Animals and Us The personification of animals in modern wildlife documentaries is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it makes their lives relatable to us, helps us empathise with the ups-and-downs of a wild living, helps us appreciate the wonderful, safe bubble we have built around ourselves and makes an otherwiseContinue reading “Animals as Symbols: A Lion Attacking a Stag”
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Celestial Classics: Artemis
Another in our Celestial Classics series in which we look at aspects of astronomy, usually celestial bodies but also a NASA mission in this case, and the myths that inspired their names. Today is the turn of the Goddess Artemis, the Greek mythological goddess of the hunt, of chastity, of pregnancy and childbirth, of the wilderness, hunting and those aspects of brutality to which humans must accept their place or else be doomed to destroy the very world on which they live. She is my favourite and I won’t hear a word against her!
Celestial Classics: Venus
An exploration of the seemingly inhospitable hellscape that is the planet Venus, the hottest planet in our Solar System. We delve into the reasons why Venus, the Morning Star, became associated with Satan, via the word ‘lucifer’ and we discuss the prodigious fucking, portrayal of feminine beauty and unmatched sexiness of the Goddess of Love, Venus, herself.
Celestial Classics: Orion
In this Celestial Classics we explore the constellation of Orion, relate back to our previous article about him, and explain the complex mythology behind him and how he fits into notions of comparative mythology.
Celestial Classics: Proserpina
CONTENT WARNING: Contains Greek Mythology, therefore inevitable discussions about rape and abduction. The Roman Proserpina and the Greek Persephone are, effectively, the same god. Although Proserpina’s visage was placed upon the old Italic goddess, Libera, it seems, for the most part they served the same function and share the same mythos. As a result, andContinue reading “Celestial Classics: Proserpina”
Celestial Classics: Introduction
After considering writing an article about ancient astronomy, my cursory research turned up something quite amazing. You won’t believe this, but despite the fact that they didn’t have organised scientific bodies, specific, focussed research grants or even basic telescopy, ancient astronomy was bollocks. In fact just about the only advantage they have over us theseContinue reading “Celestial Classics: Introduction”