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Dec
02
Ghastly painting of Erictho, holding snakes and a noose. She looks to be laughing.

Lucan's Description of the Necromancer-Witch Erichtho

An excerpt from Lucan's epic poem, Pharsalia (1st century CE), introducing the villainous witch Erictho, who is sought out by Pompey's son during the civil war.
3 min read
Nov
29
How One Roman Matron Caused All Women To Be Banned from Practicing Law

How One Roman Matron Caused All Women To Be Banned from Practicing Law

C. Afrania was so infamous that the edict against women advocates, first instituted in the 1st century BCE, was later extended to all of Europe. It then snowballed into something much worse...
8 min read
Nov
28
Jupiter in the form of smoke, embraces a nude Io.

IO: Moon Goddess, Princess... Cow?

Ever wonder why female cows have those cute crescent-shaped horns? No? Me either. But someone did! Io and her love affair with the King of the Heavens, is one of the oldest myths around.
6 min read
Nov
27
When the Moon Became a Cow

When the Moon Became a Cow

Part of the Omni-Myth Series.
1 min read
Nov
20
Stitching Together the Omni-Myth

Stitching Together the Omni-Myth

Freya, Demeter, Jupiter, etc... What we often think of as names are really just titles. When these titles are translated into a single language, an interesting thing happens.
2 min read
Nov
19
Publications

Publications

List of outside publications
1 min read
Nov
19
The newly dead plead with the God Hermes to return them to life as they await the ferryman Charon.

You're dead. Now what?

Travel Brochures for Afterlife Destinations.
4 min read