Anath’s vessel, Valor, is based off the Minoam’s Trireme. I was first introduced to this war-vessel years ago, when I watched the classic Ben-Hur (1959 Charlton Heston version that I adored as a pre-teen; little do you know how much you glean as a child!). But it wasn’t until I was researching ancient ships that I realized that this was the perfect type of vessel for Anath to use. It took a bit of research to figure out how to portray this ramming-ship. I cannot verify that triremes were actually in use during Anath’s era, so I did use a bit of historical license there.
My illustrator, Natalie, did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of this vessel! If you’d like an even more thorough introduction to this ship, visit: https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/ancient-greece/trireme/?_escaped_fragment_=&_escaped_fragment_=#