Tag Archives: maenads

The Devil and Webster’s Dictionary

Apparently a whole lot of people love the Devil, and most of them are poorly spelled. Did no one bother to proofread this before someone used it at a rally? Or are badly written signs just a tradition? If they … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and War

We all know Dionysus as the god associated with drinking and parties, but the story of his invasion of India isn’t quite as well known. Apparently, in order to secure a place in Olympus, the wine god was ordered by … Continue reading

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Heroes Never Die

The Demigod Diaries, by Rick Riordan – I read a library copy of this book, but that hadn’t stopped some kid from doing all the puzzles in pencil. Oh, well. The reason I checked it out wasn’t for the activities, … Continue reading

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Orpheus Melted the Heart of Persephone, But I Never Had Yours

While I’ve covered many of the important Greek heroes and demigods, I don’t think I’ve written about Orpheus yet. He is generally considered to be the son of King Oeagrus of Thrace and the Muse Calliope, but some myths make … Continue reading

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