In the last posts I wrote, we went through the mythological stories of Greece. From Prometheus and the creation of mankind to the classical heroes and their behaviour. From there we went on to the warrior culture of the Spartans and the moralistic values we could derive from their society.
I first read about the Spartans when I was about 15 years old. During this phase of my life, like a lot of other children, I started to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. I was looking for role models and the Spartans made a
Zeus sits on his throne. He rules the sky and the world. His sister-wife Hera rules him. Duties and domains in the mortal sphere are parcelled out to his family, the other ten Olympian gods. In the early days of gods and men, the divine trod the earth with mortals,
Sjoerd Tegelaers 2018