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02:16:43 PM Oct 9th 2012
I'm not a fan of the opinionated short shrift to the Romans at the top. It kindof contradicts what comes later; it shortshrifts their "contribution" to Classical Mythology at large, but later admits that they have their own tradition. If no one responds I'll probably cut that paragraph.
03:27:31 PM Jun 8th 2012
What would seem like a good namespace for this, given that this is a work page after all. Literature may be the most fitting, unless there's something else which really works for this.
10:02:56 AM Mar 18th 2013
Is there a Mythology And Religion namespace? If so, it should go under that.
12:02:39 PM May 1st 2012
edited by LordGro
Recently, I added a list of Greek/Roman mythological works. Now it occured to me that technically most of the ancient Greek tragedies should be here to. They would, however, make the works list huge (there are seventeen of them, if I counted right).

Any opinions how to handle this? Maybe put the dramas in a folder of their own?
01:34:36 PM May 1st 2012
You could just advert to the major Classical tragedians, instead of all their plays: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca would do fine.
04:11:10 AM May 3rd 2012
OK, that's a reasonable solution.
05:16:00 PM Dec 17th 2011
Does Etruscan mythology count as classical? I mean, they have all the same characters, just different names.
01:44:26 PM May 1st 2012
The Etruscan and Roman religions are hard to distinguish by the time history records them in real detail. However, a lot of the Republic's distinctively Roman (non-Greek) practices were probably adopted from the Etruscans. The latter were animists and dévotés of divine places in a way that almost certainly influenced the Roman's "household gods" and sacred groves.
07:41:02 AM Jan 25th 2011
** Actually that was more within Eris' character. It is said that she would call forth war and delight in it. Ares would slaughter anyone who opposed him in it. The reason he was disliked was because he had an affair with Aphrodite and killing one of Poisodian's son for raping( or at least trying) his daughter. The other gods didn't really care if he was killing mortals since they were pretty much doing the same...

Cutting this bit and editing the Scrappy entry somewhat so it's hopefully more acceptable. While the above is true, the entry seems to be referencing more the passage in the Iliad. Also, per editing tip 0, if something's wrong and needs to be changed, just change it.
12:35:23 PM Jul 14th 2010
*** Other versions state that Aphrodite was given to Hephaistos (long story why...) and the story how Hepahistos caught the two in a trap was a classical... Hephaistos makes an invisible and unbreakable net (remember he is the artisan of the gods) and throws it over Aphrodite and Ares as they are going at it and calls all of the gods to see what happened. All the gods make fun of the two (and Apollo tells Hermes that he wouldn't want to be seen like this and the fellow answers that it wouldn't matter to him if all of the gods were peeping and that he'd be tied somewhere as long as he got Aphrodite)... afterward there are several versions, some banishing the two gods from the olymp, others suggesting a divorce and others just don't seem to care about it and go on like it was before...

*** Unfortunately for Orpheus and Eurydice there was a condition to be fulfilled upon Eurydice's return (while walking back to the surface he was not to look back at any cost)... and Orpheus didn't keep his promise (in the last moment) and lost her once and for all...

Pulled from the entry because they didn't fit where they were placed, though they could work elsewhere.
12:33:25 PM Mar 3rd 2013
I was wondering if this line should be pulled.

  • And I Must Scream: There are quite a few examples:

    • Medusa inflicted this on anyone who made eye-contact with her.

Is it ever stated or even implied that medusa's victims are conscious after being turned to stone? If not then it's not and i must scream
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