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Good Gods and Bad Gods

I don’t think people typically worship gods they think of as evil. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen, just that it doesn’t seem to be the basis of any major religion. What does happen is that societies will demonize … Continue reading

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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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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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My Venus of the Stars

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty, which makes her sound like she should be one of the friendlier deities, but such is not necessarily the case. Like most members of the Greek pantheon, she could be helpful or … Continue reading

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For Great Justice

We’re all familiar with the depiction of Justice as a blindfolded woman holding scales. As with a lot of anthropomorphic personifications, this image largely derives from Greco-Roman mythology, but from a few different deities. The first relevant goddess is Themis, … Continue reading

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The Flying Avengers of the Greco-Roman World

Greco-Roman mythology is full of trios of scary women. I’m not sure how that meme got started, but you have the Gorgons, the Graeae, and the Fates. Another three dangerous females are the Furies, the Latin name for the Erinyes … Continue reading

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Mythical Metals

Today, we’re going to look at three metals from the world of fantasy and legend. And since Wednesday is Video Game Day here in VoVatia, I’ll be sure to mention their relevance to the game world. Adamant – Although the … Continue reading

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