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The Lost Years

In a number posts I’ve mentioned the similarities between Plato’s Atlantis, the island of Thira/Santorini and the Minoans. In my research for my series Servant of the Gods, my focus was on the Atlantean myth. I love researching and looking for information which would help with writing my story. In the course of my sleuthing…

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…

Idle Curiosity or Malicious Intent?

Pandora was the first woman created out of clay by the gods. Her name means ‘all gifts’ (pan, doros) as she was endowed with the various attributes from each of the gods. The gods with their multi-faceted behaviours had in fact produced a human in their own image. One of the earliest literary versions of…