Fang Talks

Not finishing projects since 1994.

Because if you believe things are going to go well, then the chances they will are that much bigger!

Every so often, I am reminded of the polytheistic beliefs of ancient Greece, and how that occasionally ended up with “a god for everything”. Not one single god ruling over all that is but rather numerous smaller gods, each with their own niche market, so to speak. We all knows of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades. And they were big players, sure. But let’s be real here, we wouldn’t be anywhere without Verminus, the god that protected cattle from diseases and worms.

In a way it makes sense to have a god for every little thing though. It’s all about having faith in things. Making offerings to Aphrodite, goddess of love, before going on a date with that decorus virgo from next door is sure to give you that extra bit of confidence you need to seem more appealing! And if you offer your oldest cow to Verminus, the disease-prone creature can’t catch and spread any nasties around your herd!

Sadly that doesn’t do away with reckless stupidity. I wonder if they had a god for that.
~ Fang


  • 30/03/2016 (3:03 AM)

    Dionysus/ Bacchus is the god of drunkeness, isn’t he? That could be close, depending on how drunk he is.

    And the Catholics had their saints for the same thing, only you didn’t pray TO them, you asked them to intercede for you with the Big Guy.

    So there’s a saint of lost causes and a saint of sick children and such.

    Only they got rid of a lot of them in 1969 because it turned out most of them never had existed.

    I don’t think there’s a saint for reckless stupidity.

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