Tag Archives: venus

The Fish-Woman Who Got Away

I had enjoyed watching the Coney Island Mermaid Parade last year, and had been considering going again, but didn’t think to look up when it was. As it turns out, it was last weekend, and I missed it. Oh, well. … Continue reading

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Slavic Star Sisters

I recently wrote about the Greco-Roman personifications of the Morning and Evening Stars, which they didn’t realize at the time were both the planet Venus. They were the children of Eos, goddess of the dawn. While looking for information on … Continue reading

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Dawn, Go Away, I’m No Good for You

It’s kind of weird starting a post on this topic after eight at night, but one Greco-Roman deity I don’t think I’ve addressed before is Eos, known in Latin as Aurora, goddess of the dawn. She was considered a Titan, … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tyred, Your Punic

Carthage is remembered these days as the main enemy of the ever-expanding Romans in the third and second centuries BC. The two burgeoning empires fought the three Punic Wars, the second of which was when Hannibal launched his unsuccessful campaign … Continue reading

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On Darkest Thulcandra, in Deepest Heaven

I have a complicated relationship with C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia were significant reading in my formative years; and even though I don’t share his Christian belief, most of what I’ve heard from him presents Christianity in a way … Continue reading

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Hope Is the Snake with Feathers

While it’s a little difficult to tell for sure, as Google sometimes refuses to turn up posts that I know I made and the LiveJournal search function is worthless, I don’t think I’ve ever actually devoted a post to Quetzalcoatl … 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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Life Is What Happens When You Make Other Planets

During the course of Futurama, most of our own solar system has been seen, and it looks like it’s changed considerably by the time the show takes place. Venus, the Moon, Mars, Neptune, Triton, and Pluto are all known to … Continue reading

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Not Built in a Day

Since the date of our New Year dates back to the Romans, what better to write about today than the myths surrounding the founding of Rome? Of course, the year didn’t start on the first of January at that point. … Continue reading

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The Lucifer Show

I’ve been intermittently reading John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which popularized the idea of Satan being a fallen angel originally named Lucifer. The name means “light-bringer,” and is not used to refer to the Adversary in the Bible. It was actually … Continue reading

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