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(created by me back in 8/05)

I am the very model of a Hellenist individual
My festivals are derived entirely from Burkert et al
I'm quite adept at reconstructing Hellenismos theory from what I have read
From Walter Otto, Jane Harrison, and everything Kerenyi has ever said

Many Hellenists I have emailed and in person have met
And all of their Hellenic wisdom I understand and jokes I of course do get
I've even told fluffy bunnies to go fly a kite
From Robert Graves to Bulfinch I've told them to go and get it right

I keep all of the other recons on their toes
I quote page and chapter from Walter Burkert and watch as their confusion grows!
I even keep quotes memorized from Karl Kerenyi
Even though the idea of Hades and Dionysos being the same doesn't agree with me

I know all of the names and traits of the gods, nature spirits, even Furies,
Then to impress them all I can recite a book from W.K.C. Gutherie
I have just about every book on Hellenismos imaginable
Including Old Stones, New Temples written by Drew Campbell

You see from all reconstructionist festival and ritual
I am the very model of a Hellenist individual!

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Date: 2010-07-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy crap! I so remember this!

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Date: 2010-07-29 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:D Thought you might!

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Date: 2010-07-30 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
this is completely and utterly made of win. ^_^

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Date: 2010-07-30 02:05 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-08-01 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Loved it!

I can't recite a entire book nor have a lot of memorized quotes, but the rest I know how it feels. *g*

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Date: 2010-08-01 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's exaggerations, naturally, but it was a funny little piece I felt compelled to write a while back. :D I'm glad you enjoyed!


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