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Today You Are a Man

I knew about Tiresias being temporarily turned into a woman, but another sex change in the world of Greek mythology that I just recently found out about is that of Caenis of Thessaly. There are two different accounts of her … Continue reading

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Left, Right, and Centaur

In an old post, I discussed some beings from mythology that are part human and part animal. The most famous of this bunch are probably the centaurs, and I mentioned how they’re sometimes portrayed as wild, orgiastic creatures, and other … Continue reading

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Hell on Wheels

Ixion, King of the Lapiths in Thessaly, was a pretty thoroughly bad guy. He married Dia, the daughter of Deioneus, who is sometimes called Eionenus. He refused to pay the customary bride-price, however, so Deioneus took some of his horses … Continue reading

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The Catoblepas That Got the Cream

The subject of this post is a mythical monster described by the Greeks, but that isn’t part of classical Greek mythology. Not that this is necessarily a significant difference, but it isn’t something that Hercules fought. Rather, descriptions of this … Continue reading

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The Christians and the Pagans Sat Together at the Stone Table

One thing you’ll almost certainly notice in the Chronicles of Narnia is that, for a Christian series, there are a lot of beings from pagan mythology hanging out there. In addition to all the nymphs and fauns, there are wood-gods … Continue reading

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Fantasian Studies

Disney’s third full-length animated feature is a departure from the two full-length fairy tale adaptations that preceded it. Fantasia is, as I’m sure you all know, a series of cartoons set to classical music, played by an in-house orchestra. The … Continue reading

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