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Destroyer of Light 26

posted 7th May 2020, 8:34 PM

Destroyer of Light 26
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7th May 2020, 8:34 PM

agnosis

Don't ask me what kind of stuffing there is in that mattress (probably something quite uncomfy by modern standards), but she did of course take it out before washing the cloth.

Oh, and the seasons have always existed in my Greek mythology world. The crops grow without the help of Demeter, even if she has the power to make them stop growing or to grow faster, if she wants.

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7th May 2020, 11:59 PM

jawbone

From the department of I Never Etymology that Didn't Taste Good, Demeter == De Meter == Mother God or God Mother, from early Indo-European. Zeus == Deus == Dyaus likewise.

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8th May 2020, 12:08 AM

jawbone

*ahem* Lost the first part of the above missidge[0]: I just discovered the comic yesterday and caught up last evening. I like what you've done with the material; I have been enjoying a parallel path along the lines which Robert Graves and Friedrich Nietzsche have suggested, that the Achaian culture in Attica overran an earlier culture and superposed its versions of the local myths and legends on the people there. For instance, in this interpretation of imagery, Ariadne initiated Theseus into truly ancient traditions, and the Minotaur was actually the Minos acting as priest. In archetypal terms, the names more likely than not were titles rather than names, and only later after the Nietzschian "transvaluation of values" stood as names.

[0] Thank you, A. A. Milne

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