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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

Celebrate Diwali, India's Festival of Lights!

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Diwali is a five day festival which has as its “center day” the New Moon day that ends the month of Ashwin and begins the month of Kartika, beginning on the 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin (Ashwin 28th) and ending on the 2nd day of the bright half of Kartika (Kartika 2nd). It is celebrated in India and Nepal and commemorates the homecoming of Rama, hero of the Ramayana after his 14 year exile and  defeat of Ravana.

The Seattle Art Museum is celebrating Diwali on Saturday, October 3. The Diwali Ball will feature:

Bollygrooves music by DJ Aanshul
Live Indian music and dance performances
Signature cocktail, wine and beer
Indian tapas by Saffron Grill
Henna and Diwali surprises

Buy tickets from SAM.

Learn more about Diwali.

Learn more about the Ramayana.