The majority of biblical interpretations blame Eve for the fall of Adam and thus mankind, but in Helena, Queen Arika and her women take ownership over the original sin. By eating the forbidden fruit it was woman who opened the door to knowledge, and man who ultimately kept her down.
It was man’s oppression of woman that led to God’s departure, and the Extermination War that followed. Believing in the divine feminine, the matriarchal society of Helena rejects the notion of female inferiority, and the women rule
over the men.
Helena is a fortified Eden, built high on bluffs, overlooking the ocean, located in what was formerly the University of San Diego campus in La Jolla. The grounds are lush, green and filled with gardens that produce an ample supply of food and medicine. The citizens live, learn, and work in the surviving campus halls.