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Z is for Zeus

Zeus has been mentioned nearly in every blog of this series. And throughout, I have not been kind to him. Basically the idea of consent was not in his vocabulary, maybe it was not in the vocabulary of those times. … Continue reading

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Y is for Yearning

The ancient Greeks recognized the importance of the place of yearning in mythology, and had separate Gods who were in charge of various kinds of yearnings and longings. Pothos for example is a winged God of desire/longing/yearning for one who … Continue reading

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X is for Xenia

Xenia in ancient Greece, was a code of conduct that was to be strictly observed between a host and someone who had landed up at his door invited or uninvited. The rules applied to all, the Gods, kings and even … Continue reading

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W is for the Wooden Horse

Helen had been wooed and carried away from her husband, King Menelaus of Sparta by Paris, prince of Troy. The Greek wanted Helen back and had laid siege on the city of Troy for ten long years. The country side … Continue reading

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V is for the Vulnerable Spot

Achilles like Ulysses was a great Greek mortal hero. His mother, Thetis was an immortal, who had caught the fancy of Zeus. But Zeus put a lid on his passion, when he learnt that a son of Thetis was destined … Continue reading

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U is for Ulysses

Ulysses the Greek hero has already featured under R, where we talked about his reluctance to join the Trojan War and his revenge on the man who blew his cover, thus forcing him to fight for ten long years at … Continue reading

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T is for Tantalus

Tantalus the king of Sipylus, was a son of Zeus and the nymph Plouto. As a son of Zeus. He had a good life, but much like the two brothers who featured in S, he proved to be too clever … Continue reading

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