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A who’s-who on all females in Greek mythology, with a section on Greek Men, a collection of myths, and a lot of beautiful images.

  • Taking my cue from Between Old and New Moons, I want to suggest a synchroblog of my own. I would love to see all of the myth blogs get together to talk about Motherhood. And because my definition is sort…

  • So, in case it wasn’t terribly obvious, the whole “Sing, Goddess” thing comes from the first phrase found in so many ancient Greek hymns and even epic poems (like the Iliad). The idea is that the Muse/Goddess would be relating…

  • Really, I tell the whole thing in the Myth Pages, so I won’t retell it in the blog, but I felt I should at least mention it after that post on transgender myths. It could be seen in that light,…

  • One of the best ways to put your finger on how ancient Greece thought about what it meant to be a woman is to look at the fascinating myths where characters transition from one gender to another. There are a…

  • We still talk about Mother Earth. She’s a mom in a lot of religious traditions, not just that of the ancient Greeks, and it is also true that there are plenty of earth-related mother-affiliated goddesses in the Classical and pre-Classical…

  • Greek mythology is taught in public primary and secondary schools across the country. Although, personally, I quite enjoyed teaching my peers what I had memorized out of D’Aulaire’s Greek Myths (our 6th grade text book for the subject), and loved…

  • Yay! My new Gallery is up! I’m not sure how many images were in the last one but it was really tough for me to add new ones because of the funky code (did I mention that I don’t use…

  • The Theogamia was this ancient Greek festival celebrating, literally, the gods’ marriage. All the rituals took place in the temple of Hera, and the whole thing appeared to be in honor of the goddess in her role as Protectress of…

  • Okay, I give up. What do YOU want to read about in this blog? The only responses have been to the entries requesting your perspective on the donation thing (very helpful responses, by the way!), so now I am asking…

  • We are talking about Athena, Artemis, and Hestia here, folks: the Three Virgin Goddesses. At the risk of presenting a depressingly simplistic argument, I’m gonna do my best to give you a starting point for thinking about these things. Remember,…

  • In case you hadn’t noticed, I have written this site with a very intentional (and occasionally annoying) voice. It’s on purpose. It was written that way 1) so that you won’t get bored reading it, 2) so I won’t get…

  • So, there’s a brand new quiz to take. I admit, it’s all female monsters, but then, this is a site for women in Greek myths … I would love feedback on the quizzes. Do you like them? Do you want…

  • You may or may not have noticed, but paleothea.com is a not for profit website. That means, I don’t get any money from ANYONE. I don’t take ads out for google, I don’t get kickbacks for telling you to buy…

  • http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article2581303.ece That is the link to a review of Joan Breton Connelly’s newest book, Portrait of a Priestess. I’ll tell you one thing, it’s on MY Amazon.com wishlist! I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t review it myself, but…

  • Reading Constructing Panic, by Capps and Ochs, has reminded me of a crucial part of my discovery of the power of narrative. In discussing the impossibility of a definitive or “real story” – in other words, every event can be…