Fellowship of the Oak, April 21

Date(s) - 04/21/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ralph Waldo Emerson (Peace Hall)

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The April Fellowship of the Oak meeting will take place in the Emerson room at 1 pm on Saturday, April 21. Sara will be presenting on the following: Most know that when the Romans took over Greece, they kept the local gods, but changed the names. Athena became Minerva, Zeus became Jupiter, etc. The mythos also shifted to what we know today. But before the Romans, the Greeks adopted and adapted Ethiopian and Egyptian mythos into their pantheon. I will be discussing which gods influenced each other; how ancient adaptations worked in religion; and the difference between open and closed religious practices. The latter becomes important as we recognize the modern shift from natural amalgamations of religions to forced diaspora and appropriation.