Pygmalion and Galatea by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Rethinking our favorite mythologies

Emma Ignaszewski
Mar 28 · 5 min read

“Of course man is conquering space and the atom and the deserts and the oceans and the elements. According to [our] mythology, this is what he was BORN to do.”

- Daniel Quinn, in Ishmael

Athena punishing Arachne in a painting by René-Antoine Houasse

“You’re captives of a civilizational system that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live. … You are captives — and you have made a captive of the world itself. That’s what’s at stake, isn’t it? — your captivity and the captivity of the world.”

- Daniel Quinn, in Ishmael

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