Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The great serpent Sint Holo was the spirit of inspiration, language, and writing for the Cherokee and other tribes.
Sint Holo at Encyclopedia Mythica
Sint Holo at GodChecker.com http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/native_american-mythology.php?deity=SINT-HOLO
Friday, July 9, 2010
Baalat Gebal, goddess of books and libraries, was sacred to Byblos, the city where papyrus was exported to the centres of the ancient world.
More about the city of Byblos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byblos
More about the Lady: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baalat_Gebal
And more! http://www.hethert.org/byblos.htm
Friday, April 16, 2010
Jerome is patron saint of librarians, archivists and translators.
Lapham's Quarterly has a great essay about Jerome, "On Bones and Libraries": http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/roundtable/on-bones-and-libraries.php
More about Jerome: http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-jerome/
And more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome
Sunday, March 7, 2010
These illustrations represent eight of the nine traditional Greek muses. Depending on the tradition, their numbers vary. http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/Mousai.html.
Each of the muses here has influence over a form of writing. Only Terpsichore, the muse of dance, is missing, though if you put the shards together you’ll see she’s not entirely absent from the group.
The literary domains represented here include: Calliope, muse of epic poetry; Clio, muse of history; Erato, muse of lyric and erotic poetry; Euterpe, primarily the muse of music, also the muse of lyric poetry; Melpomene, muse of tragedy; Polyhymnia, muse of hymns and sacred poetry; Thalia, muse of comedy and bucolic poetry; and Urania, the muse of astronomy who also became the favourite muse of Christian poets, thanks to the influence of writers such as John Milton.
More about the muses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse.