Anthesteria 47

posted December 1st, 2017, 5:07 pm


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December 1st, 2017, 5:07 pm

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The incantation that Persephone is chanting really goes like this:

Go away strix, you night-wandering one;
go away from the people,
you bird whose name is not to be mentioned.
Go away upon swift ships.

It was recorded by the first-century BCE author Verrius Flaccus. I took away the word strix (a female ghost who attacks women and children) since I don’t want to confuse the reader with too many ancient Greek words (though I must admit I love throwing them around).

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December 11th, 2017, 3:37 am

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December 2nd, 2017, 1:44 am

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Maybe she should have brought chocolates, despite probably not having or know what chocolate is... huh, going to do a quick goggle search... yeah, doubt Erigone would want until the 20th century for a box of chocolates.

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December 2nd, 2017, 8:41 pm

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@RazorD9: Too bad they didn't have chocolate. Who wouldn't be appeased by chocolate. ;)

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