The long post about the Titanomachia ends with the question--- who or what are the 3 hideous brothers, cast down into the depths of Tartarus, who must be reclaimed if our present day struggle between titanic excess and a new order (that is a sense of proportion) is to be won for the side of wisdom? Who/what are Kottos, Briareros, and Gyges, the trio with 50 heads each and a 100 arms hanging from each shoulder? The great throwers of stones who come to the aid of Zeus?
I've received some speculations that I want to share.
Doubt. You know, the recognition that there may be things that we don't know and can't be sure of, tasks that can't be accomplished, coupled with an acceptance of ambiguity.
Death. We often act like it's just a mistake, something that can be cured, or a personal tragedy. But it's the other half of the life equation.
Tolerance for differences of all types, especially racial.
Sacrifice--- of modern "conveniences" as well as some ideologies.
Responsibility to clean up our messes & bare the brunt of sacrifice as a country of surplus.
Honesty (not just with others, but with ourselves: no more twisting the facts to justify our overindulgence).
Imagination as a basic, ongoing function of consciousness, not something we choose to while away the odd hour, or hope for in a vain attempt at originality.
The feminine principle, as in earth and birth and rootedness and decay and death, as in relational and empathetic, as in dark and wet and heavy, as intuition, as the moonlight.