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Guess Who

By January 30, 2013

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Today's Guess Who may not be entirely clear. If you saw the caption you would know, but it would also give it away. You are to guess the big fellow at the bottom. You can either guess his specific name or the name of him and his kind. The scene provides clues, specifically ones identifying this as a piece of Greco-Roman mythology.



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January 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm
(1) Susan says:

Another deficiency discovered in my knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology. Interesting!

January 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm
(2) Bill says:

I never would have guessed that was Thetis and Briareus. Didnt she summonhim from the deep where he guarded the marine entrance to Tartarus?

January 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm
(3) ancienthistory says:

Iliad Book I

“Help your brave son, therefore, if you are able. Go to Olympus, and if you have ever done him service in word or deed, implore the aid of Jove. Ofttimes in my father’s house have I heard you glory in that you alone of the immortals saved the son of Saturn from ruin, when the others, with Juno, Neptune, and Pallas Minerva would have put him in bonds. It was you, goddess, who delivered him by calling to Olympus the hundred-handed monster whom gods call Briareus, but men Aegaeon, for he is stronger even than his father; when therefore he took his seat all-glorious beside the son of Saturn, the other gods were afraid, and did not bind him. Go, then, to him, remind him of all this, clasp his knees, and bid him give succour to the Trojans. Let the Achaeans be hemmed in at the sterns of their ships, and perish on the sea-shore, that they may reap what joy they may of their king, and that Agamemnon may rue his blindness in offering insult to the foremost of the Achaeans.”

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