While most women harbor latent masochistic tendencies it’s takes an extraordinary kind of women, perhaps only a handful every century, to attract the attentions of one of Ereshkigal’s ghostly emissaries. Women who long to willingly embrace a darker, far more sinister, expression of their masochistic nature, women who dream of making the ultimate sacrifice, to willingly submit to being tortured to death for the sadistic amusement of their lover.
Only those women lucky enough to come to the attention of one of Ereshkigal’s ghostly emissaries have the chance to consider the death goddess’s darkly Faustian bargain. The offer of eternal youth and beauty, of days filled with unending erotic bliss but only by willingly agreeing to the bargain’s terrible price. To willingly accept an eternity of nights spent slowly dying in unspeakable agony within the blood soaked depths of the Mesopotamian Underworld’s dungeon torture chambers merely for Ereshkigal’s amusement.
This is Antonia, once the faithful wife of a wealthy and powerful Roman Senator before her darkly masochistic nature attracted the attentions of one of Ereshkigal’s ghostly emissaries in the early spring of 293 B.C. Antonia revels in her immortality, happily embracing her true masochistic nature, of boundless pleasure in pain, at the agonizingly cruel hands of the death goddess Ereshkigal.