Discovering Greek mythology as a child, I longed to live in that era of goddesses and nature deities. Delving deeper into mythology, I uncovered inspiration in the Celtic myth cycles of my heritage, the Hindu pantheon, and the mythic tales of other cultures. I am drawn to the many intriguing commonalities among the belief systems of world cultures as they manifest in myths, tales, and rituals. Mythology is a symbolic language of icons and archetypes that resonate with the psyche. These archetypes and symbols can be read on many levels – both within the specific boundaries of a culture and, on a deeper level, as metaphor.