Mythology

Mythology

Aeschylus’ Hymn to Prometheus

The hymn you will find just below is an adaptation from the Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. In the mid of the tragedy, the chained titan remember all he has done for humanity, all the goods he has brought to the “wretched race of men” as Hesiod would say. I’ve adapted

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Folklore

Hephaestian Prayer to the Dead

Today is the Day of the Dead in Italy. I’ve chosen to honor them through a prayer I composed that celebrate their struggle and work throughout their life. I wanted to recognize how we inherit from them the fruit of their works, and how one day it will be our

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Mythology

Eliphas Levi Prayer Of The Gnomes: A Craftsman Perspective

In this article I will analyze, line-by-line, Eliphas Levi’s Prayer of the Gnomes. It wont’ be an exhaustive an analysis. It will focus on those myths and pieces of lore that have a relationship with the world of Crafts.So the prayer is a pretext. In a future article, I will

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Mythology

Hephaestus: An Overview

We often hear about Hephaestus as the God of Fire and Smithing, but that is a reduction. We know just fragments about him, rooted in a period which is not it’s peak moment. So the aim of this article is to give a quite complete picture of Hephaestus. A picture aimed

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Alchemy

First Books To Start

I chose to start by recommending two books to start going deep into this field. It’s been quite a few years since I started studying metal and his context. First I did it just for the purpose of enriching my blacksmith job, then, when my journey took a spiritual turn,

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