Well, 9gag has pretty much nailed the endless scroll meme-filled place down. So, we made one of our own, added in a bunch of memes, some history ones ’cause we like to educate you as well, some wonderful mythology stories, some interesting videos, articles, and even some mythography in art both old and modern.
All in all, it’s a place where we can dump anything we like around our interests.
This old post went viral a few times already. It’s so much fun, especially if you know the mythology behind those jokes. We’ve added 2 new ones thanks to the suggestions of the mythographers and here they all are in a handy little post you can browse and share with your friends.
One of the blogs that have popped up recently is that of the Ancient Blogger, a bloke from UK that writes about Greek and Roman mythology. He doesn’t just write, it seems there’s a wealth of pictures and videos and he shows us everything with a touch of humour.
It all starts with, and on, the island of Lefkada which sits in the Ionian Sea (west of mainland Greece). It’s here where you’ll find a particularly vertigo-inducing white rock which gave the island its old name, Leucas. Apollo had a temple here and if you know your Greek love gossip then you know Apollo is never far from a tragic date.
When Aphrodite was grieving for Adonis it was suggested to her by Apollo that she jump off the white rock to cure her feelings. Whether this was sage advice or the sort of thing which siblings do to each other is unclear but as Aphrodite emerged from the sea she was indeed cured.
The famous Sappho apparently jumped from here to cure herself of love, but died, which isn’t exactly surprising. Strabo contends that the first mortal to attempt the feat wasn’t Sappho (as is sometimes stated) but Cephalus who had fallen for Pteralas (10.2.9). Whether Cephalus survived isn’t known but we do have a list of those who attempted and (mostly) failed thanks to a Greek grammarian called Conon who lived around the time of Augustus.
I love a good space story. And there’s nothing better than J.J. Green’s series, Shadows of the Void.
Being a Martian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Jas Harrington was only a baby when a massive fire at a fledging Martian colony took the lives of everyone close to her. After growing up in institutions on Mars and Earth, Jas travels to Antarctica to train as a deep space security operative.
All she wants is to graduate college and fulfill her dreams, but it isn’t long before she faces familiar prejudice against returned colonists.
For once, fighting her way out of her problems isn’t an option, until it is.
Starbound is the prequel to the fast-paced, action-packed Shadows of the Void space opera serial.
“Great story! Whether a first-time reader, or one experienced in this series, a must read!”
“…more than a couple of surprises that come your way when you least expect it.”
“I loved the characters, and the plot dragged you right into it.”