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24
JUL
2014

A hero whose name rhymes with "Mercules"

There once was an extremely beautiful mortal woman named Alcmene. She was engaged to a general, named Amphitryon, and they were planning to marry each other as soon as he cleared up the small matter of avenging the deaths of her brothers. To carry out this task, Amphitryon had to wage a battle for a few days, leaving Alcmene home... Continue reading »
20
APR
2011

Stealing Persephone

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was this guy named Hades. He was the god of the Underworld, the realm of the dead, and he was very lonely. Sure, he had a three headed dog named Cerberus to keep him company, but Cerberus was usually busy guarding the gates of the realm and so didn’t have very much time to play fetch.... Continue reading »
14
MAR
2011

Arachne

Arachne
Once upon a time, a girl named Arachne lived in a little boring sleepy town somewhere in Greece. There wasn’t a whole lot to do there, so Arachne got her kicks by weaving tapestries.... Continue reading »
11
MAR
2011

Apollo and Daphne

Apollo and Daphne
Once upon a time there was a god named Apollo. He was very handsome, and most mortal women would have given their front tooth for just one look at him, but the girls he liked usually did not like him back.... Continue reading »
10
MAR
2011

Myth Time!

Once upon a time, a long time ago, the ancient Greeks and Romans lived somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. They believed in many gods and goddesses, in heroes and monsters, and in magic and adventure. The stories they told are called myths. Sometimes, these explain something - why we have seasons, why people can’t return from... Continue reading »