#4 Oedipus becomes a hero for defeating the Phoenix and is crowned king. He also unknowingly marries his mother, the recently widowed Queen Jocasta.

#4 Oedipus becomes a hero for defeating the Phoenix and is crowned king. He also unknowingly marries his mother, the recently widowed Queen Jocasta.

The Hero’s Journey    Fafa explains Joseph Campbell’s famous theory.    facebook.com/gloveandboots

The Hero’s Journey Fafa explains Joseph

The Hero’s Journey Fafa explains Joseph Campbell’s famous theory. facebook.com/gloveandboots

Polixena en la fuente 2: Aquiles acecha detrás de la fuente. Pintor de Atenea. Lecito ático, 480 a.n.e. Museo del Louvre

Polixena en la fuente 2: Aquiles acecha detrás de la fuente. Pintor de Atenea. Lecito ático, 480 a.n.e. Museo del Louvre

Boreas rapta a Oritía; Herse intenta ayudar a su hermana.  Dibujo sobre un ánfora del Pintor de Oritía, 470 a.n.e.

Boreas rapta a Oritía; Herse intenta ayudar a su hermana. Dibujo sobre un ánfora del Pintor de Oritía, 470 a.n.e.

#4. After discovering the news that he must kill his father to marry his mother, Oedipus unintentionally treks to the city of Thebes. In this city he finds out that king Laius disappeared and that an evil Sphinx has been taking the lives of those who fail to solve her riddles correctly. To surmise, this is the place where the drama begins. (CT)

#4. After discovering the news that he must kill his father to marry his mother, Oedipus unintentionally treks to the city of Thebes. In this city he finds out that king Laius disappeared and that an evil Sphinx has been taking the lives of those who fail to solve her riddles correctly. To surmise, this is the place where the drama begins. (CT)

Detail Etruscan painted pottery depiciting Achilles carrying dead Ajax. Yes that is correct: Original Etruscan epic İliad also states that Achilles committed suicide. One of the best Homeric gimmicks that later editors had to come up with a second Ajax. Ha ha!

Detail Etruscan painted pottery depiciting Achilles carrying dead Ajax. Yes that is correct: Original Etruscan epic İliad also states that Achilles committed suicide. One of the best Homeric gimmicks that later editors had to come up with a second Ajax. Ha ha!

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