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The Secret Lives of Stars

It’s kind of an odd inspiration, I suppose, but I got an idea to write a post about star mythology from this tweet, for which I’m honestly not sure how serious the original posters were. There is some basis in … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Gods

Stories of gods having to fight other gods for dominance over the world are quite common in mythology, but there are a few different sorts. Some have the new gods overthrowing older, established ones. Others have gods going to war … Continue reading

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So I Says to Mabon, I Says

This past Wednesday was the Autumnal Equinox, so I guess you should keep an eye out for pumpkin Piranha Plants and Koopas in Mario masks. I believe I was first aware of the season change in Super Mario World from … Continue reading

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Huluppu to Hell

Alice K. Turner’s The History of Hell gave glimpses into a lot of different myths associated with the world of the dead, some of which I don’t think I’d really explored before. Two of them were Mesopotamian stories, that of … Continue reading

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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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You’ve Been the Subject of So Many Dreams Since I Climbed Your Torso

I climbed the Statue of Liberty once, when I was probably around nine or so. This must not have been that long after it was reopened to the public in 1986, and it was one of the last trips I … Continue reading

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Post of the Hours

One common feature of mythology is an explanation of the procession of the seasons, often linking them to particular deities or to the death and rebirth of a god. In Greek mythology, it’s explained that the winter is when Demeter‘s … Continue reading

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Have a Nice Triptolemus

Using The House of Hades as inspiration for posts on mythology, I decided a good subject for such an entry would be Triptolemus, god of agriculture and lieutenant of Demeter. I don’t recall having heard of him before reading Rick … 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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Sissy Fuss

You know who Sisyphus is, right? He’s the guy who has to push a boulder to the top of a hill, only to have it roll right back down again once he reaches the top. Why is he subject to … Continue reading

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