“So the moment you feel yourself treatable by my system, act as I tell you. No leisure - that’s rule number one. Leisure stimulates love, leisure watches the lovelorn, leisure’s the cause and sustenance of this sweet evil. Eliminate leisure, Cupid’s bow is broken, his torches lie lightless, scorned.”
Ovid, Cures for Love, lines 135-140
Today, I am going to ask a question that seems simple on the surface, but may be more difficult to answer. And my question is : what’s your favorite love story from mythology, legend, or even fairy tales?
Since I originally posed the question, I suppose it’s fair that I should be able to answer it [...]
Welcome to another month at Mythography! Since it’s February, I thought it made sense to offer a bit of background about how this month got its name. I find these things absolutely fascinating for some reason… :)
Much like January, the month of February takes it name from something that originated long ago, with our [...]
Anyone who has paid attention to the art posts here at Mythography may have noticed that I primarily focus on two specific eras in art history - Classical (in other words ancient Greek and Roman) and 19th century art. There are of course many reasons for this. Today, I am going to give a little [...]
Inception is a movie from 2010 that could probably be best characterized as science fiction. I am not planning on reviewing or even really summarizing the film here. Instead, I want to focus today on a character from Inception. A character with the evocative name Ariadne. Ah, that name sounds familiar, doesn’t it? We’ve been [...]
…because everyone needs a logo.
I am really out of practice with making graphics, since I have not had a reason to create images in a long time. But anything that gives me an excuse to fire up Photoshop is good. So today I took the plunge and made something for Mythography. It was looking a [...]
It’s the first day of the New Year. And in honor of this day, I thought it would be appropriate to talk a bit about the month of January. Specifically, the origin of the month’s name. Perhaps you already recognize the relationship between January and Janus. Janus was after all an important god in the [...]