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In a nutshell Hera is the Queen now. Artemis is the Queen of the Jungle. After how harshly hera treated her, she's a shoe-in for the prophesized one.... That's why she's the Queen of the hunt. She just needs a counterpart to Hera's Zeus to crown her queen. And this is also why Apollo decided to go Bisexual one time with Hyacinthus. Hyacinthus was not for ...


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The Ancients have always had a process of deification (apotheosis) which made it possible for mere mortals, other living things, or even an abstract idea to gain god status. Membership to the divine club was conferred on many who had served humanity in some grand fashion or they had otherwise proven themselves. Some got in by getting hitched to a god and a ...


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Il Saggiatore by Galileo Galilei was written in 1623 https://sites.icmc.usp.br/andcarva/il_saggiatore.pdf If I'm correct, it portrays the conjunction of Saturn with Jupiter and Venus in the constellation Cancer and Rubens based his painting on Galileo's work. Since planets were considered "stars" and "luminaries" in astrological parole, ...


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Perhaps it wasn't even a girdle at all. In Homer's Iliad it is described as kestos himas poikilos, usually translated as "embroidened girdle", but it's useful to look at the verse in context: Ἦ, καὶ ἀπὸ στήθεσφιν ἐλύσατο κεστὸν ἱμάντα ποικίλον, ἔνθα τέ οἱ θελκτήρια πάντα τέτυκτο· ἔνθ᾿ ἔνι μὲν φιλότης, ἐν δ᾿ ἵμερος, ἐν δ᾿ ὀαριστὺς πάρφασις, ἥ τ᾿ ...


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