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LindaY

Dani, THE STRANGE FATE OF KITTY EASTON (the sequel to THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN EMMETT) addresses the difference between mazes and labyrinths. I believe they stated that mazes also have walls, where labyrinths do not, and that you are supposed to follow the single path in the labyrinth while meditating.

scriptorsenex

I never knew the differnce between labyrinths and mazes. One for my word blog, I think.

scriptorsenex

P.S. I didn't know, or had forgotten, that Hercules was Theseus's cousin either. I'm loving your dips into mythology, Danielle.

Danielle

How interesting! I have The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton on my reading pile--another reason to push it to the top! :) I had no idea there was a difference between the two and thought the terms were interchangeable!

Danielle

I didn't either--I'm learning all sorts of new things reading myths!

Danielle

I'm really enjoying reading the Greek Myths, too, and have been hoping I'm not boring people too much by writing about my reading! I'll be reading about Hercules next weekend.

Stefanie

Didn't Theseus abandon Ariadne on an island somewhere? Some thanks she got!

Caroline

I visited Chartres Cathedral and Crete. :) Both are amazing places.
I'm fascnated by labyrinths and mazes.
I'm really looking forward to what you will write about th corse if you take it. I'm tempted to join the poetry course. I watched the intro video and it was very convincing.

LauraC

Interesting chapter. The story of the Minotaur was familiar to me, but that is all I knew of Theseus. I was especially interested in the story of the Theseus-Phaedra-Hippolytus triangle. May look into that more at some point. Now, I think I will watch the movie on Netflix "Immortals."

LauraC

Well, it was a decent movie, but nothing to do with what we read.

Danielle

Yes, you have a good memory--he did! It's uncertain whether he dumped her or it all happened as a result of forces beyond his means and was saddened when he found out about her. I only hope that's true! :)

Danielle

I would love to see Chartres! I had no idea the labyrinth was there--all the more reason now I would like to visit. I really am tempted by that course and almost went ahead and signed up. I'm just not sure I can read all the texts the instructor chose--though I think a few of them are plays and so shorter reads. He sounds very enthusiastic about it, which makes it sound all the more appealing. Will you take the poetry class? I'd like to do that as well, but I think it would be too much with work, so I would have to chose. I'm going to at least see if my library has the books he lists--I have one or two on hand already in my piles of books somewhere.

Danielle

I've heard the minotaur, too. I was curious about the story as I love the remaindered bookshop called Daedalus--do you get their catalog, too? It's cool that you are watching movies along with reading-I should do that, too, and maybe I will when I get back from vacation. Thanks for reading along with me-it's fun to hear your thoughts on the stories, too. Yeah--there was lots of marrying going on there, wasn't there?

Danielle

Isn't that often the case with movies--they don't resemble the book much! Thanks for the heads up since there are plenty of other movies I can choose from that are likely better.

catharina

How nice to see my card like this, this way it travels the world three times, to me, from me to you, and again out into the world. What could I wish more:)
I donot want to tempt you to new books yet we have this book on labyrinths: Sig Lonegren(who apparently built his own in Greensboro, Vermont)wrote Labyrinths Ancient Myths&Modern Uses (1991 and repub.1996). We bought it at this other magical place: Glastonbury.So if you would like to delve into:(Chapters)Sacred Space, Form, Myth, Dream, Herstory, Energies, Planet, Mirrors and the Labrys, His Story and Modern Uses, this could be a place to go. Maybe a library has it?

litlove

This is a myth I do know, but I still learn things from reading your post! And how interesting about the fate of Kitty Easton - I have that book, too, and must get to it!

Danielle

I like that idea--nicely put! And it is fun sharing postcards like that. No problem--tempt away! Unfortunately my library doesn't have the labyrinth book, but I have added it to my wishlist. I may have to see if I can get a copy via ILL. This has just opened an entirely new avenue to me! :) I had no idea that there were so many books about labyrinths out there!

Danielle

Theseus was new to me, but I had an idea about Daedalus and his labyrinth--fun to read about it now. Now that Kitty Easton has been mentioned I want to pull it out to read right now, too...

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