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Love Resources

This page includes a list of sources used for inspiration and research during the creation process of Love: The Madness of the Gods.

There is also a section which organizes resources by relevancy to each of the gods featured in the show, if you are interested in a particular God.

The structure of this show comes from the research of Anthropologist Helen Fisher, who argues that human love consists of three interrelated drives: the sex drive, romantic passion, and long-term attachment.

Contemporary academia:

Helen Fisher

Love and Limerence - Dorothy Tennov

Haidt The Happiness Hypothesis

Romantic Passion: A Human Universal?


Classical Philosophy: 

Plato's Sympoisum

Plato's Phaedrus

Hesiod's Theogony


The Erotic Spirit

Lang Leav

Edna St Vincent MIllay  (Love is Not All)

Thom Gunn (Bauchis and Philemon)

The Epic of Gilgamesh (NK Sanders, and other translations)

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