One of the stranger things for us as “modern” people is to imagine the very literal and intimate way many ancient peoples cared for their gods. In a guest post on Amy Bruno’s blog, Passages to the Past, I describe my historical understanding of the Hittite and Trojan method of caring for and worshipping their gods. I include an excerpt from Hand of Fire in which I put this understanding into action in historical fiction. How did it feel to bathe a goddess? Click here to read the post.