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Daily Deity #78 AnansiAnansi has a special place in my heart. I have a distinct memory from my childhood of there being a series of children's book that told of the tales of Anansi the spider. All the tales being, of course, the multitude of tricks and schemes that Anansi would be part of.Daily Deity #78 Anansi by mythgirl68
That's what Anansi is, a trickster god. But not like Loki, playing tricks that were meant to hurt and advance oneself. No, Anansi did tricks in order to amuse himself. Pretty much harmless. He is often found in the form of a spider, which I always found funny considering his tendency to spin tales. (I hope someone laughed at that.) Anansi also is a god of heavenly bodies, having come up with the concepts of the sun and the moon.
Now, of course, Anansi is a bit selfish. One of the most famed stories about the spider god is his trials to gain the stories of Nyame the Sky God, who contained all the stories at the time, which was a time before... really anything had happened. That was because of the fact that Nyame had been c
Daily Deity #73 Argus* Hey, everyone! I am so sorry that I have been unable to post a Daily Deity for the past two weeks! I have been crazy busy, but that has ended and I can get back to updating normally.Daily Deity #73 Argus by mythgirl68
Anyways, let's get on to the subject of the Daily Deity. Today it is Argus. Now, I wanted to do this on the first of June, because June is named after the goddess Juno (who will be the subject tomorrow.) What does that have to do with Argus?
Well, Argus was employed by the Queen of the Gods. He was basically her right hand man.
Argus is a giant. So picture a really huge, tall, and buff guy. Now, add one hundred eyes all over his body. It's these hundred eyes that is the big help to Hera.
His first claim to fame was killing the big mama of monsters herself, Echidna. Argus shows that he's smart amongst giants, since he chooses not to go after Echidna until she's asleep. He then proceeds to beat her about the head. And while that's a bit violent and somewhat cheaty, it's also a very good method in disposing
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