Sunday, May 08, 2011
Maybe This Is What I Meant
From THE GREEK MYTHS by Robert Graves (this has something to do with my last "post" - reread it if you don't believe me!): "Therefore, having coaxed Metis to a couch with honeyed words, Zeus suddenly opened his mouth and swallowed her, and that was the end of Metis, though he claimed afterward that she gave him counsel from inside his belly. In due process of time, he was seized by a raging headache." (Oh, I forgot to tell you, Metis was pregnant with Zeus's baby when he swallowed her!) A breach was made "in Zeus's skull, from which Athene sprang, fully armed, with a mighty shout." Happy Mother's Day!