Where did they go?



At the marriage of Cadmus and Harmony all the gods were present; Harmonia received as bridal gifts a peplos made by Athena and a necklace by Hephaestus. After this momentous occasion the gods begin to fade away, places were set for them at public banquets, but only as a matter of form. They were said to live far away and inaccessible on Mt Olympus or Valhalla.  A composite god returned at Bethlehem, Jesus, welcomed with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, but after he ascended to heaven and failed to return after a two thousand year hiatus, many folks became confused.  Now we have decided the gods abide in the human brain, perhaps around Broca's area or Wernicke's area. Might we next expect the gods to return to oak trees, thunderheads, and caves where they¬† started?


Behold mighty Zeus with his thunderbolt!