power

Core Vocab: menos

This month I've chosen as our Core Vocab word menos [μένος ] ‘power, life-force, activation’ (divinely infused into cosmic forces, like fire and wind, or into heroes); a partial synonym of thūmos; a partial synonym of mēnis'. Which gods activate which heroes, and why? What examples are there of other types of cosmic forces, and in which contexts is a hero's menos brought into use? Here are some examples—let's see… Read more