Character Names

You observant ones and those in the know will by now realize the genesis for how I named the characters in Heaven’s Ant Farm.   That’s right, they are the angels associated with the great religions. The meanings are all salient in Heaven’s Ant Farm where science mixes with religion—just like this medieval picture of an angel in what looks like a spaceship. For instance in Heaven’s…

Angels

Authors put a lot of symbolism in their stories.   These symbols can take many forms–a place, theme, action, even an odd juxtaposition of facts, background or situation to current events.  For Heaven’s Ant Farm, I took names from established folklore, myths and religion to create the characters, their moods and drive their action. Now, using the names Yahweh and Lucifer was easy–everyone understands the traditions and belief…