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Stepping Out of the Story

The Crown of Ptolemy, by Rick Riordan – I actually read this a few months ago, if I recall correctly, but I never got around to reviewing it. It isn’t surprising that I liked it, though, is it? This is … Continue reading

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A Long Walk Off a Short Pyramid

Dr. Ben Carson has been the subject of much mockery for a lot of reasons, but one of the most prominent is that he thought Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. Apparently he didn’t even make this up; it’s … Continue reading

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Oz and Uz

While L. Frank Baum claimed that he took the name “Oz” from a filing cabinet drawer, there’s some doubt as to whether this is actually true or just something he thought was more interesting than the truth, I couldn’t say. … Continue reading

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There’s an Apophis for That

The Serpent’s Shadow, by Rick Riordan – The third and presumably final book in the Kane Chronicles has Sadie and Carter finally defeating the serpent Apophis, and ties up some other loose ends as well. Among other matters, the story … Continue reading

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Good Old Reliable Anath

Anath, a Semitic war goddess, is also known as Anat, but I prefer the former spelling because it’s pretty close to my own name. She is described as the sister and possible consort of Ba’al and the daughter of El. … Continue reading

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Myth-tery Date

I seem to recall reading somewhere (and maybe I’m misremembering a bit) that Jewish mythology differs from that of other nations from the same time period because it incorporated actual history. I’m not sure I’d say this is entirely accurate. … Continue reading

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