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Punishment in Tartarus – Salmoneus
October 9, 2017
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And so we have reached our penultimate entry in our Punishment in Tartarus mini-series. I know, I know, I hear you sigh. But don’t worry because I have some really fun and interesting – at least they are in my mind – articles planned. The figures to have already featured in the series are Sisyphus, […]
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Myth of the Week – Tityos
September 26, 2017
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Welcome, welcome, welcome to round four in our mini-series on Punishment in Tartarus. So far we have looked at the stories and indiscretions and subsequent punishments of Sisyphus, Tantalus and Ixion. Do give them a read if you get the chance, they are very interesting! This week we turn to not a man, but a […]
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Myth of the Week – Ixion
September 18, 2017
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In this edition of Myth of the Week we will be focusing on the myth of Ixion as a continuation of our Punishment in Tartarus mini-series. (I was going to combine his myth with Tityus but there’s a bit more meat to the story than I initially thought). The first two articles were about Sisyphus […]
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Myth of the Week – Tantalus
September 15, 2017
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As promised, today we are looking at Tantalus and his story of how he ended up in Tartarus and what his punishment is. The myth of Tantalus is fairly simple and straightforward though comes with a couple of variations. I will also mention a few additional myths that tie in with, and stem from, Tantalus. […]
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Myth of the Week – Sisyphus
September 7, 2017
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Due to overwhelmingly unpopular demand, we are back. And when I say “we” I mean “I”, but it sounds much more impressive if I use the plural. And I know the question that’s on everyone’s lips… “Is he seriously still going on about this Greek Myth stuff? He might as well be flogging a dead […]
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Myth of the Week – Polyphemus
September 9, 2016
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Welcome to the return of Myth of the Week, the world’s most inconsistent running weekly series of articles. In the last instalment I looked at…hold on, it’s been too long. I’ve no idea what it was. Let me check…Oh, Narcissus and Echo. That was a good one. (I actually did have to check.) This time […]
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Operation Masters Thesis: Complete
August 26, 2016
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Over the past twelve months or so I’ve been banging on about some sort of thesis or other that I have been writing. Well, as of Tuesday (three days ago), that thesis is in the past. Finished, submitted it and there’s a thin A4 sized book as proof that I wasn’t actually making it up […]
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Myth of the Week – Narcissus and Echo
December 9, 2015
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Apologies for the lengthy silence and denying you of your weekly dose of mythology. I was busy writing essays and studying for exams while also battling with the terrible beast that is procrastination. I’m finished now but since it is exam week in UCD I would like to welcome all my new readers…the students who […]
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Myth of the Week – the Underworld
October 31, 2015
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In keeping with the rather spooky themed time of the year, here is a post on the Greek Underworld (somehow I don’t think that picture of Hades in Disney’s animated version of Hercules is going to scare anyone though!). The problem of giving a definitive view of the Underworld is that there are a number […]
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Myth of the Week – Achilles
October 22, 2015
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Achilles is one of the most famous and best-known characters in Greek Mythology. He did, of course, make his name in the Trojan War but first let me give a little information on his background: Hero: Achilles Greek spelling: Αχιλλευς (translates into English as Achilleus) Parents: Peleus and Thetis Children: Neoptolomus, also known as Pyrrhus […]