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Sea Monster Mania

Although Poseidon is the best known of the Greek sea deities, there were plenty of others lurking under the water. Two who put in an appearance in Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena are Phorcys and Keto, children of Oceanus … Continue reading

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I’m Not Ulysses

Having been a fan of Greek mythology since childhood, I had always meant to read the work of Homer, but I somehow never got around to it. I was given a copy of the Odyssey, translated by the late Robert … Continue reading

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The Wrath of King Neptune

I was originally thinking of profiling Krishna this weekend, but seeing the Percy Jackson movie reminded me that I don’t think I’d ever done a proper post on Poseidon (or Zeus, for that matter, but he’ll have to wait, unless … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere

I’m not sure where the joke of making Nowhere a physical place and/or Nobody a person originated. I guess there was a variety on that sort of joke in the Odyssey, when Odysseus told Polyphemus his name was Nobody. Sir … Continue reading

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