Wednesday, 1 February 2006

Classics

I appear to have damaged my Achilies tendon, this is a bit annoying as it means that I have to get up even earlier in order to get to the bus on time. I'm looking forward to it being light in the mornings as I'm getting a bit bored of the morning routine of getting twigs in my eye and falling in bushes.

Achilles.

Greek dude, liked fighting, mother was a goddess, didn’t like Trojans, had a dodgy ankle should have got a note from his mum excusing him from war; didn’t, got shot in the ankle and died.


Hearth

There is something very hypnotic about watching a log fire, it is possible to while away hours watching the flame whilst lost in thought. Apparently the Latin for Hearth also means focus.


Medusa

Much maligned and misunderstood chick, annoyed a goddess, hair turned to snakes, one glance would turn a mortal to stone. Nowadays turning a mortal to stone and keeping dangerous pets would earn her an asbo back then she got her head chopped off by some guy called Jason.

Jason

Lost his multi-coloured dream coat and went off on a booze cruise around the med where he mainly cut the heads off things (Medusa, Minotaur, Pet Dogs) and threw stones at skeletons. Such behaviour can be seen being replicated by scores of British yoof on the Greek islands every summer.

Homer

Big yellow dude, wrote a book called the Ill Lad translation – Bad Lad about some chap called Ulysses.

Ulysses

Went to war on a big horse then ‘got lost’ on his way home, spent lots of time drinking and carrying on with goddesses in a manner unbecoming of a married man.

4 comments:

Penny Munn said...

What is the Latin word for hearth? I think this should be checked out.

Memento aka a moment in life said...

Medusa was killed by Perseus...
Minotaur, by Theseus...

Jason did go on a booze cruise to the eastern Aegean Sea and further east via the Clashing Rocks to the Black Sea.

Nice classic stories!


I like your interpretation of the classics!

steph said...

Wasn't it Joseph who lost his coat? Hope your bruise is better.

Memento aka a moment in life said...

Jason and the Argonauts... He is the one with the golden Fleece!