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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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To Chop the Unchoppable Tree

I was already familiar with some of the Chinese myths retold in Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, but there were others I’d either never or rarely come across. One of these is the story of Wu Gang, … Continue reading

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How Shunka Sapa Saved the World

Picture by Stacy Becker I believe it was in my sophomore year of high school that we had to do some research into Native American mythology, and one story that particularly stuck with me was from Lakota lore. The tale … Continue reading

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Sissy Fuss

You know who Sisyphus is, right? He’s the guy who has to push a boulder to the top of a hill, only to have it roll right back down again once he reaches the top. Why is he subject to … Continue reading

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