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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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Fooled

Halfway through his tale of his journey to the Underworld, Odysseus paused. All the Phaiakians were silent, overwhelmed by the story. Alkinoos spoke up:           Odysseus, we, as we look upon you, do not imagine           that you are a … Continue reading

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Thrinakia

In Homer’s Odyssey, Thrinakia was the island of Helios, the sun god, where he kept his herds of cattle and sheep. Odysseus was warned that when he and his companions got to the island, they should not to slaughter and … Continue reading

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