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Dionysus the Mild: Eater of Flesh

By Ben Potter As a figure of myth and superstition even in his own time, Dionysus could well have been dismissed by the cynical as being an unworthy interpolation into the field of true religion. However, although “he represents an enchanted world and an extraordinary experience” (Albert Henrichs), the scope of his temporal power is

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The War For The Universe and the Rise of the Olympians

In order to properly understand the setting of this myth and to become familiar the birth of the Olympians , be sure you read In Be Beginning, which can be found here.  After Cronus overthrew his father and former ruler of heaven Uranus, he married his sister Rhea. Together they ruled over the universe and for

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Prometheus The Creation of Man and a History of Enlightenment

The story of Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora is a popular myth of ancient Greece. It has been told and retold through the ages with several variations. It is a tale of Prometheus, the son of a titan who was punished for playing his part as the benefactor for mankind. It is a myth that recounts

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Homer the Poet and Fate – Part Two

by A.P. David – You can Read Homer the Poet and Fate – Part One by A.P. David HERE: http://classicalwisdom.com/homer-the-poet-and-fate-part-one/ The problem with a budget is that it cannot be changed mid-stream. In the period prior to its passage, a budget is a field of endless conflict and negotiation. Anything is possible at that point. But

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Homer the Poet and Fate – Part One

by A. P. David What is the role of ‘fate’ in Homer’s Iliad? My late teacher David Grene used to say that fate in ancient Greek usage was only ever about 95% certain. That is to say, there was always that little bit of wiggle room, and hence a feeling of possibility and choice. Without

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