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if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
Beth, this is for you.
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Alright I have an announcement. I’m taking the summer off to go walk all 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. I’ll be out of contact for a month to a month and a half from mid-June until mid to late August, which means The Literary Snob will be on hiatus for that period. One of my biggest regrets was being forced to stop walking the Camino in Pamplona last year due to having to catch a plane back to the States, so I’m going back and finishing it. In the meantime I’m leaving for Europe on June 5th to catch up with my family and see some old friends.
booksandghosts asked: That's really cool that you'll be doing the Camino de Santiago. I have wanted to hike that for ages. So jealous
I highly recommend it if you get a chance. I did about 70 miles of it last summer and really fell in love with the experience.@6 days ago with 2 notes