Islands of the Blessed

Core Vocab: makar

This time the Core Vocab word (mentioned in The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (H24H)[1] and in the associated Sourcebook[2]) is makar [μάκαρ] ‘blessed; happy’. This has a similar meaning to olbios; Gregory Nagy explains in H24H 8.§44 that olbios has an everyday meaning when applied to mortals, “fortunate, wealthy, happy” and a specialized meaning when applied to the gods, “blessed”. But it can also be applied in a… Read more