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Subj: The puzzle that is Gaea
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 06:08:40 am CST (Viewed 146 times)
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 06:49:09 pm CST (Viewed 262 times)

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Journey Into Mystery #633

No comments on this yet? Thought it was a pleasure to read:

•Great cover. Liked the inside art too.
•Just a plain fun PrevPage that still brings the recap!
•Very weird realizing there has now been 2 Asgards destroyed in Broxton - insurance salesmen must really have it tough there.
•Enjoyed the poetic meetign of the Fear Lords.
•Did we know that D'Spayre was Dweller's son?
•Entertained by the 'bar fight' in the Diner.
•Wow, those hellpuppies grow up fast.
•International settings are refreshing. Poland, cool, when was that country last in an MU book...
•They did a twist on that Buffy the Vampire Slayer thing where a vampire has to be invited in to entre. That might be neat in the MU if there wasn't already tons of precident saying otherwise. Still, an intriguing way to introduce Daimon to the title. This interpretation of him is starting out better than his recent appearances.
•All-Mother appearing lovely and wise. Still can't get use to Gaea being treated as a 'lesser' god compared to her elder Earth goddess status that seemed equal to Cthon. It weird seeing her play favorites with this Pantheon.
•Always appreciate a detailed map pertinently included in a story and Daimon does a fine job with Oklahoma's... no bones about it. ;\)
•Well, at least Loki can still see the forgotten Thor in his dreams. Curious how THE TERRORISM MYTH fits in at this point.
•So, it's (likely) gonna be Kid Loki vs Nightmare... BUT FIRST: Hellstorm!

Resolving to move on...

In Greek myth she is of course the elder god that embodies the entire earth, even nether realms like Mephisto and the mother of Titans. But Thor's mother Gaea is not even meant to be in Norse myth, as she is pretty much the Greek one rather than one of the leaders of the Vanir.

This Gaea is strange even if I saw her as a plain Asgardian- always holding a baby, being rather childish. There are excusable reasons for this on Olympus or Egypt but someone with the name of an Elder God should be portrayed as one, even if only as an abstract life form.

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