C. Ripley Miller

About me

Cynthia Miller writing as C. Ripley Miller is an English teacher and writer who read her first historical novel about the biblical Esther in grade school and was hooked. Her just completed first historical novel is set in 5th century Gaul and tells the story of a forbidden love and the battle between Attila the Hun and the Roman general Aetius.

Her writing credits include short fiction: “Placidana” at OrchardPressMysteries.com, “Watercolor” – The Scriptor, and “Stronger” in the anthology Summer Tapestry. She participates in several forums and has reviewed for UNRV Roman Empire. She is also a member of the Barrington Writers’ Workshop and is currently working on the mystery sequel to her first novel. When she is not writing or working on her blog, she is usually reading, cooking, or watching movies. She loves movies.

From my website

Freya—Goddess of Love

Tuned in: Marc Cohn, Walk through the world with me. May is the month of rebirth, love and fertility and a perfect time to introduce my readers to a goddess. In the last few months, I’ve showcased the Continental Germanic gods who share counterparts with some of the Scandinavian Norse…

Thor—God of Thunder

Tuned in: Garth Brooks, The Thunder Rolls  Last month, I wrote about Loki a god mentioned in my novel, On the Edge of Sunrise, set in 5th century AD (CE). Generally, it’s considered reasonable that the Germanic barbarian tribes, such as the Salian Franks—characters in my story, followed Continental Germanic…

Loki the Trickster

The Franks were pagans whose spiritual beliefs were based in Continental Germanic mythology until AD 496 when Clovis I, the first Merovingian king to unite all the Franks, became a Christian at the urging of his wife, Clotilde, a Burgundian princess. In my novel, On the Edge of Sunrise set…

 
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