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The Moral of the Story: Never Enter A Battle Of Wits with a Welsh Grandma?

Not all myths are heroic journeys or great love stories. Sometimes, a simple scene houses a battle of wits. And sometimes, the small battles have long consequences. I found this while looking up a town in Wales because of a Netflix show. I do adore wise woman tales.A thousand years ago, the Devil decided to… Continue reading The Moral of the Story: Never Enter A Battle Of Wits with a Welsh Grandma?

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Mythic Monday: Scylla & Charybdis Part 1

At some point in life, most people are forced to choose between two options knowing that regardless which is chosen, they'll lose. In current linguistic idiom, there are a few phrases that properly convey an impossible choice: the lesser of two evils, a rock and a hard place, the devil and the deep blue sea… Continue reading Mythic Monday: Scylla & Charybdis Part 1

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Mythic Monday is both late and a repeat…because I’m buried in boxes.

This one, originally published last fall here: Mythic Monday: Brownie seems apropos for the unpacking extravaganza. I don't have Lucky Charms in the house in Minnesota right now, but I DO have Honey Nut Cheerios, milk, and M&Ms...Help Wanted: small brownish creature willing to help clean my house, ride the dogs around in the middle of the night,… Continue reading Mythic Monday is both late and a repeat…because I’m buried in boxes.

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Mythic Monday: Kobolds (related: what the hell is wrong with Google users?)

I've been remiss on my mythology lately, and I have no legitimate excuse. Things have been a little... upheavalous*...for me lately, and blogging sort of fell out of the back of a bouncing wagon of SHIT I HAVE TO DO. Oops. *No, of course "upheavalous" isn't a word, but the sentiment fits. In honor of tonight's Kobold… Continue reading Mythic Monday: Kobolds (related: what the hell is wrong with Google users?)

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Mythic Monday: Mithras – Spell Checker is DILIGENT

"One day every soldier in the empire has to shower in the blood of your sacrificial bull. The next they don't even remember your birthday." --Neil Gaiman, American  Gods*I have to add a disclaimer to this post. Mithraism is NOT a single mythological tale, but a full mythic cycle which was eventually adopted and adapted… Continue reading Mythic Monday: Mithras – Spell Checker is DILIGENT