Author Archives: eteokretan

About eteokretan

Interests include: books, art, movies, history, mythology, wandering around, people watching, being a bit weird, running, soccer.

Gender-bending among the Ancient Gods

The figurine to the right, made in the Cyclades around 2400 to 2300 BCE, is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It has, obviously, a penis as well as pronounced breasts (because of the … Continue reading

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“Sporting Girls”

So I guess I’ve been neglecting the blog at bit. I’ve been swamped with work and other forms of chaos since about November. A break in the work allowed me to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, … Continue reading

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The Sirens

Everyone knows the Sirens. They sing their enchanting songs and lure men to their deaths. And that’s pretty much it, isn’t it? Seductive. Dangerous to men. What else do you need? Oh, but why end there, when you can speculate … Continue reading

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Richard Mourdock, Rape, Pregnancy, and the Greek Gods

[I’ve been working over this post off and on for days. It’s weird and a bit disjointed. Not sure if it conveys what I want to get across, but I’m sick of looking at it in my drafts queue. It’s … Continue reading

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Ariadne

In which I play games with mythology: The usual story is that Ariadne fell in love with Theseus and told him how to find his way back out of the Labyrinth when he set off to kill the Minotaur. Theseus … Continue reading

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Lost Cause—Flash Fiction

“I know I’m not going to succeed. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that I took a stand. I don’t like people bringing their dogs out of the building and just letting them urinate everywhere. I’ve had it. Whatever happened … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale Dine Out

An elegant hotel restaurant on Fifth Avenue. A beautiful woman, a handsome man. Evening clothes worn with the grace of people who wear such clothing regularly. He is a powerful, important man. You can see that in his strong profile—the … Continue reading

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