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Eat Fruit, Live Forever

The idea of fruit bestowing immortality, or at least longevity, is a common one in mythology and folklore. In Norse mythology, the gods are said to eat apples that restore their youth. The fruit can’t entirely prevent them from dying, … Continue reading

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Another Virgin Mother

Rick Riordan’s Greek mythology series have touched several times on the fact that some of its characters, most notably Percy Jackson’s girlfriend Annabeth Chase, are children of Athena. If you’ve studied mythology, you’d know that Athena is a perpetual virgin, … Continue reading

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Hot Damasen

As I mentioned in my review of Rick Riordan’s The House of Hades, I found the character of Damasen to be quite interesting. As with many other characters in Riordan’s books, this guy was a legitimate mythical figure, and the … 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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Incest and Peppermints

One thing you’ll note if looking at a genealogy of the Greco-Roman gods is that there’s a lot of incest going on in that family. Kronos married his sister Rhea, and their children included Zeus and Hera, who also married … Continue reading

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Back to Rome

The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan – The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series has the parties from the first two join forces to fight the forces of Gaea. While this means people from Camp Half-Blood and … Continue reading

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The Wrath of King Neptune

I was originally thinking of profiling Krishna this weekend, but seeing the Percy Jackson movie reminded me that I don’t think I’d ever done a proper post on Poseidon (or Zeus, for that matter, but he’ll have to wait, unless … Continue reading

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