Category: mythology

Weird myths: Baby Hermes

It's been ages since I did a mythology post! After my review of The Dark Prophecy, I think it's about time. This one even features Apollo! Being a baby is for babies If you've read my post about Hermes, you know I promised you a weird myth. So let's get on with it! First, try to imagine … Continue reading Weird myths: Baby Hermes

Review: The Dark Prophecy

Review: The Dark Prophecy

The Dark Prophecy is the new book in Rick Riordan's The Trials of Apollo; the sequel to The Hidden Oracle. This review will contain spoilers for THO, but remains spoiler-free for TDP. If you haven't read The Hidden Oracle yet, I urge you to go read it right now, and then come back. (Or maybe read Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes … Continue reading Review: The Dark Prophecy

Nike (+ March wrap up)

Nike (+ March wrap up)

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. Disclaimer: when I talk about Nike, I mean the Greek goddess and not the brand of sports clothing. Her name is pronounced Nee-kē, not Nye-kee. When I'm tired and/or have read too much Greek, I will read Nike (the sports brand) as Nike (the goddess). I will … Continue reading Nike (+ March wrap up)

The birth of Perseus

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. Perseus is well known for his fight with Medusa. The most incredible thing about him, however, is how he was conceived, because it was supposed to be impossible. Prophecies ruin everyone's life King Acrisius was worried that he would never get a son; so far … Continue reading The birth of Perseus

The birth of Apollo and Artemis

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. Apollo and Artemis are both important gods who appear in many different myths, often separate, but sometimes together. They are the twin children of Zeus and Leto. If you've kept up with my posts (or know anything about Greek mythology), you know that Hera doesn't … Continue reading The birth of Apollo and Artemis

Bellerophon and the Pegasus

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. Bellerophon's story starts with his exile. It is unclear why he was exiled, but it seems to have had something to do with a murder. He arrived in Tiryns as a suppliant, where king Proetus cleared him of his crime. Bellerophon stayed in the palace … Continue reading Bellerophon and the Pegasus