Category Archives: Dionysos

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: When Women Go Mad or are Possessed

They had many names: Maenad (Mad Woman); Thyiad (Rushing Woman); Phoibad (Inspired Woman); Lyssad (Raging Woman). These women were the followers of the god Dionysos in his many forms. Periodically, woman en masse would go to the hills and howl, … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The Overture of Herodotus’ ‘Inquiries’

By Kalev Pehme I am struck by how little is said about the overture of Herodotus’s great work, Inquiries. Even the young Seth Benardete goes to the punch-line of the joke very quickly without giving an detailed analysis of what … Continue reading

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Kalev Pehme’s Anti-Blog On Divine Frenzy

Imagine you and a myriad of others are in Tenochtitlan in front of the great pyramid. The Aztec Empire is at its height, and in the latest conquest the army has returned with thousands of captives. One by one the … Continue reading

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Kalev Pehme’s Anti-Blog The Myths of the Zodiac

Some time ago, I was asked to write about the myths of zodiac for a website in Australia. I did so, and it has been a great success. I have modified and cleaned it up a bit and I am … Continue reading

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