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The Ecosystem of Yggdrasil

A comment on my post about video game squirrels mentioned Ratatosk (or Ratatoskr, probably a more accurate transliteration, but not how I originally knew it), the squirrel from Norse mythology. He’s a red squirrel who runs up and down the … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plane Sight

While Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz sets the stage for a sequel with the Wizard and Tin Woodman trying to retrieve the lost Ozpril, such a book was never published. As indicated in Michael Patrick Hearn’s afterword, Ruth Plumly … Continue reading

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Save Our Symbols

I’ve recently heard about white supremacist groups co-opting the A-OK finger symbol, which hardly seems fair to the rest of us. If they want to steal it, why should they just be able to get away with it? We can’t … Continue reading

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Santanimals

According to the annoyingly catchy Christmas novelty song “Dominick the Donkey,” Santa Claus rides a donkey because “the reindeer cannot climb the hills of Italy.” But can’t the reindeer fly, in which case hills would be more or less irrelevant? … 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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Goats for Azazel

While there are many different ways of depicting the Devil, it’s quite common to show him with the features of a goat. Why a goat? After all, the Bible says that Satan appears as an angel of light, not a … Continue reading

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