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Perfectly Petrified

Writing about the legend that Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was turned into a marble statue and buried near the Golden Gate of Constantinople got me thinking of the mentions of such statues in the Oz books. For some reason, L. … Continue reading

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The Rare Beauty of Ozma

Ozma’s birthday is one of the few specific dates we have for anything in an Oz book, and even that is based on two references in completely different parts of The Road to Oz. Anyway, it’s today, so happy birthday … Continue reading

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Hello Morpheus, I Think I’m Going Down

In addition to the major deities, Greek mythology is full of minor gods who are basically just personifications of certain concepts, rather than having fully fleshed-out personalities. It seems that a lot of these are old deities who remained in … Continue reading

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