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But in this story, as in so many others, what we really discern is the deceptive, ambiguous, and giddy riddle of violence, passion, poetry, and symbolism that lies at the heart of Greek myth and refuses to be solved. An algebra too unstable properly to be computed, it is human-shaped and god-shaped, not pure and mathematical.

Stephen Fry, Mythos [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Fry Mythos human-shaped god-shaped not pure and mathematical

Someone can save you with a kiss, but refuses. Maybe that is all that Judas wanted: a kiss. When he didn’t get it, he answered in kind. Thirty pieces of silver—what were those to him? He had given his answer. Then he went and hanged himself.

John Ajvide Lindqvist and Ebba Segerberg, Itsy Bitsy: A Short Story