To recap part 1: The setup: Odysseus wants Circe to disenchant his men from their animal forms, and Circe argues that they are happier as animals than… Read more “Beasts are Rational, part 2: On Eating Flesh”
You may be familiar with the story of the Hero Odysseus and the Sorceress Circe; how she turned his men into swine, how he was saved by… Read more “Beasts are Rational, part 1: Circe, Odysseus and the Pig”
We’ve seen many a mythical dog. There was Yudhistara and the black dog at the gates of heaven from the Mahabharata; there was Fenrir, who bit off… Read more “Cerberus: Hound of Hades”
Autolycus – roughly translated to lone wolf (self + wolf) was know for his great mastery and theivery. He was the son of the God Hermes, and… Read more “The Master of Thieves: Autolycus”
“But I am bound upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do scald like moulten lead.” – Shakespeare, King Lear, Act IV, Scene VII King… Read more “Ixion: Bound to a Wheel of Fire”
Phorcys and Ceto brought into the world a swathe of monsters, earning Ceto the title “mother of monsters”.
Minoa was lost. We call it Crete now. Maybe, it had gone through an apocalypse; Something happened. It might have been an explosive event at Thera, what… Read more “The Sky Makes No Promises”