Tag Archives: Hesiod

The Guilt of Prometheus and Pandora’s Gifts

Prometheus was one of the Titans – the gods who descended from primordial deities, and preceded Olympian gods and goddesses. His name meant “forethought;” he proved he deserved it by showing a gift of premonition and prophecy when he sided … Continue reading

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On Genius (2): Genius in Antiquity

“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story…” Homer, “The Odyssey” Gustave Moreau, “l’Inspiration” I am still making my way through a very beautifully written book by Darrin M. McMahon called Divine Fury: A History of Genius. Its … Continue reading

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Hekate: the Goddess of the Crossroads

1. “Saffron-cloaked goddess of the Heavens, The Underworld and the Sea Unconquerable Queen, Beast-roarer, Dishevelled one of compelling countenance Keyholding Mistress of the Whole World” Orphic Hymn to Hekate 2.  “Hail, many-named Mother of the Gods, Whose children are fair … Continue reading

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