Lizzie. please print this or pass on this link to your lovely niece.
The price of which is that she promise to read Edith Hamilton’s
In fact, if the rest of you would read the frigging thing, I wouldn’t have to explain this shite to you all the time, you’d just understand…
Mythology isn’t “old and boring and out of date.” It’s a context. It’s a frame of reference. It’s Jung as opposed to Freud, Dream as opposed to Dogma. Symbolism to complement science. It’s the Independent Cinema of the ancient world, for prechrist’s sake.
Don’t limit yourself, man. A little Classical mythology and a little Shakespeare never killed anyone, eh? Don’t you wish you could say the same with that bloodthirsty gorefest of a bible?