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The Worship of Mammon
Public DomainThe Worship of Mammon - Credit: Evelyn de Morgan
Mammon is a term, derived from the Christian Bible, used to describe material wealth or greed. It is often personified as a deity.  Webster's dictionary defines Mammon as: the false god of riches and avarice; or riches regarded as an object of worship and greedy pursuit; wealth as an evil, more or less personified.

Thalia was the Greek muse who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry.  Her name means “flourishing” or verdant. She was the eighth-born of the nine Muses, daughters of Zeus.  She was portrayed as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, and holding a comic mask in her hand.


Thalia the Muse
Public DomainThalia the Muse - Credit: Virgil Solis