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#1 Wim

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:29 PM

Yes I know we have 29 pages with an excessive lot of topis but I could'nt find one about Greek Mythology :blink:

http://www.mythweb.com/

It's a pleasure to read this site. :P
True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."

#2 DaveW.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:48 AM

Thanks wim, as you say a very interesting, informative site. It is now on my favourite list for future reference.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 02:53 PM

I thought you may like this: Which Greek God are you?
http://www.greeceind...gy/whichgod.htm
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 03:35 PM

HHHmmmmmmmmmmmmm, interesting, very interesting. and no, I'm not letting on which God I am :blink:
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:01 AM

So now I should change my snail-picture to the one of Hestia? :blink: Naaaaaa....

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 02:27 PM

That’s not funny, Yannis (boo-hoo :P ), and I’m very sad and disappointed to discover that I am the most despicable of all the male gods (of all the gods, only Hera ranks lower - IMHO) :blink:
Thanks to Wim and Yannis for these links. Very interesting. If I knew how to insert an avatar for my picture I would definetely ignore this knowledge!

I shall have to add a few of my own favourites.

Project Gutenberg is a vast store of non-copyrighted books, including of course the ancient Athenians and others: http://www.promo.net/pg/

The Perseus Digital Library is similar, but perhaps of a more scholarly disposition: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ (it is down for a couple of hours this morning; how typical).

The Greek Mythology Link is a collection of myths retold by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology: http://homepage.mac..../GML/index.html (it does have a pop-up when it starts).

And here’s one about Ancient Greek Inventions: http://www.mlahanas..../Inventions.htm - this is really good fun, and has quite a few surprises. Just scroll down the main page.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:47 PM

Take a test on the Myths of Crete:
http://www.greeceind...crete-myths.htm
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 06:17 PM

Thanks to Henry and Yannis for these very interesting links... you certainly know how to keep a person away from working! Actually, I love excuses for not working :blink:

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:03 AM

No, more like Europa or Circe ;)
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:59 AM

I'm sure these are the worst and most cruel, am I right? ;)

Well, I took the test and honestly replied to everything that I am lazy, love to 'chill in the house' ... and it turned out that I am actually the nicest of all these ancient Greek females! :P Toh!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:21 AM

If they are the worst and the most cruel then I am wrong in my choice and unreservedly apologise. It was not my intention to offend and I am only too willing to believe that you really are the nicest of the old ancient Greek females as well as being the nicest of the modern adopted Cretan females. :P Now in my own defence I wasn't going to mention your age and would never have described you as 'ancient' ;)
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How many days now Yvonne???? I have forgotten!
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:07 PM

As I have seen you all know now a lot of greek mythology.... :P

If you really know all will show this little riddle:


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Take one of this


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I'm looking for a person from the greek mythologie. Try to find out, who is one of the dancings...

Have fun

Christa ;)

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:17 PM

Sirenes?

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:40 PM

I suddenly realize that I know absolutely NOTHING! ;)

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:11 AM

Well If the sirenes were a little bit cuter and Odyseus tied on the mast a bit...but Ican't figure out the creek picture what is all about. But what am I saying I am hopless with riddles and lot... I couldn't even figure out Yannis's 1st of April joke!!!! lol!!!

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:59 PM

Hi Christa,

Is there any music to the riddle ;)

I don't hope the river is the Styx and that Charon is ferrying Odeysseus killed by the Sirenes (which he wasn't ):P :D
True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 06:22 PM

OK, we have nine of what...? Muses? Dancers? Like nine dancers venerating Rhea, mother of Zeus?

We have a river...

And we have a boat...

Now, could we also get a hint of some kind? ;)

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:21 PM

The nine muses of Mythology were; Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania.

So I come out on Terpsichore the "Whirler", she is the muse of dancing and is often seen dancing with her lyre and a plectrum, byt the river god Achelous. She bore the Sirenes.

Hence:
The nine muses.
The river.
The Sirenes who tryed to seduce Odysseus.
True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:13 PM

I suddenly realize that I know absolutely NOTHING! ;)


Come on Dinny don't be too cruel for your self :D
I bet you knew but just could'nt get to it :P
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:25 PM

The nine muses of Mythology were; Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania.

So I come out on Terpsichore the "Whirler", she is the muse of dancing and is often seen dancing with her lyre and a plectrum, byt the river god Achelous. She bore the Sirenes.

Hence:
The nine muses.
The river.
The Sirenes who tryed to seduce Odysseus.



So what about the signs? Muses + river = sirenes/boat/whatever



I really think you've got it, Wim. The solution must be Terpsichore. Bravo! ;)