Category Archives: Age of Exploration

The Almighty from the Andes

You might have noticed I don’t write mythology posts quite as much anymore, and it’s mostly because I’ve run out of deities and stories that I can think of offhand or have come across in reading. I still do occasionally … Continue reading

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Earth to Erdrick

I’ve mentioned before how the world of Dragon Quest III is modeled on our own Earth, although there are some strange differences. One of them is the lost continent of Aliahan, although that presumably refers to legends of Atlantis and … Continue reading

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Amazon Primer

While warfare has traditionally been considered a masculine pursuit, Greek legend contains accounts of the Amazons, an all-female tribe of powerful warriors. While they were often said to live in Asia Minor, they were sometimes located in Africa or the … Continue reading

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It’s a Round, Round World

Thanks to Erin Ptah, I recently found out about the ostrich egg globe that was discovered by an Austrian collector. Dated to around 1504, it appears that the halves of the egg were cast separately, then glued together. It’s quite … Continue reading

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