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Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913 Louise Pryke, Macquarie University As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a … Continue reading

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Writing is Love, and Love is Hell

Quote of the Day, via Terrible Minds blog by the amazing Robyn Bennis (read it) Pretty much sums up how I feel about my current WIP… “Love Is Hell I love to write. A lot of you love to write, … Continue reading

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Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh explores what it means to be human, and questions the meaning of life and love. Wikimedia Commons This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, … Continue reading

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Origins of WYLT : The Blood Lake Chronicles

Wylt’s launch is one week away! Thank you to all of the lovely ARC readers who have given me feedback in time for me to fix a few formatting mistakes so the finished copy is perfect. This blog is going … Continue reading

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The real-life origins of the legendary Kraken

Original article on The Conversation by Rodrigo Brincalepe Salvador –PhD student in Paleontology, University of Tubingen The Kraken is perhaps the largest monster ever imagined by mankind. In Nordic folklore, it was said to haunt the seas from Norway through … Continue reading

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The underrated wonder that is Mahabalipuram — My Favourite Things

I first heard about Mahabalipuram in my Class 8 or 9 Hindi textbook. While I don’t remember who the author of that piece was, but I do remember that it was about the ruminations of a sculptor who wondered about … Continue reading

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A medieval alchemical book reveals new secrets

A fascinating blog thanks to the British Museum…this is a story in the making.   Source: A medieval alchemical book reveals new secrets

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