Tag Archives: Hellenism

Steakhouse Hermes

Go with me on this: Hermes stole Apollon’s cattle, then we steal Hermes’ stolen cattle to eat steak. Since Hermes doesn’t have any cattle except Apollon’s stolen cattle, then we are also guilty of stealing Apollon’s cattle, as Hermes will … Continue reading

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For the Love of Gods: Precarious

To be loved by gods who are not bound by love is a helluva thing. No fetters on them, no leashes on you. Freely, you straddle the capricious bubble wearing needle-tipped shoes. -M.

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Questions for the Ages: Dueling Banjos

If Hermes and Apollon were to get into it with each other via Dueling Banjos, who do you suppose would win? (A mythologically trickier question than you might suspect.) -M.

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Infant Skeletons in Athenian Well

Apparently Greeks, at the very end of the Hellenistic period, took citizenship a bit too seriously. Curious why this practice only went on at the terminus of the great society. Perhaps it is one of the signs of its fall. … Continue reading

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GodMail from Hermes: Promises

The promises of a god do not hang on mortal belief. I am not Santa Claus. I am not Tinker Bell. -H.

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GodMail from Hermes: On the Happiness of Gods

Just because gods are gods doesn’t mean they are happy. The personal happiness of a god is a tenuous thing—an uneasy thing. It’s nothing we’re used to. It’s not in our nature. Our base nature is the infinite whereas happiness … Continue reading

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GodMail from Hermes: Eternal vs. Immortal

We must remember that “eternal” not only means, “without end”, but also, “without beginning”. All eternal beings, therefore, can be said to be immortal, though not all immortals are eternal. Most of them, in fact, are not. Most immortals have … Continue reading

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