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Three Birds and One Stone

I’ve been meaning to take a closer look at some of the stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, but my mind tends to get a lot of them mixed up. Someone does something to offend the gods, and is turned into something … Continue reading

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Salmoneus Come Up, Salmoneus Go Down

I’m sure you know about Sisyphus, but pissing off the gods was apparently a habit in his family, as evidenced by his brother Salmoneus. The two of them were grandsons of Hellen, father of the Hellenes and son of Deucalion … Continue reading

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A Crew of Dunces

Speaking of ships of fools, I can’t help but think of a sort of example from Greek literature that predated Plato by some time. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus’ crew seems to be made up of a bunch of idiots. When … Continue reading

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The Old Windbag

Since there’s supposed to be a hurricane hitting this area, I suppose it would appropriate to talk about a wind god. I already wrote about the Greco-Roman personifications of the winds, so let’s move on to China and their wind … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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The Demigods Are Back in Town

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan – After a detour into Egyptian mythology in his also excellent The Red Pyramid, Riordan is back to the Greek stuff with the first volume in the Heroes of Olympus series. Also back are … Continue reading

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