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Come on-a My Harryhausen

I just recently watched Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, two movies released eighteen years apart, but that I see as a natural pairing. They’re both based on Greek mythology, and both have stop-motion special effects created … Continue reading

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Today You Are a Man

I knew about Tiresias being temporarily turned into a woman, but another sex change in the world of Greek mythology that I just recently found out about is that of Caenis of Thessaly. There are two different accounts of her … Continue reading

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Of Self-Devouring We Will Never Tire

Greek mythology is full of cautionary tales, often promoting a particular message, but the overarching theme is that you shouldn’t piss off the gods. This particular tale involves Erysichthon, King of Thessaly. He decides to cut down a grove of … Continue reading

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Salmoneus Come Up, Salmoneus Go Down

I’m sure you know about Sisyphus, but pissing off the gods was apparently a habit in his family, as evidenced by his brother Salmoneus. The two of them were grandsons of Hellen, father of the Hellenes and son of Deucalion … Continue reading

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You Should Sea This Lady

I attended the Coney Island Mermaid Parade today, and I noticed that the King and Queen of the Parade are referred to as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid.Doesn’t seem entirely congruent, but there you go. I’m not sure why they … Continue reading

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Burn Up the Old, Ring in the New

I have to say that I find the notion of religious sacrifice to be rather interesting. I don’t mean sacrifice in the broadest sense of simply giving up something you care about, but the offering of objects, animals, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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