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I’d Idle On with an Eidolon

I’d been interested in the origin of the term “eidolon” after hearing the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby episodes on Euripides’ Helen, and remembering that the term had been used in the Final Fantasy series. It’s basically a phantom, a … Continue reading

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Power Pig

While I generally think of pigs as fairly gentle domestic animals, they apparently can be quite dangerous, particularly when they’re the wild variety that you don’t see all that often in my neck of the woods. There are several Greek … Continue reading

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Helen and the Twins

Since the sun is now in Gemini [1], it’s as good a time as any (and better than some) to discuss the mythology associated with the constellation. The twins represented in Gemini are known in Greek as the Dioscuri, Castor … Continue reading

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