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Song of Serapis

I just finished reading The Staff of Serapis, by Rick Riordan, a follow-up to his The Son of Sobek. Like its predecessor, it’s a crossover between his Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series, featuring characters from both and … Continue reading

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Post of the Hours

One common feature of mythology is an explanation of the procession of the seasons, often linking them to particular deities or to the death and rebirth of a god. In Greek mythology, it’s explained that the winter is when Demeter‘s … Continue reading

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Have a Nice Triptolemus

Using The House of Hades as inspiration for posts on mythology, I decided a good subject for such an entry would be Triptolemus, god of agriculture and lieutenant of Demeter. I don’t recall having heard of him before reading Rick … 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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Zeus or Consequences

As ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus was considered by the ancient Greeks as one of the most powerful entities in the world, with only Destiny and the Fates remaining outside his control. His father Kronos, faced with a prophecy … Continue reading

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Bless My Soul, Herc Was on a Roll

We now take a look at Disney’s Hercules. The two previous animated features, while they did contain some humor, tackled some pretty serious issues. This one, on the other hand, is wacky all the way through. It’s not a total … Continue reading

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Ferry ‘Cross the Acheron

You’ve probably heard of Charon, the ferryman of the dead from Greek mythology. He’s the son of Erebus and Nyx, the primordial deities of darkness and night, respectively. His job is to take the souls of the dead across the … Continue reading

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