Short stories in the genre Greek Myth Extension

Listing 2 stories.

A young trader travels across the universe, criticizing the barbarism of different cultures. After he offends the values of Vikings in Western Europe, he must escape the forces that want him dead and make it back to his lover in his homeland, Eutopia.

A farming town in Kansas contains a strange woman and her daughter, which seem to be connected with the earth and farming yields. When the daughter is taken from the town, the land seems to go barren.