Join our mythology blogger Outis/Metis as they scale the peaks of ancient Greek myth. Grab up your traveling hat and stick, as our fearless bellweather attempts to shed some light on some murky stories.
Covid got you down? Feeling the traveling bug biting? Why not take an allegorical trip, with our newest guest blogger? AT will take you to some of the most marked places in Greek mythology, but we can't promise it will be a safe journey - not when her first destination is the top of Mount Cithaeron.
Are you an academic, a businessman, or other professional, who from your lonely cubicle or stuffy office has heard the call of the muses, and you're longing to answer it? If so, why not unleash your creative side, pen a story, and send it our way. This spot's for you! Contact us to submit an entry.
Following the spirit of our press, Outis/Metis takes their name from the hero of Homer's Odyssey. Is that hero the real Odysseus? Ou/Me's not telling - but they do urge you to remember that whoever that clever man was, he was both a great storyteller, and a fantastic liar. Outis/Metis is a classicist by profession, a storyteller by advocation, and a liar by accident - it's hard to follow a flight of fancy when you're worrying about strict accuracy! Follow them on mythspot, klaion - that means at your own peril.
Mr. Whimsy is a diligent businessman, terrible musician, and serene part-time monk. He is also prone to uncontrollable bouts of fancy and can be frequently found gazing wistfully from windows. The next time you see a dead-eyed businessman on the train gazing at his shoes, passed out across 3 seats, or just frowning into a coffee cup, remember - there is a little Whimsy in us all.
This contributor has traveled to many corners of the Greek world, both real and imaginary. Like so many of our contributors, she's a Classicist. Her speciality is the history and topography of ancient Greece, but in this space she's branching out to venture into landscapes not found on any map. That's probably for the best, since in most of these figurative places, good things rarely happen. Why visit, then, even vicariously? Because these are places which hold a mirror up to our modern lived reality, and sometimes it's in the reflection of spaces like this that something great happens.