Growing up in India, I was not really exposed to Greek and Roman mythology- when you have two indigenous epics (one of which is the longest epic in the world), and a pantheon of gods and goddesses each of whom seems to have nothing better to do than to get embroiled in stuff that should not really concern them, you do not really need to look further afield for stories of adultery, deceit and valour.
But what was most appealing was that I did not have to learn any new names to know these stories. The noblewoman, the priestess, the hunting companion - all of them turned out to be moons of Jupiter. And Amalthea, my own beautiful Amalthea. Why she was the goat who nursed Jupiter when he was abandoned in a cave.
Suddenly, through my obsession with the solar system, the world of Roman mythology opened up in front of me.
Why Jupiter? Why today?
Because Jupiter looks over Thursday. And I do think he would have approved of Delusional Thursdays!
And because of his numerous conquests, he would like the announcement that we are about to make.
The Burrow is proud to present the third version of its Valentine Feature. A drabble (or more) a day, everyday in the month of February, with a special bonus on Valentine Day. All your favourite bloggers (except one- Leanne, where are you in the month of your birth?) are contributing. But what makes this feature specially meaningful for us is that we have contributions from five of our wonderful followers.
We are not telling you who they are - know only there are five of them!
What are you waiting for? Rush across to the-burrow.org, and enjoy. And be sure to bookmark the page, because you don't want to be typing out the entire address everyday!
Image credit -
Moons of Jupiter - http://www.kidscosmos.org/kid-stuff/graphics/jupiter-moons-1.jpg
Jupiter - http://schools-wikipedia.org/images/153/15327.jpg.htm