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Now You’re Speaking My Language

I’ve written before about the Tower of Babel, the weird story from Genesis that explains why people speak so many different languages. Exactly why this needed a mythical explanation isn’t entirely clear. People speak different languages because they developed in different … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling Fine in the Modern Age

The concept of dividing history into several different ages is a common one, which shows up in multiple societies, but perhaps most famously in the work of the Greek poet Hesiod. In Works and Days, he splits history into the … Continue reading

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Darn It to Hecate

I’d been meaning to write about Hecate for a while now, so since it’s about time for a mythology post, how about now? Perhaps my earliest source for the names and functions of the gods was an old encyclopedia that … Continue reading

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Rebel Without a Prayer

While researching Prometheus on Wikipedia, I came across this interesting observation regarding Aeschylus’ take on the character: “In Hesiod, the story of Prometheus (and, by extension, of Pandora) serves to reinforce the theodicy of Zeus: he is a wise and … Continue reading

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