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Entries on this site with 'mythology'

  • the cyclops
    In a striking departure from his early works in charcoal , French artist Odilon Redon began producing colorful pastels and oil paintings later in life, replacing his forme
  • the fisher king
    Did you ever hear the story of the Fisher King? It begins with the king as a boy having to sleep alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. While he's
  • medusa's head
    Two awesome renderings of Medusa in Florence. One already showed up in the previous post : Cellini 's bronze statue of Perseus holding Medusa's head, in the gallery on the
  • inanna's journey to hell
    'Inanna's Journey to Hell', composed in Mesopotamia (what is now Iraq) in the third millennium BC, ranks among the oldest surviving stories of mankind. Inanna , the Lady o
  • the golem
    Gustav Meyrink 's 1915 novel 'The Golem' is a classic of fantastic and expressionist fiction. Imagine Kafka (a friend of Meyrink's) writing ' Frankenstein ' (published onl
  • time & perfection
    There was an artist in the city of Kouroo who was disposed to strive after perfection. One day it came into his mind to make a staff. Having considered that in an imperfec
  • eternal youth
    According to the mythology of the Trobriand Islands , human beings used to be immortal, by simply shedding their skin when it grew old. At some point, however, they lost t
  • ship of fools
    Jeroen Bosch ' famous ' Ship of Fools ', the medieval allegory of humans wasting their lives in idle pleasures. Less widely known is that the custom of putting the insane
  • the mahabharata
    The Indian Mahabharata has been called the longest epic in the world. Spanning over 74.000 Sanskrit verses (about ten times the length of the Iliad and Odyssey combined!),
  • courtly manners
    The legends of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table are a highpoint of courtly literature. Chivalrous knights go on perilous quests in defense of their ladies' h
  • time, pt. 2
    What time is for the nonreligious man of modern society would be more difficult to put into a few words. We do not intend to discuss the modern philosophies of time nor th

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