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The Bible Says a Lot of Things

One thing I’ve found is that, when someone discusses the Bible from a secular perspective, there will be devout believers who get angry about it, even though no one is actually attacking their faith. I guess part of the problem … Continue reading

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Salmoneus Come Up, Salmoneus Go Down

I’m sure you know about Sisyphus, but pissing off the gods was apparently a habit in his family, as evidenced by his brother Salmoneus. The two of them were grandsons of Hellen, father of the Hellenes and son of Deucalion … Continue reading

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Power Pig

While I generally think of pigs as fairly gentle domestic animals, they apparently can be quite dangerous, particularly when they’re the wild variety that you don’t see all that often in my neck of the woods. There are several Greek … Continue reading

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Who, What, When, Where, Wyvern

While the wyvern is now fairly standard in fantasy fiction, its exact origins are difficult to trace. It seems to have first appeared in medieval bestiaries, and to have been used heavily in heraldry. While often used to represent war … Continue reading

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My Venus of the Stars

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty, which makes her sound like she should be one of the friendlier deities, but such is not necessarily the case. Like most members of the Greek pantheon, she could be helpful or … 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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Get Ogre It

The Ogre Downstairs, by Diana Wynne Jones – This is the first book of hers I’ve finished since her death, which gives a rather melancholy feeling. Anyway, J.L. Bell recommended this as one of his favorite Jones books. I don’t … Continue reading

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