Because mythology and why not.

A List of all Zeus's kids.

It makes me wonder--again, that's just Zeus's shenanigans (or his and two other gods' divine urine on a blanket and create Urine AKA Orion, are you fucking with me?)--if there was a point in Ancient Greece where there was a greater than fifty percent chance one parent, your spouse, half the kids, and a number greater than one of your herd of sheep were your half-siblings and you just had to roll with it because Zeus.

Seperis: I'm imagining how visiting ancient greece there were warnings when you crossed the border
Seperis: Like "Do not have sex with the animals, it's always Zeus."
Seperis: "Do not have sex with the insects; it's probably Zeus."
Molly: Do not lie out in the rain...
Seperis: "Don't sleep--Zeus might get you, or Aphrodite just might like looking at you young forever."
Seperis: "Don't pet anything: it's definitely Zeus."

You are about to say "why would you think anyone would have sex with animals or insects and therefore need to worry about being knocked up by Zeus?"

I say "Have you read Greek mythology? There was a fifty percent chance you'd randomly turn into an animal yourself because Greece invented the deus ex machina, possibly inspired by Zeus's sex life."

If you're wondering why petting something would be on this list, see above.

Also, might want to stay out of the sun, any body of water, away from stiff breezes, any freshly tilled field, and blankets covered in urine. Also don't have a picnic, because ants.
dorothy1901: Gilda: Put the blame on Mame (Default)

Fatherhood, in photos.

2015-04-24 07:52 pm (UTC)
If someone could stage a contest between the kiddy photos on Zeus' refrigerator, and the kiddy photos on Loki's refrigerator, I wonder who would win. Zeus has the numbers, but Loki has the variety: a wolf (Fenrir), an eight-legged horse (Sleipnir), and the world serpent (Jörmungandr).

Re: Fatherhood, in photos.

(Anonymous)
2015-04-25 03:30 am (UTC)
Loki definitely has the edge in childbirth. Zeus may have hatched Athena out of his skull after *eating her pregnant mother* and birthed Dionysus out of his thigh after accidentally incinerating *his* pregnant mother, but Loki gave birth to Sleipnir, who, as you mentioned, was an *eight-legged horse*. Also, some accounts have him briefly-but-happily married to a human man, to whom he bore children, but then Odin just had to smite the lot of them. A+ parenting, Allfather.

--Jessica

2015-04-29 12:43 am (UTC)
Yep, this is why I don't visit Greece.

(Also, I'm broke.)
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