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  1. Feb 2021
    1. Lethe

      One of the five rivers of the underworld of Hades, also known as the river of unmindfulness. Everyone who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. The word literally means 'oblivion', and is related to the Greek for 'truth' (aletheia) which means 'unforgetfulness'. So there is some kind of connection between Lethe and concealing the truth. At the same time, if the shades in Hades didn't drink from Lethe (and thereby have their memories erased), they would never have the chance to be reincarnated.

  2. Feb 2017
    1. In her rage, Tiamat started war and turned herself into a massive sea dragon to avenge her husband’s murderers. She summoned the forces of chaos and called forth 11 demon/monsters to destroy her children. She also called forth other dark creatures as well as the first dragons, whose bodies she filled with “poison instead of blood.” (This is the first dragon story on record).