Circe *oil on canvas (Depicted through Wikipedia) So in Ovid’s Metamorphoses we see that a lot of characters throughout stories are transformed into the weirdest things like spiders, trees (mainly trees), and animals. In Book 14, I focus more on the character Circe who is basically falling in love with men already in love and … Continue reading Who Does Circe Think She Is?
The Commonness of Incest
"From Incest to Incense" The depiction of Myrrha Something never mentioned to me before in Greek Mythology was incest. The idea that gods connected through loving their family members romantically was never something I thought was common. As I read the stories, I see it is more common than it is actually talked about. Incest … Continue reading The Commonness of Incest
Were Athena’s Intentions to Hurt Arachne?
Arachne - Karen Graw Arachne and Athena’s story are mentioned to be one of the most known stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as overall in Greek mythology (as said by Colby College students). What could be said about Athena and her actions towards Arachne? Did she punish Arachne, or did her sympathy help her … Continue reading Were Athena’s Intentions to Hurt Arachne?