Monday, March 25, 2013

You are not prepared. No, really, you're not.

I am always late to the party, I know, but holy hellalish hydra, Batman! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING? Yesterday against better judgment (if I didn't have bad judgment I'd have no judgment at all it seems) I dusted off Zeptepi and went into the freshly-opened Throne of Thunder LFR. I missed the first round with Tortos, but yes, did experience death-by-slugs (I swear, this is some fantasy sequence by a writer at Blizzard who put the salt shaker in the pseudopods' control!) just after Megeara, and then onto five wipes on Ji-Kun. Did I get any loot, you ask? Silly player! Loot is for leets! I got gold to cover some of my repair bills. Woot! I'm still picking out pin-feathers from my posterior.

Now let's stop right here....Megeara.

I know from my Greek lore that Megeara was re-imagined in Disney's version of Hercules as his love interest.



But this is not that:


Or is it?

According to Greek mythology, Hercules, or Heracles, is driven mad by Hera, and kills Megara and their children. Not a happy story.

Later, Heracles waged a victorious war against the kingdom of Orchomenus in Boeotia and married Megara, daughter of Creon, king of Thebes. But he killed her and their children in a fit of madness sent by Hera and, consequently, was obliged to become the servant of Eurystheus. It was Eurystheus who imposed upon Heracles the famous Labours, later arranged in a cycle of 12, usually as follows: (1)...

So next time you do a 'herculean' task, you can thank your lucky gods for the gold for those repair bills, cause brother, you're going to need it.

4 comments:

  1. Megeara always makes me think of this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/THE-NIGHT-LIFE-GODS-ebook/dp/B009TAYYNG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1364245317&sr=8-4

    Which if you haven't read it, is well worth it.

    Also according to Virgil, one of the Erinyes was called Megeara and she was a lovely lass, fond of seeing people tortured and with eyes which dripped blood. Either way, eek!

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  2. Damn I forgot about that reference? Great catch Erinys! And that is going on my book list

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  3. I thought the new raid was really interesting and different. I had fun punting the little turtle shell a couple of times and even used one of the feathers at the end of the fight to see what they were like. Who needs Red Bull when you can have wings like these.

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    1. It is epic, that is for sure, and the artistry of it is very different--I could almost smell the sewer stench...

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