Throughout the novel Grace Awakening, Grace is developing an understanding of the complexities of love. The Greeks have a linguistic separation for many aspects of what in English is just one word. Shawn took the separate Greek words, and assigned a character for each of them. Here is a peek at the various terms and a short defining acrostic poem for each.
Storge– Securely trusting our relations gives endurance (love of family)
Philia– Pleasant honesty in love invokes awareness (brotherly love)
Agape– all good actions precede evolution (sacrificial love)
Eros– Energy revolves on sensuality (sexual desire)
Thelema– True hungriness encapsulates love’s ethos, making accomplishment (desire for success)
Xenia– xenograft enters new internal adventure (love of strangers, hospitality) (‘xenograft’ is a foreigner, great word, eh?)