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Moo to Mesopotamia

Ninsun was a Sumerian goddess, associated with wisdom and cows. Why that combination? I couldn’t say. Different cultures had different animals they associated with wisdom, often based largely on how they looked, like the owl to the Greeks and the … Continue reading

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I Heard It Through the Bovine

I’ve occasionally come across trivia contests in which one of the questions is about the name of Dorothy’s cow. The answer is Imogene, although I’m not sure whether that’s pronounced with a short or long I. She didn’t appear in … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Another Hera

Since I haven’t written a post about her yet, and she appears to be a significant character in Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, which I’m currently reading, I think it might be time for an entry on Hera. The myths … Continue reading

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