Olympic Games: Zeus, Hera, and the Archetypal Battle of the Sexes

Olympic Games Zeus Hera and the Archetypal Battle of the Sexes Four thousand years of philandering and there s that cute little naiad he can t forget His neo Olympian cult won t stop howling at the moon And Hera s on a real rampage this time Is Zeus out of his le

  • Title: Olympic Games: Zeus, Hera, and the Archetypal Battle of the Sexes
  • Author: Leslie What
  • ISBN: 9781892391100
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four thousand years of philandering and there s that cute little naiad he can t forget His neo Olympian cult won t stop howling at the moon And Hera s on a real rampage this time Is Zeus out of his league Let the Games begin Sometimes a fool s errand is the only chance you get With nothing left to lose, a bereaved fry cook, a lovelorn hermit, a clueless delivery boy,Four thousand years of philandering and there s that cute little naiad he can t forget His neo Olympian cult won t stop howling at the moon And Hera s on a real rampage this time Is Zeus out of his league Let the Games begin Sometimes a fool s errand is the only chance you get With nothing left to lose, a bereaved fry cook, a lovelorn hermit, a clueless delivery boy, and a determined water nymph take on the gods It s a surprisingly fair fight.

    Ancient Olympic Games Olympics Mythology Zeus, Athena and Apollo Mythology The oldest myth which concerns the beginning of the Olympic Games is that of Idaios Daktylos Herakles According to other myths, Zeus, the father of humanity, fought and defeated Cronus in a struggle for the throne of the gods Finally, the well known demigod Herakles is mentioned. Olympic History from the home of Zeus in Olympia to the Olympic History from the home of Zeus in Olympia to the modern Games As a sacred place used regularly in religious ceremonies, as well as playing host to the Ancient Games, Olympia was at the centre of Greek civilisation Renowned expert Paul Christesen gives Olympic a unique insight into Olympia and how the site changed as the Games grew. ZEUS THE GOD OF OLYMPICS SHANEPEDiA In ancient times the Greeks held one of their most important festivals, The Olympic Games, in honour of the King of their gods, Zeus Like our modern Olympics, athletes travelled from distant lands, including Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt and Sicily, to compete in the games The Olympics were first started in B.C and held at a shrine to Zeus located on the western coast of Greece in a region called Peloponnesus. What is Zeus role in the Olympics Answers Zeus presided over the Olympic games only Greek men and boys were allowed in the games. Ancient Olympic Games Ancient History Encyclopedia Olympic Games, brief History of the Olympics Athens According to the Greek history, the first Olympic Games in the Greek Antiquity can be traced back to the BC The games were dedicated to the Olympian Gods and were hosted on the ancient green plains of Olympia, the place was famous for its magnificent great temples of the two gods Zeus and his wife Hera. Origin and History of the Olympic Games Go for the Gold One legend about the origin of the Olympic Games revolves around Zeus It was said Zeus once fought his father, Kronos, for control of the world They battled atop a mountain that overlooked a valley in southwestern Greece After Zeus defeated his father, a temple and immense statue were built in the valley below to honor him. The Games The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses The festival and the games were held in Olympia see Did you know in the glossary , a rural sanctuary site model shown here, courtesy of the British Museum in the western Peloponnesos. Olympic Games The Ancient Olympic Games were religious and athletic festivals held every four years at the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia, Greece Competition was among representatives of several city states and kingdoms of

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    • Leslie What

      Leslie What has worked as a charge nurse, low income lunch room manager, bee butt sucker at a health food warehouse, and tap dancing gorilla She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and a Red Army deserter, and is a Nebula Award winning writer who has published in Midstream, Perigee, The Clackamas Review, Fugue, Asimov s, Parabola, Lilith, Vestal Review, The MacGuffin, SciFiction, and other magazines and over twenty anthologiesWS Crazy Love Stories earns Starred Reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist and was an Oregon Book Award Finalist Queen of Gonzo What Olympic Games drags love out of its gooey, schmaltzyrut and takes it for a joyride in this exuberant collection of 17 stories Finger Talk is a poignant take on unwanted pregnancy and cavalier men Babies gives a Kafkaesque touch to a pregnancy that may or may not have been affected by pesticides during the first trimester All My Children asks whether the provider of a sperm sample is legally responsible for the children that come from its use and if he is, how does he pay for 10,000 college tuition fees The 1999 Nebula winning The Cost of Doing Business posits possibly the most incredible premise in the book a love for others that is completely selfless and nonjudgmental No matter how brief or long, no matter how bizarre, each tale in this collection grabs readers and demands they rethink how they see all the myriad forms of love May 12, 2008 Publishers Weekly An ace at the new weirdness defined by the anthology Feeling Very Strange 2006 , What uses it to be creepy, polemical, and funny, all at once or in various blendings These 17 stories progress from grim to laugh out loud ludicrous without ever derogating their common subject, love, though they do depict it as fairly insane The opening stories, Finger Talk and Babies, feature women in abusive relationships they don t want to change that one is trapped in a gorilla suit and the other is, unbeknownst to hubby, carrying sextuplets leavens their dire circumstances some, but enough The Cost of Doing Business is about a professional victim, whose clients must be able to afford her subsequent hospitalizations and quite adequate comfort between jobs Things lighten up through the predicaments of a man who masturbated for science when 18 and at 49 discovers he has thousands of offspring, a man who realizes that work doesn t proliferate during vacation without cause, a nauseating senior who expects familial love although he intends to live forever, and others, until at last there is the hermit researcher s tale, from which we learn, through a vale of our own tears of laughter, why there are always hermits Love is why, of course Crazy Ray Olson July 10 Booklist



    229 thoughts on “Olympic Games: Zeus, Hera, and the Archetypal Battle of the Sexes

    • There seems to be a literary trend of late that involves taking the gods of ancient times and throwing them into a modern world. These once powerful deities have been forgotten and struggle to adjust to the mundane day-to-day existence afforded them in an increasingly secular world with little time for or interest in religion. As an early devotee of Edith Hamilton, one might assume that these have been heady times for me. Unfortunately, this genre has been kind of a mixed bag. There's been the g [...]


    • Since the beginning of time, Zeus and Hera have been King and Queen of the Gods: greatest of the Olympians and supreme overseers of mortal beings. This hasn’t changed, though the times certainly have. Thing is though, what is a god without anyone to worship them?In the hustle and bustle of modern life, worship of the Greek Gods has all but disappeared, and many of the Olympians (all but Hera and Zeus, in fact) have elected to do just that themselves, simply fade out of existence rather than co [...]


    • Olympic Games is a quirky modern fantasy in which the Greek gods are alive and well and living in New York City. (In fact, the book is based on What's short story, "The Goddess is Alive, and, Well, Living in New York City", first published in Asimov's in 1996.) Zeus and Hera live in the big city, still enacting the old story of Zeus's philandering and Hera's jealous rages, when something from Zeus's unfaithful past comes back to affect them -- a nymph named Penelope, once Zeus's lover, now his e [...]


    • Another fictional tale of what the Greek Gods would be up to in the present day. Gods behaving Badly is much better



    • Fun enough, but I got bored. It was having too much fun being sassy and cool. To be fair, I probably would have finished it if it hadn't been due back at the library.


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