Category Archives: Mythology

Mythological Monday: It’s Not Easy Being Green

But green’s the color of Spring. And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree Wait that wasn’t where I was going with this, … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: Oath Keepers and Oath Breakers

Keeping your word, or breaking your word, or even finding creative ways to “keep” your word is found a lot in myths and folklore.  Trickster gods anyone? Similar to guest right it was a very important system of behaviors that people … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: Predicting Weather and Other Feats of the Gods

There’s a snow storm brewing, no there isn’t, yes, well maybe. It’ll be a big one, moderate one, something, maybe nothing. Predicting the weather is hard.  Even when all signs point to yes for days, in the last moment things … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: Carrying a Torch For You

This Mythological Monday is bracketed by torches. The Olympic Torch from Friday,  and the coming torches/flames of Friday. We could use the fire.  The torch relay is actually a modern convention.  So lets talk about the Olympic flame.  Fire was … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: Let it Snow

As another winter storm pelts the east coast, I continue to gander out my windows wondering if I will spot sight of the Yeti exploring NYC, as we get inch after inch. Oh and there is the storm approaching Weds. … Continue reading

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The Geography of Myth

We spend a lot of time talking about the characters in fairy and folk tales and myths: the gods and goddesses, the heroes and villains. The geography of myth hardly figures into our conscious thought, but the stories are undeniably … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: By Your Powers Combined…

I am Captain Planet! Well it is Earth Day, and this was likely my first introduction to the power of environmentalism. I had a very Earth friendly weekend, working to clean up a park on Saturday and now it’s Earth … Continue reading

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April Fool’s- Part the Second (a little late)

Wow, this month is flying by! I missed my last entry, for which I apologize. Last time, we covered the Wise Fool. Now, for clever heroes! Pyra discussed tricksters among the gods, and there are an equal number of tricksters … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: Be Our Guest

I had some guests over for dinner, and I started to think about guest/host relationships and how much of that is standard, and how much is not.  In my usual circles, the invitation to a party or event comes with … Continue reading

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Mythological Monday: A Prank on You!

It’s April 1st. Depending on where you are and who you are with, you are highly suspicious of everything around you today. I once worked in an office where if you went on vacation for too long, you might come … Continue reading

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