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)

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Pandora’s jar

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. Today I'm going to dispel a few (for lack of a better word) myths about the myth of Pandora. Number one: there was never any box involved. Prometheus gets on the Olympians' nerves This all begins with the Titan Prometheus. He was one of the … Continue reading Pandora’s jar

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

Dionysus

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. Yesterday I told you the story of Semele, which ended in Dionysus's birth (twice). Now we move on to his youth. When I first read about this, I was surprised: Dionysus was one of the twelve Olympian gods, yet he started his life as a … Continue reading Dionysus

Semele

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology. It's time for another story of a girl that got punished by Hera because Zeus can't stop falling in love with mortal girls. I could have just made a series out of this. Comment below with an appropriate title. I'm leaning towards 'Zeus can't keep it … Continue reading Semele