Tag Archives: Greek mythology

The goddess and the sexbot

I have a copper figurine that I bought nineteen years ago in Athens. I paid more for it than I realised at the time, but it’s worth far more to me than I paid. While it does have a certain … Continue reading

Posted in Idle Chit-Chat | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

beautiful

helen was a sexbot built and programmed by gods to be given, and taken by men but… she was beautiful

Posted in Poem | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cassandra

“My lord,” she said, as Agamemnon took the reins. Around them the tired yet triumphant army, what was left of the Mycenaean contingent, hurried their slaves and the trophies of war they carried openly now into procession behind the king’s … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Aphrodite’s Loves

How could I not love Hephaestus? The singular passion of his love for me is a light that can never be extinguished. Even the goddess of love has need to be loved, and my husband’s divine heart is a wellspring … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Sexuality | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Helen and Paris

spartan queen asking nothing for herself but herself of course helen fled an unloving heart cannot be endured beauty is a gift that a husband must keep chained no matter the tears a thousand ships launched? sails filled with whispers … Continue reading

Posted in Poem | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

a father’s love

bridal offering a proud father marches her into the sunset blood of a virgin untouched by a father’s love first blood washing her father’s feet * cassandra wept – the last drop would be her own * medusa’s beauty masked … Continue reading

Posted in Poem | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iphigenia in Paradise

Onomastics Outside the Box brought to my attention that Iphigenia is mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy, in Canto V of Paradise. I myself once followed Dante through Inferno and halfway up Purgatory, but never reached Paradise… I reached for my … Continue reading

Posted in Idle Chit-Chat | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments