Whatcha want?


Delphic Oracle, by GodwardOkay, 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 for advice again.

This is not a personal journal. Nor is it a particularly scholarly blog, since I believe that the majority of visitors to paleothea.com are beginners in the ways of Greek myths. (Feel free to correct me!) So I’ve tried to write a couple of posts that would help people interested learn a little more about the culture whence these myths came. But maybe that’s a bad idea. Maybe beginners really aren’t that interested in a blog full of introductions …

So if you read this semi-regularly – heck, I’ll take more than once – drop me a line and tell me what you were hoping for.


8 responses to “Whatcha want?”

  1. As a learning Pagan I have searched to understand the Greek God/Goddess. I found I had to read for hours to try and grasp any information that was in many articles. Oh, then I found your Website! YAY! You have a wonderful way of explaining all the things I had a desire, along with some homework from my Coven to complete. YOU ROCK! I was capable of posting the information needed for my learning, and was asked by several people that found so much pleasure in reading your versions where I came across this Fantastic site!

    Thank you for your work and the time that you spend sharing your knowledge!

  2. Hey there. Thanks for the note. I think I do underestimate the number of pagans who make their way to my site. I’m glad everything was useful to you. Maybe I’ll direct some more of my blog to those searching for spiritual connections …

  3. mythatic Avatar

    Hi Ailia, as a long term irregular visitor to your site, I’ve always found it great (bookmarked). I have had an interest in classical literature, life and myths for a long time. Here is often a first port of call for a contemporary angle on these stories, creatures and goddesses. I know where else to look for original texts, but most aren’t yet available online.
    I recently had the opportunity to talk with two academics directly studying ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic texts in relation to medicine and enjoy all levels of debate and analysis in the broad area.
    I also enjoyed your previous blog posts, but think this the first time I’ve come across your blog.
    I like your colloquial and contemporary language, as it could actually be closer to the truth of how people then interpreted it, IMHO. I definitely don’t think people then were as prudish as modern humans… but then they did also have lots of wars, sack cities and keep slaves. I think much of life would’ve been a bit more tenuous and brutally honest, and that is what many of these stories can remind us of. The Fates.
    Unless we can understand them in our own language and way, they will mean little to us.
    Oh, if you really had to classify me for demographic reasons, I’d say I’m a pagan-animist-taoist-herbalist-scientist-naturalist-amateur mythologist, mystic and gardener, and male. Might surprise.
    All the best

  4. I read your Greek pages to my brother as a bedtime story (Yeah, I know. Mother Goose, who?). It’s very sweet. He dreams of being abducted by Zeus and being turned into various woodland creatures. I tell him it’s ridiculous. He’s not nearly cute enough to turn Zeus into a pedophile.

    I always perceived mythology to be like “fairy tales, for adults– uncensored and rated G for Gore.” Your site is particularly wonderful and accessible. Please don’t give up! I’ll cry, I will.

  5. I would like to see your reflections on contemporary culture through the lens of myth.

  6. I’m a practicing pagan, 57 years old, male, happily married and a sculptor. I tend to make goddess images, I have a few in myspace but my blog also has pictures of my masks. I like the site, you’ve put a lot of work into it. I didn’t notice references to Maria Gimbutas or Joseph Campbell and that surprised me. I’m an avid student of mythology and comparative religions, especially digging out bits on the early female versions of later male gods. Cracks me up to read about Thor putting on a dress to get his hammer back. I have studied a lot of very early goddess material so I tend to favor the Great Mother of neolithic days but I do like Artemis in the Greek system and Freya in the Norse. Keep up the good work!

  7. I only found out about you today, thanks to Mahud’s book tag. Write about anything and everything that you like. It’s hard to keep a blog narrowly themed (at least from my experience). 🙂


  8. marwan khouri…

    Thanks for the nice read, keep up the interesting posts…..

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