Ancient & Modern Hellenism

Mythology and Modern Psychology

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spyro_prime wrote in psychologia
“Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their
thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred
to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave.
Athena was telling them to fall in love.

Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy,
but now they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.”

Chuck Palahniuk

Apollo and the Nine Muses. It is a painting by Hendrick van Balen from the early 17th century.


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