Tag Archives: calypso

Warrior Women at Work

The Dark Prophecy, by Rick Riordan – The follow-up to The Hidden Oracle continues the adventures of Apollo in a mortal body, with only occasional access to his godly powers when he least expects them. The previous volume established the … Continue reading

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Two (or More) Become One

One of the main complaints that fans of the Oz books seem to have about the MGM movie, aside from making Oz a dream, is that they combined two Good Witches into one character. Now, it makes a certain amount … Continue reading

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School Is Hell, Cooperation Is Divine

Here are a few new book reviews, with a few spoilers. You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, by Dave Barry – Now semi-retired but with the same basic sense of humor, Barry discusses such topics as Justin Bieber and … Continue reading

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Tartarus Sauce

The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan – The latest book in the Heroes of Olympus series continues where the last one left off, with a group of demigods attempting to destroy the Doors of Death, thereby preventing monsters from … Continue reading

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Authentic Calypso

Seeing as how I finished the Odyssey this week, I figured my mythology post should be related to the epic poem. I’ve actually already touched on much of it, but even though I’ve previously discussed nymphs in general, I haven’t … Continue reading

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I’m Not Ulysses

Having been a fan of Greek mythology since childhood, I had always meant to read the work of Homer, but I somehow never got around to it. I was given a copy of the Odyssey, translated by the late Robert … Continue reading

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