Saturday, March 25, 2006

Temple to Athena

John, Alexia and Dawn in Nashville
(photo by K. Urner)

Whereas neocons have misleadingly indulged in the mythology that Europeans are from Venus, Americans from Mars, in truth American culture is more informed by Athena, the goddess of wisdom and defense.

For example, here in Music City, we have the Parthenon, much loved and well maintained by the natives, with many ties at the museum level to the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

Athena in the Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee
(photo by K. Urner)