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Why does Achilles sacrifice 12 Trojan men on Patroclus' funeral pyre? Will this benefit Patroclus in the afterlife? (Illiad Book 23)

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Medea in the Dunciad

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How many heads did the Hydra originally have?

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Was there a god called Tyrimnas or Tyrimnos worshipped at Thyatira?

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How is 𐌂𐌀𐌕𐌌𐌉𐌕𐌄, a.k.a Catamite, the Etruscan form of Gadymedes?

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Did Helen and Stentor have voice-related "super-powers"?

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Why was Baal Hammon identified with Cronus/Saturn?

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Why wouldn't Zeus give Aphrodite to Ares when he was the obvious choice?

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Parallels between Hecate and the Devil?

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What source says the Pythia warned Aegeus he would die of grief?

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Is there a folklore belief that the spirit of a wolf comes back to avenge its death?

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Who was served his own children cut into pieces?

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Why is Heracles in the Underworld?

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Why did Theseus betray Ariadne?

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