On the Representation of the Gods in Pop Culture

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With the arrival of the new video game “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” a topic has resurfaced once more in online discussions. The topic being the disrespectful and dismissive depiction of the Gods, polytheism, and polytheists, in popular media. I wanted to write something about it here and express my thoughts. Continue reading

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I call bullshit or Odin is not your babysitter

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There’s a meme making its way around Facebook lately that presents us with the story of an abused child who dies and is taken to Valhalla. Everyone, especially Odin, comforts the child and in the end, that child brings comfort to another abused child who also ends up in the hall of warriors. It’s lovely. It’s emotional. It’s sentimental. It’s also utter bullshit.

Now before this piece gets spun by the tumblr crowd as “Galina hates abused children” let me encourage reading comprehension. Let me also point out that an abused child is a survivor. They are resilient and worthy of immense respect. They are not however, warriors. We are so removed from the realities of our ancestors, from the idea that a necessary and expected passage into adulthood was serving as a warrior or soldier, that we use terms like ‘warrior’ and ‘battle’ metaphorically. There is a role for…

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Sobek Devotional PSA: Send your submissions in! — Per Sebek

We’re closing in on the last six weeks-ish or so of the submission period, so if you’ve been working on submissions, or been thinking about it, now’s the time to send them in! Submissions will close on Dec 31st! I’ve had a few more submissions in over the last month, including one short story, but […]

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Zeus’s MDT – Day 28: What are the worst misconceptions about Zeus?

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Today’s topic is the worst misconceptions about Zeus. However, I kind of already wrote about this extensively in Zeus’s MDT – Day 9: Common Mistakes. I have nothing new to add to this really. So I’ll leave this post at linking back to the ninth post of this MDT.

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