Have you seen the oldest preserved Gospel of John found in Egypt 200 AC? It took me ages but I did go line by line comparing the old Greek text to the translations, with the mind of a Slav from a Balkan country, because we still do use the same way of narrating ancient stories. Read also - Esoteric Mystical Knowledge Methods
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…
Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.
En arkhêi ên ho lógos, kaì ho lógos ên pròs tòn theón, kaì theòs ên ho lógos.
Despite the conventional translation as "word", λόγος is not “a word” in the grammatical sense, the term lexis (λέξις, léxis) would have been used if our narrator wished to convey “a word”. I much more prefer what David Bentley Hart translates as: 'In the origin there was the Logos, and the Logos was present with GOD, and the Logos was god'.
For decades scholars agreed that Jesus most likely grew up in his home at Nazareth using Aramaic as his mother tongue. Some speculate that Hebrew was only the language of Rabbis, a dead language after the Babylonian Exile, yet it is likely that Jesus still fluently spoke Hebrew. The fact that the Gospels were originally written in Greek show it was widespread in Jesus’ time so when he conversed with “Romans” they would have used Greek. Judging the crowds attending the gathering, the scholars concluded that Jesus spoke the entire Sermon on the Mount in Greek.
Logos (Ancient Greek: λόγος), a Greek word meaning "word", "reason", or much more...
Pulsation, vibration, rhythm exists everywhere as Akasha / Sound / Waves and we hope to reach the vibration of Wisdom embedded Logic or Love Enlightened Intelligence transcending our microcosmic limitations understanding the macrocosms. Read more New Consciousness and Group Dynamics
Those who follow Talmudic Jewish tradition do know יהוה or “Yahweh” to be the name of God; yet we all know that the word is substituted with a different term, so not to pronounce the name of God in vain...
I love Stephen Fry, love Greek mythology, love the intent of this book, and love the execution. And yet, there was something missing for me - something that would normally make me want to read on beyond bedtime, something that would make me think about the book when not reading it, and something that would make me think about the individual stories long after having read them.
In short, in Mythos I missed everything I adored about Ovid's Metamorphoses and about other works that are based on Greek myths.
Despite all of this, I applaud Fry's re-telling of the stories and his insistence that these are stories that should be retold and that people should not be put off trying them for fear of needing a classical education to understand them.
‘Who the hell are you?’
‘Who the hell indeed? The Hell is just who I am. Mwahahaha!’
Thanatos unloosed the sinister, ghoulish laugh that so often sent dying mortals screaming mad.
‘Stop groaning. What’s the matter with you? Have you got toothache? Indigestion? And don’t talk in riddles. What is your name?’
‘My name …’ Thanatos paused for effect.
‘My name …’
‘I haven’t got all night.’
‘My name is …’
‘Have you even got a name?’
‘Oh, so you’re Death, are you? Hm.’ Sisyphus seemed unimpressed. ‘I thought you’d be taller.’
‘Sisyphus, son of Aeolus,’ Thanatos intoned in quelling accents, ‘King of Corinth, Lord of …’
‘Yes, yes, I know who I am. You’re the one who seems to have trouble remembering his name. Sit down, why don’t you? Take the weight off your feet.’
‘My weight is not on my feet. I am hovering.’
Ugh. Sisyphus - what an ass.
However, I'm also disappointed by Thanatos. He's no patch on DEATH of the Discworld Universe.
It just seems wrong somehow.