Tag: Odyssey

Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Sing to me, oh muse, and let thine inspiration run true.¬†   Is that how the Odyssey starts? Well it all depends on which translation you’ve read. I’ve just paraphrased several translations of the opening stanza and stuck them together to create a point. The Greek writers, when reciting their work to a crowd, would …

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Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Despite it’s controversies (click here to hear more about them) I find the British Museum a wonderful and fascinating ¬†building and could wander around its many halls and galleries for days. In particular I love their Ancient Greece exhibition. I find the ancient Greek culture fascinating, their pantheon beautifully flawed and their stories and legends …

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Top five mythological creature that were real

Top five mythological creature that were real

Cryptozoology is the study of creatures whose existence is rumoured but unproven. How brilliant is that? “Were unicorns real?” “Yeah probably.” Case closed.   Many creatures we consider mythical were either real or inspired by real creatures. Here are five examples: