Listener to the Dead
In Brittany, listening and speaking for the dead was once a well-respected trade.
Space as a Superfluid
An ancient theory that is seeing a resurgence thanks to advances in Physics.
Antaura, the Demoness of Migraines
Summary and additional sources on the Greco-Roman daemon of migraines.
Thales of Miletus
Known as the 'Father of Science'. One of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece. The first recorded Western Philosopher (7th-6th century BCE). Founder of the Miletus School.
In Plain English
Introducing a new series aimed at making ancient, classical and medieval texts more accessible and easy to digest.
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.
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...
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.
When the Moon Became a Cow
Part of the Omni-Myth Series: Love affair of Io (Moon) and Jupiter (Sky Father).
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.