I woke early and checked the website several times. As promised, Harvard published my article on the Hour 25 website a few minutes after noon their time. (8:00am my time.) Here is the link; “Is Anchises a Casanova?” My editors said many flattering things as did my fellow members of the semi-circle. Apparently, they like my sense of humor. (I don’t hear that often at work!) They also said nice things about my blog. I am the first “guest blogger”. Oh, in case you are wondering the little is “Is Anchises a Casanova?” Anchises was an elderly Trojan prince in the Iliad. His son Aeneas survived the final days of Troy and led the survivors to Italy where their descendants would found Rome. I am really excited about this.
Likewise, with the pseudo-death experienced by the gods was not the first “death” because they didn’t know what was going on. Cronus bound the Cyclops and hundred handers and threw them into a dark miserable place under the earth. In due time, mortals too would be tossed into a similar hole. Of course, by then humans knew what death was because of the myths about the Titans, Cyclops and hundred handers going down below.
Let’s continue the pseudo death idea of Ed’s by adding the resurrection. Who among the gods knew they could escape “death” until Zeus attempted the rescue. Eventually gods thrown into Tartarus ended up in Olympus (Cyclops and hundred-handers) or the Isles of the Blest (Cronus) which ends up being an option for demi-gods and initiates into the mysteries. Cool.