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on biweekly some occasional mondays i talk about a figure from mythology. all mythologies are fair game. i try not to make that figure want to smite me.

Postponing this instalment of Mythology Mondays

I’m sorry, but I need to postpone today’s Mythology Mondays post. (Gwyn ap Nudd was the winner, by the way!) It’s not ready, and I’ve been under the weather for the past week or so. I need a bit more time to put it together and instead of rushing and trying to finish it today (and having the work suffer,… Read more »

Manannán: god of endless bacon

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The words "Mythology Mondays" appear over a background of blue ocean water.

This week we are talking about another one of my fave gods. Manannán Mac Lir is the Irish god of rain, mist, the sea, and the Otherworld. He first came into my life several years ago, and he’s been a huge part of it since. I’m going to try to talk about him a bit more neutrally in this post… Read more »

The Dagda: the good god with a killer harp

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Welcome to another instalment of Mythology Mondays! The winner of our poll was The Dagda, a member of the Tuatha De Danann. (Runner-up was Manannan Mac Lir.) I actually put him on the poll because I saw a post about him on Folklore Thursday a while back, and the picture shared of him made him look a lot like my… Read more »

Hera: Queen of Heaven, Enforcer of Boundaries

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Welcome to another installment of Mythology Mondays! Today we’re going to learn a bit about Hera, Greek Queen of the Gods. (Thanks to Kayla for suggesting her in the comments on my Facebook post!) Hera gets a bad rap, honestly, especially with TV shows like Hercules: The Legendary Journeys being one of the main ways most modern Westerners know of… Read more »

Hephaestus, renowned artificer of weapons and wheelchairs

Welcome to the first instalment of Mythology Mondays! Every other week (to start) I’ll be posting a short intro to a figure from mythology. Any mythology that I know something about is up for grabs — Hellenic, Roman, Irish, Buddhist — you name it, I might cover it. I’ve studied a lot of mythology over the years, both because I… Read more »