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Amazon Primer

While warfare has traditionally been considered a masculine pursuit, Greek legend contains accounts of the Amazons, an all-female tribe of powerful warriors. While they were often said to live in Asia Minor, they were sometimes located in Africa or the … Continue reading

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Britain’s Brutal Beginning

At one point in history, every nation apparently wanted to have origins tied to Troy. I suppose they wanted to have a link to the classics, but for some reason preferred the defeated Trojans to the victorious Greeks. Hey, I … Continue reading

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My Venus of the Stars

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty, which makes her sound like she should be one of the friendlier deities, but such is not necessarily the case. Like most members of the Greek pantheon, she could be helpful or … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Eris

One interesting Greek deity I haven’t yet featured in a post is Eris, the goddess of discord and strife. Like some other gods, her exact parentage is unknown. Some sources make her the daughter of Zeus and Hera, and others … Continue reading

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A Trojan in Italy

Does the Aeneid count as Homeric fanfiction? I mean, it pretty much follows up the Iliad and Odyssey exactly, using some of the same characters and situations. Like Odysseus, Aeneas encounters Polyphemus the Cyclops and visits the world of the … 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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Penalty: Go to Troy

The Trojan War was a significant event in Greek mythology and history, basically separating the mythical age from the historical one. While the time prior to the war was full of tales about demigods fighting monsters and founding kingdoms, things … Continue reading

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