Greek Mythology-Did you ever?

I can’t recall studying Greek Mythology in any segment of school, be it elementary or high school or even in college although the tales must have been forced down our throats at some point. Since I’m writing this amusing One leg Up On Sisyphus, I surely read about the boulder pushed up the mountain over and over again forever.

So how come it’s so vague and what part of my life does it effect now, I ask you. Please some bright person speak up and explain this to me. I’d love to hear your take on Greek Mythology.

I’ve told you all that I fell last year and am not allowed to drive anymore. This pains me. Once an individual woman who worked in New York, cared for a large family and now I’m bereft of driving. My dear hubs drives me to all appointments and waits so patiently.

Like yesterday. My eye doctor found a bubble in one eye and immediately arranged for a specialist appointment.  We were there four hours , I was exhausted and fearful. That didn’t help. I’ll be seeing the new doctor ever six weeks for checkups. Scary, indeed.

Enough of the whining, tomorrow is another day.


5 thoughts on “Greek Mythology-Did you ever?

  1. I studied Greek & Roman mythology & history at school for “a” level exam (UK). As I resided in England at that time we were able to walk old Roman roads, visit archeological digs and see first hand beautiful mosaics and artifacts. The plethora of Gods and their interactions and resulting off spring was at times mind boggling! I love the mystery of these myths and legends and in part the essence of them comes through in my writing.
    I remember it being so much fun!

  2. Mandy, thanks so much for stopping by. Your comment is quite interesting. If you have a moment, checkout my earlier blogs A Leg Up On Sisiphus, a story I wrote as a take-off on The Greek myth, just for fun and education for the grandchildren listening.

  3. I think the Greek myths appeal to us as people because their gods are so different from our own today – they’re so human, in that they make mistakes and quarrel amongst themselves – and this makes the myths so raw: not everything works out ok. There are no fairytale endings. Reading the tragedies of Greek myths acts as a kind of catharsis for us.

  4. Greek Mythology became an obsession of mine around 12 so I made sure to take classes that related to Ancient Civilizations, and philosophies which typically dealt with some aspect of Greek mythology, like Sisyphus, well into my university years and am actually pursuing a teaching career of English and Ancient History and how the two overlap in a lot of literature we have today!

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