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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?

Jankowiak

Classical Philosophy: 

Plato's Sympoisum

Plato's Phaedrus

Hesiod's Theogony

Theoi.com

Poetry/Literature

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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