odyssey

Greek Mythology – The Trojan Wars

Greek Mythology – The Trojan Wars

It is often said that the Greeks pretty much invented everything. Whether they actually invented storytelling or not I don’t know. But one thing you cannot deny is the fact they really knew how to tell a tale. They threw everything into it. Love, loss, battles, heroes, heroines, monsters, gods and adventures galore. One of my favourite films as a kid was Jason & the Argonauts (an ancient Greek tale). The skeleton battle was ground-breaking for its time, though it looks positively cartoon-like next to today’s CGI techniques. It’s still a great film, fundamentally because it’s a great story.  https://youtu.be/C-ZQGRM7GW0…
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A Thousand Ships (well, four) in a sea of flowers

A Thousand Ships (well, four) in a sea of flowers

After my first introduction to Odyssey on that bitterly cold April day where I battled with the dog to listen to the first instalment, I started following the story was excited to find out what was coming up next. What I didn't expect, however, was to be getting hands-on with Origami! When I read about the plan for the community to create, literally, a thousand origami ships, I was intrigued and decided to put in my order. Now, as a serial hobbyist who has many a project unfinished, like my out of control garden, I was excited about how labour…
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A story never felt so real…and so Coast!

A story never felt so real…and so Coast!

It was a blustery day on the south bay in Scarborough, but needless to say, there is something quite comforting about the sting of the bitter sea air when you live on the Yorkshire Coast! This day was a little different, though, because I was excited about trying out a new walk, which promised to capture my imagination...and be easy on the limbs. I had decided to add a bit of variety to the dog walk by downloading a new Echoes App where I could listen to The Odyssey, which had been voiced by people living on the coast. It…
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