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The Doctor Is In

One god who doesn’t get discussed all that much but has had a lasting impact on our culture is Asclepius, the god of physicians. Actually, early sources, such as the Homeric Hymns, refer to him not as a god, but … Continue reading

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Darn It to Hecate

I’d been meaning to write about Hecate for a while now, so since it’s about time for a mythology post, how about now? Perhaps my earliest source for the names and functions of the gods was an old encyclopedia that … Continue reading

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Bored in Hyperborea

In Greek mythology, it was said that the land of Hyperborea lay far to the north of the lands the myth-makers knew. The name means “beyond the north wind,” and it was regarded as being to the north of the … Continue reading

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