History SchmuckBait / MythsAndReligion

1st Jan '16 4:50:36 PM jormis29
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* The tale of Pandorasbox. All she had to do was not open the box, and everyone would be happy. But no, she just ''had'' to see what was inside. So she opens it. Some variants of the myth support this, while others support the concept that Pandora herself was the bait. The rather misogynistic writings of Hesiod claim that Pandora was created as a punishment for man, so that all her descendants, e.g., women, would torment humanity. All men had to do was not accept her as a gift and they would be free of the associated evils, but they ignored all the warnings about accepting gifts from the Olympians.

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* The tale of Pandorasbox.PandorasBox. All she had to do was not open the box, and everyone would be happy. But no, she just ''had'' to see what was inside. So she opens it. Some variants of the myth support this, while others support the concept that Pandora herself was the bait. The rather misogynistic writings of Hesiod claim that Pandora was created as a punishment for man, so that all her descendants, e.g., women, would torment humanity. All men had to do was not accept her as a gift and they would be free of the associated evils, but they ignored all the warnings about accepting gifts from the Olympians.
1st Jan '16 4:50:19 PM jormis29
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* The tale of Pandora's box. All she had to do was not open the box, and everyone would be happy. But no, she just ''had'' to see what was inside. So she opens it. Some variants of the myth support this, while others support the concept that Pandora herself was the bait. The rather misogynistic writings of Hesiod claim that Pandora was created as a punishment for man, so that all her descendants, e.g., women, would torment humanity. All men had to do was not accept her as a gift and they would be free of the associated evils, but they ignored all the warnings about accepting gifts from the Olympians.

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* The tale of Pandora's box.Pandorasbox. All she had to do was not open the box, and everyone would be happy. But no, she just ''had'' to see what was inside. So she opens it. Some variants of the myth support this, while others support the concept that Pandora herself was the bait. The rather misogynistic writings of Hesiod claim that Pandora was created as a punishment for man, so that all her descendants, e.g., women, would torment humanity. All men had to do was not accept her as a gift and they would be free of the associated evils, but they ignored all the warnings about accepting gifts from the Olympians.
3rd May '15 6:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* The Isle of Lemnos in the myth of [[ClassicalMythology The Argonauts]]. An island full of beautiful warrior women who claim all their men are away fighting. Of course you can stay as long as you want, eat and drink the food, help yourself to their treasures and have your way with the women. [[spoiler: They frequently sacrifice men to Artemis once they've drugged them with the wine]]. Thankfully the lone female Argonaut isn't fooled.

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* The Isle of Lemnos in the myth of [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology The Argonauts]]. An island full of beautiful warrior women who claim all their men are away fighting. Of course you can stay as long as you want, eat and drink the food, help yourself to their treasures and have your way with the women. [[spoiler: They frequently sacrifice men to Artemis once they've drugged them with the wine]]. Thankfully the lone female Argonaut isn't fooled.



* To get back at [[CelticMythology Cuchulainn]] for knocking her up and then marrying Emer instead, Aoife sent her son out into the world with two conditions: Challenge every warrior he meets, and never ever ever reveal his name. Naturally, when Cuchulainn gets challenged by some kid, cue the Curb-Stomp Battle. Then Cuchulainn notices a really familiar-looking ring...

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* To get back at [[CelticMythology [[Myth/CelticMythology Cuchulainn]] for knocking her up and then marrying Emer instead, Aoife sent her son out into the world with two conditions: Challenge every warrior he meets, and never ever ever reveal his name. Naturally, when Cuchulainn gets challenged by some kid, cue the Curb-Stomp Battle. Then Cuchulainn notices a really familiar-looking ring...
5th Feb '15 9:42:23 PM KnownUnknown
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* The Isle of Lemnos in the myth of [[ClassicalMythology The Argonauts]]. An island full of beautiful warrior women who claim all their men are away fighting. Of course you can stay as long as you want, eat and drink the food, help yourself to their treasures and have your way with the women. [[spoiler: They frequently sacrifice men to Artemis once they've drugged them with the wine]]. Thankfully the lone female Argonaut isn't fooled.
** The Sirens were a subversion. Their singing is hypnotic and lures sailors to their death but when the Argonauts came across them, the GenreSavvy witch Medea tells Orpheus to play his harp and drown out their song. This not only saves the Argonauts but future Schmucks as well since the Sirens throw themselves into the sea and drown themselves.

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* The Isle of Lemnos in the myth of [[ClassicalMythology The Argonauts]]. An island full of beautiful warrior women who claim all their men are away fighting. Of course you can stay as long as you want, eat and drink the food, help yourself to their treasures and have your way with the women. [[spoiler: They frequently sacrifice men to Artemis once they've drugged them with the wine]]. Thankfully the lone female Argonaut isn't fooled.
** The Sirens were a subversion. Their singing is hypnotic and lures sailors to their death but when the Argonauts came across them, the GenreSavvy witch Medea tells Orpheus to play his harp and drown out their song. This not only saves the Argonauts but future Schmucks as well since the Sirens throw themselves into the sea and drown themselves.
fooled.
9th Sep '14 2:30:35 AM Milarqui
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** An alternative rendition of this has Adam and Eve admitting to God that, yes, they had eaten from the tree. God rewards them, because he wanted them to not only know good from evil, but also be willing to accept the consequences of their actions.
17th Apr '14 9:58:17 PM seekquaze1
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** There is also Epimetheus' role. He was warned by his brother Prometheus not to accept any gifts from the vindictive Zeus since it would only cause trouble. Pandroa was given to Epimetheus to be his wife. Unfortunately, Epimetheus was the Titan of AFTERTHOUGHT who acted first and thought later compared to Prometheus who was the Titan of FORETHOUGHT, thinking first.
7th Apr '14 8:38:00 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Making it worse, the real effect of the apple was the knowledge of good and evil. So Adam and Eve had to face the test with no concept of right and wrong whatsoever.
13th Mar '14 2:52:41 AM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/TheAeneid'': "[[TrojanHorse Do not under any circumstances bring this horse into your city, because then us Greeks will never ever be able to conquer Troy.]]" The OnlySaneMan who tried to warn them got messily killed by Poseidon, whom he he had already ticked off, and just happened to choose that as the appropriate time to inflict his punishment. Incidentally, this is the origin of the phrase "Never trust Greeks bearing gifts."
* ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. "Hey, we're a bunch of incredibly hungry sailors on an island inhabited by the juicy-looking cattle of the sun god! What's that, Odysseus? We can't eat them? C'mon, what could happen, it's not like we can piss off the gods even further..." They decided that whatever the gods were going to do would be better than starving to death while stuck on that island. (And they might not have been particularly wrong -- drowning may or may not be a particularly nice way to die, but it's better than starving.)
3rd Mar '14 2:16:35 PM ThallianGold
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* [[TheIliad A golden apple, labeled 'Kallisti' -- to the pretties.]] Notably it's successful SchmuckBait to the Goddess of Wisdom.

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* [[TheIliad A golden apple, labeled 'Kallisti' -- to the pretties.prettiest.]] Notably it's successful SchmuckBait to the Goddess of Wisdom.
3rd Mar '14 2:16:26 PM ThallianGold
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* [[TheIliad A golden apple, labeled 'Kallisti' -- to the pretties.]] Notably it's successful SchmuckBait to the Goddess of Wisdom.
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