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Attention Britomart Shoppers

I sometimes note down myths or mythical figures I think might make for interesting posts, and one I’ve had as a possibility for a while is Britomartis. The name sounds like the United Kingdom’s equivalent of Walmart, but it’s actually … Continue reading

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Would You, Could You, with a Goat?

When Zeus was a baby, hidden on the island of Crete from his ravenous father Kronos, he is said to have subsisted on milk and honey. The milk was provided by the goat Amalthea, who was essentially Zeus’s nurse. The … Continue reading

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Kouretes in the House

One group of beings from Greek mythology that I couldn’t recall having read about before but that stuck with me when I read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods were the Kouretes, warriors and ritual dancers who attended to the infant Zeus. … Continue reading

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Merely a Man

I wrote about demonization last week, but there’s another way people dealt with gods they didn’t believe in, which is claiming that they’re simply people who came to be worshipped. Of course this kind of thing actually happened, both with … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Daedalus

I was trying to think of characters from mythology I hadn’t covered yet, and I thought of Daedalus, the famous inventor. While most closely associated with Crete, the Athenians thought he should be a native of their own city, so … Continue reading

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