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Night of the Living Daedalus

I was trying to think of characters from mythology I hadn’t covered yet, and I thought of Daedalus, the famous inventor. While most closely associated with Crete, the Athenians thought he should be a native of their own city, so … Continue reading

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The Magic of Russia and Egypt

The Wizard of the Emerald City, by Alexander Volkov – Well, when I say it’s by Volkov, it’s actually mostly by L. Frank Baum. In the late thirties, this Soviet author translated and revised The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for … Continue reading

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The Great Set-Up

I’ve been reading Rick Riordan’s newest book, The Red Pyramid, which does for Egyptian mythology what his Percy Jackson series did for the Greek. The main villain (at least so far; I haven’t finished the book, and I know Riordan … Continue reading

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