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A face that launched 1000 ships

Today is the birthday of Margaret Atwood, born 1939 and still going strong.  If you read my blog regularly you will know I love her poetry and she features regularly on these pages.  563 more words

Poetry

Cursed Beauties

Beauty and woman are two terms which are often used together. In fact, women are usually expected to be beautiful just as men are expected to be strong. 631 more words

People

The charms of Aphrodite codified in the First Greek Sex Manual

If you were ever in doubt about the realism of a Temple of Aphrodite with one thousand sacred prostitutes as I describe in The Emerald Tablet, you might enjoy this article drawn from Greek texts. 70 more words

The Isis Trilogy

How an Apple Started the Trojan War

Peleus and Thetis are over the moon. The Greek hero and the nymph are getting married! The event, celebrated atop Mount Pelion, is attended by all Olympian Gods, sitting on twelve golden thrones – Zeus, who set up the wonderful celebration, his wife Hera, his brother Poseidon, and many others are chatting happily while enjoying the feast. 885 more words

Myths