Promethean – “Le Supplice des Aloades”

Otus and Ephialtes were two mythical giants, and among the original mortals to challenge the supremacy of the gods. Due to the mythical remembrance of their defiance, those who subsequently challenged or questioned the power of the gods (i.e. the earliest porto-atheists) were conceived of by the ancient Greeks as latter-day incarnations of these gigantic […]

Nevermore – “The Lotus Eaters”

In Book 9 of Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus tells the Phaeacians of the perilous adventures on the high seas with his crew in their futile attempts to return from the Trojan War alive. Among the earlier set of these escapades was their arrival in the land of the Lotophagoi, i.e. the Lotus Eaters, men who spent […]