Tag Archives: orpheus

Come on-a My Harryhausen

I just recently watched Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, two movies released eighteen years apart, but that I see as a natural pairing. They’re both based on Greek mythology, and both have stop-motion special effects created … Continue reading

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Rock Me, Aristaeus

I’ve been reading about mythology for most of my life, and yet I still occasionally come across a deity I hadn’t heard about before. Most recently, it was Aristaeus, one of many agricultural deities who largely fell out of fashion … Continue reading

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Who, What, When, Where, Wyvern

While the wyvern is now fairly standard in fantasy fiction, its exact origins are difficult to trace. It seems to have first appeared in medieval bestiaries, and to have been used heavily in heraldry. While often used to represent war … Continue reading

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Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream

In between other things, I’ve been reading Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, and I’ve finally finished all eleven volumes. They were mostly pretty quick reads, being comics (I’m sure some people would call them “graphic novels,” but most of them were … 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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