa Dramsmith     
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The younger sister to Vanessa, she's the typical Bohemian type with the attention span of an artist. 

Willa is a firm believer in the supernatural and says she is able to feel auras. Anyone who appears 'off' is automatically dubbed an alien. 

She is a true romantic and hopes that she'll one day find her Prince Charming. Only, he'd best have enough aluminum foil because the last thing Will will want is to lose him to the Extraterrestrials that could take him away from her.

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Is another son of Aphrodite and Ares. Like his brothers, he is depicted with a bow and arrows, to create desire and lust in people. Himeros represented sexual desire or unrequited love.[14] Himeros was identified by his carrying a taenia, a colourful headband worn by athletes. Wikipedia         
He is an enigma. A shadow of a man who lives to fill mortals with the lust and desire that is of his name. Himeros seems as though he is cold and unfeeling, but there is far more than what meets the eye when it comes to the twin of love.

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The Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus.
Historically, her cult in Greece was imported from, or influenced by, the cult of Astarte in Phoenicia. Wikipedia

She is the former wife of Hephaestus and mother to Eros and Himeros. Aphrodite is known throughout for her beauty and because of this, she is the most vain. If it isn't about her, she will throw a temper tantrum that easily rocks Olympus.

Aphrodite is far more scarier than she appears, so it's always best to stay on her good side. She lives to torment her daughter-in-law Psyche and her ex husband's new love, Vanessa.

The personification of terror, Deimos is the son of Ares and Aphrodite. He is also the twin brother of Phobos and the goddess Enyo who accompanied Ares into battle, as well as his father's attendants, Trembling, Fear, Dread and Panic. Deimos is more of a personification and an abstraction of the sheer terror that is brought by war and he never appeared as an actual character in any story in Greek Mythology. His Roman equivalent was Formido or Metus. Wikipedia.

There is much that is unknown about this young god, but what's most important is that he and his brother will play an important role where Willa and Himeros are concerned.

Is the personification of fear in Greek mythology. He is the offspring of Aphrodite and Ares. He was known for accompanying Ares into battle along with the ancient war goddess Enyo, the goddess of discord Eris, and his brother, Deimos.
In Classical Greek mythology, Phobos is more of a personification of the fear brought by war and does not appear as a character in any myths. Timor is his Roman equivalent. Wikipedia

Under the guise of a waiter at an Italian restaurant, Phobos seems kind and quiet spoken, but like his brother, he has a secret that involves his brother Himeros and the lovely Willa.

 Is a mortal woman in Greek mythology. She was the wife of Eros and the mother of Hedone. She is always pictured with butterfly wings. Today, Psyche is known from a story called The Golden Ass, written by Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century. Wikipedia.

She is the only love of Eros and faced trials in order to become his wife and goddess of souls and soulmates. Psyche is very kind hearted and soft spoken. She is not a big fan of her mother in law, Aphrodite.


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