When I decided to switch from a trickster cult to a fertility cult, it came with reason and it also came with sex. Florida’s name stems from the etymological roots of Flora, the Roman fertility goddess and novel is rooted in Florida history. There’s no denying, Florida’s shape puts the penis in the word, peninsula, so sex is a side effect.

History is violent ant comes as a side effect, too. I can by-step the sex and violence, on occasion, but being truthful to what a fertility cult is—means doing what the Maenads do and the Maenads excel in sex and violence. During the Dionysian ritual, they ripped Pentheus, the King of Thebes, apart. The ritual drink, that the Maenads drink, sends the women into a frenzy and the frenzy can be sexual or violent.


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