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The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine.

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The Mythological Precedent Of The Woman Thor

This week, Marvel Comics announced that its comic book hero Thor, which is based upon the Norse god Thor, will become a woman. A representative of Marvel explained, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This

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Have A Tuchulcha Morning

Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right? Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one. Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname

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The Neglected Goddess Phthinoporon

Phthinoporon lives in a sweet spot, where she has gained a wise distance from the impulse to sudden movement that captivates those who are of an age for Camp Half Blood, but retains the vitality to take effective action when it is truly called for.

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Happy Maia Day!

A Homeric hymn tells of how Zeus “came” to visit Maia in her “cave”, so that the sky god and the earth goddess became parents of Hermes, the Good Shepherd who moves between earth and sky.

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When The Crucifix Was Horny

While Jesus literally flipped out at moneychangers in the temple, Hermes had the depth to see the sacred quality of their trade, uniting sex, money and enlightenment.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?