Alleviating Anxiety with the Book of the Dead

Author: Bridget Bracken Sub-editor: Pamela Piechowicz Image Credit: A vignette in The Papyrus of Ani, from Spell 30B: Spell For Not Letting Ani's Heart Create Opposition Against Him, in the Gods' Domain, which contains a depiction of the ba of the deceased. Wikipedia Commons. The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or Book of Going Forth by Day, reveals… Continue reading Alleviating Anxiety with the Book of the Dead

Apollo and Hyacinthus

Artist: Zoe Keeghan Titles: Apollo and Hyacinthus Date: 9 August, 2021 Description: According to ancient Greek myth, Hyacinthus was the mortal prince of Sparta. He was beautiful, and many gods and men tried to suit him, including Zephyrus, god of the west wind. But Hyacinthus chose Apollo, god of the sun, music and healing, over them all.… Continue reading Apollo and Hyacinthus

To Murder a Statue: Mythological Re-Imaginings and Black Lives Matter

The recent destruction and vandalism of colonial sculptures across the globe both within and external of the Black Lives Matter movement have elicited a series of responses in regards to issues of race, marginalisation, and whether or not people should be destroying colonial statues.