Son of Iris asks:

If you were in one of Rick Riordan’s books, who do you think your godly parent would be?

Honestly I think it’s more likely that I’d be, like… a mortal who got mixed up in some weird $#!t, like Rachel Elizabeth Dare.  Either that, or it’d be one of the really obscure minor Roman gods – probably Fornax, the goddess of ovens, baking and bread.

7 thoughts on “Son of Iris asks:

    1. Not Greek – Roman! The Romans have a lot of very minor, very specific gods for, like, household items and stuff. Not everything in Roman mythology is just taken over one-to-one from Greece, and actual day-to-day Roman religious practice is very different from classical Greece.

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      1. The hazards of typing before double-checking 😛
        “Not everything in Roman mythology is just taken over one-to-one from Greece”
        Cool to find out about a concrete example of this – my knowledge of both are limited enough that I can’t think of any Roman deity without a Greek counterpart off the top of my head. So my basic perception of Roman mythology has always been sort of like, Greek mythology with different names…

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  1. Huh, fair enough, although I pegged you for a kid of athena or something, but you are less smart and wise, and more like a bard that is able to sing a good 3 showtunes out of key and nothing else, so you would probably be like, a kid of Apollo or something.

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    1. I see you’ve heard Chris sing too, then!

      But seriously, Chris is one of the most genuinely curious people I’ve met in my life (in every sense of the word – love you Chris!). As a result he is a constant source of strange and unusual information regarding all manner of subjects in addition to being a world-class classicist and archaeologist. Your comment does him a great disservice, aside from the singing part, which is broadly accurate.

      All the best,
      Dr Jim the Editor

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