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Morpheus: The God of Dreams

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Mythology often personifies aspects of nature and life, transferring these elements into gods. It should be no surprise then that our state of repose – something we do for a third of our life – is no exception. In the Greek world, the god of dreams was Morpheus

Marcus Aurelius and the Sophists on Justice

Stoicism and the “Great Discourse” of Protagoras by Donald Robertson, author of “How to Think like a Roman Emperor” Learn more from Donald in his upcoming 4 week course, “Marcus Aurelius: Life and Stocism” – starting August 4th What is it, then, that arouses your discontent? Human wickedness? Call to mind the doctrine that rational

14 Jokes for Mythology Lovers

Think you know your Greek Mythology? From Creatures to Titans, check your knowledge and see if you Get all these jokes for mythology lovers: 1. This serious amount of mythological cuteness: 2. Someone is a clever clogs: 3. A Gamer’s Interpretation: 4. This succinct synopsis: 5. Obviously this is a theme: 6. Someone really knows

The Rape of a Goddess

by Mary E. Naples, M.A. Who were Demeter and Persephone and why did their myth resonate so strongly with women of ancient Greece? The story of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, and her daughter Persephone, queen of the underworld, has inspired many. And while there are twenty-two variations of the myth, it is the Homeric

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

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