Tag Archives: monarchy

Moving to a Magical Monarchy

Happy birthday, Ozma! It seems common among Oz fans to consider Ozma to be, in a way, our monarch, and Oz as a place we’d like to escape to someday if it were at all possible. C. Warren Hollister’s essay … Continue reading

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In 1215 at Runnymede, Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

Magna Carta is now 800 years old, but I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do to celebrate the birthday of a document. The main way academia seems to be calling attention to it is by destroying some of the … Continue reading

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Incest and Peppermints

One thing you’ll note if looking at a genealogy of the Greco-Roman gods is that there’s a lot of incest going on in that family. Kronos married his sister Rhea, and their children included Zeus and Hera, who also married … Continue reading

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Humanity Has Its Privileges

I’ve recently been engrossed in Ana Mardoll’s deconstruction of the Chronicles of Narnia, which has so far reached Chapter 11 of Prince Caspian. One quite valid point she made is why it is considered so important that Narnia be ruled … Continue reading

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The Lucifer Show

I’ve been intermittently reading John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which popularized the idea of Satan being a fallen angel originally named Lucifer. The name means “light-bringer,” and is not used to refer to the Adversary in the Bible. It was actually … Continue reading

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