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About: Danielle Alexander

Danielle has recently completed her Ancient Civilisations degree, with her research focusing on prehistoric Anatolia and cultural transmission of mythic themes. Now, she is undertaking a Masters degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. She has had a love for the ancient, and prehistorical world, specifically mythology, from a very young age. Her determination to continue her education, diving into the intricacy of mythology, is peaked by the goal for teaching myth and its web of interdisciplinary connections to bring humanity and accessibility into academia. Watch this space.

Recent Posts by Danielle Alexander

Serpent in the Stars: Draco

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There are certain mythical creatures that seem to exist in most cultures, and the dragon is one of them. The Greeks were no different and immortalized a serpentine shape in their sky situated between the two Bears (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor). Dragon to Snake: What happened

Crown of the Northern Skies: Corona Borealis

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In Eastern traditions, this constellation is called, rather humbly, the Broken Bowl. It was the ancient Greeks that imbued it with starry mythos and royalty. The Corona Borealis rises with Scorpion and sets at the rise of the Crab and Lion. It has nine stars in total

The Eagle, or Aquila, Constellation

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Zeus features heavily in a lot of starlore, and the Eagle constellation is no exception.  The predominantly accepted mythos for this constellation is the abduction of Ganymede. Zeus had facilitated the kidnapping, fancying the beautiful mortal boy as his personal cup-bearer. In the constellation, which is situated

A Tale of Zeus as a Goose

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The night sky inspires awe in most who gaze upon it. Our modern perspectives give us a dim shadow of the spectacular sprinkle of stars that litter the midnight sky, a logical lens limiting the imagination. Sometimes, people will cloud gaze and point out images they see

The Herdsman of the Stars

By Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Even to the modern mind, the starry abyss above us encourages a sense of awe and wonder. In the ancient times, they linked their mythos to the heavens and told tales of how the star clusters, or constellations, came to be. One of these constellations of the Northern

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