Saturday, December 18, 2010

Greek Mint Myth

props for our holiday greeting, view it at the website

Our 2010 greeting mocks holiday hullabaloo and phony sentiment. We are in the habit of asking "what is the mythology or backstory?" We share what the Greeks thought:

Minthe, a naiad nymph was beloved of Hades. Displeased with this liaison Persephone trampled upon Minthe, crushed her and ground her into dirt. From Minthe's gore sprung the sweet smelling mint plant -- gnarly, growing close to the ground and destined to be trod upon.

Minthe, before and after Persephone's wrath.

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