Posts by Alex Miller

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Daedalus and IcarusDaedalus was a skilled craftsman, artist and inventor, who created many ingenious devices. Chief among these was the Labyrinth built for King Minos of Crete, to house the half-man, half-bull Minotaur.

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Damocles was a courtier of King Dionysius II of Syracuse, Sicily. Damocles was fond of flattering his master, often opining on how fortunate the king was, as absolute master of his realm, surrounded by pomp, magnificence and riches.

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DemeterDemeter was the Greek goddess of agriculture and the harvest, fertility and motherhood, who presided over the natural cycle of birth and death.

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Deucalion was a son of Prometheus, a righteous and upright man who, with his wife Pyrrha, was saved from a huge flood Zeus sent to punish and destroy mankind for its hubris and savagery. Forewarned by his father, Deucalion built a huge wooden chest to ride out the raging seas.

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DionysosDionysus is the Greek god of wine, sacred or ritual insanity, theater, intoxicants, excess, epiphanous revelation and ecstatic trance.

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