Are you ready?
Classical Mythology demands that we rethink many of our basic commitments: religious and spiritual, ethical, and personal. We'll see humans being challenged to their limits and beyond; we'll see magic behind normal everyday phenomena; we'll see intense love and horrifying violence, the arts of civilization and the limits of barbarism, side by side or interwoven. I promise you a wild ride and an unforgettable journey.
Here's my first discussion question for you: Did the Greeks believe their myths?
The Greeks were human beings like ourselves, with common sense and a healthy skepticism about things that didn't quite add up. They put on their sandals one at a time just as we do. They fell in love, got angry, ate and slept, grew old and died - all the common human conditions pertained. So did they believe in gods and goddesses, Fate, prophecy, the Underworld, nymphs and satyrs, the whole colorful tapestry of classical myth? Did they believe literally in the way that e.g. a Christian is asked to believe in the divinity of Christ, or a Muslim in the unity of Allah? What do you think?