Tag: greek mythology

Mythology Monday: King Midas Makes A Terrible Mistake

This week, we’re heading back to Greece, for a story that most people have probably heard in one form or another.

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Mythology Monday: Medusa Gets Royally Shafted And Then Dies

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(Content warning; this post contains discussion of sexual assault.)

So, Medusa. Most people know the basics of her story: lady with snakes for hair, turned men to stone with a glance. Which, you know, goals.

What’s interesting about Medusa is that her origin is different depending on which version you hear. In the original, Medusa and her sisters Stheno and Euryale were always monsters: specifically, gorgons.

The Roman poet Ovid, however, changed things up a little bit. So, because that version is more interesting to me (if also kinda infuriating), that’s the one I’m going to be talking about today.

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Mythology Monday: In Which Hades Kidnaps Himself A Girlfriend

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As far as the Greek gods go, Hades is one of the least dickish. Being the god of the underworld, and thus someone a lot of folks wanted to be around, he mostly just kinda keeps to himself. Of course, that doesn’t stop him from kidnapping Persephone.
Hey, I didn’t say Hades was a great guy, just that he was less of an asshole than, say, Zeus or Poseidon. That’s a very low bar to clear.

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