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Three Birds and One Stone

I’ve been meaning to take a closer look at some of the stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, but my mind tends to get a lot of them mixed up. Someone does something to offend the gods, and is turned into something … Continue reading

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¿Donde Estan Mis Hijos?

La Llorona, most literally “The Crier,” but more often translated as the Weeping or Wailing Woman, is one of the most famous Mexican ghosts, but as with most folklore, there are several different versions of her story. What’s consistent is … Continue reading

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Great Ants

In Rick Riordan’s latest book, The Hidden Oracle, Apollo encounters a group of giant ants guarding the entrance to a sacred grove. These ants, the Myrmekes, are indeed part of Greek mythology, or perhaps more accurately Greek pseudo-history. The Myrmekes … Continue reading

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Sold Short

Mythology and folklore include all kinds of strange beings, including both the very big and the very small. The ancient Greeks wrote of Pygmies, called that because the pygme was a measurement from the wrist to the elbow. This was … Continue reading

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Polytheistic Politics

Notice how pretty much every presidential candidate says they were called by God to run? When I mentioned this, Amy correctly pointed out that he didn’t necessarily want all of them to WIN, but they all seem to think he … Continue reading

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Turning to Tanit

Tanit was the chief goddess of Carthage, the one-time greatest rival of the Roman Empire. The city was founded by immigrants from Phoenicia, and was probably a Phoenician colony before turning to self-rule. While Tanit is mostly associated with Carthage, … Continue reading

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Sorry, I Was Creating the Milky Way

The name “Milky Way” comes from the appearance of a band of stars and other celestial objects visible in the sky at certain times. It’s actually a view of the galactic plane from the outer spiral arm on which Earth … Continue reading

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