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Give Me Resurrection or Give Me Death!

I’ve looked at the concept of gods dying and being resurrected before, and it really seems like there’s a tendency to ascribe more similarities to the various myths of the sort than there really are. It’s a common theme, but … Continue reading

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Laughing at Legends

Three more Tom Holt books this time: Grailblazers – I think this one is a clear improvement over the last few Holt books, showing the author honing his style. As usual, it focuses on one element of folklore, in this … Continue reading

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Bari-ed Alive

Picture source: Jack Lee’s Art Seeing as how it’s Easter weekend, I thought it might be appropriate to write about a deity who dies and is reborn, as Jesus was said to have done nearly 2000 years ago. It’s been … 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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Song of Serapis

I just finished reading The Staff of Serapis, by Rick Riordan, a follow-up to his The Son of Sobek. Like its predecessor, it’s a crossover between his Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series, featuring characters from both and … 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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Jesus Christ, Copycat

Merry Christmas! I’ve never really understood why (at least in the United States) this is the one holiday when we’re supposed to be merry instead of merely happy, but there you go. And as we all know, the true meaning … Continue reading

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Will the Real Horus Please Stand Up?

One of the major gods of the Olympian pantheon is Horus, perhaps more accurately rendered as Heru. The fact that most of what we know about ancient Egypt was filtered through Greek first gives us a lot of extra S’s, … Continue reading

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Tammuz Talk

Since summer has officially begun, the deity to whom we turn today is one closely associated with the summer, the Babylonian Tammuz. The god was originally known as Dumuzi in Sumeria, but is much better known by his Semitic name, … Continue reading

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The Great Set-Up

I’ve been reading Rick Riordan’s newest book, The Red Pyramid, which does for Egyptian mythology what his Percy Jackson series did for the Greek. The main villain (at least so far; I haven’t finished the book, and I know Riordan … Continue reading

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