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Hermes in the Forest of Symbols

I. “…Hermesian reading is an open, in-depth reading, one that lays bare the metalanguages for us, that is to say, the structures of signs and correspondences that only symbolism and myth make it possible to conserve and transmit. To read, … Continue reading

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The Soul after Death: Hermes and Eurydice

The transitional, in-between state of the soul after death was believed to be the domain of Hermes by ancient Greeks. They worshiped Hermes as the one god who will guide them to the right place of exit after they die. … 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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