Posts Tagged: Zeus

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 […]
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Myth of the Week – Zeus
September 24, 2015
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My original plan was to do some posts about Greek mythology, with my first two posts being “Gods” and “The Trojan War”. The problem was that when I had finished writing them up, I realised they were really long and a little boring. So instead what I’ve decided to do a weekly write up about […]