Category: Mythology/Folklore

Mythology Monday: Local Woman Turned Into Spider, Film At 11

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It’s that time of week again, and I’m once more dipping into the well of Greek mythology to tell you the story of Arachne. Hint: it’s where we get the word “arachnid” from. Though I guess the title of the post kind of gives it away, huh.

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Mythology Monday: How Cú Chulainn Got His Name

It’s that time of week again, and this week we’re going to take a look at a bit of Irish mythology. Specifically, I’m going to be talking about one of Ireland’s most well known cultural heroes, Cú Chulainn. More specifically, I’m going to be talking about how he came to be called Cu Chulainn in the first place.

Also, Cú Chulainn is not pronounced the way you think it is. Nothing in Irish is pronounced the way you think it is.

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Mythology Monday: The Fortification of Asgard

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I like mythology and folklore. I think they’re extremely interesting. So, in that regard, I have decided to embark on a new project: Mythology Mondays. Basically, either every or every other Monday I will make a post about a story or mythological figure that I hope folks will find interesting, or at least entertaining.

(Note: I am fully aware that this is going on the blog proper on a Tuesday, but I’m putting it up on the Patreon on a Monday, so I’m counting it).

To that end, I have decided to start with one of my favorite Norse tales: “The Fortification Of Asgard,” or, as I like to call it, “That One Time Loki Fucked A Horse.”

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