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I’ll Stop the World and Melmoth with You

While some books are easy for me to write about after finishing, there are others I finish and find mostly forgettable, and it seems that I’ve recently mostly been reading the latter. Still, I thought I’d address a few of … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tyred, Your Punic

Carthage is remembered these days as the main enemy of the ever-expanding Romans in the third and second centuries BC. The two burgeoning empires fought the three Punic Wars, the second of which was when Hannibal launched his unsuccessful campaign … Continue reading

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Mixed Mythology Makes Mischief

It’s no secret that I enjoy fiction based on classical mythology, or that I put a little too much energy into pondering how crossovers work. And when something includes elements from the mythology of various cultures, it can often become … Continue reading

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The Gods of Gaul

Beltane, the Celtic festival that we now typically call May Day, was likely named after Belenos, a solar deity worshipped by the Celts and Gauls. Not much is known about him, but he was well represented and probably very popular. … Continue reading

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All Gods Are Our Gods

The ancient Greeks had a tendency of associating the gods of foreign pantheons with their own. This was something I noticed when I read Herodotus back in college, and came across a reference to Ahura Mazda as “the Persian Zeus.” … Continue reading

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Celsus and Paracelsus

I’ve already discussed Paracelsus in connection with his belief in elementals, but there was more to him than that. I suppose he was what would be considered a Renaissance man, with interests ranging from medicine to astrology and alchemy. While … Continue reading

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Nabu Puts It in Writing

It seems that most pantheons of gods have a member who serves as a scribe, although that’s often but one of the deity’s functions. The Greeks give that position to Hermes, also the messenger god, deity of commerce, and patron … Continue reading

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