Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 25, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 1 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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We love scary monsters – how about you?  Greek mythology is FULL of terrifying monsters – and on Live from Mount Olympus, many of them are played by Ian Lassiter.  In this mythlet, Ian reveals how he prepares to become the bloodthirsty sea monster Cetus, who menaces Perseus and Andromeda in Season One, and the imposing three-headed dog Cerberus who surprises Persephone in Season Two!..

Last time we covered vampires, we were struck by the haunting connection between vampire myths and real disease. Between that and the many vampire myths from around the world that we didn’t have time to cover, you might say we had unfinished business with vampires. This Halloween, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Raven Forrest Fruscalzo from the Tiny Vampires podcast to explore the intriguing connection between vampires and disease.

It’s time for the infernal goddesses of the dead… Chthonic Cuties… the realm of the Underworld itself, and how the real people of ancient Greece worshipped and interacted with that realm while they’re still in the land of the living… Learn LOADS more about Persephone and the Underworld by following Ellie Mackin Roberts on TikTok (seriously, she’s amazing on there).

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends major misery as the result of assorted misfortunate events.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)