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”
Category: Greco-Roman Mythology
The Master of Thieves: Autolycus
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”
Ixion: Bound to a Wheel of Fire
“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”
Monstrous Love: Phorcys and Ceto
Phorcys and Ceto brought into the world a swathe of monsters, earning Ceto the title “mother of monsters”.
The Sky Makes No Promises
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”
Athena and Arachne
Imagine this: You are a shepherd’s daughter; from the time you were a child, you’ve worked the loom. This is no longer work; it is pure art.… Read more “Athena and Arachne”
Demeter in the Mortal Realm
In many re-tellings of the story of Persephone and Demeter, the focus often becomes Persephone. Brutally abducted by her uncle and swept into the Underworld where she… Read more “Demeter in the Mortal Realm”
The Garden of the Hesperides.
The Ancient Greeks often anthropomorphized the natural world around them, assigning gods, goddesses, demigods and divine spirits to explain the processes witnessed before them. The sacred trees… Read more “The Garden of the Hesperides.”
Amalthea: The Goat Who Nursed Baby Zeus.
Zeus was born into a prophecy; his father Cronus had been terrified to hear that one day one of his children would overthrow him and usurp his… Read more “Amalthea: The Goat Who Nursed Baby Zeus.”
Sisyphus: Ancient Atheist?
While I working on a seemingly unrelated post, I was struck by the final line in a dialogue by the Roman writer, priest and politician, Plutarch. It’s… Read more “Sisyphus: Ancient Atheist?”