Posts Categorized: greek mythology

ARISTOPHANES’ HILARIOUS SPEECH ON ‘LOVE’ IN PLATO’S ‘SYMPOSIUM’

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On a cool Autumn evening in Athens, Socrates, Aristophanes, and several other friends got together for a celebration at the house of Agathon, the young playwright who had recently won First Prize for Tragedy at the theater festival. After dinner they agreed that they would not drink very much this night, since, for the most…
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THE TITANS

Posted by & filed under Cronos Rhea, Gaia, Greek gods, greek mythology, Noah and Ham, Noah castrated, symbols meaning, Titans, What does the Bible mean, where in the Bible, Zeus.

TweetShare In Greek mythology, the universe gets going when Reason makes Order out of Chaos. The Greeks represented Chaos as the first goddess, Gaia: that is, Gaia is the spiritual essence of the world, the transcendent mother-principle of the Nature that will come. Her husband (and, in some tales, her son)* was the first god,…
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THE RIVER STYX

Posted by & filed under Cerberus, Charon, Dante, Death, greek mythology, Hades, meaning of life, Myth, River Styx, Tartarus, Virgil.

TweetShare After death, according to Greek Mythology, souls descend down a cavernous path where the River Acheron, the river of woe, flows into the River Styx, the river of lamentation. The souls are then ferried across the Styx by a somber boatman, Charon. But Charon must be paid, so the Greeks placed a coin in…
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THE STRANGE TRUTH ABOUT RELIGION

Posted by & filed under are all religions the same, greek mythology, interfaith, is Jesus God?, Judaism Christianity Islam, Promised Land, religious diversity, spiritual awakening, What is God, who is Allah.

TweetShare Most people believe that, despite certain similarities, each religion is fundamentally different from every other religion, and their religion is the only true one. This is understandable. A quick survey of faiths certainly shows enormous diversity, and it wouldn’t make much sense to hold to a belief without believing that it’s true. But I’m…
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