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I’d Idle On with an Eidolon

I’d been interested in the origin of the term “eidolon” after hearing the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby episodes on Euripides’ Helen, and remembering that the term had been used in the Final Fantasy series. It’s basically a phantom, a … Continue reading

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He’s Got Legs, He Knows How to Use Them

I’ve always liked descriptions of monsters. I remember when I was in high school and I checked out Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings multiple times. It covered creatures spoken of in the folklore and mythology of many different … Continue reading

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Promoting Proteus

It’s Saturday, and that means mythology here at VoVatia. Today’s subject is Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, who famously showed up in the Odyssey. This son of Poseidon is a shepherd, a prophet, and a shape-shifter. He is … Continue reading

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