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Hell on Wheels

Ixion, King of the Lapiths in Thessaly, was a pretty thoroughly bad guy. He married Dia, the daughter of Deioneus, who is sometimes called Eionenus. He refused to pay the customary bride-price, however, so Deioneus took some of his horses … Continue reading

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Zeus or Consequences

As ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus was considered by the ancient Greeks as one of the most powerful entities in the world, with only Destiny and the Fates remaining outside his control. His father Kronos, faced with a prophecy … Continue reading

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The Demigods Are Back in Town

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan – After a detour into Egyptian mythology in his also excellent The Red Pyramid, Riordan is back to the Greek stuff with the first volume in the Heroes of Olympus series. Also back are … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Another Hera

Since I haven’t written a post about her yet, and she appears to be a significant character in Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, which I’m currently reading, I think it might be time for an entry on Hera. The myths … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Breakin’ My Hearth

As goddess of the hearth, Hestia was a quite important deity in ancient Greek and Roman society, but there is very little mythology pertaining to her. It’s strange how the phrase “hearth and home” is still pretty commonly used, even … Continue reading

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