So, in a post I made earlier this month I told you all about Izanagi and Izanami, and mentioned three other gods. This story is about one of them, specifically Amaterasu.
It’s Monday, which means that it’s time to talk about mythology. This week, I shall tell you the tale of the Judgement of Paris, aka How The Trojan War Got Started.
So, E3 is a thing that’s happening, and, as is their wont, game companies are making announcements at it. This news, however, has piqued my interest more than the rest.
See, it turns out that Final Fantasy VIII is not only going to be re-released for its 20th anniversary, it’s getting a full-on remaster.
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.
You may have noticed that I’ve changed the tiers on my Patreon a little bit. I wasn’t particularly fond of the $5 tier, since nothing in it seemed all that great. With that, I decided to make post suggestions open to all patrons (well, all readers of the blog, really, but patrons get shot up to the front of the list). I also decided to offer a tangible reward for the second tier. Basically, that reward is that I will knit or crochet an item and send it to patrons who give $10/post or more. These would be smaller items, such as a hat, scarf, wrist warmers, or washcloths. Bigger items, such as blankets, would be a bit prohibitive in both cost of materials and shipping, unless it’s a small blanket for a baby or pet.
I’m thinking that this change makes things a little bit clearer, and would offer supporters a more tangible reward for their support.
Welcome back to Mythology Monday! This week we’re heading to Japan to talk about a couple of figures that are pretty important to the mythology over there: Izanagi and Izanami.
Most people know what the Minotaur is: giant half-man half-bull creature, lived in a labyrinth, was eventually killed by Theseus. That’s not the story I want to talk about today, however. No, I want to talk about how the Minotaur came to be in the first place.
Strap in, folks, ‘cause this is gonna be a trip.