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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: Fear and Piety

The ancient Greeks had no one, abstract word for “religion,” which has a Latin origin in religio, the attention to the worship of the gods. Instead, we know from Socrates that there are two words that include what we call … Continue reading

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