This article explores the connections between the treatment of congenitally disabled children in Ancient Greece and the mythical representations of half-human monsters. 

This article analyses the story of the legendary signer Thamyris who was allegedly blinded by the Muses for attempting to rival them in their art. 

In this article, the connection between Demodocus and Hephaestus in Homer's Odyssey  is discussed, showing that in the Ancient Greeks' mythological imagination there existed an uncanny bond between disability and divinity.

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