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Kouretes in the House

One group of beings from Greek mythology that I couldn’t recall having read about before but that stuck with me when I read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods were the Kouretes, warriors and ritual dancers who attended to the infant Zeus. … Continue reading

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Merely a Man

I wrote about demonization last week, but there’s another way people dealt with gods they didn’t believe in, which is claiming that they’re simply people who came to be worshipped. Of course this kind of thing actually happened, both with … Continue reading

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Para-Dogs

As we are now living through the dog days of summer, this week’s mythology post will be about dogs. More specifically, it’s about Laelaps, a magical hunting dog given by Zeus to Europa when he seduced her and carried her … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s Mythtakes

Anyone who’s familiar with the game Kid Icarus probably realizes that a lot of the character names are based on Greek mythology. How well do these characters actually conform to their portrayals in mythology, though? In most cases, not so … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Daedalus

I was trying to think of characters from mythology I hadn’t covered yet, and I thought of Daedalus, the famous inventor. While most closely associated with Crete, the Athenians thought he should be a native of their own city, so … Continue reading

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