So, it’s been a while since I’ve recorded a Lore Lesson. (Lesson from the Lore? I figure I’ve got to get to ten episodes before I start trying to take the podcast too seriously.) But, it’s been on my mind and, since I had a bit of time today, I got it done.

This episode begins with a reference to washing before sacrifice, but then quickly goes to the ‘prayer’ of Achilles to his mother, Thetis. (I put the word prayer in quotes, because she was standing in front of him.)

Most of what I have to say has been said before, and I’m beginning to wonder if the rest of the Iliad — as viewed through the lens of mortal/immortal interaction — will just be repeating the same themes. We will see.


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