The Triumph of the Sea Gods: The War against the Goddess Hidden in Homer's Tales

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By Steven Sora

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Steven Sora

Steven Sora
Steven Sora has been researching historical enigmas since 1982 and is the author of The Triumph of the Sea Gods, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar and Secret Societies of America’s Elite. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.



An investigation of the geographical incongruities in Homer’s epics locates Troy on the coast of Iberia, in a conflict that changed history

• Cites the rise in sea level in 1200 B.C. as leading to the invasion and victory of the Atlantean sea people over the goddess-worshipping Trojans who ruled the coasts

• Identifies Troia (Troy) as part of a tri-city area that later became Lisbon, Portugal

In The Triumph of the Sea Gods, Steven Sora argues compellingly that Homer’s tales do not describe adventures in the Mediterranean, but are adaptations of Celtic myths that chronicle an Atlantic coastal war that took place off the Iberian Peninsula around 1200 B.C. It was a war between the pro-goddess Celtic culture that presided over what is now Portugal and the patriarchal culture of the sea-faring Atlanteans. The invasion of the Atlantean sea peoples brought destruction to the entire region stretching from Western Europe’s Atlantic border to Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. This was a turning point not only politically but also spiritually. The goddess became demonized, as seen in myths such as Pandora’s Box in which woman was seen as the source of evil, not the origin of life, and Homer’s tale of the epic Greek and Trojan war, which was triggered by the abduction of a woman.

The actual historical struggle described in Homer’s stories, Sora explains, occurred during what was the last in a series of rises in sea level that inundated various land masses (Atlantis) and permitted sea passage to areas previously accessible only by land. The “Sea Gods” (Atlanteans) attacked the tri-city region of Troia (Troy), near present-day Lisbon, which, shortly thereafter, fell victim to a devastating series of seaquakes and tsunamis. The war and the subsequent destructive weather broke the power of this seaboard civilization, leading to a wholesale invasion by the sea peoples and the rapid decline of the region’s goddess-worshipping culture that had reigned there since Neolithic times. Sora shows how Homer’s tales allow the modern world to glimpse this ancient conflict, which has been obscured for centuries.
“A well-written, fascinating, and scholarly investigation. This refreshingly new insight into the historical truth behind Greek mythology is a classic in its own right.”
Graham Phillips, author of The End of Eden and The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant

“Steve Sora boldly confronts one of the seminal events of Western civilization to debunk long-held assumptions concerning the Trojan War. The fresh perspective that emerges removes the tale from its classical location on the Aegean shores of Asia Minor and moves it to the lost civilization described by Plato, a task Sora accomplishes with dramatic clarity and thought-provoking credibility.”
Frank Joseph, author of The Destruction of Atlantis

"[Sora's] provocative view is abundantly supported by etymology, geography, geology, archaeology, and elements of ancient mythology plus a six-and-a-half-page bibliography. . . . Sora has written similar previous challenging, provocative, and enlightening books on the Knights Templars and secret societies in American culture."
Henry Berry, The Midwest Book Review, Sept 2007

"I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in finding the true setting of Homer's Epics. I would also recommend a nice, slow read with time to absorb all the wonderful information. This is not a book that can be read quickly, but is certainly worth the effort."
D. Tigermoon, The Pagan Review, Dec 2007

"Sora shows how Homer's tales allow the modern world to glimpse this ancient conflict, which has been obscured for centuries."
The New Archaeology Review, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Feb 2008