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Author Topic: Least Favorite Stories from Mythology  (Read 14029 times)
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« Reply #30: May 05, 2007, 03:29:26 pm »

Ah!  I didn't know that.  I mean, I knew that women were considered chattel, but I didn't extrapolate from that, that rape in that context didn't necessarily refer to the willingness of the woman herself.  That's the tidbit of info I was missing.  Things make more sense now. 

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yeah, "rape" definitely has a whole other meaning here. Have you ever heard of Alexander Pope's The Rape Of The Lock?

It's literally about the theft of a lock of hair. No rape as we think of it today involved.

 
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« Reply #31: May 06, 2007, 01:16:51 am »

In counterpoint to the other thread, I'm sure I'm not alone in finding that there are some tales in mythologies that I dislike.   Which ones don't you like?

One that has always puzzled me is a bit of a myth where Ra withdraws from the world essentially to have a god-sized pout. The only thing that lifts his spirits is when Het-hert/Hathor flashes him. There's prolly some ancient pun that I'm missing... Huh
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« Reply #32: May 06, 2007, 05:36:04 pm »

One that has always puzzled me is a bit of a myth where Ra withdraws from the world essentially to have a god-sized pout. The only thing that lifts his spirits is when Het-hert/Hathor flashes him. There's prolly some ancient pun that I'm missing... Huh

Rejuvenating power of female sexuality?  Hetharu as personification of the protective golden light of the sun restoring Ra to good humor?  Genitalia are intrinsically funny?
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« Reply #33: May 07, 2007, 11:23:53 pm »

Rejuvenating power of female sexuality?  Hetharu as personification of the protective golden light of the sun restoring Ra to good humor?  Genitalia are intrinsically funny?

Tongue I wonder if we're missing the part of the papyrus where she does some sort of Puppetry of the Penis thing. "Look, Dad, it's a pyramid!"
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« Reply #34: May 08, 2007, 03:26:11 am »

Tongue I wonder if we're missing the part of the papyrus where she does some sort of Puppetry of the Penis thing. "Look, Dad, it's a pyramid!"

Where *she* does puppetry of the *penis*? Smiley
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« Reply #35: May 08, 2007, 09:53:17 am »

In counterpoint to the other thread, I'm sure I'm not alone in finding that there are some tales in mythologies that I dislike.   Which ones don't you like?

Like others here, I don't like some of the stories in the Bible.  This has to do with "How could the JCIs say that their God is all loving when he comes off as a serial killer?"
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