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Listen to Your Elders!

Agamemnon praises the elderly warrior King Nestor of Pylos: ‘Father Zeus, Athene and Apollo, give me ten such advisers as Nestor, and the town of lord Priam would soon be captured, sacked and turned over to Greek hands!’ Homer, The Iliad, Book 2, Lines: 371-374 ancient greek mythologyFather ZeusGreek Gods and GoddessesheroesHomerhomer the iliadKing Nestormyths…

I’m a Believer

There were many characters in the story of The Iliad and I’m not counting the Olympian gods! The bards in Homer’s time, before and since, had unique mnemonic tricks to remember these legends as well as music to provide cues during the telling. The tale contains over 15,600 lines and though not considered the longest…

Death Has a Face

No one truly knows what happens after a person dies, this is one area science cannot investigate or solve. It is a cycle of life. It happens to humans, animals and flora yet why do we dread it? The not knowing is what drives most fears and death is an unknown entity. I believe there…

Battle-lust, Blood-lust and Lust!

Throughout history wars have impacted the world with its many guises. The desire for power, to rule, to dominate were and are the driving forces that impelled war. Even in our own time, battles rage from the most publicised events to ones that don’t make the media headlines. From the days of the cave man,…

Hera, why did she get such bad press?

I wrote a post about Hera as part of the Olympian Gods series titled The Price of Love and focused on the mythology for which she was famously known. This article will be more about her pre-history. Thought I’d better get in first before she takes over! ancient greeceargivesargoscataclysmic destructioneternal questfemale deitiesflora and faunagreek goddessGreek…

The Mother of All Headaches

Have you ever had one of those bad headache days where you feel as if your skull is going to split in two? Or feel like your head is in a vice and squeezed till you almost pass out? Anyone who’s had a migraine will understand. So when Zeus had a monster headache did he…