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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest

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  • The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest

Moving from the relatively straightforward Peruvian mythology as the backdrop for Daniel and the Sun Sword to the overwhelmingly complex Indian mythology as the context for Daniel and the Triune Quest was, well, overwhelming.  As anyone studying Indian mythology knows, there are no definitive answers.

~Straightforward answers are all illusion~

What’s the Indian god of war you may ask?

Indra of course. Or maybe Skanda. Or Hanuman. Or Rama. Or Mangala. Seriously, these are all legit Indian gods of war. Wanted a clear answer for the book you’re writing? Well too bad!

So, just for kicks, I’ll be doing a series of posts about the various characters showing up in the book and their role in Daniel and Ben’s quest for the Triune Shield. And who gets to be the first one featured? (Drum roll please…)

Surya, God of the Sun

In ancient Hindu myths, Surya was the son of Kasyapa (a Vedic sage) and Aditi (Infinite Heavens). But, no surprise, there are variations to this. In other stories, he’s the offspring of Dyaus (Sky), and in others he is the son of Brahma (creator god).

He’s got lots of kids, and their stories are varied and conflicting too, so I won’t beat a dead horse by listing out a ton of hard-to-pronounce names and contradictory backstories.

In DTQ, Surya is the Indian form taken by Inti, Daniel and Ben’s Firstborn friend from Peru. As usual, he is quick to remind the boys that he is no god, but a servant of the Father. After helping the them and a few other firstborn defeat Ravana, he returns to the heavens. I prefer to think of him as looking like this:

(Angel of Fire by ImagineAMatrix)

In case you’re interested, here’s a video about Hindu myths for the nerds in the audience.

 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:

Praise for Sons and Daughters Series

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!


Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!


Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016

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  1. Pingback: The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II | Nathan Lumbatis

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