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Incredible pictures of the current #EtnaEruption

#Pindar paints similar pictures in Pythian 1 (20-26)

"snow-covered Aetna, year-round nurse of bitter frost, from whose inmost caves belch forth the purest streams of unapproachable fire.

#Volcano #Etna #GreekPoetry

🧡 1/3 Lava spewing  from the top of snowy Etna (c)
... In the daytime her rivers roll out a fiery flood of smoke, while in the darkness of night the crimson flame hurls rocks down to the deep plain of the sea with a crashing roar ...

#Pindar #Pythian1 20-26

(photo Salvatore Allegra, AP, via @USATODAY)

🧡 2/3 Etna erruption at night - glowing lava flows on the mountain
@USATODAY "... That monster shoots up the most terrible jets of fire; it is a marvellous wonder to see, and a marvel even to hear about when men are present."

Pindar (15-28) tells the myth: buried under the mountain lies the giant Typhon, who tried to overthrow Zeus.
#GreekMythology #Etna Etna spewing thick grey smoke (ash?) from its  top. (c) www.
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Today's #MythologyMonday theme is JUSTICE.
There are several deities in #ancientGreek religion that deal with law, order, and justice. One of them is the King of the Gods himself, #Zeus who delights in thunder. He is the god of law, justice and moral conduct.
Zeus gets the help of #Dike, the daimona or spirit of moral order and fair judgement. She is his daughter by #Themis and both mother and daughter are personifications of justice: Dike of human justice and Themis of divine justice. In poetry Dike is often the attendant of #Zeus.
In reliefs on the archaic Chest of Kypselos, a votive offering at Olympia, Dike throttles Adikia ("injustice") and beats her with a stick.
Her half-brother Ares would likely act in a similar fashion. Despite his impulsive nature, he is also a god that maintains civil order.
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The Long Bow, from β€œOnce Upon a Time Machine: VOL 2”. A 12 page short story, written by @MichaelSwanwick, art/lettering/colors by me. Published by @DarkHorseComics. Colored version. #lettering #handlettering #comics #greekmythology. A thread: Pages 1-4
Pages 5-8
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