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The Music Contests of Apollo

November 19, 2013



Apollo was, amongst other things, a god of music who could play like no other. However, that did not stop his skills being challenged on two separate occasions by lesser deities, one of whom, Marsyas, paid a heavy price for his insolence.

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The Mead of Inspiration

October 29, 2013



How men gained inspiration to become poets and scholars, be it the mediocre ones or the talented.

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Sumerian Creation Myth

October 15, 2013



A look at the Sumerian creation myth and how the gods and man came into being.

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Aeneas and the New Troy

October 9, 2013



The story of how Aeneas and his bride, Lavinia, came to found a settlement near the River Tiber called Lavinium which would become the parent town to a new Troy, Rome.

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The Gods at War – The Aesir vs. the Vanir

September 30, 2013



The story of the first war that was fought between the two sets of Norse gods, the Aesir  and the Vanir, and how they eventually found peace.

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Demeter and Persephone

September 28, 2013



The story of how mankind had the season of winter forced upon them as a result of the abduction of the goddess Persephone.

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The Need for Mythology

September 27, 2013



A look at why humans need mythology and how different types of myths are used to both teach and entertain us.

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Norse Creation Myth – The Creation of the Universe

August 7, 2013



A retelling of the Norse creation myth, which details how the universe, the world, the gods and mankind came into being.

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The Greek Creation Myth – The Rise of Zeus, King of the Gods

August 5, 2013



The story of how successive gods usurped their fathers, a chain of events that led to the installation of Zeus as king of the gods and to the creation of man.

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The Definition of Myth

August 1, 2013



A look at the definition of the word myth and what it means to both modern societies, and those of the past.

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Mythology Quote

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"

~ John Lennon ~

 

 

Mythology Quote

"Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience."

~ Joseph Campbell ~

 

 

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