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Mythology Monday – Olympians and Olympics

The gods of Olympus, after whom the Solar Syst...

The Olympians:

Spending the first weekend of the Olympics in Olympia… Washington, was a fun coincidence.  According to Greek Mythology, the Olympian gods are Hermes, Artemis, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Ares, Athena, Poseidon, Hestia and Demeter. Hades was not usually included in lists although he is a brother of Zeus and Poseidon, etc. The Olympians are second generation gods who took over the earth, sky, ocean and underworld after defeating the Titans. The term “Olympian” refers to Mt Olympus. Each god has their own home, made by Hephaestus, the smith-god, but  Mt Olympus is where they hold court. The Milky Way is called the road to Olympus. It bisects the ecliptic, or path of the Sun, which includes the constellations associated with the god’s homes, the Zodiac. Continue reading Mythology Monday – Olympians and Olympics

The Myth and the Mundane: Reflections on Women in Society

Artemis, Louvre

Way cool, I just found my BA paper online! The Myth and the Mundane: Reflections on Women in Society. Finding it has inspired me to inaugurate Mythic Monday as a regular feature. The paper lives on the Kepler College Website along with lots of other good reads. I have continued work on this paper since graduation but I enjoyed rereading it in its original form. It now has a table of contents, better organization and even more pages. But I hope this original form is interesting both for its own merits and for its references. This is from the Introduction:

Greco-Roman and Indian mythology and epic poetry give us many examples of goddesses and women.  This paper will explore the relationship between myth and culture in the epic poetry of Greece, India and Rome in order to answer these questions:  Continue reading The Myth and the Mundane: Reflections on Women in Society