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Friends in Grindylow Places

You might remember the Grindylows from their appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in which they lived in the lake at Hogwarts. They are an actual sort of creature from English folklore, being particularly associated with Yorkshire … Continue reading

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God Said to Noah, There’s Gonna Be a Floody-Floody

You may recall that I was quite interested in seeing Darren Aronofsky’s Noah movie, but various forces conspired against me seeing it in the theater. Beth and I finally managed to see it on DVD last night, and it kind … Continue reading

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Incest and Peppermints

One thing you’ll note if looking at a genealogy of the Greco-Roman gods is that there’s a lot of incest going on in that family. Kronos married his sister Rhea, and their children included Zeus and Hera, who also married … Continue reading

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‘Tis Terribly Odd in the Land of Nod

As a follow-up to my post on the Kingdom of Dreams near Oz, I feel I should mention some other examples of dream countries in other series. These places are often surreal and disturbing, and things are subject to change … Continue reading

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