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Rethinking Our Relationship to the Natural World After Covid-19

A new turn of phrase – “we are all in this together” needs to live on and help us create a new way of living in balance with nature. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

It’s hardly surprising that the survivors of such catastrophes often attributed their misfortunes to the anger of various gods over human excesses and depredations. In the ancient world, sacrifices—even human ones—were considered a necessity to appease such angry spirits. At the onset of the Trojan War, for example, the Greek goddess Artemis, protectress of wild animals, the wilderness, and the moon, stilled the winds needed to propel the Greek fleet to Troy because Agamemnon, its commander, had killed a sacred deer. To appease her and restore the essential winds, Agamemnon felt obliged—or so the poet Homer tells us—to sacrifice his own daughter Iphigenia (the plot line for many a Greek and modern tragedy). […]

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