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I read Edith Hamilton many years ago so I am greatly enjoying these posts and revisiting her work.


Do you also say that in English when you supervise someone that "you wathc him with eyes of Argus"? I had totally forgotten where that expression came from. thanks for reminding me. And what an idea --- the peacocks feathers have the eye of the Argus.
I'm very fond of the story of Amor & Psyche, or Cupid and Psyche.


Poor Io. She is lucky Hera didn't decide to make her into a sacrificial cow. In relation to your Cupid and Psyche reading, you might want to look into C.S. Lewis' retelling of it in Til We Have Faces. It is a relatively short and most excellent novel.


So many myths I don't know! I'd never heard of Io, so that was a revelation, thank you! I have a thing about peacock feathers, though, and find them unlucky, which is silly and foolish and incredibly tenacious. I don't know where superstitions come from, or indeed, how to get them out of my mind. Thinking about this story might help!


I wanted to leave a comment on you latest post but now the comment section has disappeared?
I'll try again later tonight or so, maybe you can find out what happened.
I tried to enter a comment in answer to Marcia without wanting to answer her and then pressed the back button when I noticed ....So maybe it is only me.


Pburt--I'm glad you are enjoying the posts--I was afraid I would scare people off who weren't interested, but the timing is just right for me to read them. I read her in middle school--which is a long time ago now! I don't even remember having read this before, so it's like starting from scratch.


Caroline--I've not heard that saying before, but I may just not have undestood the reference. It's amazing now that I am reading myths how often they pop up in other books or articles--little references here and there--very cool to know what they refer back to. And I'm looking forward to next weekend's reading--I like reading about the actual myths.


Stefanie--Hah--you crack me up. She is lucky indeed--all things considered. C.S. Lewis eh? Another one to add to my list which is ever growing. I knew other authors referred back to the myths and retold the stories, but I think I didn't realize just how much so.


Litlove--Me, too. Peacocks are sort of nasty birds, I think--for as pretty as they might be. Not sure this story will do anything to help their reputation with you--kind of spooky to think of all those eyes! :)


Caroline--Sorry about that. I hope that changing the way the comments are set up doesn't make commenting more difficult for people. Let me know if you keep having problems. I notice that if it takes a few moments to leave a comment it will sort of time out, but then the comment seems to be there when you click post. I'll keep an eye on things.


I'm behind in my reading this week. I have read the stories of Io and Europa. Hoping to finish the rest of the chapter over the next couple of days. Studying/reading too many different books with too many different groups/people. I didn't want you to think that I had dropped tho :)


Laura--I'm glad you are still reading along--I totally understand having more than one thing on the go to read. I had thought I would read two chapters this weekend, but I have two library books that need to go back on Monday/Tuesday, but maybe I'll just stick with that next chapter on Cupid and Psyche, which I think is pretty short. Maybe that will give us both time to catch up and spend time with other books, too.


The Second Story Of Echo And Narcissus:

A psychoanalytic explanation, with an important twist.

Danielle-- I'm sorry I cannot attach the file here, but if you email me I'd be happy to send you a copy.

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